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Statistical programmes

European statistical programme

Legal basis

Regulation (EC) No 223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2009 on European statistics constitutes the legal basis for the preparation of the European statistical programme, providing the framework for the development, production and dissemination of European statistics.

Statistical programmes 2021-2027

The European statistical programme 2021-2027 as part of the Single Market Programme is established by Regulation (EU) 2021/690 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 28 April 2021.

For the part on European statistics, this multi-annual programme is implemented by means of annual programmes which set detailed actions and outputs for each year.

2021 Financing Decision and Work Programme

The Commission adopted the 2021 Financing Decision and Work Programme for the implementation of the European statistical programme 2021-2027 on 6 May 2021.

The structure of this financing decision and work programme is different than in previous years. It consists of:

  • A financing decision for the annual implementation of the entire Single Market Programme 
  • Separate annexes containing the individual work programmes for the respective objectives, including one on European Statistics (in Annex V).

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Previous Financing Decisions and Work Programmes

All previous financial decisions and work programmes can be accessed via this Eurostat page where you will also find information on the grants given for each programme.