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European Statistics Day   European Statistics Day logo 2019

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 Sunday 20 October 2019 the European Statistics Day will be celebrated for the fourth time, this year under the motto "Look at the facts".

A conference is being organised by ESAC in Paris on 22 October Read more

Image: Mrs Mariana Kotzeva

"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

Image: Mr Maurizio Vichi

"The European Statistics Day is a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the importance of statistics as a means of understanding reality correctly. It helps you decide after being properly informed. Don't underestimate the fundamental right to have "better data" to have “better lives”! "

Maurizio VichiVice-Chair of ESAC

Image: Mrs Silke Stapel

"The European Statistics Day is an excellent opportunity for official statisticians to engage with a wide range of stakeholders about their data needs. It also underlines the importance of official statistics as a trustworthy source of information for fact based decisions in an increasingly complex and fast changing world with multiple information channels."

Silke StapelDirector 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) took place in Bamberg, Germany on 18 - 19 October 2018 Conference of European Statistics Stakeholders (CESS). The 2020 Conference of European Statistics Stakeholders (CESS) takes place in Prague, Czechia on 29 - 30 September 2020 Conference of European Statistics Stakeholders (CESS)