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26.05.2021

MONTHLY PRODUCTION OF EUROSTATISTICS

GOPA Luxembourg supports Eurostat in the monthly production of Eurostatistics which consists of data for short-term economic analysis and shows the evolution of the economic activity in the European Union, Euro area and Member States. This monthly review gives a synthetic picture of the macroeconomic situation in the recent past. It is based on Principal European Economic Indicators (PEEIs), complemented by some business cycle indicators.

The current publication for May 2021 is available here.

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10.05.2021

STUDY ON DATA ON CRIME IN THE EU NOW PUBLIC

The study on the “availability, comparability and consistency of administrative statistical data on recorded crime and on the stages of the criminal justice process in the European Union (EU)”, carried out by GOPA Luxembourg, is now available online. The project, which was commissioned by the European Commission’s Directorate-General Migration and Home Affairs (DG HOME), aimed at providing an evidence base to ensure the further development of administrative data on crime statistics and monitor policy making in the field of cross-border serious and organised crime using the available data sources.

The study was divided into two phases: In 2018, we assessed the data availability of administrative crime data in all criminal process stages in all Member States. The second round of data collection in 2019 focused on the comparability and consistency of these data and metadata. The final report summarises the relevant findings of both data collection rounds, and provides the accompanying metadata of the EU and the UK. 

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19.04.2021

NATIONAL ACCOUNTS TRAINING SESSION

On 17.03.2021, GOPA Luxembourg successfully held an online training course on National Accounts Statistics for representatives of KPMG Luxembourg.

The training took place in the context of our mutual collaboration for developing the project “National Accounts – the new generation” in STATEC (Institut National de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques du Grand-Duché du Luxembourg).

The online course, which was organized and facilitated by our in-house staff, introduced the participants to the key concepts of National Accounts and their crucial role in official statistics, as well as in policy-making decisions.

We are pleased to be contributing to the capacity development of individuals in companies, who want to learn and understand more about National Accounts.

This tailor-made training session can be booked upon demand.

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16.04.2021

DRONE INDUSTRY

GOPA is pleased to announce it supports Eurostat in developing a methodology and the relevant tools to retrieve information from the World Wide Web on EU businesses in the civil drones sector. Unmanned aircraft systems – more commonly known as drones – are considered to be a disruptive technology that will transform many industries.

The project started when the new European Drone Regulation set out by the EU Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) entered into force. Despite the EU having one of the most advanced regulations on unmanned aircrafts in the world, at European level there are currently no official statistics on drones and their usage in the EU. One of the objectives of the recent EU regulation is to sustain the development of drone activities without adding additional burdens on the economic operators. At the same time the founding principles of the regulation might create useful data sources in the future, since EU Member States will create and maintain digital registers on certified drones and drone operators.

Using as use case the drone businesses, the project aims at developing a methodology and the relevant tools for collecting data from the www on any new emerging economic trend. The project is part of the European Statistical System Trusted Smart Statistics Centre, a module under the Web Intelligence Hub, aimed  at providing fundamental building blocks for harvesting information from the web.

The project is being implemented in collaboration with Statistics Netherlands, and researchers from the Universidad Politècnica de Valencia, and will run until November 2021.

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16.04.2021

MONTHLY PRODUCTION OF EUROSTATISTICS

GOPA Luxembourg supports Eurostat in the monthly production of Eurostatistics which consists of data for short-term economic analysis and shows the evolution of the economic activity in the European Union, euro area and Member States. This monthly review gives a synthetic picture of the macroeconomic situation in the recent past. It is based on Principal European Economic Indicators (PEEIs), complemented by some business cycle indicators.

The current publication is available for April 2021 is available here:

Eurostatistics — Data for short-term economic analysis — 04/2021 – Products Statistical Books – Eurostat (europa.eu)

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16.04.2021

SUPPORT TO THE EUROPEAN STABILITY MECHANISM

GOPA Luxembourg continues its involvement in macroeconomic analysis and forecasting. We are glad to  announce the award of a three-year Framework Contract with the possibility of a one-year extension, for the provision of consultancy services to support the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) in the implementation of projects in the area of banking and economic services.

