GESIS, the German social sciences’ research service, invites applications for individual research visits to the EUROLAB data facility, Cologne from scholars using European micro data. The closing date for funding support is 15 December. One-month visits may be scheduled between April and June 2016. The European Data Laboratory for Comparative Social Research (EUROLAB) has an extensive collection of survey data (via the GESIS Data Archive). Successful applicants will receive a travel grant that covers travel costs (up to 450 Euro) plus accommodation. Details of access to micro data at the EUI are on this Library page.
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.