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Non-traditional (big) data sources and data science for official statistics

event date: 20. 10. 2021The European Statistical Advisory Committee (ESAC), Eurostat, the European Central Bank (ECB) and the National Institute of Statistics of Luxembourg (STATEC) organize a virtual workshop on the topic of new data sources methods, data quality, governance and participation models.

The event aims to spotlight the topic of digital transformation in the context of the Conference on the Future of Europe as data form an important part of the EU’s digital transformation. The workshop will focus mainly on new participatory approaches to collecting data, applying data science techniques and producing statistical information with the help of a large group of people (crowd-sourced data). It will also look at methods for using georeferenced data using IoT sensors and earth observation (satellite imagery and remote sensing data) and techniques based on the datafication of human activities, including computer-mediated communication (text mining and natural language analysis) and financial transactions (credit cards) for the purpose of European statistics.  

Aspects of data governance regarding the need for new principles covering data accessibility, quality assessment, participatory roles for partners in these non-traditional data sources and official statistics production will also be discussed. The event is intended primarily for statistics stakeholders: producers of statistics, academic methodologists and experts, and representatives of different statistics user groupsincluding policymakers, businesses and educators.   .  

You may consult the attached programme to learn more about the event. 

Registration is available under this link until Monday 18th October EOB.

Please contact ESTAT-ESAC@ec.europa.eu for further information.

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