2nd HELENA Workshop – a short reflection


On November 29, 2017, the HELENA team held the 2nd HELENA workshop in Innsbruck. This time, the workshop had a very tight program: 6 regions presented initial findings. Furthermore, 4 (external) speakers gave lightning talks to challenge the HELENA team.

In summary, the HELENA team could celebrate a very successful data collection in the project’s second stage. In total, 1467 participants started and 691 completed the questionnaire (finally, 732 data points were accepted for analysis). Data was provided from participants from 55 countries (completed questionnaires from 42 countries), and 18 countries provided more than 10 data points – see also our world map of participating countries…


Beyond the presentation of the data collection outcomes, we ran breakout sessions that addressed topics such as terminology, data extraction and many more. Finally, the participants took the opportunity to team up, discuss topics of interest for data analysis and further collaboration.

HELENA results will now appear step-by-step, so: follow us to get latest information!

In summary, we (Stephen, Jürgen, Philipp, Marco) thank all the participants for the many contributions and the lively discussion. We look forward to meet again soon – next time hosted by Stephen MacDonell in New Zealand.


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