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					Statistical work programme of the Commission for 2010
                                                                        CONTENTS
OVERALL PRIORITIES FOR 2010................................................................................................................................4
DOMAIN 1 — Demographic and social statistics..........................................................................................................11
   THEME 1.01 POPULATION .............................................................................................................................................14
   THEME 1.02 LABOUR MARKET......................................................................................................................................15
   THEME 1.03 EDUCATION AND LIFELONG LEARNING .....................................................................................................16
   THEME 1.04 CULTURE ..................................................................................................................................................17
   THEME 1.05 HEALTH AND SAFETY ................................................................................................................................18
   THEME 1.06 DISTRIBUTION OF INCOMES AND LIVING CONDITIONS ...............................................................................20
   THEME 1.07 SOCIAL PROTECTION .................................................................................................................................21
   THEME 1.09 FOOD SAFETY ...........................................................................................................................................22
   THEME 1.10 CRIME AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE .................................................................................................................23
   THEME 1.11 DISCRIMINATION ......................................................................................................................................24
   THEME 1.12 OTHER WORK IN THE FIELD OF DEMOGRAPHIC AND SOCIAL STATISTICS ...................................................24
Domain 2 — Macroeconomic statistics ...........................................................................................................................26
   THEME 2.01 ANNUAL ECONOMIC ACCOUNTS ................................................................................................................28
   THEME 2.02 QUARTERLY ACCOUNTS ............................................................................................................................29
   THEME 2.03 MONETARY AND FINANCIAL STATISTICS ...................................................................................................30
   THEME 2.04 GOVERNMENT FINANCE STATISTICS..........................................................................................................31
   THEME 2.05 MONITORING OWN RESOURCES .................................................................................................................32
   THEME 2.06 PRICES ......................................................................................................................................................32
   THEME 2.07 TRADE IN GOODS ......................................................................................................................................34
   THEME 2.08 TRADE IN SERVICES AND BALANCE OF PAYMENTS ....................................................................................36
Domain 3 — Business statistics........................................................................................................................................38
   THEME 3.01 ANNUAL BUSINESS STATISTICS .................................................................................................................40
   THEME 3.02 SHORT-TERM BUSINESS STATISTICS ..........................................................................................................42
   THEME 3.03 ENERGY ....................................................................................................................................................43
   THEME 3.04 TRANSPORT ..............................................................................................................................................44
   THEME 3.05 TOURISM...................................................................................................................................................46
   THEME 3.06 BUSINESS REGISTERS ................................................................................................................................48
Domain 4 — Statistics on agriculture, forestry and fisheries ......................................................................................50
   THEME 4.01 AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION ...................................................................................................................51
   THEME 4.02 AGRICULTURAL STRUCTURES ...................................................................................................................53
   THEME 4.03 LAND USE AND LAND COVER ....................................................................................................................54
   THEME 4.04 AGRICULTURAL ACCOUNTS AND PRICES ...................................................................................................55
   THEME 4.05 FORESTRY STATISTICS ..............................................................................................................................56
   THEME 4.06 FISHERIES STATISTICS ...............................................................................................................................56
   THEME 4.07 AGRI-ENVIRONMENTAL STATISTICS ..........................................................................................................58
   THEME 4.08 RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND MARITIME POLICY STATISTICS.......................................................................59
Domain 5 — Multi-domain statistics ..............................................................................................................................61
   THEME 5.01 STATISTICS FOR BUSINESS CYCLE ANALYSIS .............................................................................................63
   THEME 5.02 LISBON STRATEGY AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT..............................................................................64
   THEME 5.03 ENVIRONMENT STATISTICS AND ACCOUNTS..............................................................................................65
   THEME 5.04 REGIONAL AND URBAN STATISTICS...........................................................................................................66
   THEME 5.05 GEOGRAPHICAL AND LOCAL INFORMATION ..............................................................................................67
   THEME 5.06 SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION ................................................................................................68
   THEME 5.07 INFORMATION SOCIETY .............................................................................................................................69
   THEME 5.08 CONSUMER PROTECTION ...........................................................................................................................71




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Domain 6 — Support for statistical outputs...................................................................................................................72
   THEME 6.01 STATISTICAL COORDINATION AND CLASSIFICATIONS ................................................................................76
   THEME 6.02 STATISTICAL TRAINING .............................................................................................................................78
   THEME 6.03 IT SUPPORT FOR STATISTICAL PRODUCTION ..............................................................................................78
   THEME 6.04 IT STANDARDS, TOOLS AND SERVICES FOR DATA EXCHANGE IN THE ESS ................................................79
   THEME 6.05 DATA AND METADATA STRUCTURAL DEFINITION .....................................................................................81
   THEME 6.06 INFORMATION AND DISSEMINATION .........................................................................................................82
   THEME 6.07 STATISTICAL COOPERATION WITH THE CANDIDATE AND POTENTIAL CANDIDATE COUNTRIES ..................83
   THEME 6.08 STATISTICAL COOPERATION WITH COUNTRIES COVERED BY THE
      EUROPEAN NEIGHBOURHOOD POLICY (ENP)........................................................................................................84
   THEME 6.09 INTERNATIONAL STATISTICAL COOPERATION ...........................................................................................85
   THEME 6.10 STATISTICAL RESEARCH AND METHODOLOGY ..........................................................................................86
   THEME 6.11 DATA SECURITY AND STATISTICAL CONFIDENTIALITY ..............................................................................88
Domain 7 — Administrative support..............................................................................................................................90
   THEME 7.01 MANAGEMENT OF IT INFRASTRUCTURE ...................................................................................................90
   THEME 7.02 MANAGEMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES .....................................................................................................90
   THEME 7.03 MANAGEMENT OF FINANCIAL RESOURCES ................................................................................................92
   THEME 7.04 AUDIT .......................................................................................................................................................93
   THEME 7.05 GENERAL ADMINISTRATION ......................................................................................................................93
Domain 8 — Policy strategy and coordination...............................................................................................................95
   THEME 8.01 COMMUNICATION .....................................................................................................................................95
   THEME 8.02 QUALITY MANAGEMENT AND EVALUATION ..............................................................................................96
   THEME 8.03 MANAGEMENT AND STATISTICAL PROGRAMMES ......................................................................................96
   THEME 8.04 MANAGEMENT OF LEGAL BASES ...............................................................................................................98
   THEME 8.05 RELATIONS WITH THE ESS, INTER-INSTITUTIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS ..............................98




Eurostat                                                                             3            Statistical Work Programme of the Commission for 2010
                             OVERALL PRIORITIES FOR 2010


1.         The political context
The Commission’s 2010 statistical work programme (hereinafter referred to as the Annual Work
Programme — AWP) is subject to major changes stemming from the political and legal context of
the operating environment.
The factors being taken into account are:
•      The new political context: 2010 will be the first year of the new European Parliament
       (following the 2009 elections) and of a new European Commission; new strategic objectives
       may have an influence on policy priorities and consequently on the AWP.
•      The new operational mode of the European Statistical System (ESS): the ESS will operate
       under the new structures established by the Regulation on European statistics, i.e. the
       European Statistical System Committee (ESSC) as the successor to the SPC, the European
       Statistical Governance Advisory Board (ESGAB) and the European Statistical Advisory
       Committee (ESAC). In addition, the work of the various high-level Task Forces (in particular
       TF2 and TF3 of the Partnership Group) and the implementation of their recommendations
       implies a thorough overhaul of the working methods within the ESS and the way the
       statistical programmes are established.
•      The integration of the statistical production of the ESS: the political and legal context drive
       towards a more integrated statistical system implying a review of production methods and a
       dynamic approach to determining priorities and achieving cost efficiency in a zero-growth of
       human resources environment. The strategy for a fundamental reform of the statistical
       production system is presented in the Commission Communication adopted on 10 August
       20091.
•      Finally, the first lessons of the mid-term review of the current Multiannual Programme 2008-
       2012 will be known by the end of 2010.
All these factors concur to make the AWP 2010 a transitional programme between the established
programmes until 2009 and the AWP for 2011, which will see the full range of changes
implemented. However, an effort has already been made to adapt the structure of this AWP in line
with the requirements of the new Regulation on European statistics.




1
       Communication on the production method of EU statistics: a vision for the next decade — COM(2009) 404
       final.

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2.          The priorities for 2010
The AWP specifies the statistical priority actions that underpin the Commission’s political priorities
as specified in the Annual Policy Strategy (APS) 2010. The specific priorities of the APS 2010
address (i) Economic and Social Recovery, (ii) Climate Change and Sustainable Europe, (iii)
Putting the Citizen First, (iv) Europe as a World Partner and (v) Better Regulation and
Transparency. In addition, the initiatives for better regulation in the European Union2 and for the
reduction of the response burden, simplification and priority-setting in the field of Community
statistics3 are also addressed in the AWP 2010.

2.1. Economic and Social Recovery
Europe is currently facing a deep economic crisis whose impact is likely to remain significant in
2010. The implementation of the European Economic Recovery Plan and the structural reforms
under the Lisbon Strategy for Growth and Jobs and the Stability and Growth Pact provide the
basis for action at both Member State and Community level.
A number of statistical activities, projects and analyses contribute to this process as a priority in
2010:
     •     The Commission (Eurostat) will present a proposal for revision of the European System
           of Accounts (ESA95) in order to enhance the quality of macroeconomic statistics across the
           board and to increase comparability between economies. When implemented this initiative
           will improve significantly the statistical basis for economic policy making in the EU.
     •     The Commission (Eurostat) will focus on implementation of the plan for improving the
           Principal European Economic Indicators and by doing so consolidate this body of
           essential key indicators for short-term economy policy analysis at all levels.
     •     The Commission (Eurostat) will continue the ongoing production of essential annual and
           infra-annual statistics in all the key areas of macroeconomic statistics, national accounts,
           inflation measurement (HICP) and labour market statistics. The provision of statistics for
           EU administrative purposes and for multilateral fiscal surveillance will likewise be assured.
           The provision of these economic statistics constitute the basic knowledge infrastructure for
           the formulation and implementation of economic policies.
     •     Finally, the Commission (Eurostat) will step up efforts to extend the coverage of
           harmonised sector-statistics relevant for job creation and research policies in a knowledge-
           based economy. Emphasis will be on statistics on lifelong learning and higher education
           and on tools for supporting the monitoring of the European Research Area (ERA)
           development in line with the ERA Vision 2020.




2
         Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and
         Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions on a strategic review of better regulation in the European
         Union (COM(2006) 689 final), 14.11.2006.
3
         Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on reduction of the response
         burden, simplification and priority-setting in the field of Community statistics (COM(2006) 693 final),
         14.11.2006.

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2.2. Climate Change and Sustainable Europe
Assuming that the EU achieves its ambition of a new international agreement on climate change in
Copenhagen in 2009, this priority will take on particular importance in 2010.
The Commission (Eurostat) will support this with various priority actions in 2010:
    •      The Commission (Eurostat) will give priority to contributing to improve quality controls on
           national reporting of greenhouse gas emissions.
    •      The Commission (Eurostat) will enhance the efforts to provide relevant and new statistics on
           renewable energies and energy efficiency in 2010.
    •      The Commission (Eurostat) will continue to provide important statistics in a wide range of
           fields relating to environmental and agricultural policies as well as other sector policies
           relevant for sustainability. A number of improvement actions in these fields will also be
           continued in 2010.

2.3. Putting the Citizen First
The ‘citizen first’ priority covers a wide range of topics, ranging from public health to civil security
and gender equality.
The Commission (Eurostat) will contribute to the planned actions in the following way:
•       The Commission (Eurostat) will develop a strategic framework for all social surveys, the
        European Programme of Social Surveys being the first step.
•       Concerning statistics on crime and criminal justice the Commission (Eurostat) will enlarge
        the data collection in cooperation with the UNODC in order to include more types of crime,
        for example money laundering and human trafficking.
•       The Commission (Eurostat) will further implement the quality assurance programme relating
        to migration and asylum statistics, including the preparation of a Commission
        Implementing Regulation on accuracy and quality standards.
•       To underpin the social infrastructure of Europe, the Commission (Eurostat) will continue to
        provide and improve data on a wide variety of specific and essential social issues such as:
        statistics on equal opportunities, including combating discrimination, data on public
        health and health and safety at work, food safety data and data concerning consumer
        protection issues. Of particular importance in the last field will be the development of
        appropriate information on prices and implementation of the experimental survey on
        consumer empowerment.

2.4. Europe as a World Partner
2010 will mark a new phase in EU external policy if the Lisbon Treaty enters into force.
The Commission (Eurostat) will continue to support the external actions of the EU in several ways
in 2010:
    •      The Commission (Eurostat) will continue to provide essential statistics for EU external
           action in the areas of trade in goods and services, foreign investments, foreign affiliates and
           balance of payments statistics.
    •      The Commission (Eurostat) will also continue its technical support for EU bilateral and
           multilateral relations across the globe.

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2.5. Better Regulation and Transparency
Simplifying and improving the regulatory environment for EU businesses and citizens remains a
priority for the Commission. The strategic approach developed in the Communication on reduction
of the response burden, simplification and priority-setting in the field of Community statistics will
be further implemented. The focus will be on modernisation of the production systems of European
statistics. Expected results and planned actions are described in more detail below.

3.           Simplification and reduction of the response burden
During the last few years, Eurostat has made considerable progress in implementing the
Communication on reduction of the response burden, simplification and priority-setting in the field
of Community statistics. Efforts will continue with an increased focus on changes to the production
systems.

3.1. Impact of major simplifications in 2010
A number of the simplifications of reporting requirements introduced in the years 2008 and 2009
for some of the priority areas identified in the Communication will come into effect for the first
time in 2010.
     •     Of particular importance is the implementation of the new Intrastat Regulation currently
           under adoption. According to the measurement done in the framework of the Action
           Programme on Administrative Burden Reduction4 and compared to the situation in 2004,
           implementation of this Regulation can generate savings of around € 200 million on a yearly
           basis from 2010 onwards, mainly for SMEs. This is conditioned by Member States’ use of
           its full potential as well as of the potential for simplification provided by Regulation
           638/2004.
     •     The implementation of the new legislation on Structural Business Statistics (SBS) is
           expected to reduce the number of cells to be reported by 25 %.

3.2. Re-engineering of the production system
The potential for further major burden reduction — without negative impact on the quality and the
relevance of the data — through simplification of the reporting requirements is limited. Efforts will
therefore be stepped up to build a modern and integrated statistical system that makes efficient use
of existing data and information technologies. The way is paved for re-engineering the whole
architecture for the production of European statistics within the new legal framework which entered
into force on 1 April 2009. As an immediate follow-up the Commission adopted on 10 August the
Communication on the production method of EU statistics: a vision for the next decade5. The
implementation of this strategy should enable the ESS to satisfy new and ever increasing needs
while saving resources and reducing or limiting the burden for respondents.




4
         Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and
         Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions — Action programme for reducing administrative burdens
         in the European Union (COM(2007) 23 final), 24.1.2007. Commission Working Document — Reducing
         Administrative Burdens in the European Union — Annex to the 3rd Strategic Review on Better Regulation
         (COM(2009) 16/3), 28.1.2009.
5
         COM(2009) 404 final.

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    •      Eurostat intends to modernise the management structures in 2010 by introducing a global
           management system. This system will be based on an integrated process of forward and
           realistic planning aligned to the vision, delivering and systematically monitoring objectives
           and means to match objectives with outputs in full compliance with Commission priorities
           and rules.
    •      In the area of business and trade statistics, the re-engineering strategy for the next five years
           is laid down in the programme for the Modernisation of European Enterprise and Trade
           Statistics (MEETS). As for 2009, a separate decision with work programme for MEETS
           actions in 2010 concentrating on a number of flagship projects will be adopted alongside the
           Statistical Work Programme 2010.
    •      The rationalisation of EU data collections through the use of existing sources or the merging
           of data collections will be continued in other domains as well. Cooperation with other
           collectors of data, such as European agencies and international organisations, will be further
           pursued. For example, in the area of social and transport statistics this cooperation will lead
           to joint data collections or even the discontinuation of certain data collections. The
           EuroGroups Register (EGR) project, which aims to create a network of business registers on
           multinational enterprises, will continue in 2010.
    •      New Information and Communication Technology (ICT) tools will continue to be developed
           in order to improve efficiency, reduce burdens and enhance statistical quality (see also 3.3).

3.3. ICT developments
The use of new IT technologies and statistical coordination will remain key elements in the
modernisation of the production systems.
    •      Major activities planned in this area in 2010 will be the Combined Nomenclature
           modernisation project aimed at simplifying the nomenclature, extension of IT developments
           under the ‘Cycle de Vie des Données (CVD)’ approach and further development of the
           Single Entry Point.
    •      The efficiency of processes for transmission and dissemination of data and metadata will be
           improved by the extension of the use of SDMX standards and architecture and the
           implementation both in the MS and in Eurostat of the reference metadata standard, Euro-
           SDMX (ESMS).

3.4. Priority setting
The Task Force on Priority Setting finalised its report on the review of the methodological
framework for the measurement of response burdens and production costs in April 2009. Following
this review, new measurement activities are to be organised with the Member States. The
information on response burdens and production costs will provide the quantitative elements for
evaluating the cost-effectiveness of statistical requirements. These elements will then be combined
with information on relevance and users’ needs provided in the different types of evaluations
carried out. The combined information will support improved and systematic priority-setting for
statistical information activities.




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4.            Legal instruments and procedures

4.1. Legal bases for the programme
     Nature             No         Date       OJ No   Publication                                   Title
                                                         date
   Commission         97/281     21.4.1997    L 112    29.4.1997    concerning the role of Eurostat as regards the production of Community
     Decision                                                       statistics
  Parliament and     1578/2007   11.12.2007   L 344   28.12.2007    on the Community Statistical Programme 2008 to 2012
 Council Decision
  Parliament and     234/2008    11.3.2008     L 73    15.3.2008    establishing the European Statistical Advisory Committee and repealing
 Council Decision                                                   Council Decision 91/116/EEC
  Parliament and     235/2008    11.3.2008     L 73    15.3.2008    establishing the European Statistical Governance Advisory Board
 Council Decision
  Parliament and     223/2009    11.3.2009     L 87    31.3.2009    on European statistics
Council Regulation



4.2. New legislation
Detailed information about new legal instruments envisaged for 2010 is provided, as appropriate,
under each specific theme. The major new legislative projects are:
•       Draft proposal for a new Regulation of the European Parliament and the Council on the
        European System of Accounts;
•       Revision of Regulation 91/2003 on rail transport statistics in order to discontinue the data
        collection on rail safety;
•       Revision of Regulation 437/2003 on statistical returns in respect of the carriage of passengers,
        freight and mail by air in order to define the possible extension agreed with the Member
        States at the end of 2009;
•       Once the recast of Directive 95/64 is completed, changes to legislation agreed in the
        framework of the Task Force established in order to modernise maritime transport statistics
        will be submitted to the appropriate legislative procedure;
•       Regulation (EC) of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning Community
        Statistics on Tourism, to be submitted to Council and Parliament in the course of 2009
        (unlikely to be adopted in 2009);
•       Commission Regulation on the exchange of MNE data between Eurostat and central banks;
•       Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning
        permanent crop statistics;
•       Parliament and Council Regulation on European Environmental Accounts.

4.3. ESSnet projects
Sharing experience and building partnership upon shared competences is an essential principle of
the structure of the ESS. Since 2005, success has been achieved in specific ESSnet projects. In
order to structure the practical organisation in a better way and to improve overall efficiency and
quality, a summary of yearly ESSnet projects to be launched in 2010 is attached as Annex 1 to the
AWP 2010. The ESSnet projects will be directly implemented by Eurostat’s production units.




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        STRUCTURE OF THE DOCUMENT AND LEGEND TO THE TABLES
Theme
1. Description
2. Work Programme for 2010
2.1 ONGOING WORK
Action                      Actions                                           Outputs                        Type       Depends      Link to
  ID                                                                                                          of           on         APS
                                                                                                             work        funding     priority
                                                                                                                       from other
                                                                                                                           DG
  (1)                         (2)                                                (3)                          (4)          (5)          (6)


Column (4):    1 = Preparatory work (methodological, legislative work, classification);
               2 = Production (collection, validation) of statistical data;
               3 = Dissemination of Community statistics;
               O = Other.
Column (6):    A = Economic and Social Recovery;
               B = Climate Change and Sustainable Europe;
               C = Putting the Citizen First;
               D = Europe as a World Partner;
               E = Better Regulation and Transparency;
               O = Other work.



