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Back European Statistics Code of Practice — revised edition 2017

The European Statistics Code of Practice (CoP) was first adopted by the Statistical Programme Committee (SPC) in 2005. The CoP was revised by the European Statistical System Committee (ESSC) in 2011 and 2017; the ESSC endorsed the latter revision on 16 November 2017. The revised CoP has 16 principles concerning the institutional environment, statistical processes and statistical outputs. The CoP aims to ensure that statistics produced within the European Statistical System (ESS) are relevant, timely and accurate, and that they comply with the principles of professional independence, impartiality and objectivity. A set of indicators for the best practices and standards for each principle provides guidance and a reference for reviewing the implementation of the CoP.

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Product code: KS-02-18-142
ISBN: 978-92-79-80014-6
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.2785/798269
Theme: General and regional statistics
Collection: Compact guides and catalogues