The European Establishment Statistics Workshop 2019

24 - 27 September 2019, Bilbao

Continuing in the traditions of its preceding five events, the sixth biennial European Establishment Statistics Workshop (EESW19) is devoted to furthering the understanding of topics in designing, collecting, analysing and using statistics about and for businesses and other organisational entities. EESW19 is aiming to continue to be a prime European venue for official statistics methodologists, academic researchers and private sector professionals in the fields of business, economic and other areas of establishment statistics to exchange experiences, share new methods and findings, learn from each other, and create opportunities for deeper collaboration.

The traditional two-and-a-half day workshop is this time preceded by a full day dedicated to short courses. Please note that we have extended the early bird period for short courses fees, now to close on May 31, 2019.

EESW19 is hosted by the Basque Statistical Office (EUSTAT).


Informal gatherings are contemplated for the evenings of Monday and Tuesday.

Short courses start on the morning of Tuesday, September 24th.

Workshop runs from the morning of Wednesday, September 25, through approximately lunchtime of Friday, September 27.


Bizkaia Aretoa Building, Avenida Abandoibarra 3, Bilbao, the Basque Country, Spain, for both the short courses and the workshop.  

To find more information:

Preliminary  workshop programme has been announced.

To read more about the scientific content, formats, criteria, and key dates, visit the call for papers and participation page.

Three full-day short courses offer opportunities to get up-to-date on the latest developments in business data collection, statistical editing in R and machine learning techniques. Early bird fees for short courses apply through May 31, 2019, and the registration closes on July 31, 2019.

To get to know the workshop location and to read about travelling to and staying in Bilbao, visit our practical information page.


For general questions about the workshop and short courses, please write to eesw[at] For scientific content questions, discussion of potential paper topics of interest and other subject matter questions please see contact details on the call for papers and participation page.

Organizing Committee

Mojca Bavdaž, University of Ljubljana
Arnout van Delden, Statistics Netherlands
Boris Lorenc, Bright Lynx LLC (Chair)
Haritz Olaeta, EUSTAT
Paul Smith, University of Southampton

Scientific Committee

Mojca Bavdaž, University of Ljubljana (Chair)
Arnout van Delden, Statistics Netherlands
Paul Smith, University of Southampton
Fernando Tusell Palmer, University of the Basque Country
Thomas Zimmermann, Destatis

Local Organizing Committee

Marina Ayestará, EUSTAT
Lurdes Etxeberria, EUSTAT
Mariví García Olea, EUSTAT
Haritz Olaeta, EUSTAT (Chair)
Javier San Vicente, EUSTAT
Fernando Tusell Palmer, University of the Basque Country

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