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European arms export: methodology

By |March 26th, 2021|

Arms export data is not so easy to deal with, given that units of measurements may be unfamiliar for the wider public and, often, the data is incomplete. Here I explain some of the choices made for our latest article on European arms export to authoritarian regimes.

Access to mental healthcare in Europe: methodology

By |March 9th, 2021|

A detailed account of the steps, choices, and methods that led to EDJNet’s investigation on the availability of psychological treatment in the public healthcare systems in Europe. The investigation was run by Civio and it was published in March 2021.

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

By |June 24th, 2020|

A fraction of European regions account for a majority of COVID-19 deaths Our analysis is based on data showing daily or weekly all-cause deaths in each region, which has been collated from Eurostat and national statistical agencies (UK: ONS, NRS and NISRA; Germany: Destatis; Spain: ISCIII; Netherlands: CBS) We have gathered as geographically granular data as possible (mostly at the NUTS3 level), but in countries such as Germany and the UK only NUTS1 level data has been published, and in the Netherlands only NUTS2. A number of countries in Central and Eastern Europe have not reported any regional statistics

Methodology – COVID-19 pandemic exposes southern Europe’s nursing shortage

By |June 23rd, 2020|

COVID-19 pandemic exposes southern Europe’s nursing shortage Doctors and nurses per capita data are from Eurostat    : in most cases, the figures are from 2017, although in Belgium, Denmark and Sweden, the numbers go back to 2016, and in Finland to 2014. In all cases, we compared the categories of practicing doctors    and practicing nurses    in each country. In some countries, the figures for practicing nurses    are overestimated: Austria and Latvia include nursing assistants, while Cyprus and Spain count midwives. Despite the fact midwives in Cyprus    and Spain    earn nursing degrees before specialising in obstetric and gynaecological care, the vast majority of European countries publish separate figures    for midwives. Other countries could be

Methodology – European mobility in times of coronavirus

By |April 23rd, 2020|

European mobility in times of coronavirus This application, created by Civio for EDJNet, monitors three parameters daily versus to the usual pre-crises: pedestrian traffic, road traffic and flights. The information focuses only on European capitals. We use three sources: Airports. We use daily traffic data provided by EuroControl, broken down by airport. EuroControl provides the number of flights at the airport, as well as the number of flights a year earlier, on a comparable day (i.e. Monday 2020-02-03 compares to Monday 2019-02-04). These two numbers allow us to calculate a daily percentage of fall with respect to the pre-crisis level.

Glocal climate change: methodology

By |March 27th, 2020|

EDJNet has done a data-driven analysis of rising temperatures in Italy between the 1960s and the 2010s, municipality by municipality. This note highlights the sources, the method and the techniques that were used

Don’t miss the train: Methodology

By |December 18th, 2019|

What we did and how we did it This article tries to answer a seemingly straightforward question: how easy it is for citizens in Europe to travel by train, and what explains differences within countries? In our attempt to answer this, we wanted to look at two measures – distances to train stations and the proportion of people who are well connected to (less than 10,000 steps to a station) versus poorly connected from (at least 30,000 steps to a station) the railway network. Distances to a train station tell us how far someone must travel, while the other

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