Summer School


Centro Studi Cisl, Firenze

Prima Summer School AIQUAV
“Measuring and monitoring quality of life:
the local perspective, addressing better policies”

“I think that at the local level probably the most important thing is to get a working, trust relation with non-specialists (elected officials, administrators, key community volunteers), and that in the long run, the processes and procedures used in communities is probably more important than any particular indicators an indexes developed. With a good team and good governance, it will be possible to continue to take on new issues and with each new issue, I think, the team grows stronger and successful products become more likely” (Alex Michalos)

Accorded Patronages




The summer-school develops three main topics, addressing different questions:


of life …


How can the complexity be conceptually designed?

How can the QoL be defined through indicators?

How can knowledge be transferred into policy?

   ... DATA

How can data be found?

How can be data collected?


    allowing the whole picture to be reconstructed

How can the observed picture be reconstructed?

How can the whole picture be simplified and shown?

How can the whole picture be communicated?



Invited guest lectures

Enrico Giovannini

President – Italian National Institute of Statistics, ISTAT

Heinz-Herbert Noll

President –International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies

Director – Social Indicators Research Centre, GESIS




Marco Fattore  

Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca

Filomena Maggino

Università degli Studi di Firenze

Marco Mauri

Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca

Silvia Montecolle


Adolfo Morrone


Giampaolo Nuvolati

Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca

Elisabetta Segre


Margherita Bertoldi

Jacopo Pasquini

Elena Ruviglioni

Marco Trapani

Lab-StaRSE – Università degli Studi di Firenze






Full registration


Daily registration


valid for one of the following days:

September 6 or 7 or 8

AIQUAV member

€ 600,00 (VAT included)

€ 200,00 (VAT included)


AIQUAV non member

€ 700,00 (VAT included)

€ 250,00 (VAT included)


(*)  It includes didactic material, 3 lunches, welcome reception, and free participation in the international workshop “Exploring and exploiting quality of life complexity: epistemological, methodological and statistical issues that will be held on September 9 and 10.


(§)  This option is dedicated to whoever is interested in just one day-course and includes related didactic material and 1 lunch.


Participants: the first 30 people who will sign up and pay the registration fee will be accepted



Accommodation at the Centro Studi CISL

(one night, breakfast included)

Single room

€ 63,00 (VAT included)

Double room

€ 94,00 (VAT included)



The official language of the summer-school is ITALIAN