ABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS

Lost in Eurostat jargon ?  Then, this page is for you ! You will find below hundreds of abbreviations and acronyms used (almost) everyday in Eurostat and with which you are not necessarily familiar.  Use the alphabetical index to navigate through the list.  We hope you will find here what you are looking for.  If you know or use acronyms which are not listed on this page, please contact us and we shall add them.
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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Other 

A

TERM

DEFINITION

AAP

Absolute agricultural prices  

AAR

Annual Activity Report (A Director-General’s management report to the Commission, concerning the performance of his/her duties, the realisation of policy objectives and the use of resources during one year's activities)

AAU 

Agricultural area in use 

ABAC

Accrual-based Accounting System

ABB

Activity Based Budgetting

ABM

Activity Based Management

ABS

Australian Bureau of Statistics 

ACC

Acceding Countries

ACP

African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States

Acquis communautaire The "acquis" refers to the body of existing EU legislation to be adopted by countries before they can become full members of the European Union. The statistical 'acquis' refers to EU legislation in the field of statistics, but is often interpreted as including also the agreed definitions, nomenclatures, methods and questionnaires for collecting data in other statistical fields not covered by legislation and usually referred to as data collected by Gentlemen's agreement
AD Administrator (Commission function level)
ADMS Asset Description Metadata Schema 
AEA Air Emissions Accounts 
AEI Agri-environmental indicator
AES Adult Education Survey
Afristat Economic and Statistical Observatory of Sub-Saharan Africa
AGRI Directorate-General "Agriculture and Rural Development"
AGRIS Agricultural Information System
AHC Advisor "hors classe"
AIDCO EuropeAid
ALA Asia and Latin America

ALI 

Agricultural Labour Input 

ALM

Application Lifecycle Management 

AMP

Annual Management Plan

ANSI/IEEE

American National Standards Institute/Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers 

AOD

Authorising Officer by Delegation

AOSD

Authorising Officer by Sub-Delegation

API 

Agricultural price indices 

APS

Annual Policy Strategy

ARES Advanced REcords System (electronic document management system)
Asean Association of Southeast Asian Nations
ASSIST
Application used for handling user requests
ASSOC
Associated Service
AST
Assistant (Commission function level)
ASWP Annual statistical work programme
AWP Annual Work Programme

AWU 

Annual work unit  

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Other

B

TERM

DEFINITION

BARG Business Architecture Reflection Group
BB Building Block
BC Business Continuity
BCC Business Cycle Clock
BCC2 Business Cycle Clock v. 2
BCP Business Continuity Plan

BEC

Broad Economic Categories

BEPA   Bureau of European Policy Advisers

BERDR 

R&D Expenditure in the Business Enterprise Sector in a given year at the regional level

BES 

Business enterprise sector 

BIF

Directors meeting on financial matters

BIG data Big data sets

BIS 

Bank of International Settlements 

BLEU 

Belgo-Luxembourg Economic Union 

BOP 

Balance Of Payments 

BPM Business Process Model  
BPMN Business Process Moduling Notation  
BSDG Business Statistics Directors Group
BSDG-SDG Business Statistics Directors Group — Strategic Development Group
BUDG Directorate-General "Budget"
BUS Business-driven projects (ESS.VIP programme) (examples: ADMIN, ICT, CDVP, etc.)

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Other

C

TERM

DEFINITION

CAB Cabinet
CAB
Change Advisory Board

CAD 

Document Management Centre (from French "Centre d'administration des documents) 

CAESAR 

World Conference on Agricultural and Environmental Statistical Applications 

CAF Common Assessment Framework
CAFS Commission's Anti-Fraud Strategy  

CAN

Competent National Administration

CAN Andean Community

CAP 

Common Agricultural Policy

CAPI/CASI/CATI 

Computer Aided Personal/Self/Telephone Interviewing 

CAPSIM 

Common Agricultural Policy Simulation Model

Cards

EU Assistance Programme for Reconstruction Development and Stabilisation in the Western Balkans

CARE 

Community road accident database 

Caricom Caribbean Community and Common Market
CARP Countries and Regions Profiles 

CB 

Central Bank 

CBNE 

Classification of Branches of the National Economy (COMECON) 

CBS

Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek (Statistical office of The Netherlands) 

CC 

Candidate Country  

CC 

Classification of types of Constructions 

CCC 

Customs Cooperation Council

CCCN 

Customs Cooperation Council Nomenclature 

CCIO 

Classification of Commodities by Industrial Origin 

CCN/CSI 

Common Communication Network & Common System Interface (network alternative like sTesta)

CCSA 

Committee for the Co-ordination of Statistical Activities (United Nations)

CCT 

Common Customs Tariff 

CDR

Career Development Review

CDVP

Common Data Validation Policy (Part of the ESS.VIP programme)

CEI 

Classification of Trade in Invisibles 

CEIES The European Advisory Committee on Statistical Information in the Economic and Social Spheres
Cemac Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa

CEN 

European Committee for Standardisation

CENEX

Centres of Excellence

Census hub Conceptually new system to achieve the dissemination of the 2011 census data. It is based on the concept of data sharing, where a group of partners agree on providing access to their data according to standard processes, formats and technologies

CERN 

European centre for nuclear research 

CES 

Conference of European Statisticians 

CESAR

Community of European Semantic Asset Repositories  

CET 

Central European Time 

CF "Chef de File"
CFT Call for Tender  
CG1, CG2, etc Coordination Group (CG1 "New Vision for European Statistics", CG2 "GDP and Beyond ", CG3 "Spatial Dimension in Statistics", CG 4 "EU KLEMS", CG5 "Coordination of Quality Work", CG6 "Principal European Economic Indicators (PEEIs) including the EFC Status Report", CG7 "Single Market Monitoring") 

CGB 

Central Government Budget 

CGST Coordination Group for Statistics on Transport

CIF 

Cost, insurance, freight 

CIO Chief Information Officer

CIRCA

Communication and Information Resource Centre Administrator (an Internet based groupware tool)

CIRCABC

Communication and Information Resource Centre for Administrations, Businesses and Citizens (https://circabc.europa.eu/faces/jsp/extension/wai/navigation/container.jsp

CIS 

Commonwealth of Independent States 

CIS 

Community Innovation Survey 

CISnet Computer application for Interservice consultations

CITES 

Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora 

CLASET 

An EDI message - for the exchange of classification structures and definition, correspondence tables, codelists and lifecycle

CLOUD EC 

Platform that provides an environment supporting volume spikes, peak periods, new programs, work-from-home agents, etc, with no additional on-site hardware and no new software requirements (http://www.noblesys.com/Files/PDF/Products/PS_Noble_Cloud_EC.pdf

