Stats Monitor

What kind of data are in here?

The Stats Monitor makes use of Eurostat data. It currently covers 14 different topics, but we are gradually expanding the range of datasets.

What does the Stats Monitor offer?

The Stats Monitor makes it easier for journalists to track and use newly released data from Eurostat. In short:

  • the Stats Monitor offers ready-made visualizations of the Eurostat data, which are constantly updated. They can be easily adapted to fit the journalist’s needs
  • the Stats Monitor analyzes the new data in order to spot interesting trends and outliers, so as to help journalists to find newsworthy material in them. (Note: this service covers a subset of datasets).

How can you access the Stats Monitor outputs?

At any moment, any user can consult the latest data visualizations and newsleads.

Timeliness is part of the added value of the Stats Monitor: in order to take advantage of it, you can subscribe to our RSS feeds. You can also opt to receive the newsleads of interest to you directly in your inbox:

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How can you build on the Stats Monitor outputs?

  • Data visualizations are easy to adapt in terms of time interval, countries, and other variables. It is easy to shift from one form of visualization to another as well as to change the color palette. On top of that, charts are automatically translated in 10 different languages.
  • The datasets can directly be downloaded in different formats.

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In case you need help to get the most out of the Stats Monitor, you can get in touch with our Help Desk service at any time.

Who is behind the Stats Monitor?

The Stats Monitor is powered by the news services Newsworthy, developed by Journalism++, and LocalFocus. The tool is available in beta version since November 2017: any remark and feedback is very welcome.

Stats Monitor news

A fraction of European regions account for a majority of COVID-19 deaths

Wednesday 24 June 2020 | Clara Guibourg
| Newsworthy

We have gathered data on excess deaths from 500 European regions to better understand the spread of the virus. Some regions report up to three times as many deaths as usual since March, but a large part of Europe has been able to live through the first wave of the pandemic without any significant excess death.


Fewer die from HIV across Europe, except for some regions

Wednesday 13 May 2020 | Clara Guibourg
| Newsworthy

HIV has decreased more than any other cause of death in Europe, with deaths dropping by nearly a third between 2011 and 2016. However, parts of eastern Europe are in the grip of a new epidemic. In this report we look closer at HIV-related deaths across Europe region by region.


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Västmanland has one of Sweden’s highest rates of excess deaths

As Europe begins to get through the first coronavirus wave, we can start to get a sense of which parts of the continent have been hit hardest – and which have been unaffected. 8 out of 21 regions in Sweden have had significant excess deaths during the coronavirus pandemic, which is more than other countries in Europe. Västmanland is one of the worst-hit regions in Sweden.

Despite the corona pandemic – few excess deaths in Barletta-Andria-Trani

As Europe begins to get through the first coronavirus wave, we can start to get a sense of which parts of the continent have been hit hardest – and which have been unaffected. 42 out of 110 regions in Italy have had significant excess deaths during the coronavirus pandemic, which is more than other countries in Europe. Barletta-Andria-Trani is not among them.
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