2.2 NEW WORK (where applicable)
Action             Actions                                 Outputs                        Type   Depends    Link to    Resource        Main
  ID                                                                                       of        on      APS        impact       origin of
                                                                                          work    funding   priority    on MS       resources
                                                                                                    from
                                                                                                 other DG
  (1)                 (2)                                     (3)                         (4)        (5)      (6)         (7)          (8)


Column (4):    1 = Preparatory work (methodological, legislative work, classification);
               2 = Production (collection, validation) of statistical data;
               3 = Dissemination of Community statistics;
               O = Other.
Column (6):    A = Economic and Social Recovery;
               B = Climate Change and Sustainable Europe;
               C = Putting the Citizen First;
               D = Europe as a World Partner;
               E = Better Regulation and Transparency;
               O = Other work.
Column (7):    Resource impact on Member States:           1 = Will decrease the resources needed;
                                                           2 = Is resource neutral;
                                                           3 = Will need additional resources.
Column (8):    Main origin of resource:                    1 = Reduction or abandonment of current work;
                                                           2 = DG-internal resource reallocation;
                                                           3 = Other DG;
                                                           4 = Other (e.g. productivity gain).

2.3 SIMPLIFICATION AND BURDEN REDUCTION(where applicable)

3. Work to be carried out by other DGs involving data collection from Member States (where applicable)
4. Legal bases (where applicable)
5. Planned new legislation (where applicable)




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           DOMAIN 1 — DEMOGRAPHIC AND SOCIAL STATISTICS

A. New and priority actions
Statistics on the labour market will continue to be driven by the renewed Lisbon strategy, the
European employment strategy and the requirements of economic and monetary policy in the
European Union. The recommendations following the comprehensive quality review of the Labour
Force Survey (LFS) will guide targeted actions by Eurostat and Member States to further improve
this centrepiece of European labour market statistics. In parallel, a review of the experience gained
with the LFS ad hoc modules over the last 10 years will be launched. The contents of the 2012
module on the transition from work to retirement should be agreed. Efforts will be stepped up to
streamline the dissemination of LFS data taking into account the findings of the Task Force on
indicators to supplement the ILO unemployment rate. The necessary preparatory steps for the
implementation of ISCO08 as from 2011 will be taken.
The results of the 2008 Labour Cost Survey will become available, giving a detailed picture of the
level and structure of businesses’ labour costs. Arrangements for the collection of the
2010 Structure of Earnings data will be finalised.
The report on implementation of the Labour Cost Index (LCI) Regulation will be presented to the
European Parliament and the Council. Following the entry into force of the job vacancy statistics
(JVS) regulations, data production on job vacancies starts within the new legal framework,
providing pertinent quarterly information on the demand side of the labour market.
For statistics on income, social inclusion, social protection and living conditions, work will
concentrate on production of indicators for the Spring Report 2011 and for the Joint report on social
inclusion and social protection 2011, based on the SILC (Community Statistics on Income and
Living Conditions) 2009 and ESSPROS (European System of Social Protection) 2008 data. A
monograph publication based on SILC data as well as a new edition of the pocketbook ‘Living
conditions in Europe’ will be produced. Together with the Employment, Social Affairs and Equal
Opportunities DG, the 2010 Report on the social situation in the European Union will be prepared.
Legal developments will cover the preparation and adoption of two Commission Regulations, on
the SILC 2012 list of target secondary variables and on the ESSPROS net social benefits project.
For the reinforcement of the general social infrastructure, a strategic framework for all social
surveys will be developed, the first step being the European Programme of Social Surveys
(EPSS). The implementation of the core social variables in all social surveys will continue.
Gender statistics remain geared towards the collection of data by sex from all relevant domains but
also towards the possible development of specific statistics to adequately monitor gender gaps and
other gender related issues. The 2010 LFS ad hoc module on reconciling work and family life will
be conducted and lay the ground for a comprehensive assessment of the labour market participation
of men and women against the background of their household situation. Moreover, the 2010
EU-SILC module on intra-household allocation of resources will allow to develop data on sharing
of resources between the members of the households and to inform the issue of poverty measured at
an individual level.
In the area of basic demographic statistics, the current gentlemen’s agreement will be replaced by
a Regulation with a view to improving the relevance, comparability and timeliness of the statistics
collected. As regards the 2011 round of the Population and Housing Census, the practical
arrangements and the structure of the quality reports will be agreed.


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The implementation of the European Pact on Immigration and Asylum relies heavily on high-
quality statistics for policy formulation and monitoring. Major efforts will be devoted to assuring
the accuracy and comparability of the statistics collected under Regulation 862/2007 and, in
particular, the migration and asylum statistics provided by Eurostat for the allocation of funds to
Member States under the EU’s Solidarity and Management of Migration Flows programme. In this
context, rules on accuracy and quality standards will be developed. Additionally, activities will take
place to ensure that statistics will be available to accompany the Commission commitment to
integrate immigration into its wider policies.
On consumer issues, priority will be given to the development of appropriate information on prices
as well as on the implementation and analysis of the experimental survey on consumer
empowerment.
In the field of education, a Commission Regulation on statistics on education and training systems
is planned for adoption in 2010. The preparation of the Continuous Vocational Training Survey for
2011 will continue (CVTS4) as will the work for the next Adult Education Survey (also for 2011).
Two Commission Regulations on these topics are expected in 2010. Statistics on the outcome of
education and in particular the entry of young people into the labour market (2009 LFS ad hoc
module) will be disseminated. Improving the quality (particularly the comparability) of outcome of
education data will be a priority for 2010, as well as the review/revision of the ISCED classification
managed by the Unesco Institute for Statistics (UIS). New indicators on student mobility and
employability will be developed and their statistical implications worked out.
In the field of public health, cooperation with Member States will enter into a new dimension by
strengthening the partnership on public health as an ESSnet project. The focus will be on quality
improvements for the different sets of indicators and on preparatory work for implementing
measures for the Framework Regulation. Data collections and pilots on disability and social
integration will be analysed in view of their potential for being integrated into the regular portfolio.
Statistics on crime and criminal justice will be collected following the guidelines established in
implementing the Commission’s EU Action Plan 2006-2010. This collection will for the first time
be coordinated with those organised by other international bodies (UN Office on Drugs and Crime
(UNODC), Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA), European Sourcebook). New types of crime such
as money laundering, human trafficking, cybercrime and corruption will be covered in line with the
development of suitable indicators to measure such phenomena. In the area of victimisation, the
results of the pilot surveys carried out in most Member States in 2009 will be evaluated and a
proposal will be made for the next steps. The monitoring of cross-border police cooperation and the
development of a crime classification system will also be studied. As 2010 will mark the final year
of implementation of the five-year Action Plan, an approach will be adopted for identifying the
challenges for the next period and outlining a strategy for the future development of statistics on
crime and criminal justice.
B. Ongoing work
The key policy challenges facing the European Union in the area of demographic change have
resulted in an unprecedented demand for high-quality population statistics to support policy
making. Consequently, considerable attention will be devoted to ensuring the production and
dissemination of high-quality demographic and migration statistics.
Labour market statistics continue to make a key contribution to the indicator sets under the
Lisbon strategy (Structural Indicators) and the employment guidelines. At the same time, input will
be provided to the discussion on indicators needed for the design of policies in a Lisbon post-2010
context. On the infra-annual side, monthly unemployment rates, the LCI and the quarterly job
vacancy statistics (JVS) provide important input to business cycle analysis and policy decisions. A
special effort will be made to grant the research community improved access to micro-data from the
Labour Force Survey and the Structure of Earnings Survey.

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In terms of dissemination, the SILC micro-data will be released to researchers (cross-sectional
SILC 2008 data in March 2010 and longitudinal 2005/06/07/08 data in August 2010). The Eurostat
free website will be updated with data on child poverty, material deprivation, and housing and with
social protection information by schemes. Several Statistics in Focus will be prepared.
Lifelong learning and education are among the essential priorities of the Commission for 2010, in
the context of the prosperity objective and the Lisbon strategy (implementing the Education and
Training 2010 programme) as well as in the preparatory stages of the post-Lisbon strategy (Council
conclusions on a strategic framework for European cooperation on education and training –
"ET 2020"). The statistical activities to support policy making and analysis are based on several
sources. The quality of the administrative data collection on education systems (UOE), jointly
managed by the UIS, the OECD and Eurostat, will continue to be improved in line with the multi-
annual planning established in 2006 and following the Parliament and Council Regulation
concerning the production and development of statistics on education and lifelong learning.
Further progress towards a more output-harmonised statistical information system on education
establishments and students at tertiary level is also expected.
The Council and the Commission have shown renewed interest in the cultural sector and its
contribution to the Lisbon strategy. A statistical description of the sector was published in 2007.
Eurostat has proposed a network of Member States to further develop the methodology. This
cooperation (ESSnet) is planned to continue in 2010 and stretch over a two-year period.
Based on Regulation (EC) 1338/2008 of 16 December 2008 concerning Community statistics on
public health and health and safety at work, activities will concentrate on further developing the
methodology for the collection, analysis and dissemination of a consistent set of statistics (i) in the
four public health domains — non-monetary and expenditure health care, causes of death, health
status (including morbidity) and health determinants — and (ii) for accidents at work and
occupational diseases. Cooperation with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) will be continued towards a
joint questionnaire in the area of non-monetary health care and the revision of the System of Health
Accounts (SHA).
Eurostat’s role will be clarified in the field of food safety statistics. Work is likely to focus on the
improvement of the quality of data on food and feed control and monitoring activities with the
objective of making some indicators public in the mid-term as well as on food consumption and on
the collection of comparable statistics on the production of organic products.
Based on the outcome of the discussion with the Directors of Social Statistics (DSS), actions will
continue on methodological work for establishing statistics for measuring equality and progress in
combating discrimination.

C. Simplification and burden reduction
Eurostat intends to adapt the list of CVTS variables to the extent that the information can be
collected from other existing sources.
There are initiatives to merge data collections hitherto compiled separately by international
organisations. This concerns health statistics, where existing exercises together with the OECD and
the WHO on health care data are planned to be extended, food safety statistics, where the aim is to
streamline and rationalise the EU data collections in cooperation with the other collectors of data in
the field (Food and Veterinary Office and European Food Safety Agency), crime statistics, where a
joint data collection with the UNODC is being considered, and ESSPROS social benefits data, to be
collected in future jointly with the OECD.



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Theme 1.01 Population
1. Description
Developments in demographic and migration statistics are driven by an increased policy focus on the long-run socio-
economic impacts of demographic change and the European Pact on Immigration and Asylum. The underlying priority
for this theme is to enhance the policy relevance and the quality of population statistics and analyses.

2. Work Programme for 2010 (legend to the tables at the beginning of the document)
2.1 ONGOING WORK
Action                            Actions                                                     Outputs                        Type    Depends     Link to
  ID                                                                                                                          of        on        APS
                                                                                                                             work     funding    priority
                                                                                                                                    from other
                                                                                                                                        DG
  (1)                                (2)                                                          (3)                        (4)        (5)        (6)
 101       Collect, analyse and disseminate demographic and          Update with the latest reference year of the            2, 3                   C
           migration statistics                                      Eurostat dissemination database as regards
                                                                     statistics on demography, migration, asylum,
                                                                     residence permits and enforcement of immigration
                                                                     legislation.
                                                                     Annual population estimates transmitted to the
                                                                     Council.
                                                                     Necessary statistics on migration and asylum
                                                                     transmitted to DG JLS for the allocation of the
                                                                     ‘Solidarity and Management of Migration Flows’
                                                                     funds.
                                                                     Release of a series of analyses on specific topics in
                                                                     demographic and migration statistics.
                                                                     Contribution of demographic and migration statistics
                                                                     to general Eurostat publications.
 102       Implement a programme for the quality assurance of        Improved quality of statistics                          1, 2                   C
           migration and asylum statistics used in the allocation
           of the ‘Solidarity and Management of Migration Flows’
           funds
 103       Develop and implement an action plan to meet the          Evaluation of the usability of existing data sources     1                     C
           growing needs related to EU migration policies, in        (both administrative data and surveys) for the
           particular by promoting conceptual integration and        production of migration statistics on aspects not
           mainstreaming in the area of migration statistics         traditionally covered by migration statistics (e.g.
                                                                     socio-economic profile of migrants).
                                                                     Action plan agreed with Member States.
                                                                     Harmonised migration core variables across all
                                                                     relevant surveys.
 104       Prepare a proposal for the practical arrangements         Adoption by the Commission of the proposal for an        1                     C
           and structure of the quality reports on population and    implementing measure
           housing censuses (as provided for by Article 7(1)(c)
           of Regulation 763/2008)
 105       Improve the level of quality (in particular as regards    Advanced discussions on a proposal for a                 1                     C
           the relevance, comparability and timeliness) of the       Regulation of the EP and the Council on
           existing demographic data collection                      demographic statistics
                                                                     Methodological guidelines adopted by Member
                                                                     States
 106       Review priorities and needs for further implementing      Evaluations prepared                                     1                     C
           measures provided for in Regulation 862/2007 as           Legislative proposals prepared as necessary
           regards Articles 9(5) (formats for the transmission of
           data), 10(2)(d) (additional disaggregations) and
           10(2)(e) (rules on accuracy and quality standards)
 107       Implement the strategy for the production of statistics   Availability of a first set of statistics on life       1, 2                   C
           on life expectancy by socio-economic group                expectancy by socio-economic group
                                                                     Action plan accepted by Member States
 108       Start preparatory work on the next round of               Workshop organised with Member States                    1                     C
           population projections




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4. Legal bases6
     Nature              No             Date         OJ No        Publication                                               Title
                                                                     date
     EP and           862/2007        11.7.2007       L 199        31.7.2007       On migration and international protection and repealing Council Regulation (EEC) No
     Council                                                                       311/76 on the compilation of statistics on foreign workers
    Regulation
     EP and           763/2008        9.7.2008        L 218        13.8.2008       On population and housing censuses
     Council
    Regulation


Theme 1.02 Labour market
1. Description
Labour market statistics provide short-term and structural descriptions of the labour market in monetary and non-
monetary terms as well as in a time-use context. The focus is on both the supply (actual participation in its various
dimensions, labour reserve, inactive persons) and demand side (job vacancies). The statistics cover the European Union,
the euro area, Member States, candidate countries and EEA/EFTA countries. They support the conduct and
coordination of policies in the fields of employment and economic and monetary policy. They also help the
Commission to define, implement and monitor labour market policies within the revised Lisbon strategy and the
European employment strategy. For the medium term, the focus is on improving labour statistics in terms of coverage
and quality by (i) adapting and strengthening the Labour Force Survey (LFS) process so that it can better meet user
demands for pertinent and timely data; (ii) improving the coherence and integration of employment statistics; (iii)
further developing the structural indicators and the principal European economic indicators (PEEI) for the labour
market; (iv) fully implementing job vacancy statistics; and (v) fine-tuning the integrated system of earnings and labour
cost statistics.

2. Work Programme for 2010 (legend to the tables at the beginning of the document)
2.1 ONGOING WORK
Action                                Actions                                                    Outputs                            Type    Depends         Link to
  ID                                                                                                                                 of        on            APS
                                                                                                                                    work     funding        priority
                                                                                                                                           from other
                                                                                                                                               DG
     (1)                                 (2)                                                       (3)                              (4)        (5)             (6)
     101         Collect, process and disseminate short-term and        Full range of updated labour market statistics in the       2+3       EMPL              A
                 structural labour statistics (employment,              form of tables and publications; improved access to
                 unemployment, labour costs, job vacancies, labour      LFS and SES micro-data
                 market policies, earnings) within the deadlines
                 specified in regulations and gentlemen’s agreements
     102         Disseminate the results of the 2008 LFS ad hoc         Publication of detailed results (2008 module)               3;1       EMPL              A
                 module on the labour market situation of migrants;     Commission Regulation No 20/2009 of 13.1.2009
                 reach agreement on the 2012 LFS ad hoc module on       approved (2012 module)
                 the transition from work to retirement
     103         Transmit and disseminate the results of the 2008       Publication of results                                       3                          A
                 Labour Cost Survey
     104         Reach agreement on improvement actions following       List of actions for Member States and Eurostat               1                          A
                 the recommendations of the Task Force on the           agreed and first actions launched
                 Quality of the LFS
     105         Start producing and disseminating quarterly job        Quarterly job vacancy data produced and                     2+3       EMPL              A
                 vacancy statistics within the new legal framework      disseminated
     106         Continue preparations for the implementation of        Readiness for implementation from 2011                       1                          A
                 ISCO08
     107         Improve the coverage and quality of the annual         Dissemination of more and better data on earnings            2                          A
                 earnings and labour cost data                          and labour cost
     108         Reach agreement on a set of indicators to              Set of indicators agreed and implementation                  1                          A
                 supplement the ILO unemployment rate                   launched
     109         Continue improving coverage and quality of the LMP     Improved LMP data sets                                       2                          A
                 (labour market policy) data collection




6
           To be updated later.

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2.2 NEW WORK
Action                       Actions                                   Outputs                        Type      Depends           Link to    Resource        Main
  ID                                                                                                   of           on             APS        impact       origin of
                                                                                                      work       funding          priority    on MS       resources
                                                                                                                   from
                                                                                                                other DG
  (1)                          (2)                                          (3)                         (4)         (5)             (6)         (7)          (8)
 201         Launch a Task Force to review the         Recommendations for improving the                 1                           A           2               2
             experience gained with LFS ad hoc         process and output quality of LFS ad hoc
             modules                                   modules
 202         Prepare the report to the EP and the      Report prepared, approved and delivered           1                           O           2               2
             Council on the implementation of the
             Regulation on the Labour Cost Index
             (450/2003)
 203         Finalise arrangements for the             Arrangements finalised                            1                           A           2               2
             collection of the 2010 Structure of
             Earnings data
 204         Assess the feasibility of collecting      Options for an annual data collection with        1                           A           3               2
             annual job vacancy statistics with        more structural detail
             more structural detail

4. Legal bases6
 Nature              No                Date         OJ No     Publication                                                 Title
                                                                 date
 Council            577/98           9.3.1998        L 77       14.3.1998         Concerning the organisation of a labour force sample survey in the Community
Regulation
 Council            530/99           9.3.1999        L 63       12.3.1999         Concerning structural statistics on earnings and on labour costs
Regulation
 EP and           450/2003           27.2.2003       L 69       13.3.2003         Concerning the labour cost index
 Council
Regulation
 EP and           453/2008           23.4.2008      L 145        4.6.2008         On quarterly statistics on Community job vacancies
 Council
Regulation


Theme 1.03 Education and lifelong learning
1. Description
These statistics include the production of statistical information on education and lifelong learning via specific data
sources on education and training systems, vocational training in enterprises and adult learning. This information is
supplemented with relevant information coming from other ESS sources which are not specific to education, covering
such areas as outcome of education, human capital, education and social inclusion or transition from school to working
life.
Indicators produced are used in benchmarking exercises such as the structural indicators, the follow-up of the report on
the concrete future objectives of the education and training systems (Education and Training 2010 and its follow-up
Education and Training 2020 ("ET 2020")), the European Employment Strategy, benchmarking the European Research
Area, the social agenda and sustainable development.
Cooperation within the Commission is established with DG EAC, DG EMPL, DG RTD and the JRC (CRELL —
Centre for Research on Education and Lifelong Learning). Cooperation with other international organisations (Unesco
Institute for Statistics, OECD, ILO), with specialised EU agencies (European Training Foundation — ETF, Cedefop) as
well as with the Eurydice information network established by DG EAC is developed and established.

