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 (

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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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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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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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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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