European Statistics Day

At the initiative of the European Statistical Advisory Committee (ESAC) and with the support of the members of the European Statistical System and the European System of Central Banks, the European Statistics Day is celebrated by the European statistical community on 20 October.

The first edition was launched on 20 October 2016 during the second Conference of European Statistics Stakeholders (CESS), in Budapest.

You will find on this page the activities and events organised by the European statistical community. Content will be enriched over time.

"The European Statistics Day aims at raising awareness of European citizens to the importance and value of official statistics for our society. It will keep official statistics in the loop during the 5-year gap between each United Nations' World Statistics Day."

Walter Radermacher Former Director-General of Eurostat

"The European Statistics Day's celebration is an opportunity for European statisticians to reach and exchange with a wide public of official statistics users: policy makers, businesses, research community, media and citizens. "

Ineke Stoop Chair of ESAC

"The European Statistics Day is an excellent occasion to highlight the importance of independently produced official statistics as a public good. The European System of Central Banks is proud to be an active supporter of this initiative. "

Aurel Schubert Director General Statistics, European Central Bank

Eurostat, the European Central Bank, the European Statistical Advisory Committee, the Federation of European National Statistical Societies and the Hungarian Central Statistical Office, with the involvement of the Hungarian Statistical Association, organised the second Conference of European Statistics Stakeholders in Budapest on 20–21 October 2016.

The aim of the Conference was to bring together European methodologists, producers, and users of statistics to discuss users needs, to share best practices in the production of official statistics, to present innovative ways of visualising and communicating statistics, and to advance new methodological ideas for collecting and analysing data.

Conference of European Statistics Stakeholders (CESS) 2016