2. Work Programme for 2010 (legend to the tables at the beginning of the document)
2.1 ONGOING WORK
Action                               Actions                                                 Outputs                               Type       Depends      Link to
  ID                                                                                                                                of           on         APS
                                                                                                                                   work        funding     priority
                                                                                                                                             from other
                                                                                                                                                 DG
  (1)                                   (2)                                                     (3)                                 (4)          (5)             (6)
 101         Ensure the regular production and dissemination of       Sound data collection instruments and statistical             2, 3                         A
             UOE data on education systems and the related            data
             metadata with their envisaged extensions
 102         Continued work towards adoption of the Commission        Regulation adopted                                             1                           A
             Regulation on statistics on education and training
             systems covering the ‘UOE’ data collection.
 103         Finalisation of the preparation of the CVTS4 survey      Final methodological papers, regulations adapted               1                           A
             (continuing vocational training survey), including the   and adopted
             revision of the framework and implementing legal acts


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Action                               Actions                                                   Outputs                                  Type         Depends     Link to
  ID                                                                                                                                     of             on        APS
                                                                                                                                        work          funding    priority
                                                                                                                                                    from other
                                                                                                                                                        DG
  (1)                                   (2)                                                       (3)                                   (4)             (5)        (6)
  104         Finalisation of the preparation of the AES survey          Final methodological papers, regulations adapted                1                          A
              (adult education survey), including the revision of the    and adopted
              framework and implementing legal acts
  105         Continue to consolidate the methodology and the            Methodological guidelines and better harmonised                1, 2                        A
              production process for data on educational attainment      statistics. The improvement of the LFS variables
              coming from the LFS, SILC and other European               might imply slight revisions in the LFS legal act in
              social surveys (in relation to the core social variables   the future. The alternatives will be discussed in
              implementation referred to in theme 1.12) as well as       2010
              for data on lifelong learning collected by the LFS.
  106         Continue the contribution to the revision of the           Revised classification                                          1                          A
              International Standard Classification for Education
              (ISCED) in cooperation with the OECD and Unesco
              (ISCED revision under the responsibility of the
              Unesco Institute of Statistics)
  107         Process and disseminate the data on transition of          Statistical data and publication                               2, 3          EMPL          A
              young people to the labour market (coming from the
              EU-LFS ad hoc module 2009)
  108         Prepare and launch an ESSnet project on lifelong           Methodological work on LLL expenditure and                      1                          A
              learning accounts                                          recommendations
  109         Preparatory work on statistics on Special Educational      Methodological recommendations                                  1                          A
              Needs (SEN) pupils in the framework of the UOE data
              collection
  110         Development work on student mobility statistics:           Improvement of existing methodological                         1,2                         A
              further methodology and data studies                       recommendations and update of existing data
                                                                         collections accordingly

2.3 SIMPLIFICATION AND BURDEN REDUCTION
                                       Action                                                                           Expected outputs
In the revision of the CVTS recommendations and the related acts, the existence           Adapted CVTS methodology and related legal acts
of new data sources will be taken into consideration in order to adapt the
demands for data from enterprises

3. Work to be carried out by other DGs involving data collection from Member States
Several data collections are initiated or promoted by DG EAC in the field of skills measurements: language skills,
learning to learn skills, civic skills, adult skills, innovation and creativity skills. None of these collections has a
statistical legal basis.

4. Legal bases6
  Nature               No               Date          OJ No        Publication                                                  Title
                                                                      date
  EP and            1552/2005         7.9.2005         L 255         30.9.2005       On statistics relating to vocational training in enterprises
  Council
 Regulation
  EP and            452/2008          23.4.2008        L 145         4.6.2008        On statistics on education and lifelong learning
  Council
 Regulation

5. Planned new legislation
Possibly a very limited-scale revision of Regulation 1552/2005 on the continuing vocational training survey.


Theme 1.04 Culture
1. Description
This theme covers all statistics related to culture and cultural industries. The work of the ESSnet-culture set up in 2009
will contribute to the development of this field. The definition of cultural domain prepared by the EC LEG-Culture and
adopted by the SPC in 1999 needs updating, also in connection with the new proposed framework for cultural statistics
in preparation by Unesco. A methodology identifying cultural employment by crossing economic sectors and
occupations should be revised, taking into account recent revisions of NACE and ISCO. The methodological work
concerning cultural participation continues, taking into consideration new cultural practices related to the use of ICT.
More methodological work has to be done in the domain of expenditure on culture and, mainly public expenditure and
financing of culture where specific administrative data collection could be envisaged. Economic statistics on cultural
industries are available from the EU-Structural Business Statistics database but the coverage of this sector is very
limited; new data sources for this theme should be explored. Statistics on cultural provision need more harmonisation.



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Cooperation with the Unesco Institute for Statistics is very important in this area. The Council of Europe, the OECD
and many international organisations in the cultural domain are also interested in collaboration.

2. Work Programme for 2010 (legend to the tables at the beginning of the document)
2.1 ONGOING WORK
Action                           Actions                                                      Outputs                              Type        Depends           Link to
  ID                                                                                                                                of            on              APS
                                                                                                                                   work         funding          priority
                                                                                                                                              from other
                                                                                                                                                  DG
  (1)                               (2)                                                           (3)                                 (4)         (5)              (6)
 101       Follow-up of the ESSnet launched in 2009, in the            Development and testing of methodologies and pilot             1, 2                          A
           fields of methodological development and                    data production
           experimental data production on the economic and
           social impact of culture

4. Legal bases6
  Nature               No                 Date        OJ No          Publication                                              Title
                                                                        date
   Council          95/C 327         20.11.1995       C 327           7.12.1995         On the promotion of statistics on culture and economic growth
  Resolution
   Council          97/C 36          20.1.1997         C 36           5.2.1997          On the integration of cultural aspects into Community actions
  Resolution
   Council           2007/C          16.11.2007       C 287          29.11.2007         On a European Agenda for Culture
  Resolution         287/01
   Council         2007/3/311        24.5.2007        C 311          21.12.2007         On the contribution of the cultural and creative sectors to the achievement of the
  resolution                                                                            Lisbon objectives
   Council         2008/C/143        21.5.2008        C 143           10.6.2008         On the Work Plan for Culture 2008-2010
 Conclusions


Theme 1.05 Health and safety
1. Description
Based on Regulation (EC) 1338/2008 of 16 December 2008 concerning Community statistics on public health and
health and safety at work, activities will be continued to develop, collect, analyse and disseminate a consistent set of
statistics on (i) public health as the statistical element of health information required by the second programme of
Community action in the field of health 2008-2013 and the further Health Strategy, and (ii) health and safety at work in
order to meet the needs of the Community strategy on health and safety at work 2007-2012. The main focus will be on
quality improvement for the different sets of indicators, on preparatory work for implementing measures for the
framework regulation and on providing data for health and safety indicators as part of the structural, sustainable
development social inclusion, and the European Community Health Indicators (ECHI). This refers in particular to the
core set (ECHI short list) and progressively their regional elements, to the streamlined indicators portfolios of the Open
Method of Coordination (OMC) for the area of health care and long-term care, as well as to other indicator sets such as
the contextual indicators on disability and social integration. Cooperation with Member States in the area of public
health will enter into a new dimension by strengthening the partnership on public health as an ESS network.

2. Work Programme for 2010 (legend to the tables at the beginning of the document)
2.1 ONGOING WORK
Action                           Actions                                                      Outputs                              Type        Depends           Link to
  ID                                                                                                                                of            on              APS
                                                                                                                                   work         funding          priority
                                                                                                                                              from other
                                                                                                                                                  DG
  (1)                               (2)                                                           (3)                                 (4)         (5)              (6)
 101       Cooperation with Member States on public health             Harmonisation of methodology and improved                      1, 2                       A, B, C
           statistics via ESSnet Public Health in order to improve     production of data and indicators
           data quality and arrive at more complete
           dissemination of data and indicators in the area of
           public health.
 102       Collecting experience from the first implementation to      Evaluation and analysis of first data sets                      2                         B, C, D
           prepare an implementing regulation on the EHIS
           (European Health Interview Survey). Processing and
           analysis of the first EHIS data to be submitted to
           Eurostat in 2009- 2010 and cooperation in the
           Budapest Initiative
 103       Continuation of the System of Health Accounts (SHA)         Data; revised methodology                                      1, 2                      A, B, C, D
           joint questionnaire and methodological revision of
           SHA together with the OECD and the WHO.


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Action                             Actions                                                 Outputs                          Type        Depends      Link to
  ID                                                                                                                         of            on         APS
                                                                                                                            work         funding     priority
                                                                                                                                       from other
                                                                                                                                           DG
  (1)                                (2)                                                         (3)                          (4)          (5)          (6)
  104      Continuation of a data collection on non-expenditure     Data; revised methodology                                1, 2                    A, B, C, D
           health care data and development of a Joint
           Questionnaire together with the OECD and the WHO.
  105      Preparation for the implementation of the special        Final version of the questionnaire                        1                        A, C
           survey module on disability and social integration of
           disabled people
  106      Continuation of pilot data collections and               Methodology                                               1                        B, C
           developments of the methodology for data collection
           on morbidity
  107      Implementing measures on causes of death (COD)           Commission Regulations                                    1                          E
           and preparation of implementing measures on
           accidents at work statistics
  108      Dissemination of the data of the LFS ad hoc module       Data                                                      3                       A, B, C
           2007 on accidents at work and work-related health
           problems
  109      Improvement of the coverage (target population as        Improved and more exhaustive data                        1, 2         EMPL        A, B, C
           well as phase 3 variables on causes and
           circumstances) for ESAW (European Statistics on
           Accidents at Work) and the consolidation of EODS
           (European Occupational Diseases Statistics) in new
           Member States and candidate countries
  110      Methodological improvement on automated coding —         Harmonisation of methodology and data production         1, 2                     B, C, E
           COD

2.2 NEW WORK
Action                    Actions                                    Outputs                           Type   Depends      Link to     Resource        Main
  ID                                                                                                    of        on        APS         impact       origin of
                                                                                                       work    funding     priority     on MS       resources
                                                                                                                 from
                                                                                                              other DG
  (1)                        (2)                                         (3)                           (4)        (5)         (6)          (7)         (8)
  201      Analysis of MORB (morbidity) pilot        Criteria to make the best estimates               1, 2                  B, C              2        1
           data
  202      Revision of EHIS with a view to the       Revised instruments                               1, 2                 A, B, C            2        4
           second round
  203      Implementation of the NACE Rev 2          Revised programmes and data                       1, 2                 A, B, C            3        4
           classification and preparation for the
           ISCO 2008 revision in the ESAW and
           EODS data collections and
           dissemination.
  204      Improving the quality of ESAW data        Revised programmes and data                       1, 2                 A, B, C            2        1
           by defining and implementing the
           corrections for under-reporting

  205      Follow-up of the IDB (Injury Database)    Methodological advice and feasibility for          1                   A, B, C            2
           and INTEGRIS (Integration of              integrating in the ESS
           European Injury Statistics) projects
  206      Preparation of the implementation of      Module and guidelines on 2011 LFS ad               1      EMPL           A,           (3)          4
           the 2011 LFS ad hoc module on             hoc module
           employment of disabled people

2.3 SIMPLIFICATION AND BURDEN REDUCTION
                                    Action                                                                       Expected outputs
Joint data collection on health care data together with the OECD and the WHO.        Reduction of the response burden for the Member States.

3. Work to be carried out by other DGs involving data collection from Member States
For some areas in the field of public health, data such as injuries and regional health statistics are collected directly by
DG Health and Consumer Protection (DG SANCO), through actions which are not directly steered by Eurostat, under
the Programme of Community action in the field of health 2008-2013. Eurostat will, where relevant and possible,
provide technical support on the follow up these projects, such as by examining the possibility to launch an ESSnet.
The European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound) will continue the
development of an observatory of working conditions in Europe. Eurofound will also launch its 5th European Survey on
Working Conditions.
The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) will continue to develop its Risk Observatory on
new and emerging risks.




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The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) coordinates collections of data on communicable
diseases at Community level.
Data on key indicators on drugs are collected by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
(EMCDDA), and work is coordinated with Eurostat.

4. Legal bases6
 Nature              No               Date          OJ No       Publication                                                   Title
                                                                   date
 Council           89/391          12. 6.1989       L 183            29.6.1989     Introduction of measures to encourage improvements in the safety and health of
 Directive                                                                         workers at work

 Council          95/C 168          27.3.1995       C 168            4.7.1995      On the transposition and application of Community social legislation
Resolution

 Council          1350/2007        23.10.2007       L 320        20.11.2007        Establishing a second programme of Community action in the field of health (2008-
 Decision                                                                          13)
 EP and           1338/2008        16.12.2008       L 354        31.12.2008        On Community statistics on public health and health and safety at work
 Council
Regulation
 Council        2007/C145/01        25.6.2007       C 145            30.6.2007     On a new Community strategy on health and safety at work (2007-2012)
Resolution

5. Planned new legislation
Adoption of two implementing measures (COD and ESAW) for Regulation 1388/2008.


Theme 1.06 Distribution of incomes and living conditions
1. Description
Statistics on the distribution of income and on living conditions are based on two data sources: HBS and EU-SILC.
EU-SILC, the reference data source for EU statistics on income and social exclusion in all EU countries and in Iceland,
Norway, Switzerland and Turkey, will be used to compute the indicators included in the Annual Progress Report on the
Lisbon Strategy to the spring European Council (structural indicators) and the overarching Laeken and pensions
indicators used in the streamlined Open Method of Coordination (OMC) on social protection and social inclusion.
Development work on material deprivation, housing and labour transition indicators is of key importance.
Focus in the medium term is on extending the geographical coverage of EU-SILC to candidate countries and on its
consolidation. EU-SILC has a potential to contribute to the implementation of the Commission communication "GDP &
beyond".

2. Work Programme for 2010 (legend to the tables at the beginning of the document)
2.1 ONGOING WORK
Action                             Actions                                                    Outputs                                 Type    Depends       Link to
  ID                                                                                                                                   of        on          APS
                                                                                                                                      work     funding      priority
                                                                                                                                             from other
                                                                                                                                                 DG
  (1)                                 (2)                                                        (3)                                  (4)        (5)           (6)
 101         Issue data on food consumption from the Household           Data on food quantities (from HBS) disseminated               2                        A
             Budget Surveys 2005 round for a selection of                on the Eurostat website
             countries
 102         Ensure the coordination of the data collection of the       HBS database to be available in 2011 or 2012                  2                        A
             HBS 2010 round
 103         Disseminate the 2009 SILC cross-sectional data on           Eurostat website updated with the 2009 SILC data              3                        A
             Eurostat website by end December 2010.
 104         Disseminate the cross-sectional (2008) and                  Cross-sectional and longitudinal UDBs available to            3                        A
             longitudinal (2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008) users’             researchers
             databases (UDBs) to researchers in March and
             August 2010 respectively.
 105         Ensure the adoption by the November ESSC of the             Commission Regulation on the 2012 module of                   1                        A
             SILC Commission Regulation on the 2012 list of              SILC adopted and published in the OJ
             target secondary variables.
 106         Produce EU quality reports covering both cross-             Quality reports available on CIRCA                            1                        A
             sectional and longitudinal components (intermediate
             2008 report and final 2007 report).
 107         Produce the relevant indicators for the 2011 Spring         SILC 2008 data integrated into the Spring report              2                        A
             Report, for the 2011 Joint report on social inclusion       and in the JSISP report
             and social protection (JSISP).



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Action                               Actions                                                     Outputs                            Type       Depends           Link to
  ID                                                                                                                                 of           on              APS
                                                                                                                                    work        funding          priority
                                                                                                                                              from other
                                                                                                                                                  DG
  (1)                                  (2)                                                          (3)                              (4)          (5)               (6)
 108         Publish several Statistics in Focus as well as a            SiFs and monograph publication published and                 3                             A
             monograph publication using SILC data.                      disseminated

2.2 NEW WORK
Action                      Actions                                         Outputs                       Type      Depends        Link to    Resource             Main
  ID                                                                                                       of           on          APS        impact            origin of
                                                                                                          work       funding       priority    on MS            resources
                                                                                                                       from
                                                                                                                    other DG
  (1)                          (2)                                            (3)                          (4)          (5)          (6)          (7)              (8)
 201         Open the repository database with            Repository database accessible                    3                         A            2                2
             metadata information
 202         Organise an international Scientific         Proceedings of the Conference available           O                         A            2                2
             Conference in Warsaw, presenting
             various research projects based on
             EU-SILC
 203         Further develop indicators in the fields     Indicators adopted by the ISG                     1                         A            2                2
             of housing and labour transitions
 204         Study the potential contribution of          Study results, possible indicators                1                         A            2                2
             SILC to the actions listed in the
             communication "GDP & beyond"

4. Legal bases6
 Nature             No               Date        OJ No          Publication                                                Title
                                                                   date
 EP and         1177/2003        16.6.2003        L 165          3.7.2003           Concerning Community statistics on income and living conditions (EU-SILC)
 Council
Regulation


Theme 1.07 Social protection
1. Description
The ongoing work on the ESSPROS project includes collecting quantitative and qualitative data on the core system and
on the numbers of beneficiaries of pensions. Implementation of ESSPROS data collection in the new Member States is
a priority objective in future years. Another important challenge in terms of medium-term strategy is the launching and
evaluation of the pilot data collection on net social benefits. If results are positive, the module on net social benefits will
be implemented from 2011. The analytical use of social protection data is to be strengthened by producing user-oriented
analyses and improving online dissemination. This medium-term strategy can only be achieved through closer
cooperation with policy users, Member States and other international organisations (OECD and ILO in particular).

2. Work Programme for 2010 (legend to the tables at the beginning of the document)
2.1 ONGOING WORK
Action                               Actions                                                     Outputs                            Type       Depends           Link to
  ID                                                                                                                                 of           on              APS
                                                                                                                                    work        funding          priority
                                                                                                                                              from other
                                                                                                                                                  DG
  (1)                                  (2)                                                          (3)                              (4)          (5)               (6)
 101         Collect and validate the 2008 ESSPROS data                  2008 ESSPROS data disseminated through New                  2/3                            A
             (quantitative and qualitative data of the core system,      Cronos, PDF or mini-web by country and schemes
             data on pension beneficiaries) in accordance with EP        (or groups of schemes)
             and Council Regulation No 458/2007 and disseminate
             through New Cronos, PDF or mini-web.
 102         Publish the ESSPROS data in the form of two                 Availability of two Statistics in Focus and of               3                             A
             Statistics in Focus on selected ESSPROS topics and          ESSPROS data in the Joint Report
             as a contribution to the Joint Report on Social
             Inclusion and Social Protection to be presented to the
             Spring 2011 Council
 103         Prepare two EU quality reports on the core system           EU quality reports available on the CIRCA website            3                             A
             and on pension beneficiaries




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2.2 NEW WORK
Action                     Actions                                    Outputs                       Type       Depends         Link to    Resource        Main
  ID                                                                                                 of            on           APS        impact       origin of
                                                                                                    work        funding        priority    on MS       resources
                                                                                                                  from
                                                                                                               other DG
  (1)                        (2)                                         (3)                          (4)          (5)             (6)       (7)           (8)
 201       Prepare a synthesis for decision by        Synthesis document to be available at the        1                            A         3                2
           the ESSC in February 2010 for a            beginning of January 2010.
           regular data collection on net social
           benefits from 2011.
 202       Draft a Commission Regulation on net       Commission Regulation to be adopted by           1                            A         3                2
           social benefits (restricted scope)         the end of 2010.
 203       Development/maintenance testing of         New support to treat data (Comext)               0                            A         3                4
           technical aspects of the database

4. Legal bases6
  Nature              No             Date          OJ No       Publication                                                 Title
                                                                  date
  EP and          458/2007         25.4.2007        L 113        30.4.2007       On the European system of integrated social protection statistics (ESSPROS)
  Council
 Regulation

5. Planned new legislation
Commission Regulation (implementing Regulation No 458/2007) on net social benefits.


Theme 1.09 Food safety
1. Description
Work on food safety statistics will continue in order to obtain statistical indicators for monitoring food safety within the
EU. Cooperation will be continued with DG AGRI, stepped up with DG SANCO and developed with other
Commission departments where relevant, such as DG FISH, DG ENV and DG TRADE, and with the European Food
Safety Authority (EFSA), the European Centre for Disease Control (ECDC) and the World Health Organisation
(WHO).

2. Work Programme for 2010 (legend to the tables at the beginning of the document)
2.1 ONGOING WORK
Action                             Actions                                                 Outputs                                 Type    Depends      Link to
  ID                                                                                                                                of        on         APS
                                                                                                                                   work     funding     priority
                                                                                                                                          from other
                                                                                                                                              DG
  (1)                                (2)                                                      (3)                                  (4)        (5)          (6)
 101       Continue updating the controls database and improve       Better-quality indicators of control and monitoring           1, 2                        C
           the quality of the data, including the documentation      activities with a view to a possible publication
           on definitions and sampling strategies used by the
           countries
 102       Define at EU level, with the support of a task force to   Good-quality indicators on organic production and             2, 3                    B, C
           be created, the content (variables) to be collected in    farming made available on Eurostat website
           the area of organic production and farming
 103       Analyse the data obtained on food quantities from the     Publication of food consumption data obtained from            23                          C
           Household Budget Survey with a view to possibly           the Household Budget Survey
           publishing them

 105       Update the FOOD domain of New Cronos with up-to-          Keep the FOOD domain of New Cronos                             3                          C
           date data and also examine the possibility of including   permanently updated
           data on food-borne diseases collected by the ECDC

2.2 NEW WORK
Action                     Actions                                    Outputs                       Type       Depends         Link to    Resource        Main
  ID                                                                                                 of            on           APS        impact       origin of
                                                                                                    work        funding        priority    on MS       resources
                                                                                                                  from
                                                                                                               other DG
  (1)                        (2)                                         (3)                          (4)          (5)             (6)       (7)           (8)




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Action                     Actions                                          Outputs                         Type      Depends          Link to      Resource           Main
  ID                                                                                                         of           on            APS          impact          origin of
                                                                                                            work       funding         priority      on MS          resources
                                                                                                                         from
                                                                                                                      other DG
  (1)                         (2)                                             (3)                            (4)          (5)            (6)            (7)               (8)
  201       Analyse the results of the 2009 call for      Proposal for a survey module to be used             1                           C              2                1
            tenders for a survey module to collect        by the countries to collect some missing
            missing data on food consumption              food consumption data


2.3 SIMPLIFICATION AND BURDEN REDUCTION
                                      Action                                                                               Expected outputs
Give priority to the use of available data such as the Household Budget Survey              Avoid double reporting and decrease the workload for Member States
Continue developing the common terminology (definitions, classifications) used to           Make possible the use of administrative data to obtain comparable indicators of
collect data on control and monitoring activities in order to help the countries            control and monitoring activities across the EU.
develop their own data management systems (administrative sources) for
collecting and storing data on control and monitoring activities.
Continue cooperating with other collectors of data in the field (DG SANCO, and              Rationalisation of existing EU data collections in the field of food safety
the Food and Veterinary Office (FVO) in particular, and the European Food                   statistics
Safety Authority (EFSA))

3. Work to be carried out by other DGs involving data collection from Member States
Detailed data on specific issues such as monitoring of pesticide residues, zoonoses, etc. are currently collected by DG
SANCO and/or the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and sent to Eurostat.

