A workshop for the Visegrad countries and beyond in September 21-22, 2017
Post-socialist EU Member States share a strong tradition of extensive data collection by the state, but administrative data are not systematically used to support evidence based policy making. In most cases this is mainly due to the relatively low efficiency of governance (implying that governments do not generate much demand for evaluations) and in some cases also to overly strict legislation on personal data protection. Access to microdata may be further constrained by lack of trust between academic and government organisations as well as within the government. In Hungary, access to administrative data has improved substantially since the adoption of Act 101 in 2007.
The workshop will bring together researchers and policy analysts to assess the state of play of access to administrative data in the Visegrad countries and to discuss what can be learned from the Hungarian example and other, more recent initiatives. The outcomes of the discussions will be disseminated towards policy makers and other stakeholders via a policy brief and local stakeholder meetings.
The workshop is supported by grant from the Visegrad fund and organised in cooperation with CELSI, CERGE-EI and IBS.