CLRTAP 

Convention on Long-Range, Transboundary Air Pollution 

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Other

CLSD 

Current lifestyle deprivation index 

CLUSTERS 

Classification for Land Use Statistics: Eurostat Remote Sensing 

CMDB

Configuration Management DataBase 

CMFB

Committee for Monetary, Financial and Balance of Payments Statistics

CN 

Combined Nomenclature 

CN8 

Combined Nomenclature (at eight digit level) 

CNA 

Competent National Authority 

CNRS 

National centre for scientific research (France) 

COBIT 

Common Objectives for Business Information Technology 

CODED Concepts and Definitions Database
CODIF Dissemination Committee (Comité de diffusion)
COFO Training Manager (Correspondant Formation)

COFOG 

Classification of the Functions of Government 

COG Content Oriented Guidelines (SDMX)

COICOP 

Classification of Individual Consumption by Purpose 

COICOP/HBS 

Classification of Individual Consumption by Purpose Adapted to the Needs of Household Budget Surveys 

COICOP/HICP

Classification of Individual Consumption by Purpose Adapted to the Needs of Harmonized Indices of Consumer Prices 

COLI 

Cost of Living Index

Comesa Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa
COMET Committee for Metadata

COMEXT

Eurostat reference database for external trade statistics production and dissemination 

COMM Directorate-General "Communication"
COMP Directorate-General "Competition"
COMTRADE United Nations Commodity Trade Statistics Database

CoP 

Code of Practice 

COPNI 

Classification of the purposes of non-profit institutions 

COPP 

Classification of outlays of producers by purpose  

CORA COmmon Reference Architecture
CoRD Coordination of Raw Data Collection
CORE Common Reference Environment
CoSSI Common Structure of Statistical Information
COTS Commercial off-the-shelf products

CP 

Commercial Paper 

CPA Country Profile Application
CPA Statistical Classification of Products by Activity in the European Economic Community

CPC 

Central Product Classification 

CPI 

Consumer Price Index 

CPO 

Corporate Project Office  

CPSA

Standing Committee for Agricultural Statistics

CRA Common Reference Architecture

CRC 

Cross-cutting projects (ESS.VIP programme) (examples: ESDEN, SERV, etc.)

CR LCS 

Council Regulation on Labour Cost Structure 

CRM 

Customer Relationship Management 

CROS 

Collaboration in Research and Methodology for Official Statistics

CR SBR 

Council Regulation on Statistical Business Registers 

CR SBS 

Council Regulation on Structural Business Statistics 

CR STS 

Council Regulation on Short Term Statistics 

CRSU 

Council Regulation on Statistical Units 

CSB

Assistants at Directorate level working mainly on finance issues (Contacts sectoriels budgétaires)

CSF 

Community Support Framework 

CSIS 

Center for Strategic and International Studies  

CSO 

Central Statistics Office (Statistical office of Ireland) 

CSPA 

Common Statistical Production Architecture 

CST 

Statistical and Tariff Classification for International Trade

CSTAT 

Committee on Statistics 

CSTE 

Commodity Classification for Statistics of Transport in Europe 

CSU (ČSÚ)

Czech Statistical Office (Český statistický úřad) 

CTI Informatics Technical Committee (CTI = Comité Technique Informatique)

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Other

CUDD

Heads of Unit of Directorate D (Chefs d'unité de la Direction D) 

CVD

Cycle de Vie des Données (Data Life Cycle) (French abbreviation for "Data Life Cycle": strategic project which aims to rationalise the statistical production chain in Eurostat from data collection to dissemination)

CVD-MH CVD Metadata Handler
CVDSC CVD Steering Committee

CVT 

Continuing Vocational Training 

CVTS 

Continuing Vocational Training Survey 

CYBERNEWS

Eurostat's intranet network

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Other

D

TERM

DEFINITION

DA 

Differentiated Appropriations 

DAC 

Development Assistance Committee of the OECD 

DARA Decentralised and remote access to confidential data in the ESS
DatQAM Data Quality Assessment Methods and Tools
DBB Derivation building block
DCBB Statistical disclosure control building block 
DCRO Data Collection Responsible Officer
DCS Data Checking Service
DDI Data Documentation Initiative
DE Data Explorer
DESAP Development of a Self-Assessment Programme
DESIS External service provision for DEvelopment, Studies and support for Information Systems (DIGIT Framework contracts: a contractual way of satisfying the needs for information systems development, maintenance, studies and support)
DEV Directorate-General "Development"
DEVCO Directorate-General "Development and Cooperation - EuropeAid"

DG

Director General or Directorate General

DGINS

Directors General of the National Statistical Institutes

DGSI

Directors Group on System Integration

DGT Directorate-General "Translation"
DIF Data in focus
DIGIT Directorate-General for Informatics
DIME Directors of Methodology Group
DIME-ITDG steering group Combined steering group of Directors of Methodology and Information technologies Directors
DIMES Directors of macroeconomic statistics
DIMESA Directors' meeting for environmental statistics and accounts
DISC Database for International Statistical Cooperation
DLBB Data Loader Building Block

DM

Directors' meeting (has an advisory function to the Director General; it is a forum for discussion on the basis of which the Director General takes decisions)

DMA Domain Manager
DMC Direct material consumption 
DMES Director Group for Macroeconomic Statistics

DMO

Document Management Officer 

DOI Digital Object Identifier (www.doi.org)
DOR Demande d'Organisation de Réunion / request for organising a meeting

DOSIS 

Development Of Statistical Information Systems 

DOSME 

Demography of Small and Medium Enterprises 

DOUCEUR

DOcument Utiles et Commun à EURostat

DPC Data Protection Coordinator
DQAF Data Quality Assessment Framework (IMF)

DRP 

Disaster Recovery Plan 

DRS 

Debtor reporting system 

DS Dedicated Section 
DSD Data Structure Definition
DSS Directors of Social Statistics
DSWS Dissemination Web Service
DTA Desktop Administrator
DTC Data Transmission Courier
DTS DIGIT Training Service (DIGIT = Directorate-General "Informatics")
DW Data Warehouse
DWB Data without Boundaries 
DWG Dissemination Working Group 
DWH Data Warehouse
DWS Data warehouse system

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Other

E

TERM

DEFINITION

EA Enterprise Architecture

EAA 

Economic Accounts for Agriculture 

EAC Directorate-General "Education and Culture"
EACT Enterprise Architecture Core Team
EA ECT Enterprise Architecture Extended Core Team
EAS Directorate-General "Agriculture and Rural Development"
EAS European Administrative School
EBB Editing building block 
EBR European Business Register
EC European Commission
ECA European Court of Auditors
ECAS European Commission Authentication Service

