Methodological developments in cross-cutting domains (formerly the Eurostat Laboratory) Methodological developments in cross-cutting domains (formerly the Eurostat Laboratory)

The Eurostat Laboratory was created in 2011 to initiate, lead and support the development of new statistical projects in cross-cutting statistical areas.The mission of the Laboratory was to assist Eurostat and its partners in the European Statistical System in answering newly emerging statistical needs in a timely way. It aimed at promoting innovation and facilitating integration between different domains of European Statistics. From September 2012 the Laboratory team and projects were intergrated into Directorate F "Social Statistics".

Overview of the projects:

Improvement of the coverage of the quality of life dimensions in European statistics (2012-2014)

  • Development of indicators to cover quality of life dimensions in line with the recommendation of the Sponsorship Group on "Measuring progress, well-being and sustainable development" to the ESSC
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Regional dimension of the social indicators of the Europe 2020 strategy (2012-2014)

  • Development of regional estimates (NUTS 2) for the social headline indicators

Valuation of social transfers in kind in household surveys (Dec 2011-2013)

  • Development of guidelines for imputing social transfers in kind, starting with EU-SILC, in order to improve income distribution statistics

Reconciliation of macro and micro data sources on households' economic resources (2010-2012)

  • Enhancement of the household perspective by complementing average measures of income, consumption and wealth with distributional indicators;
  • Setting of European guidelines for producing distributional indicators
  • Final report

Poverty and social exclusion indicator of the Europe 2020 strategy (2011-2013)

  • Data quality measurement and improvement
  • Additional publications based on existing data
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Improvement of Europe 2020 quality profiles (2011-2013)

  • Facilitation of production and improvement of coherence with related information
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Following project has been passed over to Eurostat Directorate G "Business Statstics":

Monitoring of the European Research Area (ERA) in the framework of Europe 2020 (2011-2012)

  • Development of an indicator to monitor government financing of research infrastructures
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