INSEE in the European Statistical System
The increased integration of the European Union has strengthened the need for European statistics.
Eurostat, one of the Directorates-General of the European Commission, is responsible for conducting EU policy where it relates to statistics.
INSEE is an active contributor to these European studies, either as a direct participant, or by coordinating the positions of the different Ministerial Statistical Departments. These actions are carried out at two levels :
- drafting and adoption of European Union legislation relating to statistics,
- production and communication of data.
European Statistical System (ESS)
The ESS is the partnership between the EU statistical authority, consisting of the Commission (Eurostat), National Statistical Institutes (NSIs), and other national authorities responsible in each Member State for developing, producing and disseminating European statistics.
ESS annual report (pdf, 4 Mo)
All National Statistical Institutes and Eurostat underwent a "Peer review" in 2006/07 to assess compliance with the Code of Practice. Another compliance audit was carried out between August 2014 and March 2015.
Peer review 2015
Report (pdf, 325 Ko)
Peer review 2007
Report (pdf, 244 Ko)