ECB 

European Central Bank 

ECB/SD 

European Central Bank / Statistics Division 

ECE 

Economic Commission for Europe - of the United Nations 

ECFIN Directorate-General "Economic and Financial Affairs"
ECHO Directorate-General "Humanitarian Aid"

ECHP

European Community Household Panel (replaced by SILC)

ECIDES

European Commission Corporate Information and Data Exchange System

eCOLLECT Component of Edamis
Ecowas Economic Community Of West African States

ECSC 

European Community of Steel and Coal 

ECU 

European Currency Unit - Replaced by the Euro 

EDAF

European Data Access Forum 

eDAMIS

Electronic Data files Administration and Management Information System

EDC 

Enhanced Dissemination Chain 

EDI 

Electronic Data Interchange 

EDICOM

Electronic Data Interchange on COMmerce

EDIFACT  Electronic Data Interchange For Administration, Commerce and Transport

EDIFLOW

Database describing dataflows received by Eurostat, the senders and the receivers of the data

EDIT

Data EDITing Validation Tool (Software developed by Eurostat for data editing)

EDMS Electronic Document Management System
e-DOMEC Electronic Archiving and Document Management in the European Commission

EDP

Eurostat Dissemination Processes

EDP

Excessive Deficit Procedure

EDPIM

Eurostat Dissemination Processes - Impact Manager (ex SIM = Service Impact Manager)

EEA 

European Economic Area 

EEA 

European Environment Agency 

EEAICP 

European Economic Area Index of Consumer Prices 

EEAS European External Action Service

EEC 

Eurasian Economic Commission

EEC 

European Economic Community 

EEEA 

European Environmental Economic Accounts 

EFC

Economic and Financial Committee

EFF 

Extended fund facility 

EFICS 

European Forestry Information and Communication System

EFQM

European Foundation for Quality Management

EFTA 

European Free Trade Association 

EGR EuroGroups Register
EGSS Environmental Goods and Services Sector
EHQR ESS Handbook for Quality Reports

EIB 

European Investment Bank 

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Other

EIBB Economic Indices Building Block

EICP 

European Index of Consumer Prices 

EIF European Interoperability Framework
EIGE European Institute for Gender Equality 

EIMS 

European Innovation Monitoring System 

EIP Excessive Imbalances Procedure

EIPA 

European Institute of Public Administration 

EIS 

European Interoperability Strategy 

EISP 

Eurostat Information Security Policy  

ELARG Directorate-General "Enlargement"
eLink Middelware building block of IDABC services

EMAS 

Eco-Management and Audit Scheme 

EMI 

European Monetary Institute

EMIS Explanatory Metadata Information System
EMOS European Master in Official Statistics
EMPL Directorate-General "Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities"
EMU  Economic and Monetary Union 
ENP European Neighbourhood Policy
ENTR Directorate-General "Enterprise and Industry"
ENV Directorate-General "Environment"
EO Equal Opportunities

EODS

European Occupational Diseases Statistics 

EoV

Exchange of Views

EP

European Parliament

EPC 

European Patent Convention (=Munich Convention) 

EPE 

Environmental Protection Expenditure 

EPIS 

Environmental Pressure Information System 

EPMS Eurostat Process Metadata Structure
EPO European Patent Office 

EPROS 

European Plan for Research in Official Statistics 

EPSAS European Public Sector Accounting System
EPSO European Personnel Selection Office
EPSS European Programme of Social Surveys
ERA European Research Area

ERDF 

European Regional Development Fund 

ERDR TF Task Force on Electronic Data Reporting (aimed at sharing solutions and experiences of electronic reporting of raw data, covering issues related to the content, techniques and management)
ERETES Software programme for national accounts
ERIS  European Regional Innovation Survey 

ES 

Enterprise Surveys  

ESA European System of Accounts 

ESA 95

European System of Accounts  (Version 1995)

ESAC European Statistical Advisory Committee

ESAF 

Enhanced Structural Adjustment Facility 

ESAW 

European Statistics on Accidents at Work  

ESBRs

European System of Business Registers (Part of the ESS.VIP programme)

ESC

Eurostat "Safe Centre"

ESC 

Economic and Social Committee 

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Other

ESCB European System of Central Banks
ESDEN European Statistical Data Exchange Network (Part of the ESS.VIP programme)
ESDS Economic and Social Data Service
ESEA European Strategy for Environmental Accounts
ESeC European Socio-economic Classification
ESF European Statistical Forum
ESGAB European Statistical Governance Advisory Board
ESHSI European Survey on Health and Social Integration
ESI Economic Sentiment Indicator
ESMS Euro-SDMX Metadata Structure
ESMS INV Euro-SDMX Metadata Structure for Inventories
ESMS IP Euro-SDMX Metadata Structure Indicator Profile

ESOD 

European schedule of occupational diseases 

ESP Eurostat Statistical Programme
ESPAC Eurostat Statistical Process Assessment Checklist
ESQR ESS Standard for Quality Reports
ESQRS ESS Standard for Quality Reports Structure

ESS 

European Statistical System 

ESSC European Statistical System Committee
ESS-CVD Extension of the CVD (Cycle de Vie des Données - Data Life Cycle) concept to the ESS 
ESS-DISC European Statistical System DISsemination and Communication strategy
ESS EA European Statistical System Enterprise Architecture
ESS-MH European Statistical System Metadata Handler
ESSNets European Statistical System collaboration networks (projects carried out by a team of institutions aiming at developing results which can be used by the whole ESS community)
ESS-PMS European Statistical Syste Process Metadata Structure

ESSPROS 

European system of intregrated social protection statistics 

ESS.VIP European Statistical System Vision Implementation Programme 
ESTAT Eurostat

ESTP

European Statistical Training System

ESU 

European size unit

eTF Electronic Task Force

EU 

European Union 

EU-KLEMS

EU level analysis of capital (K), labour (L), energy (E), materials (M) and service (S) inputs on a detailed activity level: statistical and analytical research project to analyse productivity and growth across Europe

EUR 

Euro 

EUREKA 

European Research Co-ordination Agency 

EUROBASE Eurostat reference database (has replaced NewCronos)
EUROCUBE Statistical production system managing mulidimensional data, based on Oracle Olap (on line analytical processing)
EUROFARM Project for standardisation of methods for obtaining agricultural statistics

