EMOS Board mandate

                                                                                                                                    Luxembourg, 26 September 2014


Mandate of the EMOS Board

EMOS Board


Eurostat proposes the creation of the European Master in Official Statistics (EMOS) Board (hereinafter referred to as “the Board”) as a part of the EMOS governance framework. As endorsed by the ESS Committee (ESSC) meeting of 14 May 2014, the EMOS Board shall support the ESSC in the development of EMOS, including award of the EMOS label.

Legal basis:

O b j e c t i v e 5.1: Satisfy learning and development needs in the ESS based on a combination of training courses and learning and development opportunities as provided for in the Regulation (EU) No 99/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 January 2013 on the European statistical programme 2013-17. (OJ L 39, 9.2.2013, p. 28).


The Board comprised of six experts acting in a personal capacity, four experts nominated to represent National Statistical Institutes (NSIs) and one expert to represent the European Statistical Advisory Committee (ESAC), chaired by a representative of Eurostat, shall advise the ESSC and report back to it.

As a part of the EMOS governance framework, the Board shall assist the ESS Committee with regard to development of EMOS, in particular the award of the EMOS label to Master programmes in compliance with the EMOS requirements. It shall also contribute to quality monitoring of the EMOS Master programmes in order to ensure that the required standards are achieved and maintained through evaluation of new applications and extension of the EMOS label.

Furthermore, the Board shall assist the Commission in meeting learning and development needs in the ESS and advise on questions relating to higher education and training in Official Statistics. It shall further contribute to an exchange of experience and good practices in the area of EMOS.

The ESSC may consult the Board on any matter relating to education in Official Statistics. The Chair of the Board may advise the ESSC to consult the Board on a specific question.

Frequency of meetings:

Twice per year. If appropriate, a meeting can be held by video conference. The group may be also consulted by written procedure.

The evaluation of the modalities of the Board will take place in 2017.


  • 1.   The Board shall be composed of twelve members: six members from universities, four members from NSIs, one member from ESAC, and one member from Eurostat.
  • 2.    Members from universities shall be individuals appointed in a personal capacity. The other members shall be representatives of NSIs, ESAC, and Eurostat.
  • 3.   Members from universities shall be appointed by the ESSC from specialists with competence in the areas referred to in Article 2 and Article 3(1) and who have responded to the call for applications. NSIs and ESAC shall nominate their representatives.
  • 4.   Members are appointed for three years. Their term of office may be renewed once.
  • 5.   Members who are no longer capable of contributing effectively to the Board’s deliberations or who resign may be replaced for the remainder of their term of office.
  • 6.   Members appointed in a personal capacity shall act independently and in the public interest.
    Type of experts: governmental, private

Type of activities: permanent, informal; expertise to the Commission when preparing implementing measures to the ESSC, assist the Commission in policy definition, exchange of views.

Other related structures:

Resource Directors’ Group

Working Group on the European Statistical System - Learning and Development Framework & Human Resources Management

Reporting authority:

The Board reports directly to the ESS Committee.

Additional information:

The work of the Board is related to the following Eurostat activities:

  • Personnel Management (Eurostat code: 15.1.21)
  • Learning and Development (Eurostat code: 15.1.31)
  • Strategic planning and statistical programmes (Eurostat code: 16.1.31)
  • Institutional affairs (Eurostat code: 16.3.53)
  • Implementation of the vision for European Statistics (Eurostat code : 11.1.02)