Education and training - European Statistical System (ESS)

Education and training in European Statistics

Eurostat and the ESS rely on highly skilled official statisticians who can meet the challenges brought by a fast evolving data ecosystem, new technologies and data sources. Such skills can be obtained and maintained by training existing workforce and by attracting new people.

Two initiatives at European level are in place to advance education and training in official statistics:

European Statistical Training Programme (ESTP)

The ESTP programme is tailored to meet the specific training needs of the European Statistical System. Courses offered for staff members in the statistical offices focus on harmonised European concepts and legislation, as well as the implementation practices at national level. For more information, please see:

ESTP webpages


European Master in Official Statistics (EMOS)

Visual illustration for EMOS

EMOS is a network of Master programmes providing post-graduate education in the area of official statistics at the European level. EMOS is a joint project of universities and data producers in Europe with a network comprising over 30 programmes in some 20 countries. For more information, please see:

EMOS webpages