MEDSTAT IV to provide training for trainer course on communication for statistics

May 24, 2017
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To assist the Southern Mediterranean countries in their relation with the media, the EU-funded project MEDSTAT IV is implementing a training course for trainers on communication for statistics.

The course will be developed in two successive phases:

  • a regional phase (September to December 2017) with the objective to train a critical mass of trainers in country on the topic of communication for statistics and to assist them in preparing “ready to deliver” training projects,
  • a national or sub-regional phase (first semester of 2018) during which the MEDSTAT IV project will accompany the newly trained trainers in delivering their training projects. This will be done initially in four countries.

Three participants will be nominated per country: a statistician specialised on employment statistics, a communication/press officer from the National statistical Institute (NSI) and a journalist. For the choice of the journalist, the project and the countries may be supported by the EU-funded OPEN SOUTH MEDIA HUB project. These three specialists will work all along the training course as “national teams”, bringing their respective capacities and experiences in the design of training projects relevant to the particular context of their respective countries.

The course will be delivered partly under an e-learning approach, particularly in the early stages dedicated to the acquisition of knowledge and to the preparation of the training projects. MEDSTAT IV will coordinate with the partner countries to ensure that the training projects prepared by the future trainers are fine-tuned with the communication strategy of the NSIs so as to have a maximum effect on institutional capacity building.

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Press release

MEDSTAT IV website


Countries covered:

  • Algeria
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Palestine *
  • Tunisia