The eighth consecutive medium term Programme came into force in 2013, covering the period 2013 to 2017. This Programme covers the production and supply of statistical products and services to users, the improvement of the quality of statistics and the further development of the European Statistical System (ESS). The ESS is a partnership between Eurostat and the Member States and EFTA Member States’ national statistical authorities. The EFTA statistical office serves as liaison office between the statistical office of the European Union (Eurostat) and the EFTA national statistical institutes.
In order to implement the multi-annual European Statistical Programme, the Commission shall adopt annual work programmes. On the basis of this an EEA annual work programme is developed and approved by the heads of the national statistical institutes and Eurostat.
Total EU budget
The financial envelope for the period 2013-2017 is EUR 292.1 million
Programme incorporated into Protocol 30 of the EEA Agreement.
Link to the Programme: European Statistical System: Statistical Programmes