4. Legal bases6
 Nature            No               Date        OJ No         Publication                                                      Title
                                                                 date
 EP and        178/2002        28.1.2002         L 31            1.2.2002           Laying down the general principles and requirements of food law
 Council
Regulation
  EP and        834/2007        28.6.2007         L 189          20.7.2007          Concerning organic production and labelling of organic products
  Council
Regulation
Commission      889/2008         5.9.2008         L 250          18.9.2008          Laying down detailed rules for the implementation of Council Regulation (EC) No
Regulation                                                                          834/2007


Theme 1.10 Crime and criminal justice
1. Description
Work on a system of European statistics on crime and criminal justice follows the strategy set out in the
Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council and the European Economic and Social
Committee ‘Developing a comprehensive and coherent EU strategy to measure crime and criminal justice: An EU
Action Plan 2006-2010’ (COM(2006) 437).

2. Work Programme for 2010 (legend to the tables at the beginning of the document)
2.1 ONGOING WORK
Action                              Actions                                                      Outputs                                Type        Depends           Link to
  ID                                                                                                                                     of            on              APS
                                                                                                                                        work         funding          priority
                                                                                                                                                   from other
                                                                                                                                                       DG
  (1)                                 (2)                                                            (3)                                 (4)           (5)                (6)
  101       Extend the collection of data on police-recorded             Tables on Eurostat website and Statistics in Focus               3             JLS                C
            crime, police numbers and prison population, up to
            reference year 2008
  102       Restructure available metadata relating to crime and         Metadata updated in SDMX format on Eurostat                      2             JLS                C
            criminal justice systems corresponding to latest             website
            information obtained from Member States
  103       Follow up activities of the DG JLS Expert Group on           Publication of indicators on money laundering with               1             JLS                C
            data needs, develop methodologies for providing              suitable provisions concerning differences in
            required indicators and implement where possible             national systems




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2.2 NEW WORK
Action                    Actions                                       Outputs                          Type      Depends        Link to     Resource           Main
  ID                                                                                                      of           on          APS         impact          origin of
                                                                                                         work       funding       priority     on MS          resources
                                                                                                                      from
                                                                                                                   other DG
  (1)                        (2)                                           (3)                            (4)          (5)           (6)           (7)            (8)
  201      Analyse results of testing EU              Proposal to Member States concerning                 1          JLS            C              2              3
           victimisation module in most Member        implementation of an EU victimisation
           States                                     survey
  202      Collaborate with international             Report by Task Force on structure and                1                         C              2              3
           organisations on further development       contents of an international classification
           of crime classification system             system

2.3 SIMPLIFICATION AND BURDEN REDUCTION
                                    Action                                                                             Expected outputs
Discussions with the United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and                A strategy and timetable for limiting the number of data requests on crime and
possibly other actors — European Sourcebook, Fundamental Rights Agency                    criminal justice made by international organisations to European countries
(FRA), European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Abuse (EMCDDA), etc.
— concerning the frequency and coverage of European data collections on crime


Theme 1.11 Discrimination
1. Description
Based on the outcome of the discussions in 2009 with the Directors of Social Statistics (DSS), actions will continue,
initially on further methodological work to establish statistics for measuring equality and progress in combating
discrimination. In addition, a first set of indicators could be defined (together with the Expert Group established by DG
EMPL) and disseminated from available data; testing and translation of a pilot survey (module) on experienced
discrimination could be started.

2. Work Programme for 2010 (legend to the tables at the beginning of the document)
2.1 ONGOING WORK
Action                             Actions                                                     Outputs                             Type        Depends          Link to
  ID                                                                                                                                of            on             APS
                                                                                                                                   work         funding         priority
                                                                                                                                              from other
                                                                                                                                                  DG
  (1)                                (2)                                                          (3)                                (4)          (5)              (6)
  101      Examination of the quality of available data and of        Approach for a pilot data collection                            1                           A, C
           actions launched/ongoing on equality statistics with a
           view to establishing a first (pilot) data collection

2.2 NEW WORK
Action                    Actions                                       Outputs                          Type      Depends        Link to     Resource           Main
  ID                                                                                                      of           on          APS         impact          origin of
                                                                                                         work       funding       priority     on MS          resources
                                                                                                                      from
                                                                                                                   other DG
  (1)                        (2)                                           (3)                            (4)          (5)           (6)           (7)            (8)
  201      Defining and disseminating a first set     First set of indicators                             1, 2      (EMPL)          A, C            2              4
           of indicators from available data.
  202      Preparatory work for the translation       Definition of an action plan                         1                        A, C            2
           and testing of a pilot survey on
           experienced discrimination.




Theme 1.12 Other work in the field of demographic and social statistics
1. Description
This theme includes five distinct cross-cutting modules in social statistics: social reporting, gender statistics, youth
statistics, the European Programme of Social Surveys (EPSS) and harmonisation of the core social variables.
In the field of social reporting, Eurostat is and will remain an active co-author together with DG EMPL of the report
‘The social situation in the European Union’. In addition to a holistic view, this report has a special focus from one
edition to another. Eurostat also produces the statistical pocketbook ‘Living conditions in Europe’.


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The aim of gender statistics is to describe women’s and men’s different roles in society. A gender perspective should be
integrated in all statistics on individuals. The strategy is to increase data collection by sex, to develop gender statistics,
and to increase the effort to have a more extensive presentation of gender statistics.
The political interest in you people is growing. With the Commission's new Youth Stratey (2010-2018) adopted in
April 2009, there is a strong focus on evidence-based youth policy. In this context, the need for solid statistical and
sociological data and analysis becomes obvious. At EU level harmonized statistical data are numerous but should be
better exploited. Eurostat will therefore make the existing data sources on youth more accessible and user-friendly on its
online database.
The EPSS project is a three-year rolling programme of all social surveys. It aims to rationalise the existing household
surveys and to reinforce the general social statistical infrastructure so that Eurostat is in a better position to answer new
Commission demands.
The aim of harmonising the core social variables is to implement in each EU social survey a limited set of common
variables in order to allow more cross-sources analysis.
The EPSS and the core social variables are cornerstones of a long-term re-engineering of social statistics.

2. Work Programme for 2010
2.1 ONGOING WORK
Action                             Actions                                                 Outputs                           Type       Depends      Link to
  ID                                                                                                                          of           on         APS
                                                                                                                             work        funding     priority
                                                                                                                                       from other
                                                                                                                                           DG
  (1)                                (2)                                                       (3)                            (4)          (5)          (6)
 101       Conduct the 2010 LFS ad hoc module on reconciling          Field work and data processing successfully carried      2         EMPL           A
           work and family life                                       out by Member States
 102       Continue dissemination of gender-related information       Comprehensive and topical data on gender                 3                        A
           across all domains
 103       Finalise the 2010 edition of the social situation report   Report                                                   3                        A
           in the European Union
 104       Continue implementing the core social variables, in        Consistent and systematic data on core social           1, 2                      A
           close liaison with the national coordinators and the       dimensions across all the surveys
           survey specialists
 105       EPSS: preparation and adoption by the ESSC of the          2013-2015 rolling programme of social surveys            1                        A
           three year 2013-2015 rolling programme in November         adopted by all MS
           2010

2.2 NEW WORK
Action                    Actions                                      Outputs                       Type     Depends       Link to    Resource        Main
  ID                                                                                                  of          on         APS        impact       origin of
                                                                                                     work      funding      priority    on MS       resources
                                                                                                                 from
                                                                                                              other DG
  (1)                        (2)                                          (3)                        (4)          (5)         (6)         (7)          (8)
 201       EPSS: development of ad hoc legal           Ad-hoc Commission Regulations on               1            -           A           3            2
           basis (temporary measures based on          EDSIM and victimisation
           Article 14 of the Statistical Regulation
           for survey modules
 202       Development of the survey module on         List of variables, detailed guidelines and     1        EMPL/           A           3            2
           EDSIM                                       questionnaire for the EDSIM module                      SANCO
 203       Development of the survey module on         List of variables, detailed guidelines and     1         JLS            A           3            2
           victimisation                               questionnaire for the victimisation module
 204       Development of a strategic framework        Overall strategy for social statistics         1            -           A           2            2
           for social statistics beyond the rolling    covering sampling and fieldwork aspects,
           programme (EPSS)                            survey structures




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                 DOMAIN 2 — MACROECONOMIC STATISTICS

Macroeconomic statistics provide key economic actors with a sound statistical underpinning for the
surveillance and coordination of macroeconomic policies in the European Union, the conduct of
monetary policy in the Economic and Monetary Union, as well as for several Community structural
policies. Macroeconomic statistics are of utmost importance for the EU’s administrative purposes
and a key element for prosperity, competitiveness and growth, solidarity, economic and social
cohesion, external projection and sustainable development.
A. New and priority actions

In 2010, Eurostat and the ESS will set up specific actions targeted to enhance and strengthen
statistics on the consequences of the financial and economic crisis and the associated recovery in
the areas of public finances, short-term key indicators, national accounts and the HICP. In
particular, the related national accounting guidelines established during 2009 will be further
developed, actions for their implementation will be started, an appropriate monitoring set up and the
communication aspects enhanced.

To improve the short-term statistical monitoring of the Economic and Monetary Union, Eurostat
will step up efforts and engage in new actions to implement the medium-term implementation plan
for Principal European Economic Indicators (PEEIs) as endorsed by the Ecofin Council. Particular
attention will be devoted to improving the timeliness and coverage of flash estimates of key short-
term indicators (such as GDP and employment), and to the new coordination activities at
international level to construct a set of timely and relevant economic and financial indicators for
monitoring global economic movements. Concerning quarterly sector accounts, additional
seasonally adjusted data will be published to provide a full decomposition of nominal growth by
sector. Moreover, the current publication of European aggregates will be complemented by the
release of key indicators by country such as the household saving rate or debt-to-income ratios.

During 2010, in the context of better regulation, the Commission will adopt the new proposal for a
Regulation on the European System of Accounts and launch the legislative procedures.

In the field of price statistics, the year 2009 should end with a revised concept for (consumer) price
statistics, in which some additional elements are incorporated. In 2010 the implementation of that
concept should begin. The result will be the development of some additional detailed price statistics
for the purposes of single market monitoring, the food prices monitoring tool and for assessing
consumer outcomes (the Consumer Markets Scoreboard).

In 2010, Eurostat, with the support of the national statistical institutes, will establish the new EU
KLEMS dataset, as integral part of the ESS production system, in accordance with the
implementation plan endorsed by the Ecofin Council in order to provide productivity and growth
accounting measures to implement the Lisbon strategy.
During 2010, Eurostat and the national statistical authorities will undertake the re-engineering of
their production systems to implement in a harmonised and coordinated way the sixth IMF
Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual, the fourth OECD
Benchmark Definition of Foreign Direct Investment, the new NACE Rev 2 nomenclature in
national accounts and the new Intrastat and Extrastat systems.




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B. Ongoing work

During 2010, work will continue in order to ensure and enhance the availability and quality of
macroeconomic statistics to meet users’ requirements, notably the Commission’s strategic
objectives and new challenges. The methodological background will also continue to be
strengthened.

The provision of statistics for EU administrative purposes will remain of utmost importance in
2010. This includes the provision of gross national income (GNI) and value-added tax data for own
resources calculations and macroeconomic data required in support of structural policies (in
particular Purchasing Power Parities and Regional GDP per head) as well as the production of
monetary and financial indicators. Statistical information for budgetary and fiscal surveillance, in
particular the Excessive Deficit Procedure and other government finance statistics, will be kept
under close scrutiny in order to provide decision-makers with high-quality, harmonised, and
comparable data to support sound judgments on the situation in each Member State. Statistical
information for the analysis of the quality of public finances will also be high in the agenda.

Timely data production will continue in 2010 for the monthly Harmonised Index of Consumer
Prices (HICP), including flash estimates. Owner-occupied housing, and quality adjustment and
sampling will remain the major priorities for HICP development. Further pilot work will be
undertaken on providing appropriate information on house prices and work will continue on
enhancing communication concerning inflation measurement and on monitoring the compliance of
national indices with HICP standards.

During 2010, Eurostat will vigorously pursue the revision of the European System of Accounts
(ESA95), where efforts will focus on finalising the chapters of the new ESA and launching the
legislative procedures. The new ESA will be made consistent with the world-level System of
National Accounts (2008 SNA).
Integration of non-financial and financial accounts (both for government sector and quarterly
sector accounts) and efforts to produce supply-and-use and input-output tables will be continued.

The production of statistics on international trade in services, foreign direct investment,
outward FATS and balance of payments statistics will be continued and the quality of these
statistics will be monitored through the quality reports. Special attention will be paid to reducing
asymmetries in bilateral foreign direct investment (FDI) statistics. To cope with the needs of the
Single Euro Payments Area, major changes in Member States’ balance of payments collection
systems will continue. Several steering activities are foreseen to help Member States in achieving
this goal.
For trade in services, Eurostat will actively pursue the necessary contribution to finalising the
revision of the Manual on Statistics of International Trade in Services.
For trade in goods statistics, priority will be given to further modernisation of the statistical system
in order to improve timeliness and quality of data, in particular reconciliation of the most important
intra-EU asymmetries and actions to harmonise methods and practices affecting quality. This field
is particularly influenced by the simplification and burden reduction efforts (see below).
The main targets for Purchasing Power Parities (PPP) in 2010 will be to continue the
implementation work on the 2007 PPP Regulation, further improve the data handling procedures
and tools for regular data production, and further reinforce cooperation at international level.
Finally, the two Commission reports on remunerations and pensions of EU officials will be
provided. Developments in this area will concern the two projects on correction coefficients carried
out by Personnel and Administration DG and OECD-IOS/UN/Eurostat, as well as the analysis of
remuneration systems (with OECD-IOS) and the health liability.

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C. Simplification and burden reduction
The revision of the European System of Accounts (ESA95) is a major undertaking and the
implications will be thoroughly evaluated. In the field of Foreign Affiliates Statistics (FATS), the
pilot studies scheduled during 2008-2012 will continue to be carried out by national authorities on
specific variables in order to assess the feasibility and relevance of these variables in relation to
total costs and the burden on business.
In the field of trade in goods statistics, the implementation of the modernised system of intra-
Community trade statistics (Intrastat) based on the amending legislation adopted in 2009 will lead
to a significant reduction of the statistical reporting burden on enterprises. If fully implemented by
the Member States the new legislative framework has the potential to exempt one third of the
currently reporting enterprises, most of which are SMEs, from the obligation to report statistical
data.
After the adoption of the new legislation on trade in goods with non-member countries in 2009, the
new Extrastat system will be implemented in 2010. The new system will adjust the statistics on
trade with non-member countries to the modernised customs rules, which introduce several
simplifications for traders concerning their reporting to the administrations that have an impact on
the collection of statistical data.
The modernisation and simplification initiatives will be supported by the MEETS programme.
Trade in goods statistics will be an important part of regional cooperation programmes in the area of
statistics.

Theme 2.01 Annual economic accounts
1. Description
Annual national accounts play a fundamental role in the examination of many key policy questions for the European
Union. They provide key economic and monetary policy indicators and basic information for the own resources system,
the regional and structural funds, the excessive deficit procedure, and the growth and stability pact. The data are used by
the Commission and the European Central Bank (ECB), as well as by national governments, social partners, financial
markets, economic analysts and other institutional and private users. Annual national accounts also constitute the basis
for many structural indicators required by the European Council. As well as providing a wealth of detail, the annual
economic accounts provide a solid framework and benchmark for quarterly estimates (Theme 2.02) and calculation of
own resources (Theme 2.05).
Harmonised data are compiled and transmitted by all Member States in accordance with the European System of
Accounts (ESA95), which is the EU version of the world-level System of National Accounts. Data are transmitted by
EU Member States to Eurostat in accordance with the transmission programme set out in Annex B to the ESA
Regulation.

2. Work Programme for 2010 (legend to the tables at the beginning of the document)
2.1 ONGOING WORK
Action                          Actions                                               Outputs                          Type    Depends     Link to
  ID                                                                                                                    of        on        APS
                                                                                                                       work     funding    priority
                                                                                                                              from other
                                                                                                                                  DG
  (1)                              (2)                                                   (3)                           (4)        (5)        (6)
 101       Continue to have satisfactory discussions on the SNA   Contribute to the successful implementation of SNA    1                     A
           at international level as required. Pursue work on
           implementation of the SNA
 102       Pursue work on the revision of ESA 95, including the   Preparation and introduction of the draft             1                     A
           drafting of new chapters and discussions in the        Commission proposal for a new ESA Regulation
           various groups.
 103       Assess quality of implementation of ESA 95,            Improvements of price and volume measures in          1                     A
           including, in particular, improved price and volume    national accounts, R&D satellite accounts,
           measures in national accounts, development of          supplementary tables for pensions, etc.
           satellite accounts and supplementary tables and
           drawing conclusions for future work



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Action                               Actions                                                Outputs                              Type       Depends          Link to
  ID                                                                                                                              of           on             APS
                                                                                                                                 work        funding         priority
                                                                                                                                           from other
                                                                                                                                               DG
  (1)                                  (2)                                                     (3)                               (4)           (5)             (6)
 104         Ensure complete and timely availability of national      National accounts data of Member States and                 2                             A
             accounts data, ensure production and dissemination       EU/EA produced in line with ESA95 principles,
             of EU/EA accounts data                                   validated and disseminated.
 105         Ensure complete and timely availability of sector        Sector accounts data of Member States and EU/EA             2                             A
             accounts data, ensure production and dissemination       produced in line with ESA95 principles, validated
             of EU/EA sector accounts data                            and disseminated.
 106         Ensure complete and timely availability of supply, use   Supply, use and input-output tables data of Member          2                             A
             and symmetric input-output tables; improve quality of    States produced in line with ESA95 principles,
             data with a view to consistency among the tables and     validated and disseminated. EU/EA tables
             with corresponding national accounts data                estimated and disseminated.
 107         Ensure complete and timely availability of regional      Regional accounts data of Member States and                 2                             A
             accounts data                                            EU/EA produced in line with ESA95 principles,
                                                                      validated and disseminated.
 108         Progressively integrate parts of the EU KLEMS            Selected subset of the EU KLEMS data set                    2                             A
             project in the ESS                                       produced, validated and disseminated.

2.2 NEW WORK
Action                       Actions                                   Outputs                       Type      Depends        Link to      Resource          Main
  ID                                                                                                  of           on          APS          impact         origin of
                                                                                                     work       funding       priority      on MS         resources
                                                                                                                  from
                                                                                                               other DG
  (1)                          (2)                                         (3)                        (4)          (5)           (6)           (7)             (8)
 201         Preparatory actions for the               Input for the implementation of NACE Rev       1, 2                        A             2               4
             implementation of NACE Rev 2 in           2 in the regular production of national
             national accounts.                        accounts from 2011 onwards.
 202         EU KLEMS full implementation in the       Achievement of the different steps in the      1, 2                        A                             4
             ESS — follow-up of the Ecofin EU          EU KLEMS implementation plan
             KLEMS implementation plan.                according to roadmap.
 203         Preparatory work for the                  Input for the harmonisation of revisions at     1                          A             3               4
             implementation of a harmonised            national and European level with a view to
             revision policy                           the implementation of a harmonised
                                                       revision policy in in line with the
                                                       implementation of the revised ESA from
                                                       2014 onwards

4. Legal bases6
 Nature               No               Date         OJ No        Publication                                             Title
                                                                    date
 Council            2223/96          25.6.1996       L 310        30.11.1996      European system of national and regional accounts (ESA95)
Regulation
 Council            448/98           16.2.1998        L 58        27. 2.1998      Concerning the allocation of financial intermediation services indirectly measured
Regulation                                                                        (FISIM)


5. Planned new legislation
Draft proposal for a new European Parliament and the Council Regulation on the ESA.


Theme 2.02 Quarterly accounts
1. Description
Quarterly national accounts play a fundamental role for economic analysis in general and in particular for the definition
of economic policies by governments and by the Commission and for the monitoring of the single currency by the
European Central Bank. Quarterly national accounts and quarterly sector accounts figures are also relevant for other
institutional users, private users and financial markets. Particular attention is paid to the compilation of EU/EA (euro
area) aggregates, which are very important for comparisons with the economies of the US and Japan. To meet user
needs, great importance is attached to quality, coverage, timeliness and punctuality and to the full integration of the new
Member States.
Harmonised data are compiled by all Member States in accordance with the European System of Accounts (ESA95),
which is the EU version of the world-level System of National Accounts. They are transmitted by EU Member States to
Eurostat in accordance with the transmission programme set out in Annex B to the ESA Regulation and associated
regulations. The transmission programme is now defined in European Parliament and Council Regulation 1392/2007.




