7th European User Conference for EU-Microdata

Microdata from Eurostat


Mannheim, March 25-26, 2021


Call for Papers


Organized by German Microdata Lab, GESIS, in cooperation with Eurostat

European microdata released by Eurostat are an important basis for comparative social research. More and more researchers use these data for a wide range of economic and social analyses. For many years, researchers have presented results of their work at the bi-annual conferences organised by GESIS.

This call invites you to submit an abstract to the 7th User Conference. Topics to be addressed include poverty and social exclusion, income inequality, low wage earners, gender earnings gap, migration and labour mobility, the effect of Corona on employment and unemployment, quality of work, innovativeness of enterprises, adult education, skills and qualification, and social aspects of health. Presentations focusing on methodological topics are also highly welcome. They may include e.g. questions of data quality, cross-national and inter-temporal comparability as well as the comparability of different EU surveys.

The 7th European User Conference is organised by the German Microdata Lab, GESIS, in cooperation with Eurostat. The conference will provide researchers with the opportunity to present and discuss their latest work and share their experience. In addition to fostering the discussion within the research community on both substantive and methodological issues, the conference offers researchers the opportunity to get into contact with colleagues from Eurostat.

Researchers of all disciplines (e.g. economics, sociology, demography, geography, political science and public health) who use European microdata are encouraged to submit an abstract. All social research to be presented must be comparative and be based on data from at least two countries.

Researchers are invited to submit an abstract of their proposed presentation. Proposals should be submitted online via the presentation submission form.

The deadline for submissions of abstracts is October 15, 2020.

Abstracts should be 500 to (max.) 1000 words long. The abstract should be informative and clearly state the research question, the hypotheses, the methods and the dataset(s) used, the countries analysed and a description of preliminary findings. Please do not include tables or figures in your abstract. The submitters will be notified by December 18, 2020, whether their abstract was accepted for presentation or not.

Registration to the conference (link not active yet)

Please note:  An attendance fee of €120 will be charged. Participants will have to cover their own expenses for travel and accommodation.

For any further questions, please contact the local organizers Heike Wirth (heike.wirth(at)gesis(dot)org) and Klaus Pforr (klaus.pforr(at)gesis(dot)org).