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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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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GOPA Luxembourg supports the European Commission to monitor economic performance of EU countries

GOPA Luxembourg supports the European Commission, and in particular the Eurostat’s unit National accounts methodology, to monitor economic and monetary performance of the EU  for the next 4 years via the Principal European Economic Indicators (PEEIs): Foreign direct investments, GDP, turnover in services, unemployment, labour cost, inflation rate, interest rates, house prices, etc.. Those are non-exhaustive examples of highly valuable information for decision makers (at national, regional, supra-national levels), investors, journalists, researchers and, to a larger extent, all citizens.

GOPA Luxembourg mobilizes its expertise to ensure the regular updates of econometric analyses, data, tables and graphs based on PEEIs. In addition, we will produce the monthly Eurostatistics publication to strengthen the dissemination of the PEEIs.

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Image: Eurostatistics — Data for short-term economic analysis — 2020 edition — 02/2020

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ESTP training course on ‘Time Series Econometrics’ held in Venice on 11-13 February 2020

GOPA would like to thank the trainers and all the participants having attended the ESTP training course on ‘Time Series Econometrics’ held in Venice on 11-13 February 2020.

The goal of the course was to provide the participants with basic knowledge of modern time series econometrics, with a focus on univariate and multivariate approaches. The course also covered practical exercises in R.

The training was organised by GOPA, being financed by Eurostat in the frame of the ESTP programme.

We look forward to welcoming you to other ESTP courses organised by GOPA under the ESTP 2020 programme!

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Training courses in the area of Economic Statistics within the ESTP

GOPA is pleased to announce the organisation of yet another course, financed by Eurostat in the frame of the European Statistical Training Programme (ESTP).

The “Balance of Payments – Introductory Course” will take place in Luxembourg between 27-28 May 2020.

It will focus on the conceptual framework used to compile the BOP and introduce wider External Sector Statistics in the European context. You can find a closer description of this course and many others in the complete ESTP core program 2020.

Applications are open for officials and employees of National Statistical Institutes and Other National Authorities of EU Member States, EFTA countries, candidate countries and potential candidates, as well for the staff of Eurostat and other international statistical organisations.

If you are interested in an opportunity to learn about the basics of Balance of Payments please send your application to by the latest on the 1st of April 2020.

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EIGE – joint consultation meetings news

GOPA Luxembourg has successfully concluded the Joint Consultation Meetings organized in the frame of the project on ‘Advancing Administrative Data Collection on intimate partner violence and gender related killings of women’ financed by the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE). During the 5 consultation meetings carried out by GOPA Luxembourg, feedback was collected from all EU member states representatives, for the improvement of the systematic data collection at European level, that could serve the formulation and monitoring of policies for preventing and combating violence against women.

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‘Data uncertainties: their sources and consequences’ paper now available!

The first COMUNIKOS paper is now available under the Eurostat Statistical working papers series. The paper ‘Data uncertainties: their sources and consequences‘ seeks to encourage further work into the measurement and communication of data uncertainties, in general, and introduces the COMUNIKOS project of Eurostat.
The paper was produced by GOPA Luxembourg’s team of experts and researchers under the supervision of Eurostat.
Please spread the word and send your views on this paper at:
COMUNIKOS (COMmunicating UNcertainty In Key Official Statistics) is an Eurostat research initiative by GOPA. The project aims to propose methods / metrics to present uncertainties in key official statistics, starting from a comprehensive review of the different sources, their impact on the disseminated data and their relevance for official statistics. Check out COMUNIKOS CROS portal section to stay tuned about project’s developments!

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Project completed!

We are proud to announce the successful completion of the World Bank-funded project “Development of the New National Strategy for Development of Statistics and Action Plan”. Following the project start in March 2019 in Tirana, GOPA supported the draft of Strategy for the Development of the National Statistical System (2020–2030) with costed action plans for the Albanian Institute of Statistics (INSTAT) and provided capacity development activities to ensure the successful implementation of the actions plans. We thank INSTAT for their confidence and our team of experts for their excellent work.

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COMUNIKOS presentation at the 62nd World Statistics Congress ISI 2019

COMUNIKOS challenges and benefits were presented through an applied research to measuring well-being at local level for informed public policy at the 62nd World Statistics Congress ISI 2019 in Kuala Lumpur.
In case you missed our live presentation in Kuala Lumpur, you can find the file uploaded here.
Enjoy the reading and don’t hesitate to send comments or questions at!
Check also the COMUNIKOS CROS portal section for more updates regarding the project and our activity.

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ESS Workshop on administrative data and social statistics in Valencia

GOPA team participated in the ESS Workshop on administrative data and social statistics in Valencia on 4th and 5th June 2019. Our expert presented an overview of the disseminated results of ESS Vision 2020 ADMIN project. Its goal is to help Member States of the European Statistical System (ESS) to make wider and better use of administrative sources in the production of official statistics.

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