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2. Work Programme for 2010 (legend to the tables at the beginning of the document)
2.1 ONGOING WORK
Action                                Actions                                                   Outputs                                Type       Depends         Link to
  ID                                                                                                                                    of           on            APS
                                                                                                                                       work        funding        priority
                                                                                                                                                 from other
                                                                                                                                                     DG
  (1)                                   (2)                                                          (3)                               (4)           (5)             (6)
 101         Ensure complete and timely availability of quarterly         Quarterly national accounts data (including                   2                            A
             national accounts data, ensure production and                employment) for Member States and EU/EA
             dissemination of EU/EA quarterly accounts data               produced in agreement with ESA95, validated and
                                                                          disseminated.
 102         Ensure complete and timely availability of quarterly         Quarterly sector accounts data for Member States              2                            A
             sector accounts data, ensure production and                  and EU/EA produced in agreement with ESA95 and
             dissemination of EU/EA quarterly sector accounts             validated. EU/EA aggregates disseminated.
             data                                                         Selected key indicators and/or full data set for
                                                                          Member States disseminated.
                                                                          Actions to implement the EAA Action plan in line
                                                                          with the medium-term national accounts PEEIs
                                                                          targets
 103         Coordinate release dates with Member States                  Coordinated release calendar for quarterly national           2                            A
                                                                          accounts.
 104         Improve quality of quarterly national accounts and           Improved national and European estimates.                     2                            A
             quarterly accounts for institutional sectors, in
             particular seasonal adjustment and volume measures
 105         Improve the overall coherence of the accounts, in            Improved quarterly accounts.                                  2                            A
             particular within EA accounts, between main
             aggregates, sector accounts and the input/output
             framework

2.2 NEW WORK
Action                      Actions                                        Outputs                         Type     Depends         Link to      Resource           Main
  ID                                                                                                        of          on           APS          impact          origin of
                                                                                                           work      funding        priority      on MS          resources
                                                                                                                       from
                                                                                                                    other DG
  (1)                           (2)                                            (3)                         (4)          (5)            (6)           (7)            (8)
 201         Improve timeliness and availability of        Improved availability of key short-term          2                           A             3              4
             key short-term national accounts              national accounts indicators (such as
             indicators for monitoring the statistical     GDP and employment)
             consequences of the financial and
             economic crisis — in particular flash
             estimates of GDP and employment
             The extension of inter-institutional
             cooperation for exchanging and using
             administrative data is envisaged
 202         Preparatory actions for the                   Input for the implementation of NACE Rev        1, 2                         A             2              4
             implementation of NACE Rev 2 in               2 in the regular production of national
             national accounts                             accounts from 2011 onwards

4. Legal bases6
 Nature                No               Date             OJ No      Publication                                                Title
                                                                       date

 EP and            1221/2002          10.6.2002          L 179        9.7.2002         On quarterly non-financial accounts for general government
 Council
Regulation
 EP and            1161/2005           6.7.2005          L 191        22.7.2005        Compilation of quarterly non-financial accounts by institutional sector
 Council
Regulation
 EP and            1392/2007          13.11.2007         L 324       10.12.2007        Amending Council Regulation (EC) No 2223/96 with respect to the transmission of
 Council                                                                               national accounts data
Regulation


Theme 2.03 Monetary and financial statistics
1. Description
Monetary and financial indicators include important monthly, quarterly and annual statistics such as interest rates and
exchange rates. Eurostat’s role is to collect these data, largely from international organisations, and to publish and
present them in a timely and suitable way for the benefit of users. Financial accounts cover the financial transactions
and stocks of all sectors in the economy.




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2. Work Programme for 2010 (legend to the tables at the beginning of the document)
2.1 ONGOING WORK
Action                           Actions                                                   Outputs                               Type        Depends          Link to
  ID                                                                                                                              of            on             APS
                                                                                                                                 work         funding         priority
                                                                                                                                            from other
                                                                                                                                                DG
  (1)                               (2)                                                       (3)                                (4)            (5)              (6)
  101      Receive, process, validate and publish monetary and      New Cronos update                                             3                               A
           financial indicators
  102      Receive, process, validate and publish annual            New Cronos update                                             2                               A
           financial accounts data
  103      Publish Statistics in Focus on selected topics and       Statistics in Focus and other publications                    3                               A
           other publications
  104      Discuss selected methodological issues with              Common methodology                                            1                               A
           countries and other data providers

4. Legal bases6
  Nature             No              Date         OJ No       Publication                                                Title
                                                                 date
                                                                                 The legal basis for the transmission of these data is the ESA95 transmission
                                                                                 programme, and specific legislation in the fields of quarterly statistics. Transmission
                                                                                 of monetary indicators is covered by ECB legislation


Theme 2.04 Government finance statistics
1. Description
Government finance statistics cover financial and non-financial data relating to the expenditure, revenue and financing
of government. These data are reported on a quarterly and annual frequency to Eurostat, are validated and published,
and are usually the subject of Statistics in Focus and other publications. Eurostat has the central role in the assessment
of debt and deficit data in the context of the Excessive Deficit Procedure (EDP), and to this end works closely with
Member States to ensure the quality and methodological soundness of these data.

2. Work Programme for 2010 (legend to the tables at the beginning of the document)
2.1 ONGOING WORK
Action                           Actions                                                   Outputs                               Type        Depends          Link to
  ID                                                                                                                              of            on             APS
                                                                                                                                 work         funding         priority
                                                                                                                                            from other
                                                                                                                                                DG
  (1)                               (2)                                                       (3)                                (4)            (5)              (6)
  101      Carry out six-monthly assessment of debt and deficit     New Cronos update                                             O                               A
           data of Member States, and provision of these data       Press release
  102      Update the ESA95 Manual on Government Deficit            Updated version of the Manual                                 1                              O
           and Debt
  103      Discuss selected methodological issues with Member       Eurostat decisions                                            1                              O
           States and provide bilateral advice                      Letter to Member States with ex-ante/ex-post
                                                                    advice
  104      Carry out statistical assessment of candidate            Report to DG ECFIN                                            O                               A
           countries
  105      Develop inventories of sources and methods for           Published inventories                                         1                              O
           deficit and debt statistics
  106      Carry out regular EDP dialogue missions to Member        Mission reports                                               1                               A
           States
  107      Receive, process, validate and publish annual and        New Cronos update                                             2                               A
           quarterly government finance statistics (Tables 2, 9,
           11, 25, 27, 28 of the ESA95 transmission programme)
  108      Publish Statistics in Focus on all relevant annual and   Publication of Statistics in Focus                           2, 3                             A
           quarterly government finance statistics (see above)
  109      Collaborate with DG TAXUD to produce an annual           Production of the publication                                2, 3                             A
           publication on tax structures
  110      Complete the production and publication of detailed      Enlarge the number of countries transmitting and             2, 3                             A
           (COFOG level II) data for government expenditure by      disseminating the data
           function

2.3 SIMPLIFICATION AND BURDEN REDUCTION
                                    Action                                                                         Expected outputs
Development of tools to aid Member States’ validation before data transmission        Fewer errors to be corrected with new transmissions



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4. Legal bases6
  Nature               No               Date          OJ No        Publication                                                Title
                                                                      date
                                                                                      The legal basis for the transmission of these data is the ESA95 transmission
                                                                                      programme, and specific legislation in the fields of quarterly financial and non-
                                                                                      financial accounts for general government, and quarterly government debt
Commission          479/2009          25.5.2009        L 145            10.6.2009     Application of the Protocol on the excessive deficit procedure annexed to the
Regulation                                                                            Treaty establishing the European Community


Theme 2.05 Monitoring own resources
1. Description
National accounts data play a prominent role in calculating the contributions by the Member States to the EU budget.
For the VAT-based ‘third’ resource, Member States’ VAT receipts are adjusted using detailed national accounts data to
correct for the fact that countries do not all apply the harmonised EU VAT rules, having different rates and coverage of
products. Every year, Member States provide a detailed VAT declaration including the calculation of several adjustment
factors based on national accounts. In cooperation with DG BUDG, Eurostat carries out a detailed verification of the
figures and the calculations.
Gross National Income (GNI, formerly Gross National Product — GNP) constitutes the basis for allocating the GNI-
based ‘fourth’ resource. Together with the GNI Committee, Eurostat verifies the reliability, comparability and
exhaustiveness of the data provided each year by countries.
Together, the VAT-based and the GNI-based resources represent about 80 % of EU budget receipts.

2. Work Programme for 2010 (legend to the tables at the beginning of the document)
2.1 ONGOING WORK
Action                               Actions                                                   Outputs                                 Type      Depends           Link to
  ID                                                                                                                                    of          on              APS
                                                                                                                                       work       funding          priority
                                                                                                                                                from other
                                                                                                                                                    DG
  (1)                                   (2)                                                        (3)                                 (4)          (5)              (6)
 101          Finalise analysis and assessment of new EU-15                Assessment reports on the GNI sources and                    1                             A
              inventories of changes in sources and methods for            methods of EU-15
              compiling GNI
 102          Finalise analysis and assessment of EU-10                    Assessment reports on the GNI sources and                    1                             A
              inventories of sources and methods for compiling GNI         methods of EU-10
 103          Analyse and assess EU-2 inventories of sources and           Missions and assessment reports on the GNI                   1                             A
              methods for compiling GNI                                    sources and methods of EU-2
 104          Carry out GNI missions in the Member States                  Mission reports on the GNI sources and methods of            1                             A
                                                                           Member States
 105          Carry out more direct verification of the data provided      Assessment reports on the GNI sources and                    1                             A
              in the annual GNI questionnaires.                            methods of Member States
 106          Verify declarations for VAT-based resource for about         Reports on VAT controls of these countries                   1                             A
              11 countries (chosen by DG BUDG).
  Nature                No               Date          OJ No        Publication                                                Title
                                                                       date
  Council            1553/89          29.5.1989         L 155            7.6.1989      Definitive uniform arrangements for the collection of own resources accruing from
 Regulation                                                                            VAT
  Council             89/130          13.2.1989          L 49           21.2.1989      Harmonisation of the compilation of gross national product at market prices
  Directive
  Council           1287/2003         15.7.2003         L 181           19.7.2003      On the harmonisation of gross national income at market prices (GNI Regulation)
 Regulation


Theme 2.06 Prices
1. Description
The Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices (HICP) is the key inflation indicator for the conduct of euro-area monetary
policy by the European Central Bank (ECB) and for the assessment of convergence. Three important aims are to
improve HICP quality in the medium term through the adoption of further minimum standards, to develop house price
indices for housing and owner-occupied housing and to make available detailed price statistics for single market
monitoring, the food prices monitoring tool and for assessing consumer outcomes (the Consumer Market Scoreboard).
Purchasing Power Parities (PPPs) are necessary for the allocation of structural funds by the Commission (DG REGIO).
The PPP process is laid down in European Parliament and Council Regulation 1445/2007 (the PPP Regulation). The


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strategy is to enhance data quality by improving the data handling and production process of PPPs (in particular with
the PPP database and related tools) as well as Member States’ sources and methods.
The specific indicator, the correction coefficients, and the pension contribution rate are requested by the Commission
for the annual adjustment of the salaries of officials of the Community institutions.

2. Work Programme for 2010 (legend to the tables at the beginning of the document)
2.1 ONGOING WORK
Action                                Actions                                               Outputs                              Type       Depends        Link to
  ID                                                                                                                              of           on           APS
                                                                                                                                 work        funding       priority
                                                                                                                                           from other
                                                                                                                                               DG
  (1)                                   (2)                                                    (3)                                (4)          (5)            (6)
 101         Produce, quality-check and further develop HICP          Monthly HICP release and high-quality flash                  2                           A
             monthly data and HICP flash estimates, including the     estimates
             necessary further development of HICP at constant
             tax rates (due to be implemented in 2009) and HICP
             administered prices
 102         Owner Occupied Housing (OOH) and dwelling price          Complete the pilot Owner Occupied Housing (OOH)              1                           A
             indices                                                  project, and establish experimental dwelling price
                                                                      indices
 103         Development of detailed information on prices.           Continue research into best methods for collecting           1                         A, C
                                                                      and disseminating detailed prices data for single
                                                                      market monitoring, the food prices monitoring tool
                                                                      and for assessing consumer outcomes (the
                                                                      Consumer Markets Scoreboard)
 104         Develop and follow up the implementation of              New standards on quality adjustment and sampling             1                           A
             standards on quality adjustment and sampling and         and weighting and follow-up of compliance with
             weighting                                                existing standards to further improve the quality of
                                                                      the HICPs
 105         Extend HICP communications to promote the HICP           Deliver a range of communication initiatives such as         3                         A, C
                                                                      an improved website and more comprehensive
                                                                      metadata
 106         Monitor the compliance of national indices with HICP     Compliance reports and improved compliance in the            2                           A
             standards with follow-up as required                     Member States
 107         Produce PPPs for 2009 and revised PPPs for 2007          PPPs for 2007, 2008 and 2009                                 3                           A
             and 2008
 108         Carry out two consumer goods price surveys, two          Timely and good-quality input data for PPPs                  2                           A
             capital goods surveys and surveys of expenditure
             weights and of data on non-market services and
             dwelling services
 109         Undertake assessments of countries’ sources and          Improvements of countries’ sources and methods               3                           A
             methods for PPPs                                         for PPPs
 110         Bring in full operation and ensure successful            Fully operational PPP database with good-quality             3                           A
             management of the PPP database                           maintenance
 111         Implementation of PPP Regulation 1445/2007               Prepare a proposal for a Commission Implementing             1                           A
                                                                      Regulation
 112         Improve methodology for construction PPPs                First results of improved methodology                        3                           A
 113         Produce correction coefficient and annual adjustment     Commission report on annual adjustment                       2                           O
 114         Produce pension contribution rate, forecast and          Commission report on pensions                                2                           O
             liability for pensions and health care

2.2 NEW WORK
Action                       Actions                                   Outputs                       Type      Depends          Link to    Resource         Main
  ID                                                                                                  of           on            APS        impact        origin of
                                                                                                     work       funding         priority    on MS        resources
                                                                                                                  from
                                                                                                               other DG
  (1)                          (2)                                          (3)                        (4)         (5)            (6)         (7)            (8)
 201         DG ADMIN project on intra-EU             Improving quality of correction coefficients    1, 2                         O           3              4
             correction coefficient
 202         Eurostat/IOS-OECD/UN project on          Improving quality of correction coefficients    1, 2                         O           3              4
             world correction coefficient             and reducing operational budget in the
                                                      medium term

4. Legal bases6
 Nature              No                Date       OJ No       Publication                                               Title
                                                                 date
 Council           2494/95           23.10.1995    L 257        27.10.1995        Concerning harmonised indices of consumer prices
Regulation

 Council          723/2004           22.4.2004     L 124        27.4.2004         Amending the Staff Regulations of officials of the European Communities and the
Regulation                                                                        Conditions of Employment of other servants of the European Communities



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 Nature               No             Date           OJ No       Publication                                                Title
                                                                   date
 Council          1083/2006        11.7.2006        L 210         31.7.2006      Laying down general provisions on the European Regional Development Fund, the
Regulation                                                                       European Social Fund and the Cohesion Fund and repealing Regulation (EC) No
                                                                                 1260/99
 EP and           1445/2007       11.12.2007        L 336        20.12.2007      Establishing common rules for the provision of basic information on Purchasing
 Council                                                                         Power Parities and for their calculation and dissemination
Regulation
 Council          1084/2006        11.7.2006        L 210         31.7.2006      Establishing a Cohesion Fund
Resolution

5. Planned new legislation
HICP implementing regulations, such as concerning HICP sampling, replacement and aggregation practices.


Theme 2.07 Trade in goods
1. Description
        Statistics on international trade in goods comprise data on trade between the Member States (Intrastat) and data on
        trade with non-member countries (Extrastat). The statistical information is of essential importance for European
        economic and trade policies as well as for the analysis of market developments of individual commodities. The
        statistics contain detailed data broken down by reporting Member States and partner countries, by commodities
        according to the Combined Nomenclature and SITC, by mode of transport and by type of preference in the case of
        imports. The development work concentrates on making available to users harmonised statistics which meet the
        requirements in terms of quality and timeliness and which are relevant and matched to users’ needs, including new
        needs arising in the framework of EMU and the changing international environment. The concepts and methods are
        adapted so as to integrate statistics on international trade in goods into the general statistical system at Community
        and international level and to respond to changes in the administrative environment. At the same time
        methodological principles and tools based on the latest technological advances are developed with the objective of
        minimising the reporting burden on businesses and enhancing data quality. The data are collected, processed and
        disseminated in accordance with the provisions laid down in Community legislation (Extrastat and Intrastat
        Regulations). The Modernised Customs Code, which shall apply at the latest on 24 June 2013, will allow lodging
        customs declarations (and then providing statistical data) through centralised clearance or self-assessment by
        authorised traders. The implementation of the new Extrastat Regulation will therefore imply appropriate
        mechanisms for the exchange of information between economic operators, customs and statistical authorities in
        such cases.



2. Work Programme for 2010 (legend to the tables at the beginning of the document)
2.1 ONGOING WORK
Action                              Actions                                                Outputs                                 Type    Depends      Link to
  ID                                                                                                                                of        on         APS
                                                                                                                                   work     funding     priority
                                                                                                                                          from other
                                                                                                                                              DG
  (1)                                  (2)                                                    (3)                                  (4)        (5)          (6)
 101         Publish each month the main intra- and extra-EU and       Published data                                               3                      O
             euro-area aggregates via Releases (on average 48
             days after the reference month) and more detailed
             intra and extra trade statistics via Bulletins. Publish
             the Annual Yearbook, the Pocketbook and at least
             four Statistics in Focus during the year.
 102         Make available in the Comext database monthly             Data available in Comext and services provided to            3                      O
             detailed data and metadata (raw data, seasonally          users
             adjusted data, unit value indices, qualitative
             information, classifications and relationships among
             them, methodological comments) from the 27
             Member States, EFTA, cooperation programmes and
             data from third countries and international
             organisations. Recent evolution of nomenclatures
             (CPA2008, NSTR) and new related data derivation
             will be taken into account. An expanded range of
             services to data users (simplified/advanced and on-
             line/web interfaces; new functionalities and improved
             support for users) will be provided in Comext.
 103         Implementation of new Extrastat and amended               Implementing provisions adopted.                             1                      O
             Intrastat Regulations adopted in 2009




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Action                              Actions                                                  Outputs                              Type         Depends          Link to
  ID                                                                                                                               of             on             APS
                                                                                                                                  work          funding         priority
                                                                                                                                              from other
                                                                                                                                                  DG
  (1)                                 (2)                                                        (3)                                (4)           (5)              (6)
  104       Update the methodological documentation on                 Documents updated and brought into line with UN               1                              O
            statistics relating to the trading of goods. Further       practice where necessary.
            develop the implementation guidelines for the
            Intrastat legislation
            Participate in the revision of the concepts and
            definitions of international merchandise trade
            statistics of the United Nations.
  105       Develop proposals for the upcoming new cooperation         Cooperation programmes developed and                          2                              E
            programmes. Renew the compliance database for the          implemented.
            candidate countries. Ensure corrective maintenance
            and user training for Eurotrace.
            Follow the implementation of cooperation
            programmes in the field of external trade statistics for
            the candidate countries and third countries, such as:
            MEDCOMEXT III and the Instrument for Pre-
            Accession Activities 2008-2009.
  106       Implementation of XT-NET EDIT with standard                Application implemented                                       2                              O
            validation rules, corrections and estimations at
            Eurostat and Member States level.
  107       Annual data collection on trade by enterprise              Data collection and publication performed.                    2                              O
            characteristics, for example by activity sector or by
            size class, will continue. Data will be published
            through the Eurostat website and SiFs.
            Methodological guidelines will be prepared.
  108       New legal provisions on quality reporting and              Quality reports prepared and published.                     1, 2                             O
            assessment will be implemented. Individual
            assessment reports on each Member State and an
            annual summary quality report will be prepared.
            Guidelines for methods and practices affecting quality
            will be prepared. Intra-EU asymmetries will be
            monitored and analysed at detailed level. A new
            reconciliation round to solve the most important
            asymmetries will be launched. The quality of detailed
            data will be analysed and reported through the mirror
            outlier detection system
  109       Ensure the maintenance of the Eurotrace package            Eurotrace running satisfactorily                              2                              D

2.2 NEW WORK
Action                     Actions                                      Outputs                        Type      Depends         Link to      Resource           Main
  ID                                                                                                    of           on           APS          impact          origin of
                                                                                                       work       funding        priority      on MS          resources
                                                                                                                    from
                                                                                                                 other DG
  (1)                         (2)                                           (3)                           (4)        (5)            (6)           (7)             (8)
  201       In the framework of the MEETS               Study reports from Member States                  1                          E             3               1
            programme, which will run for 5 years,      providing inputs for future modernisation
            and in line with the new strategy           and simplification of both Intrastat and
            contained in the Communication on           Extrastat, better use of administrative
            re-engineering the production systems       data, linking trade and other business
            of European statistics, continue            statistics and improvements in the quality
            financing studies on analysis and           of statistical data.
            implementation of the modernisation
            of Intrastat, on linking trade and other
            business statistics and on the
            implementation of new Extrastat
            legislation in the Member States.
  202       Develop implementation guidelines for       Guidelines established                            1                          E             2               2
            the Extrastat legislation.
  203       Implementation of XT-NET ASSIST             Package implemented                               1                         O              2               2
            for the communication and follow-up
            of quality problems between Eurostat
            and Member States and among
            Member States.

