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Villa Vigoni 2016

Social Change and Continuity – Monitoring and Reporting on Societal Trends in the 21st Century

Villa Vigoni Conference, October 24-26, 2016

Monday, October 24
Afternoon Arrival of participants
19:00 Reception & Dinner. Welcome by Prof. Dr. Immacolata Amodeo, Secretary General of Villa Vigoni
Tuesday, October 25
9:00 – 12:45 Session I: Social Change and Continuity – Monitoring and Reporting on Societal Trends – I (Chair: Heinz-Herbert Noll (formerly GESIS))
Welcome and Opening
Heinz-Herbert Noll (formerly GESIS, Mannheim), Tadas Leoncikas (Eurofound, Dublin) Introduction to the Conference
Daniel Vaughan-Whitehead (ILO, Geneva) The Changing Position of Middle Classes in Europe
Jeroen Boelhouwer (SCP, The Hague) The Rise of Social Classes: Disparities in the Netherlands
Jean-Marie Jungblut / Anna Ludwinek (Eurofound, Dublin) Social Mobility in Europe: Recent Evidence
10:45 Coffee Break
Ruud Luijkx (Tilburg University and University of Trento) Value Change in Europe at the Turn of the Century  presentation
12:00 Irene Riobóo Lestón (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid), Anna Rita Manca (JRC, Ispra) Measuring Gender Equality Changes in the European Union  presentation
12:15 Peter Bartelheimer (Georg-August University, Göttingen) Changes in the German Socio-economic Model – Gradual and Transformative. Concepts and findings of socio-economic reporting  presentation
13:00 Lunch
14:15 – 15:45 Session II: Social Change and Continuity – Monitoring and Reporting on Societal Trends – II  (Chair: Tadas Leoncikas (Eurofound))
Filomena Maggino (University of Florence), Adele Bianco (University of Chieti-Pescara) New Trend in Life Expectancy in the Advanced Countries? Which causes? Who is affected? Why?  presentation
Carla Collicelli (Censis, Rome) Change and Continuity in Health Values and Attitudes in Italy
Sakari Karvonen (National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki) Changes Over Time in Income-related Child Poverty in Finland
Coffee Break
16:15 – 18:15 Session III: Quality of Life and Subjective Well-Being (Chair: Christian Suter (University Neuchatel))
Niels Ploug, Preben Etwil, Inez Lindeman Knudsen (Statistics Denmark, Copenhagen) Quality of Life in Danish Municipalities  presentation
Adolfo Morrone (ISTAT, Rome) The Effect of Disadvantages on Life Satisfaction
Eduardo Bericat (University of Seville) Happiness Inequality in Europe  presentation
19:30 Dinner
Wednesday, October 26
9:00 – 10:45 Session IV: Recent Developments in European Social Monitoring and Reporting (Chair: Peter Farago (FORS))
Roubini Gropas (European Political Strategy Centre, Brussels) Global Societal Trends and Key Challenges for Europe
Håkan Nyman (Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, Stockholm) A System of Nordic Welfare Indicators  presentation
Franziska Ehrler (FORS, Lausanne) Social Change in Switzerland: Developing a New Monitoring System
István Tóth (TARKI, Budapest) Hungarian Social Report 2016
10:45 Coffee Break
Business Meeting
11:15 – 12:45 Future Plans
13:00 Lunch and Departure