ENBES, the European Network for Better Establishment Statistics, was initiated in 2008 upon recognition of a need for stronger contacts between European researchers and practitioners in the field of establishment statistics. After some preliminary contacts, a first written initiative was circulated in October 2008. On February 19, 2009, during the NTTS conference in Brussels, we held an inaugurative meeting of the ENBES, in the presence of about 25 colleagues. Minutes can be found here. There, we decided to go ahead with a workshop later that year, which was to be the first formal activity of the Initiative. The workshop - the first European Establishment Statistics Workshop (EESW09) - was held in Stockholm, Sweden, from 7th to 9th September 2009. Its program is preserved on this site, as well as its papers put into the current Repository. The second workshop, EESW11, was 12-14 September, 2011, in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. The third workshop EESW13 took place on 9-11 September, 2013, in Nuremberg, Germany.
The Steering Committee consists of:
- Daniel Assoulin, Swiss Federal Statistical Office, Switzerland.
- Mojca Bavdaz, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Economics, Slovenia
- Deirdre Giesen, Statistics Netherlands
- Wim Kloek, Eurostat (treasurer)
- Jacek Kowalewski, Central Statistical Office of Poland
- Boris Lorenc, Statistics Sweden (chair)
- Ria Sanderson, UK Office for National Statistics
- Li-Chun Zhang, University of Southampton and Statistics Norway
The work of the Steering Committee is supported by three ENBES working groups :
Goal: Plan and carry out scientific and organisational aspects of the next round of the European Establishment Statistics Workshop (together with the local organising committee).
Members: Daniel Assoulin (Swiss Federal Statistical Office, Switzerland), Wim Kloek (Eurostat), Vanessa Torres van Grinsven (Utrecht University/Statistics Netherlands), Haritz Olaeta Goiriena (Basque Statistical Office, Spain), Jacek Kowalewski (Central Statistical Office of Poland), Tomasz Klimanek (Statistical Office in Poznań, Poland).
Goal: To enable and support spreading of information, networking and cooperation within ENBES in periods between the workshops.
Members: Irena Bolko (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia), Deirdre Giesen (Statistics Netherlands), Alexia Meyermann (Bielefeld University, Germany), Ria Sanderson (UK Office for National Statistics).
ENBES and the Royal Statistical Society (RSS) have in August 2013 entered into a collaboration by which the RSS will act as an administrative host for ENBES. With both organistions having a profound interest in furthering the theory, methods and practices of statistics on businesses and other institutional units, the collaboration is by both organisations seen as contributing towards this general goal. The collaboration is entered with a trial period of two years, after which it will be evaluated.
In the spirit of Wikipedia and similar collaborative web sites, intention with putting ENBES on a wiki site is to enable members to themselves contribute to the content:
- technical reports
- information on forthcoming conferences and workshops
- information on ongoing or forthcoming projects
- knowledge base
- and more
Current caretakers of ENBES
- Mojca Bavdaz - scientific adviser
- Wim Kloek - treasurer
- Desislava Nedyalkova - communication
- Boris Lorenc - factotum
- Li-Chun Zhang - scientific adviser