EURHISFIRM: European Historical Firm Data - POSTPONED!

When:24 March 2020
, 12:00
 - 14:00
Where:Representation of the State of Hessen to the EU, Brussels

The event is postponed. A new date will be announced as soon as it is avialable!



European Historical Firm Data  

A Comprehensive Data Infrastructure for Well-Informed Policymaking 

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This multidisciplinary project began in April 2018, and we will present the ongoing progress of a design study to build a world-class research infrastructure of long-term European firm data using state-of-the-art technologies and research expertise on economic and financial history. Embracing the FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable, reusable) data principles, EURHISFIRM has the ambition to create a comprehensive infrastructure and to build synergies with the European research infrastructure ecosystem. The project is being developed by a research team from seven European countries: 

  • Belgium: University of Antwerp
  • France: Paris School of Economics / LITIS - Rouen University / IRISA - INSA Rennes 
  • Germany: Leibniz Institute for Financial Research SAFE - Goethe University Frankfurt / GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
  • The Netherlands: Erasmus University of Rotterdam / The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Poland: Wroclaw University of Economics
  • Spain: Carlos III University of Madrid        
  • The United Kingdom: The Queen's University of Belfast                

Creating sound future policy requires the understanding of both past and current dynamics. EURHISFIRM meets the need for a research infrastructure on high quality long-term empirical European data necessary to enrich our understanding of our current and future economic conditions (including events such as financial crises), backed by scientific and concrete evidence. The creation of a vibrant European community will support the project’s development based on innovative technologies, which will connect, collect, collate, align, and share detailed, reliable, and standardized long-term company-level data for its stakeholders: policy makers, young and senior scholars, private companies, and the public.

The event is by invitation only!


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement N° 777489

With the friendly support of the Hessian state representation / Mit freundlicher Unterstützung der Hessischen Landesvertretung