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Young Statisticians Europe announces its YoungStatS blog and webinar project

Young Statisticians Europe (YSE) is an initiative of a group of young professionals in statistics, econometrics and data analysis, launched during a workshop in France in October 2018 by 20 representatives from 8 European countries (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Romania and Spain). It aims to develop a network of young statisticians at European level to facilitate idea and best practice exchange as well as better collaboration, both in research and teaching. The initiative has since received the support of FENStatS. To this day, YSE has been joined by other European groups from Ireland, Italy and Slovenia.

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During our second meeting in Bucharest, Romania, we adopted a proposal from the Slovenian group to implement a major international blog, YoungStatS, inspired by the famous economics website VoxEU. The proposal has since been implemented and is now before its opening.
YoungStatS project will consist of a blog and webinar (the name YoungStatS alludes to the umbrella organization within which we operate, Federation of European National Statistical Societies, FENStatS). The blog posts will consist of short presentations of recently published statistical literature, written by the authors of the articles themselves.  To our knowledge, there is still no similar initiative in the area of statistics in general, and we hope our project will help to revitalize the area of statistics in the post-COVID period.
The Editorial Board will be coordinated by Andrej SRAKAR (Slovenia) along with:
•          Emanuele ALIVERTI (Italy)
•          Christian CAPEZZA (Italy)
•          Raluca CAPLESCU (Romania)
•          Michael FOP (Ireland)
•          Fatemeh GHADERINEZHAD (Belgium)
•          Amirhossein JALALI (Ireland)
•          Imke MAYER (France)
•          Elena Maria PRADA (Romania)
•          Geneviève ROBIN (France)
The official launch of the project is scheduled on October 20th, 2020, to celebrate World Statistics Day. It will be accompanied by an online press conference. We are honored that the first contributors to the blog will be Prof. Peter J. Diggle, Prof. Edgar Dobriban, and Prof. Dominik Liebl.
We believe the project will have a positive impact on the statistics community in future years and hope to report soon with more news about its development.

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