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Villa Vigoni 2014

Social Monitoring and Reporting in Europe:
“The Quality of Society and Individual Quality of Life – How do they relate?”
Villa Vigoni, June 23-25, 2014


Monday, June 23

Afternoon Arrival of participants
19:00 Dinner and Welcome by
Prof. Dr. Immacolata Amodeo,
Secretary General of Villa Vigoni

Tuesday, Morning, June 24

9:00 Welcome and Opening of the Conference
Session I: Quality of Society and Individual Quality of Life – Conceptual Issues and Empirical Findings (Chair: Heinz-Herbert Noll, GESIS, Mannheim)
09:30-10:45 Heinz-Herbert Noll (GESIS, Mannheim) Introduction presentation(175 KB)
Eric Harrison (City University, London) More than the sum of the parts? Individual well-being and quality of society as research pradigms in Europe presentation(359 KB)
Tadas Leoncikas (Eurofound, Dublin) Quality of society and individual well-being: key findings from the European Quality of Life Survey presentation(1.1 MB)
10:45 Coffee Break
Session I continued
11:15-12:45 Eduardo Bericat (University Sevilla) Social Quality and Quality of Life as Complementary Concepts presentation(2.4 MB)
Claire Wallace (University Aberdeen) Social Quality: A Way to Measure the Quality of Society presentation(1.2 MB)
Bartek Lessaer (European Commission, Brussels) Perceptions of the personal situation versus the situation of the country in the Social Climate Eurobarometer presentation(636 KB)
13:00 Lunch

Tuesday, Afternoon, June 14

Session II: Aspects of Societal Quality (Chair: Carla Collicelli, CENSIS, Rome)
14:15-16:00 Jürgen Kohl (University Heidelberg) Individual Well-being and the Welfare State: The Role of Institutional Factors
Daniel Schraad-Tischler (Bertelsmann Foundation, Gütersloh) Good Governance and Quality of Democracy – Characteristics of the Quality of Society presentation(678 KB)
Katherine Scrivens (OECD, Paris) Social Capital: Individual and Societal Perspectives presentation(471 KB)
István Tóth (TARKI, Budapest) Quality of Society and Individual Well-being: Macro Inequality and Individual Redistributive Preference presentation(1.1 MB)
16:00 Coffee Break
Session III: Individual and Societal Well-Being at National and Supranational Level (Chair: Rob Bijl, SCP, The Hague)
16:30-18:15 Lucy Tinkler (ONS, Newport) How equitably are income, expenditure and personal well-being distributed in UK society? presentation(343 KB)
Christian Suter (University of Neuchatel) Societal and Individual Well-being and Quality of Life in Switzerland: Methodological issues and Evolutionary Dynamics presentation(265 KB)
Enrico Giovannini (Tor Vergata University, Rome) The European Social Scoreboard: A New Tool for Monitoring and Policy Making presentation(1.9 MB)
19:30 Dinner

Wednesday, Morning, June 25

Session IV: Recent Developments in European Social Monitoring and Reporting (Chair: Bartek Lessaer, European Commission, Brussels)
09:00-10:45 Heinz-Herbert Noll (form. GESIS, Mannheim) Social Monitoring and Reporting in Europe – A New Website and Online-Database presentation(297 KB)
Rudi Van Dam (Federal Public Service Social Security, Brussels) “Social Europe – Many Ways, One Objective” – A New Report by the Social protection Committee presentation(1.0 MB)
Aurelia-Georgiana Ivan (Eurostat, Luxembourg) Eurostat’s Work Towards Developing a Set of Quality of Life Indicators for the EU presentation(279 KB)
Piotr Bialowolski (Warsaw School of Economics) Social Diagnosis – Monitoring Quality of Life in Poland presentation(824 KB)
10:45 Coffee Break
Session IV continued
11:45-12:30 Discussion on Future Collaboration
13:00 Lunch and Departure