Insee in the European Statistical System

The increased integration of the European Union has strengthened the need for European statistics.

INSEE and official statistics
Dernière mise à jour le :16/09/2016

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.

All information on the European Statistical System

ESS annual report (pdf, 4 Mo)

Peer review

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)

For more information on European statistics

Statistical data

Pour en savoir plus

European legislation framework

Vision 2020, portal of the SSE

The UN website provides a list of the websites of national statistical institutes : National Statistical Institutes Website.