The purpose of the European Statistical Training Programme (ESTP) is to provide European statisticians the opportunity to participate in international training courses, workshops and seminars at postgraduate level.


Courses under the ESTP have a truly international dimension to meet the challenges of comparable statistics at European and international level. Courses focus on harmonised European concepts and legislation, as well as the implementation practices at national level.  


The programme is coordinated by Eurostat. Courses are delivered either at Eurostat premises in Luxembourg or in national training sites of EU and European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries.


The ESTP core programme 2020 is available.


It is tailored to meet the specific needs of the European Statistical System (ESS) by taking into account the different levels of statistical knowledge and working experiences. It comprises courses in Official Statistics, IT applications, Research and Development and Statistical Management. Through a balanced combination of theory and practice and a variety of approaches (workshops, group discussions, lectures and exercises) the training is intended to provide adequate solutions, including, in some cases, the simulation of real work situations.

Who may apply?


Officials and employees of National Statistical Institutes or corresponding Other National Authorities (ONAs) of EU Member States, EFTA countries, candidate countries and potential candidates as well as Eurostat can apply.


Occasionally, and on an individual basis, applicants from other administrations, international organisations and statistical offices of non-European countries may be admitted.  


Whom to contact?


For all further questions concerning the programme and the registration procedure, please refer to the National ESTP contact points (as of February 2020).


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