2.3 SIMPLIFICATION AND BURDEN REDUCTION
                                     Action                                                                           Expected outputs
Although in the preparatory and implementation phases of objectives 201 and             The revised Intrastat legislation and the new Extrastat legislation will gradually
202 the actions might increase the burden on Member States, the aim is a                be implemented. Requirements on data quality, harmonisation of data collection
significant reduction of burden on both Member States and reporting enterprises         and processing methods and measures to reduce asymmetries in mirror trade
                                                                                        flows will be finalised and implementation started.




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4. Legal bases6
 Nature              No               Date          OJ No        Publication                                                  Title
                                                                    date
 EP and           222/2009          11.3.2009         L 87         31.3.2009       Amending Regulation 638/2004 on Community statistics relating to the trading of
 Council                                                                           goods between Member States
Regulation
 EP and          1297/2008         16.12.2008        L 340        19.12.2008       On a Programme for the Modernisation of European Enterprise and Trade Statistics
 Council                                                                           (MEETS)
 Decision
 EP and           471/2009          6.5.2009         L 152         16.6.2009      On Community statistics relating to external trade with non-member countries
 Council
Regulation


Theme 2.08 Trade in services and balance of payments
1. Description
An information service of high quality is required to implement EU policies on competitiveness and growth, solidarity,
economic and social cohesion, external projection and sustainable development. Other relevant policies are
enlargement, the Commission’s bilateral relations, the management of regional agreements and the completion of the
internal market. The following statistics are of crucial importance here: (i) international trade in services; (ii) foreign
direct investment; (iii) foreign affiliates (FATS); (iv) balance of payments (BoP) of the EU; (v) BoP of candidate
countries; (vi) BoP of the European institutions; and (vii) remittances. Key customers are the ECB and Commission
departments dealing with trade policy, economic monitoring and external relations. Member States’ BoP compilers are
also customers for the EU institutions’ BoP. Ensuring the consistency of the BoP with national accounts and foreign
trade is crucial. Harmonised implementation of new international standards in the EU will be coordinated and
monitored. Work will be pursued in the years ahead — through the implementation of the BoP Regulation — to ensure
that Member States keep on providing good-quality data to Eurostat and the ECB. It is also strategically important to
implement the new Regulation on foreign affiliates statistics. Key methodological activities are carried out in active
cooperation and coordination with international organisations such as the ECB, the IMF, the OECD and the WTO.

2. Work Programme for 2010 (legend to the tables at the beginning of the document)
2.1 ONGOING WORK
Action                              Actions                                                   Outputs                                 Type    Depends        Link to
  ID                                                                                                                                   of        on           APS
                                                                                                                                      work     funding       priority
                                                                                                                                             from other
                                                                                                                                                 DG
  (1)                                  (2)                                                       (3)                                  (4)        (5)             (6)
 101         Ensure maintenance and continue improving the               Timely dissemination of high-quality BoP data in             2, 3                       D
             production of statistics on international trade in          electronic and paper format.
             services, foreign direct investment, workers’
             remittances and balance of payments, including the
             development of BoP of the EU institutions (monthly,
             quarterly and annual) and FATS; metadata in the
             database and in the publications will continue to be
             improved and completed.
 102         Data required under the BoP and FATS Regulations            BoP and FATS quality reports                                 1, 2                       D
             will continue to be monitored through the quality
             reports approved by the BoP Committee and SPC.
 103         Guarantee the functioning of the BoP Committee,             Committee documents, decisions, strategic                    1, 2                   D and E
             including all necessary comitology procedures.              guidance, regulations
 104         Enhance quarterly and annual balance of payments            Transmission of required data to Eurostat National           2, 3                       A
             statistics of the EU institutions and quarterly BoP of      Accounts Unit, responsible for sectoral accounts.
             the EU, to satisfy the requirements of the Quarterly
             Sector Accounts Regulation.
 105         Ensure the implementation of the FATS Regulation            Timely dissemination of outward FATS data                    2, 3                       D
             and the ‘Recommendations Manual’ (on outward
             FATS).
 106         Participate in Commission and international work on         Regular dissemination of data on remittance flows             3                         D
             developing the methods and data collection on
             workers’ remittances.
 107         Enhanced cooperation with National Accounts,                Production of high-quality and consistent datasets           1, 3                       D
             Foreign Trade Statistics and the ECB for greater
             statistical consistency. Steer and follow up the
             implementation of technical groups’
             recommendations: rest of the world account; direct
             reporting; foreign direct investment; reconciliation with
             external trade; asymmetries monitoring.
 108         Monitor coordinated and harmonised implementation           Coordinated and harmonised implementation of the              1                         D
             of the IMF Balance of Payments and International            international standards. Organisation of specific
             Investment Position Manual and of the new OECD              workshops and exchange of experience and best
             Benchmark Definition of Foreign Direct Investment.          practices



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Action                                Actions                                                 Outputs                             Type        Depends          Link to
  ID                                                                                                                               of            on             APS
                                                                                                                                  work         funding         priority
                                                                                                                                             from other
                                                                                                                                                 DG
  (1)                                   (2)                                                      (3)                                 (4)         (5)                 (6)
  109         Contribute to Eurostat’s cooperation programme with       Participation in cooperation programmes, such as             1                               D
              third countries regarding compilation and                 MEDSTAT, cooperation with ASEAN, African and
              dissemination of statistics on trade in services and      ECLAC countries.
              foreign direct investment.

2.2 NEW WORK
Action                       Actions                                     Outputs                       Type      Depends        Link to      Resource            Main
  ID                                                                                                    of           on          APS          impact           origin of
                                                                                                       work       funding       priority      on MS           resources
                                                                                                                    from
                                                                                                                 other DG
  (1)                           (2)                                         (3)                          (4)         (5)             (6)         (7)             (8)
  201         Promote work on increasing                 Increased consistency and better-quality      1 and                         D            1                  4
              consistency between BoP and trade          data, methodological guidelines                 2
              statistics and between BoP/travel and
              tourism statistics through MEETS
              projects
  202         Organise workshops facilitating            Workshops, recommendations and                  1                           D            2                  4
              exchange of experience and good            guidelines, coordinated implementation of
              practices leading towards                  new manuals
              implementation of new international
              standards
  203         Explore possibilities for compiling        Report prepared by an external contractor       1                           D            1                  4
              trade in services data using VAT-
              related information (MEETS)
  204         Investigate BoP-related statistical        Report prepared for BoP Committee               1                           A            2                  4
              issues in relation to quantifying the
              impact of the economic turmoil
  205         Guarantee smooth functioning of the        Reduced asymmetries in bilateral FDI           2, 3                         D            2                  4
              FDI Network by facilitating exchange       data and enhanced quality of national and
              of data on FDI transactions (joint         EU/euro-area BoP statistics
              initiative by Eurostat and DG Statistics
              of the ECB)

2.3 SIMPLIFICATION AND BURDEN REDUCTION
                                       Action                                                                        Expected outputs
The MEETS projects will analyse synergies between BoP and trade on the one              Reduction of burden, increase in consistency of statistics produced
hand and BoP/travel and tourism on the other. Possible use of common surveys,
avoidance of duplication, exchange of results will lead to a reduction of burden for
national compilers.
In order to share the burden, Eurostat provides Member States with monthly              Sharing of burden between Member States and Eurostat
balance of payments data of the European Union institutions. The Member States
use these data in compiling their national balance of payments statistics (and
their contributions to the EU and euro-area aggregate).

4. Legal bases6
  Nature               No               Date             OJ No       Publication                                             Title
                                                                        date

  EP and            184/2005          12.1.2005           L 35         8.2.2005         On Community statistics concerning balance of payments, international trade in
  Council                                                                               services and foreign direct investment
 Regulation
  Council           2006/856          13.11.2006         L 332       30.11.2006        Establishing a Committee on monetary, financial and balance of payments
  Decision                                                                             statistics (codified version)
  EP and            716/2007          20.6.2007          L 171        29.6.2007        On Community statistics on the structure and activity of foreign affiliates
  Council
 Regulation
  EP and           1297/2008          16.12.2008         L 340       19.12.2008        On a programme for the Modernisation of European Enterprise and Trade
  Council                                                                              Statistics (MEETS)
  Decision




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                             DOMAIN 3 — BUSINESS STATISTICS

Business statistics in general have an essential role in monitoring progress in prosperity,
competitiveness and growth as well as economic cohesion and sustainable development.
A. New and priority actions
The MEETS programme7 will have a major role in the development of all business statistics from
2009 to 2013. The main purpose of the programme is to ensure that statistical requirements can be
met, while reducing the burden on enterprises, by using new data sources and using statistical
processes more efficiently. It will lead to a fundamental re-engineering and modernisation of
enterprise and trade statistics. MEETS will in 2010 mostly concentrate on entrepreneurship,
globalisation, consistency between Regulations and methodologies, the EuroGroups register, the
data warehouse approach, optimal sampling and estimation and the use of administrative and
accounts data, and on the MEETS projects that will carry out actions in areas of lesser importance.
The MEETS programme will make intensive use of ESSnets. A separate Decision with the work
programme for MEETS actions in 2010 will be adopted alongside the Statistical Programme 2010.
A European survey on access to finance will be carried out which will shed light on enterprises’
possibilities for accessing funds for employment and turnover growth. The plans to have such a data
collection in 2010 may prove very valuable in view of the current worldwide crisis on the financial
markets. The survey will be made using the new ad hoc module in the Structural Business Statistics
Regulation and will cover 25 000 enterprises in Europe.
In energy statistics, a pilot survey on energy consumption in households will be carried out, with
particular emphasis on monitoring energy efficiency and renewable energy sources. The share of
renewable energy sources will be monitored, as defined in the new Directive on promotion of the
use of energy from renewable sources. Heat pump and biofuel statistics (methodology, data
collection) will be improved. It is also expected that the Energy Statistics Regulation will be
modified to respond to the reporting requirements arising from the Directive on security oil stocks
(currently under discussion in the Council).
Following the developments in the EU transport policy, projects are under way with a view to
monitoring the impact of transport on safety, congestion and the environment, in particular climate
change. As for safety, following the definition of a strategy of cooperation and complementarity
with EU transport safety agencies, implementation from 2010 will concern the dissemination of
data collected via agreements with the Member States. As for congestion in goods transport, the
development of indicators on intermodality and logistics performance is being studied in 2009 and
could be based on the best practices of Member States from 2010 on.
The network of the multinational enterprise groups register (EuroGroups register) will be
extended in 2010 to cover not only Eurostat and the national statistical offices but also national
central banks and the ECB. This extension will enable the use of co-ordinated frames for all
statistics on economic globalisation.




7
       Decision No 1297/2008/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2008 on a Programme for the
       Modernisation of European Enterprise and Trade Statistics (MEETS).


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B. Ongoing work
In 2010, the regular production of business statistics will be continued.
An understanding of the effects of and driving forces behind globalisation of the economy is
essential. The Regulation on statistics on foreign affiliates contributes to this improved
knowledge. To further improve the statistics, the results of the pilot actions covering inter alia trade
in goods and services and size class of enterprises will be evaluated.
Structural Business Statistics (SBS). In 2010, the first full data sets will be published following
the implementation of the new SBS legislation. This will lead to improved statistics for the services
sector, offering greater scope for presenting detailed activity breakdown at EU level and extending
the SBS to cover business demography. The data by NACE Rev 2 will be published for the first
time.
Statistics on production — Prodcom — are essential for sector analysis in manufacturing. Prodcom
has achieved considerable quality improvements in recent years. The criteria for further
harmonisation have been established and they will be fully implemented in order to ensure fully
comparable and coherent data sets.
For short-term statistics (STS) the year 2010 will be a period of consolidation. Following the
introduction of NACE Rev 2, base year 2005 during 2009, we will focus on studies and methods to
assess and if necessary improve the quality of our data series, especially their reliability,
comparability and accuracy.
Energy statistics will be collected and disseminated on a regular basis in support of the energy
(security of supply, sustainable development, liberalisation of network industries) and climate
change policies pursued by the Commission. To this end, collection and dissemination of monthly
and annual statistics on energy commodities as well as electricity and natural gas price statistics for
industrial consumers will continue.
Today, transport statistics cover the functioning (input and output) of transport. For the output of
transport (traffic of vehicles and movements of passengers and goods), in-depth statistical
information is provided for all transport modes covered by EU surveys with a legal basis: all but
road passenger transport, in fact. Filling this gap started in 2009 and will continue in 2010.
Transport statistics allow the development of modal split indicators, which contribute to structural
indicators and sustainable development indicators. Transport accounts for a large share of energy
consumption and, consequently, CO2 and pollutant emissions. In this respect, modal split indicators
and road traffic measurement are particularly relevant for monitoring these impacts on the
environment. As regards security, policies on migration and border control continue exploiting
passenger statistics at the borders of the EU, mainly maritime and aviation statistics.
Regarding tourism statistics, the focus in 2010 will be on adopting a revised legal basis and
preparing the relevant implementing measures. In this context, work will be devoted to drafting the
methodological manual and exploring the feasibility of collecting essential statistics on same-day
visits.
Statistical business registers constitute a crucial infrastructure for business statistics. At EU level a
register of multinational enterprise groups (EuroGroups register) is being created. It is established
as a network of registers between Eurostat and Member States’ statistical authorities through
exchange of data on the groups. Full implementation will take several years. In 2010, work will
focus on reaching a good quality for the data on the 5 000 major groups.




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C. Simplification and burden reduction
For structural business statistics and short-term statistics, ways of simplifying and reducing the
reporting burden on enterprises will continue to be pursued in connection with the MEETS
programme (see above). The possibilities for simplifying the requirements for structural business
statistics will be looked at in user consultations. A thorough review of all STS requirements,
including both producers and users of the STS, will be carried out in the last quarter of 2009 and the
consequences should be considered and implemented in 2010.
The new SBS Regulation takes full effect in 2010. Several mandatory variables have been deleted
and other variables have been moved from annual to multi-annual collection. The recast also
introduces the possibility for countries to contribute just to the European totals without being forced
to provide publishable national data. This method reduces the burden on businesses.
Energy statistics are collected under the Energy Statistics Regulation (ESR) and Price Transparency
Directive, both dating from 2008. The ESR will be continuously evaluated with the aim of keeping
the burden low while responding to policy needs. New work on renewable energy sources and
energy efficiency (households survey) will result in an increased burden (work on nuclear statistics,
foreseen under the Regulation, will have a negligibly small impact).
Reduction of the Member States’ burden in transport statistics has been a continuous concern for
several years. As regards rail transport, Eurostat has decided to discontinue the collection of data on
safety and to exploit the data collected by the European Rail Agency. As for sea transport, a
reduction of the burden is expected from simplifying measures as well as from the increased use of
administrative sources.
In order to reduce the burden, improve timeliness and enhance international comparability in
tourism statistics, Eurostat will support a multi-annual ESSnet project on ‘Automated Data
Collection and Reporting in Accommodation Statistics’ (2010-2012). The ultimate operational
objective is to develop a system which can generate the required statistical data automatically from
the management systems of hotels and similar establishments.

Theme 3.01 Annual business statistics
1. Description
Structural Business Statistics (SBS) contain detailed data covering all business activities, broken down to the 4-digit
level of the NACE Rev 2 activity classification, by size classes and by regions (2-digit NUTS). A large number of
variables are provided. The recast of the Regulation adopted in 2008 has 2008 as its first reference year. The medium-
term strategy is to achieve full implementation in all Member States of the new requirements in the Regulation
regarding services statistics and business demography, assure the quality of the data, re-engineer methods and sources
for the data collection and carry out the prioritised pilot studies set out in the Regulation.
Inward FATS comprise a number of characteristics for the structure and activity of foreign affiliates in the reporting
country that are needed for evaluating the extent of globalisation of the EU economy and the effectiveness of the
internal market. The medium-term strategy will focus on full implementation of the requirements of the FATS
Regulation and completing the pilot studies.
Prodcom covers production statistics in value and volume of about 3 900 products defined in an annually revised
Prodcom list. Its medium-term strategy will be oriented towards quality improvements with emphasis on completeness
of EU aggregates as well as further methodological harmonisation.




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2. Work Programme for 2010 (legend to the tables at the beginning of the document)
2.1 ONGOING WORK
Action                               Actions                                                  Outputs                                Type         Depends           Link to
  ID                                                                                                                                  of             on              APS
                                                                                                                                     work          funding          priority
                                                                                                                                                 from other
                                                                                                                                                     DG
  (1)                                  (2)                                                        (3)                                 (4)            (5)               (6)
  101       Ensure the implementation of Regulation No                  Definitive SBS statistics for 2008 and preliminary            2, 3                             O
            295/2008 including the new requirements as well as          statistics for 2009 according to schedule
            the implementation of NACE Rev 2. Process the data          disseminated.
            collected from Member States and candidate
            countries. Maximise the completeness of EU
            aggregates.
  102       Ensure the implementation of the requirements of the        FATS data for 2007 disseminated and start with the            2, 3                             O
            new FATS Regulation and the Recommendations                 dissemination of 2008 data.
            Manual (on inward FATS). Process the data collected
            from Member States on inward FATS, including
            information from the first quality reports.
  103       Collect 2009 Prodcom data in line with the Prodcom          Prodcom data for 2009 disseminated.                           2, 3                             O
            Regulation. Promote harmonisation of national
            methodologies
  104       Set up the 2011 Prodcom list                                The 2011 Prodcom list adopted.                                 1                               E
  105       Continue implementing the pilot actions in the              Findings for methodological improvement and                    1                               O
            framework of the SBS Regulation and the FATS                conclusions regarding the feasibility of the data
            Regulation and plan further application of the flexible     collection will be available from the pilot studies. A
            module of the SBS Regulation. If pilot actions prove        plan for the second application of the flexible
            the feasibility of the data collection, proceed with the    module will be available.
            necessary measures for implementation.
  106       Contribute to the entrepreneurship indicator                Improved and more comparable indicators with                   1                               O
            programme.                                                  regard to entrepreneurship disseminated.
  107       Improve transmission and validation tools and carry         Improved quality of disseminated SBS data.                    1, 2                             O
            out the quality action plan for SBS.
  108       Process statistics on steel industry collected from         Steel statistics data for 2009 disseminated.                  2 ,3                             O
            Member States under Regulation 48/2004.

