New EMOS Board 2018-2020 appointed
First three-year-terms of member appointed to the EMOS Board in 2014 are coming to an end. The ESS Committee appointed 22 September 2017 Board members for 2018-2020 comprising seven new and six current members for a second term. The Board advises the ESS Committee on developing EMOS, evaluates applications for the EMOS label and monitors compliance with EMOS requirements. A handover meeting is scheduled in early December, first task of the new Board is to define the timetable and scope of the third call for applications to extend the EMOS network.
European Statistical Week 25-29 September 2017
A group of 37 young statisticians, including 11 EMOS students visited Eurostat for a one-week study visit 25-29 September. This study visit was an opportunity to learn more about the set-up, functioning and role of Eurostat. The week comprised lectures and presentations on various subjects ranging from ESS governance and quality, to big data and social statistics. The visitors also took part in two days of job shadowing in a unit. Read more in the article.
European Master in Official Statistics.
The European Master in Official Statistics (EMOS) is a network of Master programmes providing post-graduate education in the area of official statistics at the European level. EMOS is a joint project of universities and data producers in Europe. After two calls for interest, the network comprises 23 programmes in 15 countries.
EMOS was set up to strengthen the collaboration within academia and producers of official statistics and help develop professionals able to work with European official data at different levels in the fast-changing production system of the 21st century. The EMOS Master degree is based on learning outcomes which familiarise the graduates with the system of official statistics, production models, statistical methods and dissemination.
Universities offering EMOS Master degrees collaborate actively with the national statistical institutes to reduce the gap between theory and practice. Pertinent topics for Master thesis, internship in the area of official statistic, EMOS workshops and webinars offer a relevant mix of skills and knowledge for tomorrow's official statisticians.