PRO-ENBIS has been supported by funding under the
Commission's 5th Framework 'Growth' Programme via the Thematic Network
"Pro-Enbis" contract number G6RT-CT-2001-05059.
See EC acknowledgment and
Pro-ENBIS is a thematic network contracted for three years by
the European Commission.
Its mission is
"to promote the widespread use of sound science driven,
applied statistical methods in European business and industry."
The Thematic Network is intended to develop partnerships within Europe
to support selected projects at the forefront of industrial and
business statistics. One of the major benefits of the network will be
in what it facilitates rather than in what it provides. The network has
entered into a contract with the European Union. Consequently, the EU
provides funding to the network to achieve specific outcomes.
Ten European institutes have committed themselves to a work plan for
three years. These institutes are the co-ordinator
and the nine principal contractors. They
are assisted by more than 20 partners, the members.
The contractors are responsible for a number of accomplishments, which
have to be carried out in three years. These deliverables relate to the
network’s aim to provide a forum for the dissemination of industrial
statistical methodology within Europe. Typical deliverables are
workshops, papers in scientific journals and industrial visits. The
deliverables are grouped around 8 statistical themes, the workpackages.
The network is funded by the EU. In total, 793 000 Euros were made
Pro-ENBIS and ENBIS
The idea behind Pro-ENBIS is that it provides a structure that
facilitates the achievement of many objectives of ENBIS. Pro-ENBIS
draws on the expertise of the membership of ENBIS.
Pro-ENBIS will attempt to form the basis of an EC funded 6th Framework
Network of Excellence.