The European Forum for Geography and Statistics is pleased to invite you to the 9th Conference on the integration of geography and statistics. The EFGS 2016 Paris Conference is to be held from 15 to 17th November, 2016 at the Hotel Mercure Paris Vaugirard Porte de Versailles in Paris, France. This year’s conference will be hosted by the French National Institute for Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE) with support from Eurostat, the European Forum for Geography and Statistics (EFGS), the French National Geographical Institute (IGN) and the French Ministry of the Environment, Energy and Marine Affairs. Please find attached a formal invitation letter.

Please visit our conference website ( ) which provides you with further information on the conference details, the location as well as other useful travel information. The registration can be done via the conference website, so please register online before September 30th, 2016.

If you have any questions please contact the local EFGS2016 team at

EFGS 2016 invitation letter

Latest conference program.

Lars H. Backer Prize 2016

The Lars H. Backer prize in memoriam of Lars H. Backer will be awarded for major contributions to the development of a geospatial foundation for official statistics or for significantly improving the relevance of geospatial statistics for evidenced-based decision making.
Relevant activities include eminent work for the development of geospatial statistics, improving the access to geospatial information for statisticians, preparing relevant ground-breaking legislation, conducting high quality research on territorial development using geospatial statistics, development of innovative tools and software, or major achievements in training and education on creating and using geospatial statistics.

The prize will be presented at the 2016 EFGS conference.

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All presentations from EFGS 2016 Conference in Paris are now available online. You can find them on the conference website: ( access by session ).

All presentation will be soon submited on EFGS website.