The SIBIS project target audience is composed
of policy makers, statistical offices at all levels (supranational and
national), industry leaders and research experts throughout Europe. Effective
dissemination activities among these target groups are an integral part
of the project outline and included a number of workshops, presentations,
publications etc. and a SIBIS website, all of which designed to
- make public all methodological information and
pilot survey results, in this connection striving for a very high degree
of transparency of all relevant in-formation;
- provide politicians and company decision makers
who demand "more and more information, of higher and higher quality,
faster and faster, more and more comparable" (cf. EPROS: An Overview.
28 March 2000, p. 6) with the information to more easily benchmark their
performance against competitors;
- familiarise organisations engaged in statistical
work in Europe and beyond with the approach developed and taken for
indicator and index development and the results achieved;
- and encourage academic discussion about methodological
and content issues.
SIBIS has and continues to actively involve the Official
Statistics community with representatives from the European Commission,
OECD, Eurostat and national statistical offices from different EU member
states in its work. The objective of this involvement is to optimise the
approach for compatibility with on-going indicator generation and to obtain
feedback on the indicators developed as well as their measurement using
existing official statistics and fresh data from the SIBIS and other surveys.
The close involvement of these experts will contribute to paving the way
for a use of the project results in the day-to-day work of the national
and international statistical organisations they are associated with.