EUROIND

European and national short term indicators

EUROSTAT

Statistical Office of the European Communities

Eurotrace Software programme for external trade

EUSA 

European School of Administration 

EU-SILC 

Community statistics on income and living conditions 

EVA Family of end-user interfaces operating on NewCronos data for advanced or occasional users
eVE eDAMIS Validation Engine
EVUG eDAMIS and Validation Services User Group
eWA eDAMIS Web Access
eWF eDAMIS Web Forms
eWP eDAMIS Web Portal

EXTRASTAT

Statistics of Member States' trade in goods with non Member States

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Other

F

TERM

DEFINITION

FADN 

Farm Accountancy Data Network  

FAME Forecasting Analytical Modelling Environment (Statistical production system specialised in processing time series)
FAO  Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations 

FATS 

Foreign Affiliates Statistics 

FD Financing Decision
FDES Framework for the Development of Environment Statistics  

FDI 

Foreign direct investment 

FENSTATS 

Federation of European National Statistical Societies

FGP 

Factoryless Goods Producers

FIDES Financing Decision System

FIFO 

First-in-first-out

FIPREP

Financial Initiation of Payments REPorting 

FISIM 

Financial intermediation services indirectly measured

FOB 

Free on board 

FP6

Sixth Framework Programme

FP7

Seventh Framework Programme

FPFIS

Flexible Platform for Internet Services 
FRAME Framework for Resource Allocation Management in Eurostat  
FRIBS Framework Regulation Integrating Business Statistics 
FRIC Framework Regulation Integrating Classifications 
FRIM Framework Regulation Integrating processes, standards and metadata 
FRIS Framework Regulation Integrating Social Statistics 

FROCH

FRiends Of the CHair group

FROOP

Frequent out-of-pocket purchases

FSC Food supply chain

FSS 

Farm Structure Survey 

FTE

Full Time Equivalent

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Other

G

TERM

DEFINITION

GA Guided Access

GBAORD 

Government budget appropriations or outlays on research and development 

GBI 

Gestionnaire des biens inventoriés 

GCOMX Generic COMEXT

GDDS

General Data Dissemination System (IMF)

GDP 

Gross Domestic Product 

GEONOM

Nomenclature of countries and territories for the External Trade Statistics of the Community and Statistics of Trade between Member States 

GERD 

Gross domestic expenditure on R&D 

GERDR 

Gross Domestic Expenditure on R&D in a given year at the regional level 

GESMES GEneral Statistical MESsage

GFCF 

Gross fixed capital formation 

GFS

Government Finance Statistics

GHG  

Greenhouse gas 

GIC 

Gross inland (energy) consumption 

GIS 

Geographical Information System 

GISCO

Geographical Information System of the Commission

GLC Group of Local Coordinators

GNI 

Gross National Income 

GNP  Gross National Product

GOV 

Government sector 

GOVERD 

R&D Expenditure in the Government Sector 

GOVERDR 

R&D Expenditure in the Government Sector in a given year at the regional level 

GOVIS GOVernance for Information Systems (IT tool for the maintenance of the inventory of IS systems)
GPO Group Policies Object
GPS Generic Production System, based on MDT
GRM Global Registry Manager 
GSAST Generic SAS Tool, a generic system for treating micro-data and operations of micro and macro-data from surveys
GSBPM Generic Statistical Business Process Model
GSG Global Strategic Goal
GSIM Generic Statistical Information Model
GSS Global Statistical System (GSS)
GTFOR Group of REFOI from all DGs in the Commission (REFOI = Responsible for Informatics Training)

GUF 

General university funds 

GUI 

Graphical User Interface

GVA 

Gross value added 

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Other

H

TERM

DEFINITION

HAN

HERMES, ARES, NOMCOM

HAS

Historical Archives Service

HBS

Household Budget Survey

HERD 

R&D expenditure in the Higher Education Sector 

HERDR 

R&D expenditure in the Higher Education Sector in a given year at the regional level 

HERMES 

 HERMES is a technological platform which harmonises the Commission's various digital document and file management applications in a common structure [through the Hermes Repository Services (HRS)]

HES 

Higher education sector 

HETUS Harmonised European Time Use Survey

HFCE 

Household Final Consumption Expenditure  

HFMCE 

Household Final Monetary Consumption Expenditure 

HICP 

Harmonised Indices of Consumer Prices 

HICP-AP Harmonised Indices of Consumer Prices - Administered Prices

HICP-CT

Harmonized Indices of Consumer Prices at Constant Taxes

HIPCs 

Heavily Indebted Poor Countries 

HLCIT High Level Committee on IT (Information Technologies) (highest IT body in the Commission) 
HLG High-Level Group for the Modernisation of Statistical Production and Services (originally called HLG-BAS)
HLG-BAS High-Level Group for Strategic Developments in Business Architecture in Statistics (replaced with HLG)
HLG-MOS High-Level Group "Modernisation of Statistical Production and Services"

HMP 

Programme of Community action on health monitoring 

HORECA 

Hotel and restaurant sector (HORECA is an acronym for Hotel, Restaurant, Café) 

HoS Head of Section
HOS Hardware and Operating Systems

HoU

Head of Unit

HPC High Performance Computing 
HPI House Price Indices
HPS Hermes Preservation Services
HR Human resources
HR Directorate-General "Human Resources and Security"
HRS Hermes Repository Services

HRST 

Human resources in Science and Technology 

HRSTC

Human resources in Science and Technology Core

HRSTE

Human Resources in Science and Technology Education

HRSTI 

Human Resources in Science and Technology Inactive 

HRSTN 

Human resources in Science and Technology employed in a non S&T occupation 

HRSTO 

Human resources in Science and Technology Occupation

HRSTU 

Human Resources in Science and Technology Unemployed

HRSTW 

Human resources in Science and Technology without third level education 

HS 

Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System 

HUB Meeting of Heads of Units of Directorate B
HUM Meeting of Heads of Units (meeting composed of the Director-General, the deputy Director-General, the Directors, the Principle Adviser, the Heads of Unit, the Advisers and the Assistant to the Director-General)

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Other

I

TERM

DEFINITION

IAC

Internal Audit Capacity

IACS 

Integrated Administration and Control System 

IAOS 

International Association for Official Statistics 

IAS

International Accounting Standards

IAS

Internal Audit Service

IASB 

International Accounting Standards Board 

IASC

International Accounting Standards Committee

IASS 

International Association for Statistical Computing 

IATA 

International Air Transport Association 

IBRD 

SeeInternational Bank for Reconstruction and Development 

IBSFC 

International Baltic Sea Fishery Commission 

ICAO 

International Civil Aviation Organisation 

ICD 

International Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems 

ICES 

International Council for the Exploration of the Sea 

ICGS 

International standard Classification of all Goods and Services 

ICS

Internal Control Standards

ICSA

Internal Control Standards Assessment

ICSE 

International standard Classification of Status in Employment 

ICST (94) 

