Following the 2011 update of the text, originally adopted in 2005, this second revision focused on the alignment of the Code of Practice with the related provisions of the amended Regulation 223, on the inclusion of the main lessons learned from the second round of ESS peer reviews as well as on the extension, or generalisation of the Code of Practice so that it can accommodate the use of new, multiple data sources.
In the coming months a sub-group of the Quality Working Group will finalise the Glossary of terms used in the revised Code of Practice, which is mentioned in the Preamble of the text, and will also start to work on the adaptation of the Quality Assurance Framework of the ESS.
On 16 November the ESS Committee adopted a position paper on ESS priorities beyond 2020. The document begins with an assessment of the ESS's current situation. It continues by considering the most important external factors influencing the work of the ESS in the future and then outlines common aspirations for the future of the ESS. Finally, it establishes the strategic priorities on which the ESS should focus in the period after 2020: Satisfied users, Suitable capabilities and Effective partnerships. Each of them is described by a number of objectives aiming at fulfilling the common ambition of the ESS.
The ESS position paper "ESS priorities beyond 2020" will provide Eurostat at an early stage of the legislative process on the European Statistical Programme beyond 2020 with an important input describing the views of the ESS as a key stakeholder.
The document was prepared by a task force of the Partnership Group under the leadership of Genovefa Ružić, PG Chair. It is largely based on the outcomes of the Directors-General Seminar that took place in March 2017 in Malta and of the informal session of the DGINS Conference (September 2017, Budapest).
The Central Statistical Office of Poland (GUS) and Eurostat are pleased to invite you to the European Conference on Quality in Official Statistics (Q2018) which will be held on 27th – 29th June, 2018 in the “ICE Kraków Congress Centre” in Kraków, Poland.
The Q2018 Conference will be one of the series of scientific gatherings covering methodological and quality-related issues that are relevant to the development of the European Statistical System.
In addition, a series of training courses on important methods and tools for improved quality of statistics production, within the context of the Q2018 Conference, will be held on the day preceding the start of the Conference – June 26th, 2018.
Only a few weeks left to submit your abstracts to the Q2018 conference, 26-29 June 2018 Kraków, Poland. The deadline for abstracts submission is 15 December 2017.
Abstracts for papers can be submitted via the conference website, which includes instructions for the authors. Please check the basic requirements for abstracts, write and send your own!