Name European Census Hub
Source Eurostat
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Description The European Census Hub provides the public with access to detailed and comparable Census results for all EU Member States and EFTA countries. The aim of the 2011 Census is to provide the public with access to detailed and comparable Census results for all EU Member States1 and EFTA countries. This will be the first time that Census data for 32 countries are disseminated through a single web site, with the data themselves stored in the dissemination databases of the countries responsible for their production. The hub environment has been designed in order to offer an efficient solution for dissemination of census data and metadata, which are methodologically comparable between the Member States and structured in the same way. It is a pull mode based architecture for common data sharing, where a group of partners agree on providing access to their data according to standard processes, formats and technologies. For this purpose, SDMX standards will be used. Census data is not previously collected and stored in a central repository but it is directly accessed from the Member States’ databases through a central census hub upon request of a data collector.
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Lead Institution Eurostat
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Partners EU member states NSOs
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Type Platform
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Status Implemented
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    Internal Comment Interesting because of “distributed data pull approach” and implementation of SDMX standard
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    Created On 2014-04-12
    Updated On 2014-04-12
    Status Published