ESS Vision 2020 DIGICOM

DIGICOM stands for Digital communication, User analytics and Innovative products. The project’s goal is to create new, innovative dissemination products, tools and services for ESS statistics. On 19 November 2015, the European Statistical System Committee approved the DIGICOM business case. Work on the project started in 2016 and is expected to end at the end of 2019.

More information and newsletter: http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/ess/digicom

The idea is that Eurostat and the National Statistical Institutes across Europe work together to develop solutions in four fields, or four “work packages”. Main areas of work will be :
- innovative user interaction
- modern visualisation tools
-  easy access to data, (linked) open data,
- communication and promotion.

DIGICOM aims to enhance the capacity of the ESS to be agile and responsive to our users’ needs. To do this a two-pronged approach will be used; on one hand measures will be undertaken to better gauge the unmet needs of current and future users and, on the other hand, actually develop the innovative solutions to meet those needs.

However, DIGICOM not only considers users’ expressed needs, but also essentials such as policymakers’ needs for reliable evidence and citizens’ needs for information to support “life decisions”. For this reason, the DIGICOM project includes promoting and communicating the value of European Statistics as a reliable basis for evidence-based decision-making and an unbiased picture of society.

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