ESGAB - European Statistical System (ESS)

European Statistical Governance Advisory Board (ESGAB)

Set-up

The European Statistical Governance Advisory Board (ESGAB) comprises seven independent members with outstanding competence in the field of statistics.

Aim 

The aim of ESGAB is to provide an independent overview of the ESS as regards the implementation of the European Statistics Code of Practice (CoP).

Responsibilities

ESGAB advises the European Commission (Eurostat) on:

  • Appropriate measures to facilitate the implementation of the CoP
  • Ways to communicate the CoP to users and data providers
  • Updates of the COP

It may also provide advice regarding questions related to user confidence in European statistics.

Annual report

In addition, the ESGAB prepares an annual report for the European Parliament and the Council on the implementation of the Code of Practice insofar as it relates to the European Commission (Eurostat). This report includes an assessment of the implementation of the Code of Practice in the ESS as a whole.

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