Invitation to the 2018 Conference of European Statistics Stakeholders at the University of Bamberg in Bamberg, Germany from 18 to 19 October 2018
Are you a data user looking for an integrated picture of complex economic and social developments to prepare better decisions for the development of Europe? Are you a researcher interested in experimenting with new statistical methods to expand and improve our understanding of complex phenomena? Are you involved in the production of European statistics and interested in exploring innovative methods and ways of communication and dissemination? Are you a data analyst interested in further developing the use of micro-data, while still applying the rules of statistical confidentiality?
Then the 2018 Conference of European Statistics Stakeholders (CESS 2018) is the right place for you to present your work and to discuss the challenges that you face when using or producing statistics, and the ways in which you would like statistics to improve. The Conference will be organised according to three thematic blocks - Statistics, Science and Society.
EUROSTAT — Vacancy notice for a Deputy Director-General function (AD 15) — Luxembourg (Article 29(2) of the Staff Regulations) — COM/2018/10378
Within Eurostat, the Deputy Director-General is in charge of Directorates B, E, F and G, i.e. a staff of approximately 550 people (including non-permanent staff and trainees). The Deputy Director-General reports to the Director-General of Eurostat who is also the Chief Statistician of the European Union. The Offices of Eurostat are located in Luxembourg.
Closing date for registration is 24 April 2018, 12.00 noon Brussels time.
The third call for applications for new universities in the EU Member States, EFTA and EU candidate countries to join the European Master in Official Statistics (EMOS) is now published and closes on 30 June 2018.
EMOS builds on nationally accredited Master programmes which deliver upon the EMOS learning outcomes to familiarise the graduates with the system of official statistics, production models, statistical methods and dissemination. The programmes also collaborate actively with the National Statistical Institutes or other producers of official statistics for relevant master thesis topics and internships in the sphere of official statistics.
The third call of applications emphasises the importance of addressing the rapidly changing landscape from design based production of official statistics to integrating different kinds of data sources.
Universities wishing to join the 23 already EMOS labelled Master programmes in 15 countries may submit by 30 June 2018 their applications complete with accompanying documents as described in the EMOS call text, guide for applicants and application form available here
What is EMOS?
The European Master in Official Statistics (EMOS) was launched by Eurostat and the European Statistical System (ESS) in 2014 to connect producers of official statistics and academia at European level. As a joint project of universities and data producers, EMOS aims at including official statistics in statistical curricula, meeting training and recruitment needs in the ESS and constituting a future recruitment pool of highly educated professional statisticians for the ESS and the European System of Central Banks (ESCB).
EMOS is a label awarded by the European Statistical System Committee (ESSC) for four years, renewable upon continued fulfilment of EMOS requirements. Partners in the EMOS network benefit from each other's experiences and can develop deeper cooperation, e.g. joint degrees or exchange of students. Study visits to Eurostat are considered attractive by the students and EMOS summers schools and webinars offer a relevant mix of skills and knowledge for tomorrow’s official statisticians.
Mariana Kotzeva was appointed Director General of Eurostat by the European Commission. The decision will come into effect on 1 March this year. She is not only the first Bulgarian Director-General in the European Commission but also the first woman at the helm of Eurostat.
Ms Kotzeva held the post of Acting Director-General of Eurostat from 1 January 2017. She joined Eurostat as a special adviser in 2012, becoming its Deputy Director-General in 2014.
Prior to joining the European Commission, Ms Kotzeva was the Head of Bulgaria’s National Statistical Institute. She also held a number of high-level consulting posts in the Bulgarian and foreign administrations, and led international projects for the United Nations and the World Bank.
Ms Kotzeva has a Master's degree in economics and a PhD in statistics and econometrics. She is an Associate Professor of Statistics at the University of National and World Economy in Sofia.