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European Statistics Day

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©European Union

As today is European Statistics Day why not have a look at a new digital and interactive publication produced by Eurostat called ‘The life of women and men in Europe – a statistical portrait’  which includes an interactive quiz.

The publication is divided into 3 parts. Here are some findings from each part:

 

“Living, growing, ageing: In all member states, women leave their parental home earlier than men. In the UK, women leave their parental home at the age of 23 on average while men leave at 25 (2 years earlier for both compared with the EU average).

Learning, working, earning: On average, women earn 16% less than men in all member states. However this gender pay gap varies. The largest differences are observed in Estonia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Austria and the UK, all above 20%.

Eating, shopping, surfing, socialising: A larger share of men than women in the EU drink alcohol on a weekly basis. For the different member states this share varies from 21% in Latvia to 52% in the UK for men, and from 5% in Romania and Lithuania to 40% in the UK for women”.

The EDC in Taylor Library receives publications in hard copy from Eurostat.  Two recent acquisitions are: Monitoring social inclusion in Europe and Smarter, greener,  more inclusive?

In addition the University of Aberdeen is recognised as a ‘research entity’ by Eurostat. This allows researchers at the University of Aberdeen to request access to microdata , the units of data that aggregate statistics are compiled from, by submitting research proposals to Eurostat.

Publication: Guide to EU Funding

Falkirk Wheel, Scotland

© David McKelvey. Licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

The European Parliamentary Research Service has produced an introduction to EU funding opportunities for regional and local authorities, NGOs, businesses, professionals and citizens.  The Guide to EU Funding 2014-2020 is available here and will be updated regularly.

In addition a brief  Beginners’ guide to EU funding is available in the EDC in Taylor Library.

 

EU Publications Office newsletter: Spotlight on the Data Economy

po-newsletter-jan17The January edition of the European Commission Publications Office Newsletter puts a spotlight on the Data economy:

A thriving data-driven economy is essential for innovation, growth, jobs and European competitiveness, as well as for a functional digital single market.
This month the European Commission published a Communication on Building a European data economy in which it sets out the policy context and a first analysis of the problem drivers in this area. At the same time it has also published two legislative proposals and a communication concerning personal data protection.
As background information, in its latest newsletter the EU Publications Office presents a selection of recent publications and products related to this subject.

Other publications featured in the issue include:

The EU and Jobs, Growth and Investment

and

PANORAMA – An Urban Agenda for the EU

both of which are also available on paper in the European Documentation Centre within the Taylor Library.