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Advanced Methodology for European Laeken Indicators

Objective

The goal to turn the EU into the most competitive and dynamic economy by 2010 demands a full benchmarking system to monitor policy performance and their impact on progress. For this reason, the European Commission has engaged in selecting, collecting and analysing a set of indicators that are published each year. The Stockholm European Council has further emphasised the need for effective, timely and reliable statistics and indicators. A main challenge is to develop indicators for the main characteristics and key drivers. An utmost important and challenging area to be measured is social cohesion. Based on a clear definition of social cohesion, a universally-accepted high-quality and robust statistics to adequately measure social cohesion is required. Further, tools for measuring temporal developments and regional breakdowns to sub-populations of relevance will be of great importance. In order to measure social cohesion with Laeken indicators adequately while regarding national characteristics and practical peculiarities from the newly created EU-SILC, an improved methodology will be elaborated within AMELI. This will ensure that future political decision in the area of quality of life can be based on more adequate and high-quality data and a proper understanding of the Laeken indicators by the users. The study will include research on data quality including its measurement, treatment of outliers and nonresponse, small area estimation and the measurement of development over time. A large simulation study based on EU-SILC data will allow a simultaneous elaboration of the methodology focusing on practical issues aiming at support for policy. Due to the fact that the Laeken indicators are based on a highly sophisticated methodology the project’s outcome may also serve as a methodological complement for other FP7 projects in the area of indicators.

Call for proposal

FP7-SSH-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT TRIER
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Universitatsring 15
54296 Trier
Germany
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 317 161
Administrative Contact
Walter Nink

Participants (9)

STATISTISCHES BUNDESAMT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 36 267
Address
Gustav Stresemann Ring 11
65189 Wiesbaden
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Manfred Ehling (Prof.)
FACHHOCHSCHULE NORDWESTSCHWEIZ
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 156 000
Address
Bahnhofstrasse 6
5210 Windisch
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Beat Hulliger (Prof.)
OFFICE FEDERAL DE LA STATISTIQUE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 156 000
Address
Espace De L'europe 10
2010 Neuchatel
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Monique Graf (Dr.)
BUNDESANSTALT STATISTIK OESTERREICH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 30 197
Address
Guglgasse 13
A-1110 Vienna
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Werner Spitzer (Mr.)
VALTIOVARAINMINISTERIO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 32 906
Address
Snellmaninkatu 1A
00023 Valtioneuvosto
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Timo Antti Alanko (Dr.)
HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 156 000
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Satu Väisanen (Ms.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 165 017
Address
Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Matthias Templ (Mr.)
Statisticni Urad Republike Slovenije
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 19 422
Address
Vozarski Pot 12
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sanja Cvajdik (Ms.)
STATISTIKAAMET
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 19 998
Address
Endla 15
15174 Tallinn
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kaja Sõstra (Ms.)