Titles of presentations and timing are still subject to fine-tuning.


Wednesday, 9 October

13:00 – 14:00Registration
14:00 – 14:20


Alexander Ballek, President of the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic

Mariana Kotzeva, Director General of Eurostat

14:20 – 14:40

Keynote speech  

Peter Kažimír, Governor of the Central Bank of the Slovak Republic

14:40 – 15:00

Introductory presentation

  • Measuring economic globalisation in the ESS: taking stock of progress (Eurostat)
15:00 – 15:45Coffee break and group photo
15:45Session 1: The user perspective – what should we portray and how
Chair: František Bernadič, Vice President of the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic
15:45 – 15:50Introduction by the chair
15:50 – 16:45


  • Is the available information on global business sufficient for economic analysis? (European Commission, Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs)
  • Presenting the effects of economic globalisation to the public: what and how? (Vladimir Vano, journalist and economic analyst)
  • A production that is more and more difficult to locate? (INSEE, France)
16:45 – 17:45Discussion and conclusions


Thursday, 10 October

09:00Session 2: Measuring MNEs and addressing user needs for consistency
Chair: Konrad Pesendorfer, Director General of Statistics Austria
09:00 – 09:05Introduction by the chair
09:05 – 10:10


  • Cooperation between NIS and MNE – an example from Slovakia (The Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic and US Steel Corporation)
  • Towards a systematic approach to MNEs – linking cross domain activities and data (ISTAT, Italy)
  • Systematic approach to addressing MNEs and the impact on national processes (CBS, the Netherlands)
10:10 – 10:40Coffee break
10:40 – 11:00


  • Micro data linking on MNEs to respond to user needs (INSEE, France)
11:00 – 12:00Discussion and conclusions
12:00 – 13:30Lunch break
13:30Session 3: Addressing user needs for the measurement of international flows
Chair: Marek Rojíček, President of the Czech Statistical Office
13:30 – 13:35Introduction by the chair
13:35 – 15:30


  • Asymmetries in international trade in goods (The Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic)
  • Overcoming borders – lessons learnt from the Asymmetry Resolution Meetings (European Central Bank)
  • Business Expectations on Exports: How important they can be (INE, Portugal)
14:45 – 15:30Discussion and conclusions
15:30 – 16:00Coffee break
16:00 – 17:00

Panel discussion: Serving users through a coordinated statistical approach to economic globalisation in the European Statistical System

Chair: Mariana Kotzeva, Director General of Eurostat

František Bernadič (Vice President of the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic), Jørgen Elmeskov (Director General of Statistics Denmark), Paul Schreyer (Deputy Chief Statistician at the OECD), Vladimir Vano (Journalist and economic analyst)

17:00 – 17:30

Closing remarks, including finalization of Bratislava Memorandum

Alexander Ballek, President of the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic

Mariana Kotzeva, Director General of Eurostat