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MAKSWELL project, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Programme, proposes to extend and harmonise the indicators able to capture the main characteristics of the beyond-GDP approach proposing a new framework that includes them in the evaluation of the public policies. The main goals of the project can be summarized in the following four objectives:
  • Building up a database for a wide set of EU countries that selects and harmonizes the national framework on well-being as well as the available SDG indicators. Attention will be paid to the micro-macro approach derived inside the national account framework and to the opportunities for extending the SNA beyond GDP;
  • Improving the database both in relation to the timeliness and to the integration with big data measures and the methodologies able to reach these extensions;
  • Extending the geographical dimension especially focusing on the possible estimates of people vulnerability either looking at the measurement of poverty and inequality or to the measurement of regional inflation;
  • Using the extended database for policy evaluation at macro level and for building up two comprehensive pilot studies for Italy and Hungary.


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MAKSWELL as satellite event at NTTS 2019

Within the Conference on New Techniques and Technologies for official Statistics (NTTS 2019) which will take place in Brussels  from 12 to 14 March 2019 the second workshop of MAKSWELL project has been included as satellite event on 15 March 2019. It represents a relevant opportunity to disseminate the research results of the project, encouraging the floor discussion on them, sharing the research experiences and promoting interactive discussions with invited keynote speakers. More info about the event here.

 You can register by accessing the link below. Registration is made as NTTS but is valid also for the MAKSWELL satellite event.



6th OECD World Forum on Statistics, Knowledge and Policy: the Future of Well-being

The Forum will explore the trends that will re-shape people’s lives in the decades to come. In addition to exploring and measuring future well-being, the sessions will cover three major trends – the digital transformation, the changing role of governance, and the emergence of the private sector as an important actor for ensuring sustainable and inclusive well-being. Date: 27 - 28 - 29 

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MAKSWELL at CESS 2018 (Conference of European Statistics Stakeholders)

The Conference represents a relevant opportunity for MAKSWELL project to reach a targeted audience and show current and future activities.

In the session on “Equity and well-being”, the researcher Alessandra Tinto from Istat will give a presentation on the first research results of WP1 concerning the stocktaking of well-being and sustainability indicators.

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MAKSWELL at IAOS Conference 2018 in Paris 19-21 September

On 19-21 September the 16th edition of the IAOS Conference with the title “Better statistics for better lives” took place at the OECD Headquarters in Paris, France, jointly organised by the International Association for Official Statistics (IAOS) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

In this context also MAKSWELL project was presented by two project’s partners: the researchers Tommaso Rondinella from Istat and Natalie Rosenski from Destatis. The first presentation (ref.: Final Programme – Day 1 Wednesday 19 September 2018, Parallel Sessions 1 B #4, 11:00 – 13:00) focuses on the first research results of WP1 concerning well-being and sustainability indicators stocktaking  and on the reflection paper on future research need produced in WP5 while the second (ref.: Final Programme – Day 2 Thursday 20 September 2018 Parallel Sessions 3 A #4, 10:00 – 10:30) deals with remote sensing data combined with traditional data sources to explore social and economic indicators in order to improve official statistics.


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MAKSWELL at the XIII Italian National Statistical Conference

The project draws up a positive balance after the conclusion of the XIII Italian National Statistical Conference held in Rome from the 4th to 6th July. MAKSWELL was presented in two distinct moments in the event’s agenda: the first during the session “La dimensione e gli indicatori del benessere” (Well-being dimension and indicators) saw the researcher A. Tinto from Istat presenting the project and its first results on WP1 on well-being and sustainability indicators stocktaking. The second, in the poster session organised as a digital exhibition.  The graphic support was also accompanied by a presentation made by Tamara Zangla from Istat with the title “PROGETTO MAKSWELL da Horizon 2020 a FP9, il ruolo della statistica ufficiale a supporto della politica”.

Click here to see the scientific poster session program.

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1st Workshop of MAKSWELL as a special session in “Small Area Methods and living conditions indicators in European poverty studies in the era of data deluge and Big data” Pisa, 8-10 May 2018

The Jean Monnet Chair SAMPLEU in close collaboration with the Consortium MAKSWELL is organising the event on “Small Area Methods and living conditions indicators in European poverty studies in the era of data deluge and Big data”. A special session will be dedicated to Makswell project on the 3rd day with the reflection event on “Future research needs in terms of statistical methodologies and new data”. Click here to register.


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High Level Political Forum 2018

The High Level Political Forum 2018 in its sixth session has started in New York on last Monday, 9th July, with the three-day ministerial meeting of the Forum that will take place from 16-18 July, as part of ECOSOC's high-level segment. The theme of HLPF 2018 is: ‘Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies’. The event is an important occasion where the statistical system is called upon in order to take decisive actions about data and statistics transformation in relation to the way they are produced and disseminated to inform development policy decision, with the vital support of governments, in closer partnership with academia and civil society.


For more information about the event see: HLFP 2018 website



MAKSWELL is on Twitter!

From now on you can also follow our project via Twitter (@MAKSWELLproject), so feel free to share your MAKSWELL experiences with us!



OECD Conference on wealth inequalities: Measurement and policies - 26 April 2018

This one-day conference brings together researchers, policy-makers and stakeholders from across the OECD to discuss the evidence on the nature of inequalities in the distribution of household wealth, their implications for society and the challenges for policy-makers that they raise.

For more information, please click here


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