2.2 NEW WORK
Action                      Actions                                      Outputs                         Type      Depends         Link to       Resource           Main
  ID                                                                                                      of           on           APS           impact          origin of
                                                                                                         work       funding        priority       on MS          resources
                                                                                                                      from
                                                                                                                   other DG
  (1)                          (2)                                           (3)                          (4)          (5)            (6)            (7)              (8)
  201       Implement Council and EP Decision           Achieve sound programme and financial              O                           E              2                2
            1297/2008 (MEETS), implement the            management of the MEETS programme,
            Commission Decision on the financing        also in order to develop and implement
            for 2010.                                   new indicators for areas of high policy
                                                        importance, e.g. entrepreneurship and
                                                        globalisation.
  202       Support the data collection on access       Prepare dissemination of the data of the           2                           O              3                2
            to finance in the framework of the first    access to finance survey.
            application of the flexible module of
            the SBS Regulation No 295/2008.
            Collect and validate the data of the
            access to finance survey
  203       Create ESSnets in line with objectives      Improve consistency in the area of                 1                           E              2                2
            2 and 3 of MEETS on consistency in          business statistics and support the
            the area of business statistics and         integration of data production via data
            data warehousing.                           warehouses in the context of the new
                                                        ESS business architecture.


2.3 SIMPLIFICATION AND BURDEN REDUCTION
                                      Action                                                                            Expected outputs
Implement Council and EP Decision 1297/2008 (MEETS).                                     The MEETS programme aims to achieve four objectives: reviewing priorities
                                                                                         and developing new indicators, creating a streamlined framework for business
                                                                                         statistics, supporting introduction of a more efficient way of collecting data, i.e.
                                                                                         through the use of administrative data and electronic data exchange, and,
                                                                                         finally, modernising and simplifying statistics on trade in goods between
                                                                                         Member States (Intrastat)
Implementation of the SBS Recast Regulation, which introduces some                       Taken together all the simplifications introduced by Regulation No 295/2008,
simplifications, such as the deletion of some variables, reducing the frequency of       and provided Member States apply the CETO flags to their fullest extent, result
other variables and the possibility for Member States to use ‘Contribution to            in a significant reduction of the number of cells required under Regulation No
European totals only’ (CETO) flags. The latter allow countries to flag data of           295/2008 compared to Regulation No 58/97.
insufficient quality so that they are not disseminated at national level, whereas
they are included in the calculation of the EU totals. This should allow countries to
limit the sample sizes and therefore reduce the burden on enterprises.




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4. Legal bases6
  Nature                No                Date          OJ No         Publication                                                 Title
                                                                         date
  Council             3924/91           19.12.1991       L 374         31.12.1991         Establishment of a Community survey of industrial production
 Regulation
  EP and             295/2008           11.3.2008         L 97          9.4.2008          Concerning Structural Business Statistics
  Council
 Regulation
  EP and             716/2007           20.6.2007        L 171          29.6.2007         Community statistics on the structure and activity of foreign affiliates
  Council
 Regulation
  EP and            1297/2008           16.12.2008       L 340         19.12.2008         On a programme for the Modernisation of European Enterprise and Trade
  Council                                                                                 Statistics (MEETS)
  Decision


Theme 3.02 Short-term business statistics
1. Description
Short-term business statistics (STS) comprise monthly and quarterly economic indicators, such as the index of industrial
production, output prices, construction production and retail trade turnover, for the Member States, the EU and the euro
area. The indicators cover eight out of nineteen Principal European Economic Indicators (PEEIs) and almost half of
Eurostat’s regular News Releases. These data are closely followed by economic analysts in the Commission and the
European Central Bank, as well as in national governments and in the private sector and financial markets.
The constant requirement is to make the data rapid but reliable while at the same time limiting the statistical reporting
burden on enterprises.
Historically, such short-term statistics are mainly related to manufacturing and construction; in the years ahead the main
challenge is to develop and consolidate the short-term data on service activities.

2. Work Programme for 2010 (legend to the tables at the beginning of the document)
2.1 ONGOING WORK
Action                                Actions                                                     Outputs                                 Type       Depends          Link to
  ID                                                                                                                                       of           on             APS
                                                                                                                                          work        funding         priority
                                                                                                                                                    from other
                                                                                                                                                        DG
  (1)                                    (2)                                                          (3)                                  (4)          (5)              (6)
  101         Timely production of existing indicators and their          60 News Releases, 6 Statistics in Focus, 4 quarterly              2                            A
              publication                                                 Panoramas and continuous updating of Eurostat
                                                                          website
  102         Investigating and improving the reliability, accuracy       Convergence of Member States on best practices in                 2                            A
              and comparability of STS indicators                         compiling STS indicators

2.2 NEW WORK
Action                        Actions                                      Outputs                             Type   Depends            Link to    Resource            Main
  ID                                                                                                            of        on              APS        impact           origin of
                                                                                                               work    funding           priority    on MS           resources
                                                                                                                         from
                                                                                                                      other DG
  (1)                           (2)                                              (3)                           (4)        (5)              (6)          (7)             (8)
  201         Prepare introduction of new variables       Hours worked, wages and salaries                      1                           A            1               4
              (Commission Regulation 329/2009)            delivered in 2013 with series starting in
                                                          2010.
  202         Prepare report to EP and Council, as        First draft report ready by end-2010.                 1                           A            1               4
              required by Reg. 1165/98, Art. 14

2.3 SIMPLIFICATION AND BURDEN REDUCTION
                                        Action                                                                             Expected outputs
STS is an active participant in the MEETS programme                                         Sharing best practices to reduce form-filling burden on enterprises

4. Legal bases6
  Nature               No               Date          OJ No        Publication                                                   Title
                                                                      date
  Council           1165/98           19.5.1998       L 162           5.6.1998         Short-term statistics
 Regulation




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Theme 3.03 Energy
1. Description
Europe’s future depends on a secure, affordable and ecologically sustainable energy supply. The EU and the Member
States pursue a number of policies addressing (i) the security of supply (in particular of oil and gas), (ii) the
environmental impact of energy use and (iii) the energy internal market (including competition in network industries).
This theme aims to provide the EU with a high-quality statistical service in the field of energy, addressing these policy
concerns. Regular work involves (i) the compilation of annual energy balance sheets and of structural information on
the energy system, (ii) the follow-up of energy commodity short-term trends and (iii) the compilation of prices of
certain energy carriers. Development work is aimed at improving the quality of the system, in particular its coverage,
better addressing new policies/technologies.
Priority EU/national policies and technologies such as energy efficiency, combined heat and power, renewable energy
sources, energy-environment integration, carbon emission inventories, effectiveness of competition in network
industries, are also covered.

2. Work Programme for 2010 (legend to the tables at the beginning of the document)
2.1 ONGOING WORK
Action                              Actions                                                   Outputs                        Type       Depends      Link to
  ID                                                                                                                          of           on         APS
                                                                                                                             work        funding     priority
                                                                                                                                       from other
                                                                                                                                           DG
  (1)                                 (2)                                                       (3)                           (4)          (5)          (6)
 101       The Energy Statistics Regulation (ESR) 1099/2008           Dissemination of monthly and annual energy              2, 3                      B
           will be implemented, collecting and disseminating          statistics, including the energy balance sheets.
           annual and monthly statistics on energy commodities
 102       The Price Transparency Directive (PTD) 2008/92 will        Dissemination of electricity and gas prices, six-       2, 3                      A
           be implemented, collecting and disseminating               monthly.
           electricity and gas prices
 103       Monitoring of and reporting on specific EU energy          Reporting on specific EU policies arising from the       3                        B
           policies (renewable energy sources, energy                 Energy and Climate Change package.
           dependency, energy efficiency, combined heat and           Support to the Energy Market Observatory.
           power)
           Follow-up of needs arising from EMOS.
 104       Contribution to the EU greenhouse gas inventory            Contribution to the EU communication to the UN          2, 3                      B
           report, submitted to the UNFCCC, as provided for in        Framework Convention on Climate Change
           Decision 280/2004/EC
 105       Upgrade of the IT infrastructure, enhancing                IT tools (including tool for renewable energies and     1, 2                      O
           integration with national production systems.              oil-stock reporting)
 106       Implementation of pilot surveys on energy                  Statistics on energy consumption in households          1, 2                      B
           consumption in households, in response to energy           (improved coverage)
           efficiency/renewable energy policies and ESR
           requirements

2.2 NEW WORK
Action                    Actions                                      Outputs                        Type      Depends     Link to    Resource        Main
  ID                                                                                                   of           on       APS        impact       origin of
                                                                                                      work       funding    priority    on MS       resources
                                                                                                                   from
                                                                                                                other DG
  (1)                         (2)                                          (3)                          (4)         (5)       (6)         (7)          (8)
 201       Collect statistics on nuclear fuel cycle,   (a) Updated ESR using comitology                 1, 2                   O           3           1, 2
           based on recently developed                 (b) Statistics on nuclear fuel cycle
           approach
 202       Methodology for reviewing present           (a) Review questionnaire                          1                     B           3           1, 2
           system and for the compilation of           (b) Recommended coverage/approach
           statistics on energy use in the
           Services Sector, as stipulated in the
           ESR
 203       Methodology and collection of               (a) Methodology                                  1, 2                   B           3           1, 2
           statistics on ambient energy in line        (b) Improved coverage of ambient heat
           with the ESR and Renewable
           Energies Directive
 204       Updating of ESR to respond to the           (a) Revised version of ESR on monthly oil         1                     B           3           1, 2
           requirements of the Council Decision        stocks
           on strategic oil stocks                     (b) updated ESR using comitology
           Follow-up of legislative acts on
           security of gas supply




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Action                       Actions                                    Outputs                   Type       Depends       Link to      Resource           Main
  ID                                                                                               of            on         APS          impact          origin of
                                                                                                  work        funding      priority      on MS          resources
                                                                                                                from
                                                                                                             other DG
  (1)                           (2)                                         (3)                    (4)           (5)          (6)           (7)             (8)
  205         Study on better use of ESR statistics     Report and study                            1                          B             3              1, 2
              in the preparation of the EU
              greenhouse gas inventory report
  206         Methodology and collection of             (a) Methodology                            1, 2                        B             3              1, 2
              statistics on sustainable biofuels — in   (b) Improved statistics
              line with ESR and Renewable
              Energies Directive

2.3 SIMPLIFICATION AND BURDEN REDUCTION
                                       Action                                                                   Expected outputs
The Energy Statistics Regulation will be continuously evaluated with the aim of
keeping the burden low while responding to policy needs




4. Legal bases6
  Nature                No                   Date            OJ No         Publication                                     Title
                                                                              date

Commission           2007/394              7.6.2007           L 148          9.6.2007    Amending Council Directive 90/377/EEC with regard to the methodology
 Decision                                                                                to be applied for the collection of gas and electricity prices charged to
                                                                                         end-users

                                           27.9.2001          L 283                      Promotion of electricity produced from renewable energy sources in the
  EP and             2001/77                                                27.10.2001   internal electricity market
  Council
  Directive

  EP and             2003/30               8.5.2003           L 123          17.5.2003   Promotion of the use of biofuels or other renewable fuels for transport
  Council
  Directive

  EP and              2004/8               11.2.2004           L 52          12.2.2004   Promotion of cogeneration based on a useful heat demand in the internal
  Council                                                                                energy market and amending Directive 92/42/EEC
  Directive
  EP and             2006/32               5.4.2006           L 114          27.4.2006   Energy end-use efficiency and energy services and repealing Council
  Council                                                                                Directive 93/76/EEC
  Directive
  EP and            1099/2008             22.10.2008          L 304         14.11.2008   Energy statistics
  Council
 Regulation
  EP and             2009/28               23.4.2009          L 140          5.6.2009    On the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources and
  Council                                                                                amending and subsequently repealing Directive 2001/77
  Directive
  EP and             1999/296              26.4.1999          L 117          5.5.1999    A monitoring mechanism of Community CO2 and other greenhouse gas
  Council                                                                                emissions
 Regulation
  Council             93/389               24.5.1993          L 167          9.7.1993    For a monitoring mechanism of Community CO2 and other greenhouse
  Decision                                                                               emissions
  EP and             2008/92              22.10.2008          L 298          7.11.2008   Concerning a Community procedure to improve the transparency of gas
  Council                                                                                and electricity prices charged to industrial end-users
  Directive
  Council            2009/119              14.9.2009          L 265          9.10.2009   Imposing an obligation on Member States to maintain minimum stocks of
  Directive                                                                              crude oil and/or petroleum products


Theme 3.04 Transport
1. Description
Community transport statistics are required to support the Community transport policy. A White Paper and its mid-term
review (‘Keep Europe moving — Sustainable mobility for our continent’) set out the EU action programme on transport
policy. Community transport statistics should constitute a comprehensive transport information system, including above
all data on flows of vehicles, passengers and goods, but also on infrastructure, equipment, mobility, safety, enterprises,
investments and employment. A key objective will be to measure the contribution of each mode of transport, used alone
and in combination with others, to the global figures. It will be necessary to consolidate structural, sustainable
development, modal split, energy and environmental impact indicators, and to develop indicators of quality and
performance for all modes of transport. The increasing trends to optimise the high cost and investment in transport
infrastructure will create more needs for statistics on them. Transport is also an important part of Community regional


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and environmental policies. The former will increase demands for spatially broken-down data on transport networks
and flows. Taking into account the growing awareness of climate change, and the significant impact of transport on this,
more and more work will be required to measure the emission of greenhouse gases and other pollutants, as well as the
evolution of passenger behaviour regarding transport, particularly in European cities. The Trans-European Transport
Network (TEN-T) is very important for competitiveness and growth. Transport statistics should provide specific
information on the development of the TEN-T infrastructure and on the services it provides.

2. Work Programme for 2010 (legend to the tables at the beginning of the document)
2.1 ONGOING WORK
Action                               Actions                                                     Outputs                            Type        Depends          Link to
  ID                                                                                                                                 of            on             APS
                                                                                                                                    work         funding         priority
                                                                                                                                               from other
                                                                                                                                                   DG
  (1)                                  (2)                                                          (3)                               (4)          (5)               (6)
  101       Implement the full acquis with a complete set of data       Production of output tables                                    2                              A
            for reference year 2009 available by December 2010,
            and adopt the necessary implementation measures
            under committee procedure.
  102       Produce data on transport infrastructure, equipment,        Production of output tables                                    2                              A
            enterprises, safety, etc. and other information
            complementary to the legal data collections, through
            the regular use of the Common Questionnaire to be
            accessed on the internet.
  103       Achieve systematic updating and improvement of the          Production of output tables                                    2                              A
            quality of regional transport data, based both on the
            annual voluntary survey (via internet) and on the legal
            data collections.
  104       Consolidate and further develop methodology and             Production of output tables                                    2                             A, B
            production for structural indicators, sustainable
            development indicators, modal split indicators and
            environmental impact indicators.
  105       Consolidate the development of the Community data           Production of output tables                                    2                             A, B
            collection on road traffic measurement (road
            vehicle*kilometres).
  106       Consolidate the dissemination of transport statistics       Dissemination of output tables and contribution to             3                             A, B
            by the regular and timely uploading of Eurostat’s free      other publication media
            dissemination site and the production of publications
            in accordance with Eurostat’s publication programme.
  107       Continue the development of the Transport                   Savings in data management resources                           0                              O
            Information System (TRIS) project, which aims to
            modernise and integrate the various workflows of the
            existing processes.

2.2 NEW WORK
Action                     Actions                                       Outputs                          Type      Depends        Link to     Resource           Main
  ID                                                                                                       of           on          APS         impact          origin of
                                                                                                          work       funding       priority     on MS          resources
                                                                                                                       from
                                                                                                                    other DG
  (1)                          (2)                                          (3)                             (4)         (5)           (6)           (7)              (8)
  201       According to decision taken end-2009,       Production of output tables                          1                         A          2 or 3             4
            start developing a Community project
            on the assessment of co-modality,
            logistics and performance indicators in
            freight transport modes, on their own
            and in combination.
  202       According to decision taken end-2009,       Production of output tables                          1                         A          2 or 3             4
            start extending the scope of existing
            data collection on aviation statistics.
  203       Start producing transport safety            Production of output tables                          1                       A, C           1                4
            statistics built on data collection(s)
            performed by transport safety
            agencies, and on the CARE database
            for road accidents.

2.3 SIMPLIFICATION AND BURDEN REDUCTION
                                      Action                                                                            Expected outputs
According to decisions taken until end-2009 at technical level, the modernisation           Possible reduction of burden on respondents (mainly ports and national
of the existing maritime transport statistics Directive may imply some                      statistical authorities)
simplifications. Other potential simplifications may derive from opportunities
offered by new ICT services (for example ‘e-maritime’).
The reflection phase on maritime transport statistics is conducted by a Task                Limitation of the possible additional burden on some Member States as far as
Force involving several Member States already active in the field, in order to fine-        possible
tune the resulting burden on the others.




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                                      Action                                                                             Expected outputs
The reflection phase on aviation statistics is conducted by a Task Force involving          Limitation of the possible additional burden on some Member States as far as
several Member States motivated and experienced in the field, in order to fine-             possible
tune the burden resulting from the likely extension of the data collection.
Discontinuation of the data collection on rail safety (to be replaced by operational        Elimination of double reporting by different bodies in most Member States
data collected by ERA, the European Railways Agency).
Programme of evaluation of transport processes in 2010: maritime transport                  Contribution to reduction of response burden, simplification and improved
statistics, inland waterway transport statistics.                                           priority-setting

3. Work to be carried out by other DGs involving data collection from Member States
DG TREN manages the CARE database on road accidents, for which the data are collected under Council Decision
93/704/EC.
DG TREN intends to modernise and extend (to non-inland modes of transport) Regulation 1108/70 on an accounting
system for expenditure on infrastructure in respect of inland modes of transport.

4. Legal bases6
  Nature             No              Date           OJ No       Publication                                                   Title
                                                                   date
  Council          1108/70         4.6.1970         L 130         15.6.1970        Introducing an accounting system for expenditure on infrastructure in respect of
 Regulation                                                                        transport by rail, road and inland waterways
  Council          93/704         30.11.1993        L 329         30.12.1993       Creation of a Community database on road accidents
  Decision

  Council          1172/98         25.5.1998        L 163          6.6.1998        Statistical returns in respect of the carriage of goods by road
 Regulation
  EP and          437/2003         27.2.2003         L 66         11.3.2003        Statistical returns in respect of the carriage of passengers, freight and mail by air
  Council
 Regulation
  EP and           91/2003        16.12.2002         L 14         21.1.2003        Rail transport statistics
  Council
 Regulation
  EP and         1365/2006         6.9.2006         L 246         25.9.2006        Statistics of goods transport by inland waterways and repealing Council Directive
  Council                                                                          80/1119/EEC
 Regulation
  EP and           2009/42         6.5.2009         L 141          6.6.2009        On statistical returns in respect of carriage of goods and passengers by sea
  Council
  Directive

5. Planned new legislation
Start revising Regulation 91/2003 on rail transport statistics in order to discontinue the data collection on rail safety,
improving the quality of rail data and extending the data collection according to some user needs.
Start revising Regulation 437/2003 on statistical returns in respect of the carriage of passengers, freight and mail by air
in order to define the possible extension agreed with the Member States end-2009.
The changes in legislation agreed in the framework of the Task Force established in order to modernise maritime
transport statistics will be gradually submitted under the appropriate legislative procedure.
Deliberations on the viability of exempting or simplifying the data collection for the smallest Member States with
regard to Regulation 1172/98 on road freight transport statistics while maintaining overall data quality and
completeness.


Theme 3.05 Tourism
1. Description
Tourism is an important economic activity in the European Union with great potential for contributing to higher
employment. It comprises a wide variety of products or services and destinations and many different stakeholders are
involved with highly decentralised areas of competence, often at regional and local levels.
Currently, statistics are collected on the supply of and demand for tourist accommodation, as well as on participation in
tourism and tourism behaviour of EU residents. The legal basis for this data collection (Council Directive 95/57, the
related Commission Decisions of 9 December 1998 and 10 December 2004, and Council Directive 2006/110) are being
updated in order to ensure the quality of the data collection in terms of relevance, comparability, completeness and
freshness of the data. A renewed legal act is scheduled to be adopted in 2010. Further, statistics on tourism employment
and on indicators related to sustainable and competitive tourism are compiled using existing statistics.




