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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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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COMUNIKOS project: conclusions of the Working Group on Methodology

COMmunicating UNcertainty In Key Official Statistics (COMUNIKOS) was presented at the 4th Meeting of the Working Group on Methodology, held in Luxembourg on 8 April 2019:

The Working Group welcomes the initiative, in particular its focus on communication aspects and the way the social media ( and LinkedIn will be used to disseminate the results. The group took note of the state of play of the project and emphasised its orientation towards new sources, the visualisation techniques and communicating the uncertainties of the final output.

COMUNIKOS is an Eurostat research initiative, implemented with the support of GOPA, aiming to conduct a review of the current practices in measuring and communicating uncertainty of disseminated data, and to study the latest developments in the field and their applicability to official statistics. The expected results include enhanced recommendations to tackle the misinterpretation, due to errors or uncertainties, of the information the statistics reveal. All related project documents are available at Eurostat Collaboration in Research and Methodology for Official Statistics (CROS portal).

The Powerpoint presentation can be found here.

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13th “Journée de l’économie” in Luxembourg

Since 2007, the Ministry of Economy via the Luxembourg Competitiveness Observatory, the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce and FEDIL – The Voice of Luxembourg’s Industry, with the contribution of PwC Luxembourg, organise the “Journée de l’Économie” (further information) which took place this year on February 28, 2019 at the Chamber of Commerce premises.

The objective of the conference is to bring together a community of entrepreneurs, leaders, institutional administrators, politicians and decision-makers from Luxembourg, as well as contributors with relevant international background, and discuss about the possible developments and threats for the Luxembourgish and global economy in general. In particular this year, the discussion was focused on critical issues affecting global trade and international economic relations.

GOPA Luxembourg was glad to attend the conference as part of the Luxembourgish business community. The event confirmed its key role as a link between the public and private institutions in the analysis of upcoming business opportunities and developments for the Luxembourgish economy.

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