Overview - Research and methodology


Statistical methodology and research are key factors in efficiency gains and the harmonisation of statistics from different European countries.

Eurostat´s work includes:


  • to identify emerging new techniques and technologies in ICT and statistics
  • to identify statistical solutions for new policy needs, such as indicators for poverty measurement or sustainability.

Statistical methodology

  • to lay down methods for each step of the statistical process chain, from survey to modelling, analysis and dissemination.
  • to enhance best practice, guidelines for seasonal adjustment, statistical confidentiality and data integration.
  • new business architecture is introduced to streamline new production processes