Projects supported from EU Structural Funds

Updating website platform

Statistics Estonia received 215,826 euros for project 2014-2020.12.03.18-0473 “Updating website platform” under the European Regional Development Fund measure 2014-2020.12.3.1 “Smart development (including analysis) of existing and new information systems”.

In the course of the project, a website with a new structure, design and user logic was created for Statistics Estonia. The website will be transferred to version 8 of the state central platform Drupal.

The new website replaced the previous website at www.stat.ee in August 2020.

Creation of personalised information channels

Statistics Estonia received 316,350 euros for project “Creation of personalised information channels” under the European Regional Development Fund measure 2014-2020.12.3 “Development of offering public services”.

The aim of the project was to create personalised dashboards for Estonian ministries and other government agencies, professional associations and local governments, who could make more informed and quality management decisions based on data. Software was developed for personalised dashboards, where all key indicators from Statistics Estonia’s database are presented as graphs. The dashboards are available at juhtimislauad.stat.ee.

The project lasted from 19 October 2018 to 31 August 2019 and was carried out by Net Group OÜ.

Creation of a data capture engine and transfer of v5 services to v6

Statistics Estonia received 71,916 euros (total cost of the project) for project “Creation of a data capture engine and transfer of v5 services to v6” from the call for proposals “Executing analyses of the development of public services” under the European Regional Development Fund measure 2014-2020.12.3.1 “Smart development (including analysis) of existing and new information systems”.

The aim of the project was to find a solution that the service provider does not need to develop separate services for data capture by Statistics Estonia. This speeds up the data acquisition process of Statistics Estonia and reduces costs. The implementation of the data capture service facilitates the organisation of the register-based population and housing census (REGREL) in 2020.

During the project, a data capture engine was built, which is a standard software component to capture data via X-Road using the pull-method (the data are captured using the X-Road service at the location of the data provider). By using the developed data capture engine, the existing 21 X-Road services were transferred to version 6.

The project lasted from 25 January 2019 to 25 March 2019 and was carried out by AS Helmes.

eSTAT usability analysis

Statistics Estonia received 41,987 euros (total cost of the project 49,985 euros) for project “eSTAT usability analysis” from the call for proposals “Executing analyses of the development of public services” under the European Regional Development Fund measure 2014-2020.12.3.1 “Smart development (including analysis) of existing and new information systems”.

The aim of the project was to analyse opportunities to improve the usability of Statistics Estonia’s data submission channel eSTAT and prepare a simpler and more convenient prototype to be tested by users.

The project resulted in design plans, design files and a prototype.

The project lasted from 14 March 2017 to 30 September 2017. It was carried out by Velvet OÜ.

Harmonisation of data collection and data processing (Stage 1 Phase 1)

Statistics Estonia received 244,992 euros for project “Harmonisation of data collection and data processing (Stage 1 Phase 1)" from the call for proposals “Modernising services necessary for the production of register-based statistics” under the European Regional Development Fund measure 2014-2020.12.3.1 “Smart development (including analysis) of existing and new information systems”.

The aim of the project was to reduce data collection and data processing costs and speed up data production, achieve greater flexibility and eliminate obsolete software.

As a result of the project

  • there is more possibility to combine collection methods of personal surveys, which allows savings in both time and transport costs in the future;
  • in data processing, the time needed to review problem data was reduced and the correction of errors became faster.

The project lasted from 19 September 2016 to 31 August 2017. The developer was Nortal AS.

Automation of statistical activity (Stage 1 Phase 1)

Statistics Estonia received 303,665 euros for project “Automation of statistical activity (Stage 1 Phase 1)” from the call for proposals “Modernising services necessary for the production of register-based statistics” under the European Regional Development Fund measure 2014-2020.12.3.1 “Smart development (including analysis) of existing and new information systems”.

The aim of the project was to reduce the amount of technical manual work, duplication and time for data capture and to store data for reuse. The project is related to the creation of technical prerequisites for organising REGREL and for quick and efficient fulfilling of orders for statistical products.

As a result of the project

  • the possibility of receiving XML-format data in packaged form from databases and data providers was added;
  • manual work in describing data checks was reduced;
  • address data are collected more accurately in personal surveys, the need for post-processing of addresses is reduced, and the data are used in subsequent surveys;
  • a detailed analysis was prepared for further development of the statistical register system SRS to obtain and store data updates of the register of buildings and premises, and to update, store and reuse the data of economic units and agricultural households.

The project lasted from 31 August 2016 to 30 May 2017. The developer was Nortal AS.