International Classification of Ships by Type, Revised 1994 

ICT 

Information and Communication Technologies 

IDA

Interchange of Data between Administrations

IDA 

International Development Association 

IDABC Interoperable Delivery of European eGovernment Services to public Administrations, Businesses and Citizens (a Community programme managed by the European Commission's  Directorate General for Informatics)
IDB Injury Database (https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/sanco/heidi/index.php/IDB)  
IEA International Energy Agency

IEEAF 

Integrated Environmental and Economic Accounting for Forestry 

IFFIM 

International Finance Facility for Immunisation 

IFRS 2 Share-based Payment 

International Financial Reporting Standard 2 Share-based Payment 

IFRS  International Financial Reporting Standard 

IIP  

International investment position

ILO 

International Labour Organization 

IM 

Information Model

IM 

Intramuros

IMF 

International Monetary Fund 

IMS 

Information Models and Standards

INE (E) 

Instituto Nacional de Estadística (Statistical office of Spain) 

INE (P) 

Instituto Nacional de Estatística  (Statistical office of Portugal) 

INFSO Directorate-General "Information Society and Media"
Insee (F)  Institut National de la Statistique et des Études Économiques / French National Institute for Statistics and Economic Studies

INSPIRE

Infrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe

INTRASTAT Statistics of Member States' trade in goods with other Member States
IOP Inter Operability
IPA Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance

IPC 

International Patent Classification 

IPCIS 

Interoperability Platform for Corporate Information Systems

IPD 

Implicit price deflator 

IPG 

Information Providers Guide 

IPM Interactive Policy Making (two Internet-based instruments which enable Commission to collect feedback directly from citizens)

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Other

IPP 

Intellectual Property Products

IPPE 

Index of purchasing power of the euro 

IPR Intellectual Property Rights  
IPSAS International Public Sector Accounting Standards
IPSIS Commission corporate integration platform
IRM IT Resource Manager (IT = Information technology)

IS

Information System

IS4SP

Information Systems for Statistical Purposes 

IS4STAT

Information System for Statistics 

ISA

Interoperability Solutions for European Public Administrations (http://ec.europa.eu/isa/

ISC

Inter-Service Consultation

ISCED 

International Standard Classification of Education 

ISCO 

International Standard Classification of Occupations 

ISCO-88 

International Standard Classification of Occupations 

ISG Interinstitutional Style Guide
ISI Information Systems Infrastructure
ISI International Statistical Institute

ISIC 

International Standard Industrial Classification 

ISIN 

International Security Identification Number 

ISMP

Information Systems Management Policy  

ISO 

International Organization for Standardization 

ISPMB 

Information System Project Management Board  

Istat (I) 

Istituto Nazionale di Statistica / Italian National Institute of Statistics

ISWG 

Inter Secretariat Working Group 

IT Information Technologies
IT AGE IT Architecture Group of Experts
ITDG Information Technologies Directors Group
ITIC IT Infrastructure Consolidation 
ITIL Information Technology Infrastructure Library
ITMP Information Technologies Master Plan

ITRS 

International transaction reporting system 

ITS 

International Trade Statistics 

ITS 

International Trade in Services 

ITSC

IT Steering Committee (internal to Eurostat) (The high-level group for IT governance in Eurostat. It represents the view of the business units in IT decisions, and takes decisions in the implementation of the IT strategy as expressed in the IT Master Plan)

ITSG

IT Strategic Goal 

ITU 

Intermodal transport unit  

IWT 

Inland waterways transport 

IWWP 

Industrial waste water plants 

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Other

J

TERM

DEFINITION

JAMIE

Joint Action on Monitoring Injuries in Europe (http://ec.europa.eu/eahc/projects/database.html?prjno=20102205)  

JFSQ

Joint Forest Sector Questionnaire 

JLS

Directorate-General "Justice, Freedom and Security"

JMO Jean Monnet Building
JOINUP Collaborative platform created by the European Commission in order to offer a new set of services to help e-Government professionals share their experience with interoperability solutions and support them to find, choose, re-use, develop, and implement open source software and semantic interoperability assets (http://joinup.ec.europa.eu/) 
JOSGAP Joint Overall Statistical Greek Action Plan
JRC   Joint Research Centre
JSG   Joint Steering Group
JSON   JavaScript Object Notation (data-interchange format)

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Other

K

TERM

DEFINITION

KAU 

Kind-of-activity-unit  

KI 

Key Initiative 

KIS 

Classification of knowledge intensive services 

KLEMS or EU-KLEMS

EU level analysis of capital (K), labour (L), energy (E), materials (M) and service (S) inputs on a detailed activity level: statistical and analytical research project to analyse productivity and growth across Europe

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Other

L

TERM

DEFINITION

LAB Eurostat Laboratory for developments in cross-cutting statistical domains
LAMAS Labour Market Statistics Working Group
LAS Legislative Advancement Sheet

LAU 

Local administrative units 

LC Local Coordinator (the main contact point to Eurostat for the effective implementation of electronic data transmission and a contact point for members of their own organisation)

LCI 

Labour cost index 

LCS-R 

Council Regulation on Labour Cost Structure 

LDAP Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (Internet protocol that email and other programs use to look up information from a server)
LDF Learning & Development Framework

LEG

Leadership Expert Group

LFS

Labour Force Survey

LIBOR 

London Interbank Offered Rate 

LIFO 

Last-in-first-out  

LISO Local Informatics Security Officer

LLL

Life Long Learning

LMP

Labour Market Policy

Local KAU 

Local kind-of-activity unit

Local UHP 

Local unit of homogeneous production 

LRA

Local Registration Authority 

LSA

Local System Administration 

LSO Local Security Officer

LSU 

Livestock Unit 

LTAA

Long term annual average

LUCAS

Land Use and Cover by Area frame Sampling

LUZ Larger Urban Zones (Urban Audit)

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Other

M

TERM

DEFINITION

MAP Methodology Architecture and Portfolio Management Working Group 
MAP Multi-Annual Programming
MAPS Marrakech Action Plan for Statistics
MARE Directorate-General "Maritime Affairs and Fisheries"
MARKT Directorate-General "Internal Market and Services"
MATIS Management of time Series  
MBE Model based estimation
MBP Multi-Beneficiary Programme
MCV Metadata Common Vocabulary
MDG Millennium Development Goal
MDT Statistical production system for multi-dimensional tables (MDT = Multi-dimensional tables) 

Medstat

An EU regional programme for co-operation between Euro-Mediterranean statistical institutes

