Scientist, European Commission, Joint Research Centre
Michaela Saisana strongly believes in the power of indices and scoreboards that can help policy makers see the "big picture" on multidimensional phenomena related to social, economic, health and environmental issues. Over the past 20 years, together with her team, she has supported the European Union and over 150 international organisations to ensure that their indices and scoreboards meet the highest standards for quality and transparency. Examples of her team's activities are the Social Scoreboard for the European Pillar of Social Rights, the Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor and the ASEM Sustainable Connectivity Portal. She leads the European Commission's Competence Centre on Composite Indicators and Scoreboards and oversees the activities of a unit working also on identifying which policies bring benefits to the lives of the citizens.
How to measure fairness
BY MICHAELA SAISANA
@ SCIENCE FOR EUROPE, SCIENCE FOR ME, POWERED BY PECHAKUCHA
ON MAY 17, 2019
Seventy years of peace, this is what the EU has given to European citizens. Our generations are the first generations in 500 years that have lived their entire lives in peace anywhere in the European Union. And yet, recent events show a growing discontent among the European populations. The EU took these warning signs seriously, with concrete aims to make the EU a fair place to live for everyone. The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) was asked to measure fairness. In this talk, JRC scientist Michaela Saisana explains what fairness is, and how it can be measured.