Peer Review - Eurostat improvement actions in response to ESGAB's recommendations, published 10 November 2014
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ESGAB supports the "V6 joint statement calling authorities responsible for recruiting or dismissing practices to act in line with the principles of the European Statistics Code of Practice" of 10 October 2014. V6 is the association of six statistical societies from Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia.
Opinion of the European Statistical Governance Advisory Board (ESGAB) on upholding the principles of the European Statistics Code of Practice in the implementation of Regulation (EU) No 549/2013 on the European system of national and regional accounts in the European Union (ESA 2010), 5 September 2014.
The purpose of the ESGAB is to provide an independent overview of the European Statistical System as regards the implementation of the European Statistics Code of Practice.
The ESGAB has been established to enhance the professional independence, integrity and accountability of the European Statistical System, key elements of the Code of Practice, as well as to enhance the quality of European statistics.
The ESGAB's tasks will be to prepare an annual report to the European Parliament and the Council on the implementation of the Code of Practice insofar as it relates to the Commission (Eurostat).
The ESGAB will moreover advise the Commission (Eurostat) on appropriate measures to facilitate the implementation of the Code of Practice, on how to communicate the Code of Practice to users and data providers and on the updating of the Code of Practice.
Finally, the ESGAB may provide advice also regarding questions related to user confidence in European statistics.