MEDTOUR 

Euro-Mediterranean co-operation in tourism statistics 

MEETS Modernisation of European Enterprise and Trade Statistics
MEP Member of European Parliament 
Mercosur Southern Common Market (Mercado común del Sur) 
MESH Manual for statistics on energy consumption in households
METIS Statistical Metadata (Eurostat/UNECE – Metadata Work Session)

MFA

Material Flow Accounts    

MFD

Multi-Functional-Devices

MFI 

Monetary financial institution 

MGDD Manual of Government Deficit and Debt
MH Metadata Handler

MIGs 

Main Industrial Groupings 

MIMAC

Middle Management Committee

MIP Macroeconomic Imbalance Procedure
MIPS Computer application for the management of missions
MIT Matrix/mobility for IT 
MOOCs Massive Open Online Courses
MoU Memorandum of Understanding
Move Management of vision at Eurostat / European Statistical System

MPP 

Main (public) power producer 

MS

Member State

MSD Metadata Structure Definition
MSIS Management of statistical information systems

MSITS 

Manual on Statistics of International Trade in Services 

MSW 

Municipal solid waste 

MTC 

Maritime Transport Commodity Classification 

MUICP 

Monetary Union Index of Consumer Prices 

MWG Metadata Working Group

MYRA 

Multiyear Rescheduling Agreement 

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Other

N

TERM

DEFINITION

NA 

National Accounts 

NA/BOP 

National Accounts / Balance of Payments

NABS

Nomenclature for the Analysis and Comparison of Science Programmes and Budgets

NACE

EU statistical classification of economic activities - breakdown of ISIC

NACE 1970 Statistical classification of economic activities in the European Community, 1970 version (NACE stands for Nomenclature générale des activités économiques dans les Communautés européennes)
NACE Rev. 1 Statistical classification of economic activities in the European Community, Revision 1 (NACE stands for Nomenclature générale des activités économiques dans les Communautés européennes)
NACE/CLIO General Industrial Classification of Economic Activities in the European Communities  - version used for the input-output tables (European System of Accounts 1979)

Nafta 

North American Free Trade Association 

NAICS 

North American Industry Classification System 

NAMA 

National Accounts quarterly and annual Main Aggregates 

NAMEA 

National Accounting Matrix including Environmental Accounts 

NAPS National Account Production System
NAPS-S National Accounts Production System - Services (Part of the ESS.VIP programme)

NCB 

National Central Bank 

NDA 

Non-Differentiated Appropriations 

NDP 

Net Domestic Product  

NEAFC 

North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission 

NEC (n.e.c.) 

Not elsewhere classified 

NEWCRONOS The New Cronos reference database contains around 100 million statistical data covering every economic and social sector. The information normally covers all European Union Member States; in many cases it is also available for Japan, the United States of America and other Union trade partners. 

NG

Network Group

NGO Non-governmental organisation

NIMEXE

Nomenclature of Goods for the External Trade Statistics of the Community and Statistics of Trade between Member States 

NIS

New Independent States (former Soviet Union republics)

NMR 

National Methodological Report 

NNAs 

National Numbering Agencies 

NOAH IT communication tool built for the specific needs of Business Continuity Management (BCM) in the Commission
NOAP Next Office Automation Platform

NOMCOM

Nomenclature Commun - classification of master files

NORIS 

Nomenclature Of Research In Statistics 

NOSE 

Nomenclature for Sources of Emissions 

NPIs 

Non-profit institution 

NPISHs 

Non-profit institutions serving households 

NPO 

National Patent Office 

NPV 

Net Present Value of Debt 

NQG 

NewCronos Query Generator 

NRME National Reference Metadata Editor

NSA 

Not Seasonally Adjusted

NSDS 

National Strategy for the Development of Statistics

NSI

National Statistical Institute

NSS 

National statistical system 

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Other

NST/R

Standard Goods Classification for Transport Statistics, revised

NTTS New Techniques and Technologies for Statistics
NUACs National Urban Audit Coordinators (Urban Audit)
NUTS  Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Other

O

TERM

DEFINITION

OADM 

Office Automation and Document Management

ODA 

Official Development Assistance 

ODBB Outlier Detection Building Block 

OECD

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

OIB Office for Infrastructures and Logistics in Brussels
OIL Office for Infrastructures and Logistics in Luxembourg
OLAF European Anti-Fraud Office

ONS

Office of National Statistics (UK) 

OOH Owner Occupied Housing (Harmonised Indices of Consumer Prices)
OP Publications Office

OS 

Operating System  

OSOR Open Source Observatory and Repository project for European public administrations (OSOR and SEMIC merged into JOINUP in December 2011)
OSS Open Source Software

OST 

Office for Science and Technology 

ÖSTAT

Österreichisches Statistisches Zentralamt 

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Other

P

TERM

DEFINITION

Palop African Countries of Portuguese Official Language

PANORAMA

A Eurostat reference database - includes profiles and analysis of over 25 major industrial sectors, the current market forces affecting them, environmental and regulatory considerations and trends for the future 

PARIS21 Partnership in Statistics for Development in the 21st Century

PCC 

Potential Candidate Country 

PCT 

Patent Co-operation Treaty 

PDA

Personal digital assistant 

PDB

Provisional Draft Budget

PDU Unit Development Plan (PDU = Plan de développement de l'unité) 
PEEI Principal European Economic Indicators

PEGSCO

Pan-European eGovernment Services Committee (takes the decisions on IDABC projects)

PFM

Product Family Management

PG

Partnership Group (Group of Directors General of the National Statistical Institutes of the ESS whose mission is to further the development of the ESS through, mainly, facilitating the work of the ESS Committee)

PGTF2, 3 Partnership Group Task Force on Statistical Challenges (2) and Use of Resources (3)
Phare Action plan for coordinated aid to Poland and Hungary (subsequently extended to the remainder of the Central and East European countries). It comprises programmes financed by the EU since 1990 to assist with economic restructuring in the Central and East European countries. 

