The Indicators' Sub-Group (ISG) of the Social Protection Committee (SPC) was set up in 2001 to:
- develop and define EU social indicators to monitor member countries' progress towards the commonly agreed objectives underpinning the Open Method of Coordination for social protection and inclusion,
- carry out analytical work based on agreed indicators and develop analytical frameworks to support policy reviews conducted by the SPC,
- contribute to the improvement of social statistics at EU level, particularly through development of the EU Survey on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC).
- is composed of national experts in the fields of social inclusion, pensions and health and long term care from each EU country and the European Commission.
- is supported by the Commission’s policy analysts (DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion) and statisticians (Eurostat).
- draws on academic expertise through studies and specific contributions.
The current composition of the ISG Bureau is as follows: Chair: Kristoffer Lundberg (SE); Vice-Chair: Volker Schmitt (DE), the Secretariat and Commission representative(s).
The ISG Secretariat is provided by the Commission. The current Secretary is Paul Minty.
EU social indicators
Monitoring and benchmarking frameworks
Monitoring and benchmarking frameworks for use in analytical assessments that have been developed jointly by the SPC and the Commission.