One of the actions of Work Package 1 (WP1), “User analysis”, of the DIGICOM project concerned setting up an ESS social network for statistics users, with the following objectives:
- allowing targeted communication to and with a group of potential users of European statistics in order to identify their needs, test innovative dissemination tools, poll them;
- enabling the creation of virtual communities where advanced users can have focused discussions with producers of statistics;
- promoting the ESS and European statistics.
During their first meeting in July 2016, the members of WP1 concluded that no single platform could fulfil the above objectives. Therefore, it was decided that two communication channels would be set up and maintained: an ESS social network for advanced users of statistics and an ESS Facebook page for potential users.
The ESS Facebook page, “European Statistics”, aiming to reach out to potential users, was launched on 15 November 2016 and was phased out on 4 December 2019.
For the ESS social network for advanced statistics users, an analysis of which requirements to establish was carried out in the document "Launching the ESS social network for advanced statistics users".
Link to the deliverable
Requirements for the ESS social network platform (set out in the document "Launching the ESS social network for advanced statistics users")