PIAP 

Public Internet Access Point 

PIM

Process Improvement Methodology

PIM 

Perpetual inventory method 

PLANe 

Electronic Planification and Monitoring System (the letters which make up the acronym have no meaning as such) 

PLC 

Project Life Cycle 

PLI 

Price level index 

PMM or PM²

Project Management Methodology

PMO Office for Administration and Payment of Individual Entitlements
PMO Project management office
PMR Planning, Monitoring, Reporting

PNC 

Procedure for negotiation with candidates (Budgetary term)

PNP 

Private non-profit sector 

PNPERD 

R&D expenditure in the Private Non Profit Sector 

PNPERDR 

R&D expenditure in the Private Non Profit Sector in a given year at the regional level 

PPI 

Producer price indices 

PoC 

Points of Contact

PPId 

Producer price indices of the domestic market 

PPIx 

Producer price indices on the export market 

PPM 

Project portfolio management  

PPP 

Purchasing Power Parity 

PPPs 

Public-private partnerships 

PPS

Purchasing Power Standard

PQ

Parliamentary Question

PRGF 

Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility 

PrinCESSe

PrinCESSe - DIGIT framework contract for printers replacement 

PROCOME 

Classification and Coding of the Purposes of Final Consumption of Households 

PRODCOM

European Comunity Industry Production (statistics of industrial production)

PSI

Provider of Statistical Information

PST

Project Support Team  

PTM

Proximity Times and Means

PV/X 

Present Value of Debt-to-Exports Ratio 

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Other

Q

TERM

DEFINITION

QAF Quality Assurance Framework

QNA

Quarterly National Accounts

QPI's Quality and performance indicators
QTM Quoted Time and Means (form to be used for specific contracts under a framework contract)

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Other

R

TERM

DEFINITION

RAA 

Regional Agricultural Accounts 

R&D 

Research and Development 

RAMON 

Reference Architecture for Metadata Online (Eurostat's Metadata Server)

RBAC 

Role-based access control

RC 

Reference Configuration 

RDBMS 

Relational Database Management System 

RDF Resource Description Framework (Family of World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) specifications originally designed as a metadata data model. It has come to be used as a general method for conceptual description or modeling of information that is implemented in web resources, using a variety of syntax formats)  
RDG Resource Director's Group  
RDIS Rural Development Information System  
RDS Remote Desktop Services  
RE Reference Environment
RE Resource Efficiency   
REFOI Responsible for Informatics Training

REGIO 

Eurostat database of regional statistics 

REGIO  Directorate-General "Regional Policy"
RELEX Directorate-General "External relations"
RELOP Local Career Guidance Officer
REMI

Renewal of e-mail infrastructure (DIGIT project; in practical terms, extension of mailbox quota to 500 MB and few other improvements)

REPROM Re-engineering the production methods of EU statistics
RFC Request For Change

RICA 

Réseau d'Information Comptable Agricole (FADN = Farm Accountancy Data Network) 

RIDER 

Interdisciplinary Research on Regional Development 

RMC Raw material consumption
RME Reference Metadata Editor
RMF Reference Metadata File

ROS

Research in Official Statistics

RPPIs Residential Property Price Indices
RR Rolling Review
RTD Directorate-General "Research"
RUE Restreint UE documents

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Other

S

TERM

DEFINITION

S&T 

Science and Technology 

SA 

Seasonal adjustment 

SAB Sharing Advisory Board
SABB Seasonal Adjustment Building Block

SAE 

Small area estimation

SAF 

Structural Adjustment Facility 

SafeGuard LAN Crypt

Ultimate data protection enabling secure team collaboration while protecting against internal threats 

SAM

Directors meeting on staff and administrative matters

SAM

Social accounting matrix

SAM Statistical production system managing multidimensional data, oriented more to simple domains (Statistical Administration and Management)
SANCO Directorate-General "Health and Consumer Protection"
SAPM Survey on Agricultural Production Methods
SASG Seasonal adjustment steering group
SAUG Seasonal adjustment user group

SBR 

Statistical Business Register 

SBR-R 

Council Regulation on Statistical Business Registers 

SBS 

Structural Business Statistics 

SBS-R 

Council Regulation on Structural Business Statistics 

SCB Statistical Capacity Building
SCD Sub-City Districts (Urban Audit)
SCIC   Directorate-General "Interpretation"
SCL Standard Code Lists

SDC 

Statistical Disclosure Control 

SDDS

Special Data Dissemination Standard

SDI

Sustainable Development Indicators

SDL

Software Development Lifecycle

SDMX 

Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange 

SDMX-DDI 

SDMX (Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange) + DDI (Data Documentation Initiative) 

SDMX-EDI 

EDIFACT format for exchange of SDMX-structured data and metadata 

SDMX-IM SDMX (Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange) Information Model
SDMX-JSON SDMX (Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange) + JSON (JavaScript Object Notation)
SDMX-ML SDMX (Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange) + XML (extensive mark-up language)
SDMX-RI Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange - Reference Infrastructure
SDMX-SWG SDMX (Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange) Statistical Working Group
SDMX-TWG SDMX (Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange) Technical Working Group
SDMX-WS SDMX (Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange) Web Services  
SDWS SDMX Dissemination Web Service
SECEM Procedure for encrypting or digitally sign e-mails for exchanging sensitive information  
SEEA System of Environmental-Economic Accounting (official name adopted by the UN Statistical Commission in 2012) 
SEMIC Semantic Interoperability Centre (SEMIC and OSOR merged into JOINUP in December 2011) 
SEP Single Entry Point

SERT 

Business Statistics and Telematic Networks (Statistique d'Entreprises et Réseaux Télématiques) 

SERV 

Part of the ESS.VIP programme. The project intends to provide a platform (standards, guidelines e.g. service communication & messaging protocols, IT components, governance aspects,…) allowing the sharing of statistical services among ESS partners and Eurostat like for instance data validation service being accessible more easily from Member States and being integrated earlier in the statistical production process 

SES 

Structure of Earnings Survey 

SFTC 

Standard Foreign Trade Classification (COMECON) 

SG Secretariat-General

SGM 

Standard gross margin 

SHODI Simple HOt Deck Imputation

SI

Structural Indicators

SI2

See SINCOM

SICON Secure Infrastructure for Confidential Data Access

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Other

SICS 

Statistical Indicators Common Sites - e.g. Euro SICS 

SICTA  

Standard International Classification of Tourism Activities 

SIF 

Statistics in Focus 

SILC

Statistics on Income and Living Conditions

SIM Service Impact Manager
SIMPLE Single Integrated Management PLan for Eurostat
SIMS Single Integrated Metadata Structure  
SIMSTAT Single Market Statistics (Part of the ESS.VIP programme)

SINCOM

System for follow up of financial transactions in the Commission

SIRE European infra-regional information system (Système d’informations infrarégionales européen)  
SISAI Statistical Information Systems Architecture and Integration

SITC REV.3 

Standard Industrial Trade Classification, third revision 

SJ Legal Service

SLA

Service Level Agreement

SLIM

Simpler Legislation in the Internal Market

SLIM 

Simpler Legislation for the Internal Market - a European Council initiative 

SME 

Small and Medium-sized Enterprises 

SMT 

Service Management tool  

SNA

System of National Accounts (United Nations)

