The European Union’s official statistics agency, Eurostat, launched a consultation on the production method of EU statistics A Vision for the Next Decade on 23 July. The consultation – which focuses on pan-European social surveys – remains open until 15 November 2015. Eurostat informs that new data collection methodologies would emphasise “the increasing use of multiple data sources and innovative data collection methods as well as the growing importance of cross-domain integration and concepts. The Vision aims at overcoming the business model where the statistical production processes are organised in numerous parallel processes, country by country and domain by domain.” The consultation questionnaire is at this link. The EUI Directory of EU, Eurozone and European Statistical Data is on this Library page.
The Institute for Social and Economic Research has launched a new website for the UK household study Understanding Society. The study covers 40,000 households with observations on all aspects of life in the UK. Understanding Society is a continuation and enlargement of the British Household Panel Survey. Full details of access to the data are on this EUI Library page.