Contributing to the development of European and international statistics

INSEE and official statistics
Dernière mise à jour le :31/03/2020

European relations

INSEE operates within the Official Statistical service to develop European statistics as part of the European Statistical System, the objective of which is to develop, produce and disseminate statistics that are comparable between the countries of the European Union.
INSEE takes part in the the methodological and statistical cooperation projects carried out by Eurostat (ESSnet projects, centres of excellence) in partnership with other European National Statistical Institutes and in projects on bilateral grants.
INSEE attends Eurostat’s biennial conference series on New Techniques and Technologies for Statistics (NTTS series) and on quality.

International relations

INSEE participates in the development of international statistics, which is coordinated by the United Nations Statistical Commission managed by its Statistics Division and as part of the Conference of European Statisticians.

INSEE is part of the United Nations Group of Experts on Service Statistics (the Voorburg Group), the International Working Group on Price Indices (the Ottawa Group), the United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names (UNGEGN) and the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM).

INSEE contributes to statistical harmonisation within the OECD, as well as to the Data Gaps Initiative led by the Financial Stability Board and the International Monetary Fund following the 2008 crisis.

INSEE attends the biennial conferences of the International Statistical Institute (ISI) and the International Association for Official Statistics (IAOS).

International technical assistance

In the context of international cooperation, INSEE provides support through technical assistance missions and the organisation of study visits or workshops, with priority given to countries from sub-Saharan Africa, Maghreb and Eastern Europe outside the European Union. INSEE works in partnership with Expertise France, the French agency for international technical assistance, and with Eurostat, to manage the Eretes National Accounts tool.

INSEE publishes the journal Stateco (in French) on statistical methods for development, and the International Technical Support information newsletter (both in French and English).