The Expert Group is responsible for the preparation of European Statistical System (ESS) standards for adoption by the ESSC (via the WG on Standards and the DIME/ITDG) in line with the process of standardisation and the standardisation principles as agreed by the ESSC (ESSC 2015/26/07/EN), thus contributing to the modernisation of the ESS.
- Verifies the due procedure, notably the consensus, before adoption of Standards by the ESSC;
- Maintains the portfolio of ongoing standardisation activities;
- Provides guidance and templates to developers of standards;
- Establishes and reviews the catalogue of adopted standards;
- Promotes the implementation of standards;
- Facilitates the capacity building and knowledge management in the areas under its responsibility.