Invitation to take part in Data Expedition

11.10.2016

In honour of the European Statistics Day the Central Statistical Bureau (hereinafter – CSB) and the School of Data Latvia are inviting storytellers, programmers, analysts and other data enthusiasts  to take part in the Data Expedition that will be held on Thursday 20 October from 18.15 to 21.00 o’clock in the CSB Information Centre at street Lāčplēša 1.

Within the framework of the Expedition, the participants will seek for stories in the CSB foreign trade, socio-economic, spatial, etc., data. Participants will have access to all CSB data (available in a suitable form). The Expedition participants will be grouped by the experience and skills thereof. The expected outcome of the Expedition – data-based stories, application prototypes, etc. projects. More information on the Data Expedition is available at the School of Data Latvia website – http://lv.schoolofdata.org/data-expeditions/.

All interested parties may apply for the Expedition on the Facebook Page of the School of Data Latvia http://ej.uz/StatistikasEkspedicija. Participation of a full value requires just a personal computer (not tablet computer) for each participant and a cooperation-oriented mood.

This year, on 20 October European statistical institutes and central banks will celebrate European Statistics Day for the first time. The day aims at increasing topicality of official statistics in society and decision-making by telling about the value of independent, high-quality and internationally comparable data. The CSB is the coordinator of the European Statistics Day in Latvia.

The School of Data Latvia is an international network created for promoting data literacy. As a member of the network, the School of Data Latvia is working on helping the non-governmental organisations, journalists, public sector institutions and citizens to work with data more effectively, contributing to better, more equitable and long-standing society.

More information on the European Statistics Day is available at the Eurostat website – http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/ess/european-statistics-day

Contacts: Nika Aleksejeva (info [at] datuskola [dot] lv), Beate Danusēviča (Beate [dot] Danusevica [at] csb [dot] gov [dot] lv)

 

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