Training course on Seasonal Adjustment and Temporal Disaggregation for Eurostat

The first stakeholders’ meeting of the SBAS project

November 2013 – For Eurostat we have provided a 3-day training course on Seasonal Adjustment and Temporal Disaggregation, Dr. Dominique Ladiray and Dr.Ludovic Cales were our trainers.

This course was an introduction to the use of seasonal adjustment and  temporal disaggregation  and in particular of the JDEMETRA and JECOTRIM software applications. The purpose of this course was to teach participants how to work with series; this includes understanding the concepts, running the program, looking at the output, and assessing the results.

Training course on Regression and Variance analysis for Eurostat

The first stakeholders’ meeting of the SBAS project

November 2013 – For Eurostat we have provided a 3-days training course on Regression and Variance Analysis, Prof.George Kapetanios and Dr.Fotis Papailias were our trainers.

This course has been designed to be a comprehensive and friendly introduction to fundamental concepts of regression and variance analysis. This course was divided in two parts: (i) a theoretical and (ii) a practical one. The first part of the course was to explain the intuition of the theoretical aspects of the above topics without the use of asymptotic proofs. The second and interactive part of the course was an application of the theory in real data using the R Language for Statistical Computing.


KO meeting for the Eurostat’s Handbooks project

October 2013 – HENDYPLAN has started the activities for the preparation of four statistical handbooks: Cyclical Composite Indicators;  Rapid Estimates; Seasonal Adjustment; and Revision Analysis

The project has been awarded by Eurostat over a period of 18 months and will produce four handbooks addressing theoretical and practical issues and providing methodological guidance.

Handbooks cover statistical areas relevant to the core activities of Eurostat in particular related to Principle European Economic Indicators PEEIs. The purpose of this project is to address the above mentioned issues in a systematic way in order to support the harmonization efforts of Eurostat within the ESS by the production of four handbooks. These handbooks will be based on draft versions available through earlier Eurostat efforts.

Eurostat’s training services relating to “Public Finance”


September 2013 HENDYPLAN has been awarded of Eurostat’s project for the provision of training services relating to “Public Finance”. The project will mainly deliver three training courses: a course on new and amended features in the ESA 2010 compared to ESA95; and two courses on government finance statistics and Excessive deficit statistics in accordance with ESA 2010 and the MGDD.

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HENDYPLAN offers a full range of training and skill development activities in the field of statistics, econometrics, economic modelling and analysis and for specific IT tools, in particular for TROLL. HENDYPLAN proposes a new approach to skills development through diverse and customized solution to adult learning, capacity building and coaching. Further, HENDYPLAN gains a real asset from the strong ties with numerous research and academic institutes hence having the real possibility to make available a stable and large variety of high ranking specialist trainers on such a broad range of topics.

TROLL for the AGLINK-COSIMO agriculture model

Troll system

Troll system by Hendyplan

August 2013HENDYPLAN has organized a presentation of TROLL for the AGLINK-COSIMO agriculture model. HENDYPLAN has illustrated the power of TROLL 64-bit and has demonstratedhow  the model could be linearized (using  SIMULATE ROOTS, followed by LKROOTS for identification of elasticity values, for example) on the OECD is now a system of about 30,000 equations; the Jacobian matrix and data on the side are using 450 Mb and the process used 7 Gb maximum during the calculation.

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The AGLINK-COSIMO modelling system is presently one of the most comprehensive partial equilibrium models for global agriculture framework and it is the main tool in the OECD-FAO agricultural outlook process (

Training on the balancing of Supply/Use and Input/output tables

The first stakeholders’ meeting of the SBAS project

July 2013  - HENDYPLAN has driven a coach training on the balancing of Supply/Use and Input/output tables for the National Accounts Department of CyStat, the National Statistical Office of Cyprus.  The seminar has been held by François Libeau, Director of HENDYPLAN and Alain Gallais National Accounts expert consultant from INSEE. The course has been developed on a prototype of tool especially built at this purpose – about 300 products were reconciled, with NACE 64 branches decomposition.

HENDYPLAN has developed a tool to facilitate the production of SUIOT. The tool embeds a methodological approach, a full set of procedures for compilation, quality analysis and estimation of missing data. As well, HENDYPLAN has produced a specific tool for balancing of SUIOT.


The first stakeholders’ meeting of the SBAS project


April 2013 – The first stakeholders’ meeting of the SBAS project has been held in Brussels on April 18, 2013. The SBAS – A Short-term Sectoral based Anticipatory System for Labour Market and Skill Needs.

SBAS is a project sponsored by CEDEFOP and implemented by HENDYPLAN in collaboration with Prof. Massimiliano Marcellino and Prof. George Kapetanios.

SBAS project contributes to complement and integrate existing European tools with methods and data for anticipating labour market trends and skill needs at European level.

During the meeting HENDYPLAN has presented the methodology proposed; next steps will be for finalizing the collection of data and preparation of a prototype.

HENDYPLAN has been awarded and has signed with Eurostat a 4-year framework contract


February 2013 – HENDYPLAN has been awarded and has signed with Eurostat a 4-year framework contract for providing statistical training to Commission staff and for Eurostat in particular.

HENDYPLAN will organize training course in six knowledge areas:

  1. Introduction to descriptive statistics
  2. Introduction to inferential statistics – estimation and tests
  3. Survey methodology and sampling techniques
  4. Linear regression / Analysis of variance
  5. Multivariate data analysis techniques
  6. Analysis of time series, seasonal adjustments.

This new contract underlines HENDYPLAN’s expertise in providing high-quality professional services and it is a consolidation of the outstanding network of experts regularly collaborating with HENDYPLAN. Our instructors are leading researchers in their fields and experienced trainers and will provide participants with the opportunity to know about a wide range of methods and to discuss about innovative techniques and their application in daily statistical work.

HENDYPLAN’s approach to training is designed to be as tailored as possible, enabling each group of users to make the most of the concepts learned and fostering links between participants and experienced scientists. We can offer diverse forms of course i.e. lecturer, on-line, e-learning, and we adapt the learning style to audience and expectations.

TROLL system training

The first stakeholders’ meeting of the SBAS project

February 2013 – Our CEO, François Libeau has provided an intensive training course to the central Bank of France on TROLL management of advanced non-linear dynamic models best practices.

TROLL system is a powerful symbolic differentiator for exceptionally fast and robust performance on nonlinear problems. The Bank of France has been using TROLL for more 20 years.

TROLL is the primary econometric modelling and analysis tool at many of the world’s leading central banks, national and international governmental agencies, private companies (financial institutions and energy sector) in and prominent research laboratories in the academic world.

HENDYPLAN participated actively in the workshop on Input-Output with CYSTAT


February 2013 – HENDYPLAN participated actively to the workshop on Input-Output data and held at the Cyprus Statistical Office (CYSTAT)

The meeting has been the opportunity to discuss about the SUIOT tool realized by HENDYPLAN for support the production process at CYSTAT.

During one week meeting participants have actively discussed and brainstormed the techniques, perspectives, lessons learned and best practices for enhancing the quality of data and effectiveness in the production of Input-Output tables.

For HENDYPLAN, François Libeau – director – and Alain Gallais – scientific advisor – have attended.