Call for tenders' details

Support for Social Statistics Protection
Contracting authority:
European Commission, DG EUROSTAT
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Question details
Task 2 - New ESSPROS module on beneficiaries of unemployment social benefits
Question 1: Concerning the content, we would like to know to what extent existent knowledge about the sources employed to fill in the SOCR database will be shared. More specifically, the report presented during the last meeting of the ESSPROS TF in November 2018 (DOC SP-TF-2018-04.1 Annex 1) suggests on page 32 that a “brief examination” of these sources has been carried out but did not result in useful indications of possible sources. Question 2: From the same document, we take that in order to develop the new ESSPROS module, several methodological aspects still have to be clarified such as a clear definition of unemployment benefit recipients, the scope of benefits to be included, the level of data aggregation, the type of measurement, the frequency of data collection etc. Indeed, before an analysis of possible data sources in member states can take place these things will have to be specified. Would this be part of task 2 of the call or are specifications provided by Eurostat?
Answer question 1: Available knowledge about the sources employed to fill in the SOCR database will be shared. Answer question 2: More precise specifications are expected from the Working Group meeting in May 2019. However, some methodological aspects may still need further work after May 2019.