The quarterly series 'Basic figures on the EU' presents the freshest Eurostat data on a small number of key indicators in the economic, social and environmental fields. In an effort to give readers a better overview of the data available in the Eurostat database, each edition of Basic figures on the EU introduces a set of three alternating indicators. The same content is available in a compact printed leaflet. [+]
This handbook of geospatial statistics — based on a point-based statistical information system — aims at promoting, developing and consolidating the use of specific statistical methods available to NSIs. The handbook has been compiled by INSEE with funding from EUROSTAT. It starts off by describing geolocalised data, measuring the importance of spatial effects as well as taking the spatial effects into account, while closing with advanced techniques for graph portioning and confidentiality. It is expected that the practical examples and their implementation in R will make the statistical production process more efficient. [+]
In official statistics there is an increasing demand for indicators at a higher frequency than have traditionally been observed. Eurostat and the European Statistical System (ESS) developed these guidelines to help data producers derive high frequency data (e.g. quarterly or monthly) from low frequency data (e.g. annual) and to address related temporal and accounting constraints. These guidelines are aimed at those involved in the production and analysis of infra-annual European statistics (compiled by Eurostat) and corresponding country specific official statistics compiled by National Statistical Institutes (NSIs). They have been conceived both for experts and beginners. In order to rank the different methods, each issue is discussed following a structure with three parts: a description (free text presenting the problem), a list of options (various possibilities to deal with the specific issue) and a list of ranked alternatives (A,B,C). Namely: [+]
The Statistical requirements compendium, published by Eurostat, serves as a reference document for the EU acquis in statistics. It summarises the key reference information for European statistical production, taking into account new legislation and other developments relevant for European statistics.
The Compendium also serves as the framework for conducting compliance monitoring of the enlargement countries in the area of statistics. The 2018 edition of the Compendium follows an adapted version of the Classification of Statistical Activities (CSA) Rev. 1 2009. [+]
Statistics Explained is an official Eurostat website presenting articles on statistical topics in an easily understandable way. Together, these articles make up an encyclopedia of European statistics for everyone, completed by a statistical glossary clarifying all terms used and by numerous hyperlinks to further information. It is a portal of statistics for non-specialists and more skilled users. This leaflet explains how to find your way on this website. [+]
With the growing prominence of forced displacement internationally, there is increasing interest at national and international levels in statistics on refugees, asylum seekers, Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and refugee related populations.
The publication 'International Recommendations on Refugee Statistics (IRRS)', adopted by the United Nations Statistical Commission in March 2018, provides a set of specific recommendations that countries and international organizations can use to improve the collection, collation, disaggregation, reporting, and overall quality of statistics on forcibly displaced populations. The recommendations are intended to help improve national statistics on the stocks and flows of refugee and refugee related populations in their countries, and to help make such statistics comparable internationally.
This report presents recommendations on refugees, asylum seekers and related populations only. A separate publication, the 'Technical Report on Statistics of Internally Displaced Persons: Current practice and recommendations for improvement' addresses the way forward for the development of comparable international standards for statistics on Internally Displaced Persons. [+]
This video from Eurostat is presenting some new online tools for visualising data for regions and cities. Meet Åsa Önnerfors, who is explaining the difference between the Statistical Atlas and Regions and Cities Illustrated by showing some of the functionalities and options available in the two tools. She is also presenting a mobile phone app developed especially for regional data, called My region (Eurostat, 9.10.2018)
This video from Eurostat gives a general introduction to data on regions and cities in the EU. How is Eurostat collecting data? Which countries are included? What is the policy background to regional and urban statistics? What is the GEOSTAT population grid? Meet Teodóra Brandmüller, who will present two maps about the Employment rate in the EU as well as the latest edition of the Eurostat regional yearbook (Eurostat, 19.9.2018)
'The ESS Report' gives you an insider's view into the world of European statistics, produced and disseminated by the European Statistical System (ESS). The 2017 issue focuses on two major topics: 20 years of the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices and the circular economy. It includes contributions from subject specialists, outlining how they tackle these issues at national level. This issue also includes the main initiatives of the ESS undertaken last year and features a joint interview with senior managers from the Statistical Institutes of the Malta and Estonia. The chairman of the European Parliament’s economic and monetary affairs committee, Roberto Gualtieri, is also featured in an interview. [+]
The ‘Power from Statistics’ initiative, jointly organised by Eurostat and the European Political Strategy Centre, aims to determine which topics will be relevant to decision-makers and citizens in the future and how official statistics could best deliver information about them.
This Guidance Report is inspired by the ‘Power from Statistics Outlook Report’ (in which experts from various stakeholder groups set out their personal reflections and ideas on the future of European statistics) as well as by the high-level conference ‘Power from Statistics: delivering the evidence of tomorrow’, at which policymakers, journalists, business leaders, academics and official statisticians from all over Europe discussed the needs and challenges facing evidence-based policymaking. [+]