2018 EMOS Call for applications

European Master in Official Statistics
Third Call for applications
15 March – 30 June 2018


[no-lexicon]The European Master in Official Statistics (EMOS) is a label awarded by the European Statistical System Committee (ESSC) to Master programmes providing post-graduate education in the area of official statistics at the European level. Eurostat manages EMOS network as a joint undertaking of universities and statistical producers, comprising to date 23 programmes in 15 countries.

This call for applications seeks to extend further the EMOS network with its counterparts in the European Statistical System (ESS). EMOS builds on existing nationally accredited Master programmes in order to meet learning outcomes which familiarise the graduates with the system of official statistics, production models, statistical methods and dissemination. Universities offering EMOS Master degrees are expected to collaborate actively with the national statistical institutes to reduce the gap between theory and practice. All universities from an EU Member State, EU candidate country or EFTA country are welcome to respond to this EMOS Call for applications. The applicant Master programmes must be in line with the Bologna process and the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) or equivalent[1]. Further details on EMOS and the process can be accessed by Annexed links below.

Universities are now invited to submit their applications complete with accompanying documents as described in the EMOS Guide for applicants by 30 June 2018. Applications are required as follows:

  1. Filled and signed application form available at

  2. Electronic copy of the complete application with annexes is to be sent to ESTAT-EMOS@ec.europa.eu by 30 June 2018 at the latest by 23:59 (Central European Time - CET ) with the subject ‘Reply to EMOS Call for applications + name of the university’

  3. Paper application in two copies should be postmarked no later than 30 June 2018 and sent to:

European Commission
Eurostat Unit A2 Strategy and Planning
Attention: Ms Annika Näslund
BECH F3/933
L-2920 Luxembourg

Applications must be completed in English. Supporting documents may be submitted in official languages of the applicant’s country with mandatory translation into English. Personal data will be collected, processed and published in accordance with the provisions of Regulation (EC) No 45/2001[2].

The applications for the EMOS label will be assessed by the EMOS Board in the autumn 2018 to propose the short listed Master programmes for award of the EMOS label by the European Statistical System Committee in February 2019.


Call Notice (PDF)

EMOS Guide for applicants (PDF)

EMOS application form (Word)


[1] For example the UK’s credit transfer systems

[2] REGULATION (EC) No 45/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2000 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions and bodies and on the free movement of such data