e-Frame European Framework for Measuring Progress


The Summer School is one of the cross-cutting activities envisaged by the project with the aim of enforcing the knowledge of the beyond GDP topic and its practical application, with a special emphasis on official statistics. Fostering skills on the new measurement of well-being and societal progress, the School will contribute to wide the awareness of the pressing need to use new indicators to evaluate economic growth.


The importance of the themes linked to beyond GDP topic in policy results in a growing demand for researchers at universities with know-how in this area. The Summer School combines contextual with statistical aspects, always focusing on the usability of presented indicators and estimation methods in practice. Its program contains NSIs expertise as well as key competences for researchers at universities.


As a project activity, the Summer School is financially supported by the European Commission and co-sponsored by Eurostat as well within the EMOS (European Master in Official Statistics) initiative. Organised by the University of Trier (UT) in collaboration with the University of Pisa (UNIPI), it will take place simultaneously in Trier (Germany) and Pisa (Italy) from 9 to 13 September 2013.


The lectures will be held at the University of Pisa and the University of Trier. Participants are able to take part in the summer school at both locations, since all lectures are broadcasted with the help of the same system which is used in the Master program in Survey Statistics of the University of Trier (in cooperation with the University of Bamberg and the Free University of Berlin). These techniques have already proven suitable for such classes and offer the same participation possibilities (like asking questions) for all locations, regardless of where the lecturer gives the class.


The summer school is open to:

  • Master students, especially students of economics, sociology and mathematics
  • PhD students, especially students of economics, sociology and mathematics
  • Staff of the National Statistical Institutes (NSIs)


Solid knowledge in basic statistics and keen interest in the presented topic are required.


Each location (Pisa and Trier) offers space for 20-25 participants, so a maximum of 40-50 places in total are allowed.


Each participant will be given an Attendance Certificate.


Further information on the event and its programme can be found here below. 

(the social events indicated in the programme are held in Pisa venue)


Programme and presentations