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Survey statistics has a long history in the Nordic countries - in university education, research and practice. Co-operation between Baltic and Nordic countries in the field of survey statistics began in 1992 - between universities as well as statistical agencies. A Baltic-Nordic network for co-operation on education and research in survey statistics grew continuously since 1996. Since then the network has expanded to include partner universities from Ukraine and further, from Belarus and Poland. 

The functioning and activities of the Baltic-Nordic-Ukrainian Network on Survey Statistics - BNU Network are described in an article by Gunnar Kulldorff (1927-2015), the founder of the network. The article "STATISTICAL SCIENCE IS INTERNATIONAL – AND SURVEY STATISTICS IS COOL AND HOT" is published in the Lithuanian Journal of Statistics - Lietuvos statistikos darbai, 2014, vol. 53, No 1, pp. 78–87, and is available here

In MemoriamGunnar Kulldorff (6.12.1927 – 25.6.2015)   





Workshop in Poland

Workshop on Survey Statistics will be organized in August 26-30, 2024, in Poznan, Poland.

Main theme: Data integration and population size estimation

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Forthcoming BNU scientific and educational events in 2024–2025

The Steering Committee of the BNU network has agreed to organize the following further events:

Workshop on Survey Statistics 2024 in Poland

Workshop on Survey Statistics 2025 in Lithuania

Other Forthcoming Events

ISI webinars
Upcoming and recorded webinars 2021-2022 that are organized by International Statistical Institute and its Associations

EMOS webinars
Upcoming and recorded webinars that are organized by the European Master in Official Statistics (EMOS) programme of Eurostat

Past Events

Course Spatial and Spatio-Temporal Sampling, Helsinki 28.-29.8.2023 More information and registration behind this link; please register by August 10.

EESW23 - European Establishment Statistics Workshop. EESW23 will be held on September 20-22, 2023, preceded by a day of short courses, September 19, 2023.

SAE2022 - Small Area Estimation Conference 2022, 23-27 May 2022, University of Maryland, College Park, USA

ITACOSM2022 - The 7th ITAlian COnference on Survey Methodology,  8-10 June 2022, Perugia, Italy
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Q2022 - European Conference on Quality in Official Statistics, 8-10 June 2022, Vilnius, Lithuania

2021 International Methodology Symposium
Statistics Canada's 2021 International Methodology Symposium "Adopting Data Science in Official Statistics to Meet Society's Emerging Needs" was held virtually every Friday between October 15 and November 5, 2021, inclusively.

SAE2021 - Conference on Small Area Estimation, 21-24 September 2021 as online satellite event of WSC2021 (virtual)

IASE 2021 Satellite Conference on Statistics Education in the Era of Data Science, 30 August – 4 September 2021 as online satellite event of WSC2021 

63rd ISI World Statistics Congress (WSC2021), 11-16 July 2021 (virtual)

NORDSTAT 2021 - The 28th Nordic Conference in Mathematical Statistics, 21–24 June 2021 in Tromsø, Norway

62st ISI World Statistics Congress (WSC2019), 18-23 August 2019, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

ITACOSM 2019 – 6th ITAlian COnference on Survey Methodology, 5-7 June 2019, Florence, Italy

NTTS 2019 - New Techniques and Technologies for Statistics (NTTS) Conference, 12-14 March 2019, Brussels, Belgium

Francophone Survey Sampling Colloquium, 24-26 October 2018, Lyon, France

BigSurv 2018 Conference - Exploring new statistical frontiers at the intersection of survey science and big data, 25-27 October 2018, Barcelona, Spain

Second International Conference on the Methodology of Longitudinal Surveys (MOLS2),  25-27 July 2018, Essex, UK

European Conference on Quality in Official Statistics 2018 (Q2018),  26-29 June 2018, Krakow, Poland

SAE 2018 - Small Area Estimation 2018, 16-18 June 2018, Shanghai, China

61st ISI World Statistics Congress (WSC), 16-21 July 2017, Marrakech, Morocco

SAE 2017 Conference, 10-12 July 2017, Paris, France

ITACOSM 2017, 14-16 June 2017, Bologna, Italy

European Big Data Hackathon, 13-15 March 2017, Brussels, Belgium

NTTS 2017 - New Techniques and Technologies for Statistics (NTTS) Conference, 14-16 March 2017, Brussels, Belgium

SAE 2016 Conference, 17-19 August 2016 in Maastricht, The Netherlands 

ISI 2015 Conference - 60th World Statistics Congress –  26–31 July 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

SAE 2015 Conference, 3-5 August 2015 in Santiago, Chile

NTTS Conferences -  New Techniques and Technologies for Statistics -  2015 / 2013 / 2011 / 2009 in Brussels, Belgium

SAE 2014 Conference, 3-5 September 2014 in Poznan, Poland

NORDSTAT 2014, 2-6 June 2014 in Turku, Finland

EMOS - The 2nd Workshop on a European Masters in Official Statistics - 26 - 27 June 2014, University of Helsinki, Finland.

IVC2014 - The International Vilnius Conference on Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistics - 30 June -  4 July 2014 in Vilnius, Lithuania

NORDSTAT 2012, 10-14 June 2012, in Umeå, Sweden

SAE2011, 11-13 August 2011, in Trier, Germany

Quality in Official Statistics Q2010 Conference, 4-6 May 2010, Helsinki, Finland

RRC09 - Rhine River Cruise - Recent Advances in Small Area Statistics, 22-23 June 2009, at the Upper Middle Rhine World Heritage, Germany



Past Events Organized by the BNU Network

More than 100 month-long exchange visits have been made by university teachers, research students and government statisticians in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Ukraine to partner universities in Finland and Sweden.

Annual conferences, workshops and summer schools have been arranged by the Network since 1997:




 Last update 26 February 2024