Public consultation on the extension of the European statistical programme (ESP)


Public consultation on the extension of the European statistical programme

Policy field(s)


Target group(s)

  • Users of European statistics (public and private decision makers, researchers, universities, journalists)
  • Survey respondents (in particular businesses and industry associations) and citizens,
  • Producers of European statistics (National statistical institutes, Other National Authorities).

Period of consultation

From 23/07/2015 to 15/10/2015 (closed)

Objective of the consultation

The European Statistical Programme provides the legislative framework for the development, production and dissemination of European statistics. It defines the scope of European statistics as well as the budget for the implementation of the programme.

The Commission envisages extending the current European statistical programme (2013-17) by three years and seeks contributions from all stakeholders to identify changes that need to be considered for this extension and feedback on the possible options.

Eurostat is seeking views on:

  • Political, economic, environmental and social changes as well as evolutions in the field of technologies, statistics and methodologies that could affect the priorities of the European statistical programme 2018-20
  • Impact of various options considered for the extension of the programme.

How to submit your contribution

Please complete either the online questionnaire or download the word version and send it by e-mail to the following address:

The documents are published in English and translations may be made available in other official languages of the European Union upon request.

All contributions will be published on the Internet. It is important to read the specific privacy statement attached to this consultation for information on how your personal data and contribution will be dealt with. To submit your contribution please fill in the questionnaire.

The Commission asks organisations who wish to submit comments in the context of public consultations to provide the Commission and the public at large with information about whom and what they represent. If an organisation decides not to provide this information, it is the Commission's stated policy to list the contribution as part of the individual contributions (Consultation Standards, see COM(2002) 704, and Communication on ETI Follow-up, see COM(2007) 127 of 21/03/2007).

View the consultation document and questionnaire

Public consultation document

Online questionnaire (EN)

Reference documents and other, related consultations

Regulation n°99/2013 on the European statistical programme

All languages:

Contact details

Responsible service:   

Postal address:

European Commission
    Eurostat A.TF IP
    BECH A4/103
    5, rue Alphonse Weicker
    L-2721 Luxembourg

Number of responses received to this consultation

- Number of replies: 45

View the contributions

In the interests of transparency, organisations have been invited to provide the public with relevant information about themselves by registering in the Transparency Register and subscribing to its Code of Conduct. If the organisation is not registered, the submission is published separately from the registered organisations.


Results of consultation and next steps

The results of the open public consultation can be found in the spreadsheets below. The individual replies of respondents who objected to publication of their contact details are anonymized.

As next step these results will be analysed in greater detail and the resulting analyses will be one of the building blocks of the Impact Assessment Report which is expected to be released before mid of 2016. Publication of this final Report is part of the inter-institutional agreement on the making of Better Regulations. Only with an approved Impact Assessment Report may the Commission bring the new legal proposal forward to the Council and the European Parliament.