SNA 93 System of National Accounts from 1993 (United Nations)
SO Standard Output 
SO System Owner 
SOA Service Oriented Architecture

SODI

SDMX Open Data Interchange (an alignment project under SDMX, a proof of its concept of data sharing, within the European Statistical System)

SOEC 

Statistical Office of the European Communities (Eurostat) 

SoS Sponsorship on Standardisation

SOS

Staff Opinion Survey

SPC 

Statistical Programme Committee 

SPLUNK An IT tool which makes machine data accessible across an organization and identifies data patterns, provides metrics, diagnoses problems and provides intelligence for business operation. Software to support system monitoring (http://www.splunk.com/
SPOC Single Point of Contact  
SPP-ABM Strategic Planning Process - Activity Based Management 
SpS Sponsorship on Standardization
SQ Sponsorship on Quality
SRC Statistical Requirements Compendium

SRE

Statistical Regions of Europe 

SRI

= SDMX-RI (Reference Infrastructure based on the SDMX (Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange) standard) 

SS

System Supplier

SSA 

Supported Self-Assessment 

STA 

Scientific and Technological Activities 

STADIUM

STAtistical Data Interchange Universal Monitor

STATEL

STAtistical TELetransmission

STATPUB Tool for publication flow management

StBa (D) 

Statistisches Bundesamt (Statistical office of Germany) 

sTESTA 

Pan-European communication platform; network alternatives like CCN/CSI (see this entry) 

STET 

Scientific and Technical Education and Training 

STI

Science, Technology and Innovation

STNE

Statistics Telematic Network and EDI

STPFS 

Short Term Public Finance Statistics 

STRIDE 

Science and Technology for Regional Innovation and Development in Europe 

STS 

Short-Term Statistics 

STS 

Scientific and Technological Services 

STS-R 

Council Regulation on Short Term Statistics 

SVC

Statistical Value Chain

SWOT

Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats

SWP

Statistical Work Programme

SYSLOG

System for follow up of training in the Commission

SYSPER; SYSPER2

Information system considered to cover all needs concerning the treatment of information for the Commission’s management of Human Resources

SYSRES SYStème de REServation online de salles de réunion (BECH et JMO)

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Other

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TAB Technical Advisory Board

Tacis

EU technical assistance programme for the Commonwealth of the independent states and the beneficiary countries hereof

TAIEX

Technical Assistance and Information Exchange Instrument

TAPAS

Technical Action Plans for Agricultural Statistics

TARIC 

Integrated Tariff of the European Communities 

TAXUD Directorate-General "Taxation and Customs Union"

TBP 

Technology Balance of Payments 

TCAB Technical Consultancy Advisory Board
TCO Total Cost of Ownership
TCO Transmission COordinator
TDS Target Data Storage, generic database model 

TEG 

Transnational Enterprise Group 

TF 

Task Force 

TFC 

Total final consumption 

TFEU 

Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union  

TF PS Task Force on Priority Setting 
TGM Table, Graphs and Maps; presentation tool in the dissemination database
TIC Technical Implementation Committee
TMT Tree Management Tool (Application allowing the creation of hierarchies for dissemination)
Toblerone units Group of Heads of Unit in Eurostat with special horizontal responsibilities
TOR Terms of Reference
TOGAF The Open Group Architecture Framework

TPP 

Technological product & process 

TRADE Directorate-General "Trade"  
TREN Directorate-General "Energy and Transport"  
TRIS TRansport Information System

TSA 

Tourism Satellite Accounts 

TSD 

Total Survey Design 

TSV 

tab separated values  

TUS Time Use Survey
TWG Technical Working Group

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Other

U

TERM

DEFINITION

UAA 

Utilized Agricultural Area  

UGESA 

User Group for ESS Statistical Applications (ESS = European Statistical System)

UHP 

Unit of homogeneous production  

UN 

United Nations 

UN/LOCODE

5 character code where the first two characters are the ISO 3166 country codes while the remaining three are derived from Recommendation 16 from the UNECE in Geneva, together with Eurostat supplied codes for ports not yet included in the UN system 

UN/SPSC 

United Nations Standard Product and Service Classifications 

UNCCS 

United Nations Common Coding System 

UNDP United Nations Development Programme
UNECE Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations 

UNECE CES

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Conference of European Statisticians

UNESCAP Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP or ESCAP)

UNESCO

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation 

UNFCCC 

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 

UNFPA United Nations Population Fund
UNGGIM United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management
UNICEF United Nations Children's Fund

UNIPEDE 

International Union of Producers and Distributors of Electrical Energy (in 2002 merged with Eurelectric, and is now European Grouping of Electricity Undertakings, EEIG) 

UNSC

United Nations Statistical Commission

UNSD 

United Nations Statistics Division 

UOE UNESCO-UIS / OECD / EUROSTAT (The administrative data collection on education systems, jointly managed by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics, the OECD and Eurostat)

USPTO 

United States Patent and Trademark Office 

USS User Satisfaction Survey
UTC User and Technical Committee

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Other

V

TERM

DEFINITION

VAT 

Value added tax  

VFAX

Virtual Fax  

VIP Vision Implementation Project
VIP EDC Vision Implementation Project : Enhanced Dissemination Chain 
VIP ICT Vision Implementation Project : Information and Communication Technologies 
VIP SICON Vision Implementation Project : Secure Infrastructure for Confidential Data Exchange  
VIP WINS Vision Implementation Project : Web Infrastructure for Statistics  
VSS Virtual Statistical System

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Other

W

TERM

DEFINITION

WACS Web and Audio Conferencing service    

WAEMO

West African Economic and Monetary Union

WB 

World Bank

WBS 

Work Breakdown Structure (Project Management Methodology) 

WCO 

World Customs Organization (former CCC - Customs Cooperation Council) 

Webinar

Web-based seminar

WG

Working Group

WGSC Working Group on Statistical Confidentiality
WGSIM Working Group of Statistical Information Management
WHO World Health Organisation

WIPO 

World Intellectual Property Organisation 

WSC 

World Statistics Congress

WTO 

World Trade Organisation

WTO 

World Tourism Organisation 

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Other

X

TERM

DEFINITION

XBRL eXtensible Business Reporting Language (a language for the electronic communication of business and financial data)
X-DIS XML for Data Interoperability in Statistics

XML 

eXtensible Markup Language 

XT-NET External Trade Network

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Other

Y

TERM

DEFINITION

YPSILON Young Professional Statisticians Induction And Learning Offer

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Other

Z

TERM

DEFINITION

   

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Other

OTHER

TERM

DEFINITION

5YP

Statistical Five-year Programme

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Other