Third Plenary UN-GGIM: Europe – October 2016

More than 100 delegates representing 31 countries gathered in Budapest, Hungary for the 3rd Plenary of UN-GGIM: Europe.

The meeting, which was officially opened by Katalin Tóth, Deputy State Secretary on International Relations of the Ministry of Agriculture, Hungary, included a review of the past year’s activities and examples of how statistical and geospatial organisations are working together in Ireland, Poland and Slovenia.

In addition, Member States approved the 2017 to 2020 work plan and requests for observer status from the Global Spatial Data Infrastructure Association (GSDI) and specialist IT consultancy, ConsultingWhere. Delegates also approved the appointment of Janusz Dygaszewicz from the Central Statistical Office, Poland to the UN-GGIM: Europe Executive Committee.

The keynote was delivered by Gabriella Vukovich, President of the Hungarian Central Statistical Office and Co-Chair of the United Nations High Level Group

for Partnership, Coordination and Capacity-Building for post-2015 monitoring who spoke on building a partnership between the geospatial and the statistical community. Greg Scott from the UN-GGIM Secretariat also gave examples of how the committee of experts is making a difference by fulfilling its global geospatial mandate and looked to its future activities which focus on work with the Inter-Agency Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators

Agenda >

Agenda Item Presenter
Geo-statistics: a partnership between the geospatial and the statistical community Gabriella Vukovich, President of the Hungarian Central Statistics Office
UN-GGIM: Making a Difference Greg Scott, Global Geospatial Information Management
Report from the Executive Committee: A year in review Kristian Møller, Member of the Executive Committee, Denmark
Good cooperation as the basis of geospatial statistics in Poland Janusz Dygaszewicz, Director of Programming and Coordination of Statistical Surveys Department Central Statistical Office of Poland
Collaboration to develop a data platform for geospatial and statistical information in Ireland Colin Bray, OSi CEO
Use case from Slovenia- merging statistical and geospatial data Tomaž Petek
Global Working Group on National Institutional Arangements Antonio Arozarena, Spain
Working Group A – Core Data François Chirié, France
Report from Work Group B – Data Integration Pier-Giorgio Zaccheddu, Germany
GRF-Europe Markku Poutanen, Finland
Work Plan for 2017-2020 Ezio Bussoletti, Member of the Executive Committee, Italy