Getting to know Eurostat data13 April 2012PC Lab N, University of Essex, Colchester

Researchers, teachers and students interested in statistics across Europe are invited to attend a free introductory workshop to better understand how to access and use data from Eurostat. abstract image

Eurostat is the statistical office of the European Union. Its task is to provide EU countries with statistics at European level that enable comparisons between countries and regions. It was established in 1953 to meet the requirements of the Coal and Steel Community. Over the years its task has broadened and when the European Community was founded in 1958 it became a Directorate-General (DG) of the European Commission. Eurostat’s key role is to supply statistics to other DGs and supply the Commission and other European Institutions with data so they can define, implement and analyse Community policies. Today Eurostat offers a range of important and interesting data available to researchers and teachers, governments, businesses, journalists and the public.

This day-long, hands-on workshop will be split into a morning session (9.00 to 12.00) and an afternoon session (13.30 to 16.30). See the programme for details. Note that lunch will not be provided, however there are many campus locations nearby. Participants are invited to attend either or both sessions.

This course is free to attend but booking is essential. See the link below for a booking form.