The focus of the projects will be on macro-economic and financial risk assessment and evaluation of financial assistance programs as well as on macro-economic and financial sector data analysis and systems. Our internal experts, together with our network of affiliated experts from academia, industry, and government, will offer our clients exceptional breadth and depth of expertise in economics and finance.

Stay tuned for upcoming news on GOPA’s work for the ESM!

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19.03.2021

New contract signed with MEGA Luxembourg on Gender Equality

We are happy to announce that GOPA Luxembourg has signed a new contract with the Ministry of Gender Equality of Luxembourg (MEGA) and the start of the second phase of the project for the creation of an Observatory of Equality between Women and Men.

The scope of the project is the creation, external management and updating of a database of statistics and indicators aiming to describe the role of women and men in the society, economy and family. It is focused on seven domains: Domestic Violence, Employment, Decision-making, Work/life balance, Education, Income, and Health.

After the successful implementation of the first phase of the project, which focused on the domains of the domestic violence and employment, GOPA Luxembourg is glad to offer its expertise for two other domains, namely “decision making” and “work/life balance”.

The results of the project will be available in the end of 2021 and will be incorporated in the Observatory of Equality between Women and Men. This website, dedicated to statistics on women and men in Luxembourg, was created under GOPA Luxembourg’s expertise and is particularly useful to non-expert statistical users.   

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15.03.2021

A DATABASE OF INDICATORS FOR GENDER EQUALITY: GOPA’S COOPERATION WITH LUXEMBOURG’S MINISTRY OF EQUALITY OF WOMEN AND MEN (MEGA)

On March 9th, Luxembourg’s Minister for the equality between women and men, Taina Bofferding, presented the first results of the Observatory of Equality between Women and Men, a project implemented by GOPA Luxembourg. The new Observatory is a public, online database of indicators, which we have been working on for MEGA since December 2019.
The Observatory will cover seven domains: Domestic Violence, Employment, Decision-making, Work/life-balance, Education, Income and Health.

In this first phase of the project, we successfully created a database of indicators in the domains of Domestic Violence and Employment.
For the domain of Domestic Violence, we elaborated the indicators in close collaboration with MEGA, and collected data from relevant stakeholders, which we used to compile the indicators. We used questionnaires to collect data from the police, juridical institutions, the forensic medicine institute, as well as social workers.
As for the domain of Employment, we used available data provided by STATEC, ADEM, EUROSTAT, EUROFOND, EIGE, UN, etc.

For the second phase of the project, we look forward to working on the domains of Decision-making and Work/life balance. As Minister Taina Boffering pointed out: Reliable data is a basis for more targeted and effective action. We are proud to be offering our expertise, and to be supporting the Grand Duchy’s government in their pursuit of an equal treatment of women and men.

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28.01.2021

News on GOPA’s work for Eurostat

GOPA is happy to share the statistical working paper on ‘Inferring job vacancies from Online Job Advertisements’ just published by Eurostat. The study was commissioned by Eurostat to GOPA, as part of a framework contract on statistical methodological support, and was authored by Maciej Beresewicz and Robert Pater.

Keep tuned for upcoming news on GOPA’s work for Eurostat in the context of the European Web Intelligence Hub!

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27.04.2020

Smart Data for Multinational Enterprises (MNEs)

GOPA Luxembourg is glad to announce the award and start of a new project for Eurostat on Web Intelligence: Smart Data for Multinational Enterprises (MNEs). The project will scope, investigate and extend the number of relevant data sources for producing information on MNE – i.e. enterprises producing goods and delivering services in more than one country (e.g. Microsoft Corp, Facebook, Daimler AG, etc.). As well, it will develop the necessary components for a process that scrapes data for enhancing the MNE relevant information. The project will contribute to the development of Web Intelligence Hub and the Trusted Smart Statistics framework of Eurostat. The results of the project will be available in the first quarter of 2021.

The contract is signed within the Eurostat’s Framework Contract on Methodology, through which GOPA is providing methodological and research support to Eurostat and other European Commission DGs, for the development and modernisation of European statistics. The project is being implemented by GOPA Luxembourg.

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