ESAC - European Statistical System (ESS)

European Statistical Advisory Committee (ESAC)


On 11 March 2008, the Decision No 234/2008/EC of the European Parliament and the Council establishing the European Statistical Advisory Committee (ESAC) was formally adopted.


The ESAC has 24 members representing users, respondents and other stakeholders of European Statistics, including the scientific community, social partners and civil society as well as institutional users, for example the Council, the European Parliament and the European Central Bank. 


ESAC plays an important role in ensuring that user requirements as well as the response burden on information providers and producers are taken into account in developing the statistical programmes.

It delivers its opinion on the balance (priorities and resources) between different areas of the multiannual statistical programme as well as on the annual statistical work programme of the European Commission.

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