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European Statistics Day   European Statistics Day logo 2018

At the initiative of the European Statistical Advisory Committee (ESAC) and with the support of the members of the European Statistical System and the European System of Central Banks, the European Statistics Day is celebrated by the European statistical community on 20 October.

The first edition was launched on 20 October 2016 during the second Conference of European Statistics Stakeholders (CESS), in Budapest. Watch the Youtube clip

You will soon find on this page the activities and events organised by the European statistical community at the European Statistics Day this year. On 20 October 2018 the European Statistics Day will be celebrated for the third time, this year under the motto "Statistics today for a better tomorrow".

"The European Statistics Day emphasises the value of official statistics in society and complements the United Nations' World Statistics Day, which takes place every five years."

Mariana KotzevaDirector-General of Eurostat

"The European Statistics Day's celebration is an opportunity for European statisticians to reach and exchange with a wide public of official statistics users: policy makers, businesses, research community, media and citizens. "

Ineke StoopChair of ESAC

"The European Statistics Day is an excellent opportunity for official statisticians to engage with a wide range of stakeholders. An intense exchange of views is essential to keep our statistics fit for purpose in the future."

Caroline WillekeDeputy Director General Statistics, European Central Bank


Eurostat, the European Central Bank, the European Statistical Advisory Committee, the Federation of European National Statistical Societies and the Hungarian Central Statistical Office, with the involvement of the Hungarian Statistical Association, organised the second Conference of European Statistics Stakeholders (CESS)  in Budapest 20 – 21 October 2016. The aim of the Conference was to bring together European methodologists, producers, and users of statistics to discuss users needs, to share best practices in the production of official statistics, to present innovative ways of visualising and communicating statistics, and to advance new methodological ideas for collecting and analysing data. The 2018 Conference of European Statistics Stakeholders (CESS) takes place in Bamberg, Germany on 18 - 19 October 2018 Conference of European Statistics Stakeholders (CESS)