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2nd Meeting 05 of April 2017 Luxembourg

2nd meeting of the
Working Group on Methodology (WGM)

Luxembourg, 5 April 2017

Eurostat building BECH, Room Ampere (9:30-17:00)

 

9:30

1

Validation

 

 

1.1

Latest developments and foreseen activities

20'

 

 

Eurostat will inform about the latest developments and foreseen activities in the framework of the data validation ESS deployment project. In particular, on the work of the Task Force on Validation, the ongoing work of the ESSnet Validat Integration, the state of play for the Validation and Transformation Language. The Business and IT architecture as well as an approach for deploying harmonised documentation of validation rules and roles across statistical domains will be presented for potential comments.

 

 

1.2

BIRD (Bank's integrated Reporting Dictionary) project

10'

 

 

The ECB will present the BIRD (Bank's integrated Reporting Dictionary) project which uses VTL to describe validation rules.

 

 

1.3

Break-out sessions (methodology, architecture, services, VTL )

50'

 

 

An introduction to the 4 break-out sessions will be given during 10 minutes, then 4 Break-out sessions of 40 minutes each will take place in parallel:

  • (Session 1) Methodology,
  • (Session 2) Business architecture for ESS validation,
  • (Session 3) Tools and services,
  • (Session 4) VTL (Validation and Transformation Language).

 

10:50

 

COFFEE BREAK

15'

11:05

1.4

Conclusion of the break-out sessions

40'

 

 

The spokespersons of each session will report on their sessions and an overall conclusion will be suggested.

 

11:45

2

Statistical confidentiality

 

 

2.1

Report on statistical confidentiality

45'

 

 

Eurostat will report on the projects and activities in the field of statistical confidentiality, in particular: on the results of the Centre of excellence on statistical disclosure control, on the development of public use files for EU-SILC and EU -LFS and on the progress in release of microdata for scientific purposes.

 

 

2.2

Waivers implementation in business statistics

30'

 

 

Waivers (disclosure permissions) allow NSIs to reduce the number of confidential cells. Eurostat will present NSIs experiences and some recommendations for waivers' implementation.

 

13:00

 

LUNCH BREAK

60'

14:00

3

Statistical methods

 

 

3.1

Estimation Methods for Administrative data

30'

 

 

Italy and NL will present the deliverables of the WP2 of  VIP ADMIN 

 

 

3.2

Selectivity in Big Data Sources

30'

 

 

Eurostat will present methods that could be used to reduce self-selection bias, namely reweighting, modelling and its combination.

 

 

3.3

Temporal Disaggregation

30'

 

 

Eurostat will present the draft ESS guidelines on temporal disaggregation, benchmarking and balancing. The aim is to help the ESS in the daily production of high frequency data from annual to quarterly to monthly figures

 

15:30

 

COFFEE BREAK

15'

15:45

4

Research and Innovation

 

 

4.1

Linked open data for the facilitation of third-party data analytics; DIGICOM Work Package 3.1

30'

 

 

Eurostat will present and seek feedback on the planned “linked open data” work package of DIGICOM .

 

 

4.2

NTTS 2017 Conference Debriefing

30'

16:45

5

AoB

 

17:00

 

END OF THE MEETING