Evelyn addresses the 104th European Director Generals of Statistics Conference

Evelyn is an invited speaker at the 104th European Director Generals of Statistics Conference (DGINs) Conference, this year hosted by the National Institute of Statistics, Romania from 10-11 October 2018. Her presentation, Different Data Futures: An Experiment in Citizen Data, proposed that in a time of ‘alternative facts’, what constitutes legitimate knowledge and expertise are major political sites of contention and struggle and require going beyond defending existing practices towards inventing new ones. In this context, she argued that the future of official statistics not only depends on inventing new data sources and methods but also mobilising the possibilities of digital technologies to establish new relations with citizens.