A week in Eurostat
Eurostat appeared to suddenly rejuvenate last week, thanks to a group of young statisticians who were with us for the European Statistical Week 25-29 September.
This study visit was an opportunity for junior staff working in the Member States to learn more about the set-up, functioning and role of Eurostat. Students following the European Master in Official Statistics programmes (EMOS) have also been invited to join since 2016. The study 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.
The programme attracted some 50 applications with 26 junior statisticians from NSIs and 11 EMOS students finally selected. The participants were matched to the 12 Eurostat units that offered to host one or several members of the group. In the end, the group was comprised of 37 young people, from 15 Member States and EFTA countries as well as one participant from Montenegro.
For the job shadowing this year small groups of participants were brought together to encourage discussion and the exchange of experiences. The experience of job shadowing went down well: it was the part of the week which had the most favourable responses. In particular participants mentioned that they gained a better understanding about Eurostat and our daily work. Networking with other young statisticians was also highly appreciated with participants stating that they had returned home having gained rich experience and new ideas.
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