The National Statistical Institutes of the EU Member States and the Statistical Office of the European Communities, Eurostat, collectively make up the European Statistical System (ESS). Its task is to produce statistics for EU organs, develop and harmonise the statistics compiled in the Member States, and prepare statistical legislation.
Reliable, comparable statistics provided by the Member States are vitally important for decision-making, monitoring and evaluation within the European Union. The areas where statistics are utilised include
The aim of international statistical consulting is to
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Sources of funds for international consulting include the EU's development programmes Tacis, Phare, Medstat and the China Programme, financing of the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs for co-operation with neighbouring areas and developing countries, and development co-operation projects of other countries, such as Norway, Sweden and Germany.
Last updated 22.3.2011