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2. Work Programme for 2010 (legend to the tables at the beginning of the document)
2.1 ONGOING WORK
Action                                 Actions                                                   Outputs                                   Type        Depends       Link to
  ID                                                                                                                                        of            on          APS
                                                                                                                                           work         funding      priority
                                                                                                                                                      from other
                                                                                                                                                          DG
  (1)                                    (2)                                                         (3)                                    (4)           (5)           (6)
  101         To produce high-quality publications.                       Up-to-date database and publications according to                 2, 3                        O
                                                                          the standard quality criteria
  102         To submit for adoption in 2009 a Commission                 Regulation adopted by the EP and the Council in                    1                         E, O
              proposal for a Regulation concerning Community              the course of 2010
              Statistics on Tourism to the European Parliament and
              Council, updating and revising Council Directive
              95/57/EC
  103         Prepare implementing measures as regards quality            Commission Regulation(s) submitted to the ESSC                     1                         E, O
              reporting and transmission format                           in 2010, adoption by the Commission in 2010
  104         To enrich the tourism statistics available through          Publication of indicators related to tourism                      2, 3                        O
              usage of data from other Eurostat sources, especially       employment and to competitiveness and
              as regards tourism employment or sustainability and         sustainability of tourism in Europe
              competitiveness of tourism in Europe
  105         Following the 2008-2009 Eurostat project on Tourism         Improved harmonisation and coherence of Tourism                   1, 2                        O
              Satellite Accounts, foster the implementation of TSA        Satellite Accounts
              in the Member States (outside the legal framework)
  106         To improve cooperation with the relevant international      Improved international visibility of Eurostat tourism              O                          D
              organisations as well as with candidate,                    statistics
              neighbourhood and Mediterranean countries
  107         Organisation of an International Forum on Tourism           Forum taking place in the second half of 2010                      1                         D, O
              Statistics

2.2 NEW WORK
Action                       Actions                                       Outputs                         Type        Depends            Link to     Resource         Main
  ID                                                                                                        of             on              APS         impact        origin of
                                                                                                           work         funding           priority     on MS        resources
                                                                                                                          from
                                                                                                                       other DG
  (1)                           (2)                                             (3)                          (4)           (5)              (6)          (7)           (8)
  201         Drafting of a methodological manual          Draft methodological manual ready in               1                            E, O           2             2
              for tourism statistics, in close             2010
              cooperation with the Member States
  202         ESSnet on automated data collection          Project will run over more than 1 year, but        1                              O           1 (mid-        2
              from tourist accommodation                   expected output includes a reduction in                                                    term, long-
              establishments                               reporting burden for the tourist                                                             term), 3
                                                           accommodation sector in Europe. The                                                           (short-
                                                           ultimate output is a system which derives                                                      term)
                                                           the required statistical data directly from
                                                           the management systems of hotels and
                                                           similar establishments.
  203         Developing implementing measures             Commission Regulation(s) submitted to              1           ENTR               O            3             2
              regarding data transmission on same-         the ESSC in 2010, conditionally on the                       (possibly
              day visits, possibly with pilot studies      outcome of the negotiations                                   for pilot
                                                                                                                         studies)

2.3 SIMPLIFICATION AND BURDEN REDUCTION
                                         Action                                                                            Expected outputs
ESSnet on automated data collection from tourist accommodation establishments              Very significant reduction of reporting burden for tourist accommodation
                                                                                           establishments (for mid-size to larger enterprises even a removal of all
                                                                                           statistical burden, at least as far as tourism statistics are concerned) and
                                                                                           significant reduction of data processing and compilation burden for the Member
                                                                                           States.

4. Legal bases6
  Nature              No                Date          OJ No        Publication                                                    Title
                                                                      date
  Council            95/57            23.11.1995        L 291        6.12.1995        Collection of statistical information in the field of tourism
  Directive

  Council          2006/110           20.11.2006        L 363       20.12.2006        Adapting Directives 95/57/EC and 2001/109/EC in the field of statistics due to the
  Directive                                                                           accession of Bulgaria and Romania
  EP and           295/2008           11.3.2008         L 97         9.4.2008         Concerning structural business statistics
  Council
 Regulation




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5. Planned new legislation
Regulation (EC) of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning Community statistics on tourism, to be
submitted to the Council and Parliament in the course of 2009 (adoption unlikely in 2009)8.


Theme 3.06 Business registers
1. Description
The objectives of this theme are to harmonise the national statistical business registers (BRs), monitor the quality of the
registers and build a register of multinational enterprise groups (MNEs). The theme also covers the definition of
appropriate statistical units for observation of the production system in the Community (local units, enterprises and
enterprise groups).
The Business Registers Regulation (EC) No 177/2008 requires the exchange of individual data on multinational
enterprise groups. This is needed as basic infrastructure for the establishment of a EuroGroups Register (EGR) of
MNEs and their constituent units. The EGR is developed in phases. A pilot project for the EGR was carried out in 2006.
In 2009 the first EGR production cycle started with coverage of 5 000 MNEs. An extension of the coverage to 10 000
MNEs is planned for 2011 and full implementation should be achieved by 2013.
Measures used to achieve the objectives include implementing legal acts and the maintenance of a recommendations
manual giving guidance for the implementation of BRs.

2. Work Programme for 2010 (legend to the tables at the beginning of the document)
2.1 ONGOING WORK
Action                            Actions                                               Outputs                          Type       Depends      Link to
  ID                                                                                                                      of           on         APS
                                                                                                                         work        funding     priority
                                                                                                                                   from other
                                                                                                                                       DG
    (1)                             (2)                                                     (3)                           (4)          (5)          (6)
    101    Maintain and further develop the IT architecture to     The EGR produces timely results of good quality         1                        O
           manage the EuroGroups Register (EGR) and
           implement additional IT technology (including
           decentralised access at MS level) to exchange data
           with the EGR
    102    Maintain and further develop the methodology of the     The EGR processes are efficiently planned               1                        O
           EGR
    103    Acquire further private data necessary to manage the    The EGR relies on accurate data which show the          1                        O
           EGR and update it through exchange with Member          relationships between constituent units of an MNE
           States
    104    Ensure adoption of a Commission Regulation on the       The technical aspects of the data exchange with         1                        O
           exchange of MNE data between Eurostat and central       central banks (confidentiality, security measures,
           banks                                                   transmission procedures and formats) are
                                                                   regulated.
    105    Maintain the technical specifications in the            Guidelines on how to implement the BR Regulation        1                        O
           Recommendations Manual on the basis of the              are up-to-date
           Commission Regulation
    106    Report on the implementation of the BR Regulation       Compliance in implementing the BR Regulation is         1                        O
           through the annual survey                               measurable

2.2 NEW WORK
Action                   Actions                                    Outputs                       Type    Depends       Link to    Resource        Main
  ID                                                                                               of         on         APS        impact       origin of
                                                                                                  work     funding      priority    on MS       resources
                                                                                                             from
                                                                                                          other DG
    (1)                     (2)                                        (3)                        (4)         (5)         (6)         (7)          (8)
    201    Integrate national central banks and     The ECB and national central banks have        1                       O           1            2
           the ECB in the network of the EGR        a tool to improve the quality of their MNE
                                                    information (e.g. for FDI statistics)




8
          This is not entirely new legislation but will rather update, revise and replace the current Council Directive
          95/57/EC.

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Action                     Actions                                      Outputs                       Type      Depends         Link to     Resource           Main
  ID                                                                                                   of           on           APS         impact          origin of
                                                                                                      work       funding        priority     on MS          resources
                                                                                                                   from
                                                                                                                other DG
  (1)                         (2)                                         (3)                          (4)          (5)           (6)           (7)              (8)
  202        Develop the business model of the         The EGR processes at national and                1                          O             2               2
             EGR network including the                 Eurostat level are coordinated
             requirements at central (Eurostat) and
             national level.
  203        Development of the Data Quality           Data Quality management is established           1                          O             2               2
             management of the EGR

2.3 SIMPLIFICATION AND BURDEN REDUCTION
                                     Action                                                                         Expected outputs
Creation of the EuroGroups Register.                                                   Creating the EuroGroups Register will need an initial investment from the ESS,
                                                                                       but when it is functioning it will make all data collection relating to economic
                                                                                       globalisation more efficient and better harmonised. The Register also has the
                                                                                       potential to reduce the response burden on multinational enterprise groups.
Maintaining national business registers.                                               Business registers are an essential instrument for re-engineering business
                                                                                       statistics, as they are the integrating tool for using administrative and
                                                                                       accounting data, for micro data linking and as a sampling frame.

4. Legal bases6
 Nature            No            Date         OJ No       Publication                                                   Title
                                                             date
 EP and         177/2008      20.2.2008         L 61        5.3.2008        Establishing a common framework for business registers for statistical purposes and
 Council                                                                    repealing Council Regulation (EEC) No 2186/93
Regulation
 Council         696/93       15.3.1993         L 76        30.3.1993       Statistical units for the observation and analysis of the production system in the
Regulation                                                                  European Community

5. Planned new legislation
Commission Regulation on the exchange of MNE data between Eurostat and central banks.




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                 DOMAIN 4 — STATISTICS ON AGRICULTURE,
                       FORESTRY AND FISHERIES

A. New and priority actions
Agricultural statistics will remain of the utmost importance in 2010 for ongoing discussions based
on the ‘health check’ of the reformed Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and in the context of
global economic changes and their impact on the agricultural sector.
The above developments, combined with the greater emphasis placed on better management and
evaluation of public policies, will lead to an increase in the demand for agricultural data across a
range of domains. Improved communication between statistical suppliers and users will be required
and more attention will need to be focused on information at the national and regional levels.
The Agricultural Census 2010, which plays a key role in the design, implementation, monitoring
and evaluation of the CAP, will be carried out in all Member States except Spain, Greece and
Portugal (settled in 2009). The foreseen Survey on Agricultural Production Methods (SAPM) will
commence in several countries. In 2010, implementation of the proposed integrated system for land
use/cover statistics in Europe will be started. The results of the Lucas survey 2008/2009 will be
analysed and disseminated.
The programme for fishery statistics will pay particular attention to implementation of the revised
legislation on aquaculture statistics, including Commission legislation, and to the development of
sustainable development indicators, in particular data related to stock assessment. The redesign of
the fisheries statistical database, started in 2009, is to be completed before the end of 2010.
In 2010 the vineyard survey will be implemented. The legislation on orchards and vineyards will
be modified to adapt to the changing needs arising from the reform of the Common Market
Organisations.
It is foreseen that in 2010 the Plant Protection Products Regulation will have to be implemented
by Commission legislation and plans for fertiliser statistics will be discussed.

B. Ongoing work
Work on the agri-environment indicators, along the lines proposed in the Commission
Communication (COM(2006) 508 final) and the conclusions of the Agriculture and Fisheries
Council of 19-21 December 2006, will continue in close cooperation with the relevant institutions
in the Member States with the aim of setting up a long-term data collection system.
For forestry statistics, the data collected from all EU Member States and the countries of the
European Free Trade Association (EFTA) will be improved by a further update of the Joint Forest
Sector Questionnaire. Particular attention will be given to the quality of this data, for deriving
criteria and indicators needed for the sustainable management of forests and primary wood-based
industries. The EU Forest Action Plan 2007-2011 will require statistical input. Efforts will be made
to extend to additional countries the collection of accounting data on forestry and logging under the
Integrated Environmental and Economic Accounting exercise.
Following the adoption of Council Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 on organic production and
labelling of organic products and Commission Implementing Regulation (EC) No 889/2008 of
5 September 2008, actions will continue to improve the quality and availability of organic farming
statistics, in particular with the objective of collecting comparable statistics on production of
organic products. See detailed work programme under Theme 1.09 ‘Food safety’

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Work on the rural development indicators will also be continued.
Further investigation will be devoted to the elaboration of a coherent approach towards setting up
an integrated harmonised database presenting statistics for maritime sectors and maritime
regions, which will be needed for the follow-up of the currently proposed European Maritime
Policy.

C. Simplification and burden reduction
The simplification and adaptation of agricultural statistics will continue in line with the
Commission’s political approach to simplify, better regulate and reduce the burden on respondents.
Simplification of the existing framework for the collection of agricultural data has been
implemented.

    •      In most areas within agricultural statistics, Eurostat has not only introduced the principle of
           allowing the use of sources other than surveys (e.g. administrative sources), but has also
           encouraged this practice in cases where information from such sources is of at least equal
           quality to information obtained from surveys. In addition, despite the increasing needs for
           information, Eurostat has tried to reduce the number of surveys wherever possible.
    •      A new Regulation, adopted in 2009, which integrates the two current Regulations on cereals
           and other crop products, will be implemented from 2010 onwards; it will also cover several
           statistics currently provided by the EU Member States under gentlemen’s agreements, in
           particular what are known as the early area crop estimates and the statistics on the
           production of fruit and vegetables.
    •      The legislation on vineyards and orchards surveys will be simplified in the light of the
           reform of the corresponding Common Market Organisation, taking account of future needs
           for wine and fruit statistics.
    •      Coordination with the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and regional fishery
           organisations will be strengthened in the fields of the statistical nomenclatures, codes and
           definitions in order to allow international comparisons and to avoid double reporting by the
           EU Member States.

Theme 4.01 Agricultural production
1. Description
Agricultural statistics entail relevant data on both crop and animal production. Crop production statistics cover, on the
basis of existing legislation and the one adopted and to be published in 2009, agricultural land use, wine supply balance
sheets and data on production for (i) cereals, (ii) other main field crops and (iii) fruits and vegetables. Supply balance
sheets for other crop products and data on flowers and ornamental plants are collected under gentlemen’s agreements.
In addition, crop statistics also cover structural data on orchards and vineyards regulated under specific EU legislation.
Animal production statistics cover, on the basis of existing legislation, livestock surveys as well as meat, milk and
poultry statistics. Both crop and animal production statistics not only play a key role in the design, implementation and
monitoring of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) but also contribute to ensuring food and feed safety/security in
the European Union. These data are then used by the European and national authorities, third countries’ administrations,
stakeholders, scientists and the general public for policy making, risk management, market analysis, production
forecasts, research, information, etc.
Special attention is devoted to statistical relevance, timeliness and accessibility of data with a view to satisfying current
and potential needs of users. Besides this, a considerable effort is undertaken to ensure accuracy through quality checks
aimed at detecting and eventually correcting observed errors in the data. To make sure data is of high quality,
appropriate validation procedures, placed between the collection and the dissemination of data, are continuously being
implemented and reviewed. Several validation tools (e.g. AGRIS, eDAMIS/Webforms, Building Blocks) play an
increasingly important role in the system of data processing and need to be further integrated and developed in close
cooperation with other Eurostat departments.



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2. Work Programme for 2010 (legend to the tables at the beginning of the document)
2.1 ONGOING WORK
Action                              Actions                                                   Outputs                               Type         Depends           Link to
  ID                                                                                                                                 of             on              APS
                                                                                                                                    work          funding          priority
                                                                                                                                                from other
                                                                                                                                                    DG
  (1)                                 (2)                                                        (3)                                  (4)           (5)               (6)
  101       Achievement of the implementation of the new              Simplification, integration, increased efficiency and            2                               E
            eDAMIS web form system for data collection and pre-       multiplication of functions of statistical processes in
            validation, taking into account the MS contributions      Eurostat.
  102       Processing and validation of agricultural production      More efficient data handling and better data quality;           2, 3                             E
            statistics with public dissemination of the data within   increased user satisfaction
            one month after the agreed transmission deadline
  103       Preparation of publications (i.e. Pocketbook, DiFs and    Data analysis and dissemination                                  3                               E
            SiFs)
  104       Bilateral cooperation with DG AGRI, following             Regular update of user needs and presentation of                 O                               O
            established partnership agreements                        most recent statistics in Outlook Working Group
                                                                      discussions (organised by DG AGRI)
  105       Bilateral and multilateral cooperation under the          Elimination of possible discrepancies between data               O                               O
            auspices of the Working Groups on Crop and Animal         collected by several international organisations
            Production Statistics and cooperation with other
            international organisations
  106       Implementation of new legislation on crop and animal      Better regulation of data collection, improvement of             2                               E
            statistics                                                transparency, reduction of burden on respondents

2.2 NEW WORK
Action                     Actions                                     Outputs                          Type       Depends         Link to      Resource             Main
  ID                                                                                                     of            on           APS          impact            origin of
                                                                                                        work        funding        priority      on MS            resources
                                                                                                                      from
                                                                                                                   other DG
  (1)                         (2)                                          (3)                           (4)           (5)            (6)            (7)              (8)
  201       Approval in cooperation with the           Increase coherency and comparability               1                          E, O             2                2
            members of the Working Party of            between data
            empirical definitions for the
            elaboration of agricultural production
            statistics
  202       Improvement of the quality and             Improvement of quality of crop and animal          2                            O              3                2
            harmonisation of the data, collection      statistics
            and evaluation of methodological
            inventories
  203       Draft Regulation of the EP and of the      Approval of the Commission proposal by             1                            E              3                2
            Council concerning permanent crop          EP and by Council before end of 2010
            statistics
  204       Development of IT tools for crop and       Migration to MDT (new production                   2                            O              3                2
            animal data handling                       database software), new software
                                                       applications (especially for VITIS and
                                                       Agromet )

2.3 SIMPLIFICATION AND BURDEN REDUCTION
                                     Action                                                                            Expected outputs
With a view to reducing the burden on respondents and at the same time                  Reduction of the burden on respondents.
ensuring data quality, under the new Regulations for crop and for livestock and
meat statistics, Member States may decide to use administrative sources for the
compilation of this data.
In 2010, the data collection, validation and dissemination system is expected to        Simplification, integration, increased efficiency and multiplication of
be further streamlined through automation of clerical operations such as data           functionalities of statistical processes in Eurostat.
validation and the possible replacement of FAME (production database) by a
more efficient system.
Towards simplified legislation on orchards and vineyards (through a proposal for        In line with the principles of better regulation, the specific objectives for existing
a Parliament and Council Regulation concerning permanent crop statistics)               statistical legislation and agreements are the following: (a) reduce the number
                                                                                        of legal acts and integrate and simplify them; (b) adapt the statistical requests to
                                                                                        the new Common Agricultural Policy and to new products; and (c) facilitate the
                                                                                        use of the most appropriate and efficient data collection methods and data
                                                                                        sources

3. Work to be carried out by other DGs involving data collection from Member States
DG AGRI is the lead DG under Regulation (EC) No 1234/2007 and Commission Regulation (EC) No 617/2008. These
legal acts require the Member States to send their data on the activity of hatcheries, trade in chicks and structure of
hatcheries to both DG AGRI and Eurostat.




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4. Legal bases6
 Nature               No              Date          OJ No        Publication                                                   Title
                                                                    date

 Council            98/582          6.10.1998        L 281        17.10.1998         Statistical surveys of milk and milk products
 Decision
 Council             96/16          19.3.1996         L 78        28.3.1996          Statistical surveys of milk and milk products
 Directive
 Council             97/77          16.12.1997        L 10        16.1.1998          Statistical surveys to be carried out on pig, bovine animal and sheep and goat
 Directive                                                                           production

 Council            154/75          21.1.1975         L 19        24.1.1975          Establishment of a register of olive cultivation in the Member States producing olive
Regulation                                                                           oil
 Council            357/79           5.2.1979         L 54            5.3.1979       Statistical surveys of areas under vines
Regulation
 Council            2392/86         24.7.1986        L 208        31.7.1986          Establishing a Community vineyard register
Regulation
 EP and            2001/109         19.12.2001        L 13        16.1.2002          Statistical surveys to be carried out by the Member States in order to determine the
 Council                                                                             production of plantations of certain species of fruit trees
 Directive
 EP and            1165/2008        19.11.2008       L 321        1.12.2008          Livestock and meat statistics and repealing Council Directives 93/23, 93/24 and
 Council                                                                             93/25
Regulation
 EP and            543/2009         18.6.2009        L 167        29.6.2009          Concerning crop statistics
 Council
Regulation
 Council            78/2008         21.1.2008         L 25        31.1.2008          On the measures to be undertaken by the Commission in 2008-2013 making use of
Regulation                                                                           the remote-sensing applications developed within the framework of the common
                                                                                     agricultural policy
 Council           1234/2007        22.10.2007       L 299        16.11.2007         Establishing a common organisation of agricultural markets and on specific
Regulation                                                                           provisions for certain agricultural products

5. Planned new legislation
Proposal for a Parliament and Council Regulation concerning permanent crop statistics.
Implementing acts on animal and crop statistics; Commission decisions on derogations.


Theme 4.02 Agricultural structures
1. Description
Statistics on agricultural structures include the Farm Structure Surveys (FSS) as well as the Survey on Agricultural
Production Methods (SAPM). This statistical information plays a key role in the design, implementation, monitoring
and evaluation of the CAP. The EU farm structure surveys are the backbone of the agricultural statistical system. They
provide micro-data on the agricultural labour force, land use, livestock, equipment and non-agricultural activities and
they are the statistical basis for collection of information on land use, livestock and agricultural income. The farm
typology processed in the FSS is the key used in the farm accountancy data network.

2. Work Programme for 2010 (legend to the tables at the beginning of the document)
2.1 ONGOING WORK
Action                             Actions                                                    Outputs                                  Type    Depends          Link to
  ID                                                                                                                                    of        on             APS
                                                                                                                                       work     funding         priority
                                                                                                                                              from other
                                                                                                                                                  DG
  (1)                                 (2)                                                        (3)                                   (4)        (5)              (6)
 101         Agricultural Census carried out in all Member States        Validated Survey results transmitted to Eurostat in            2         AGRI              O
             except ES, EL, PT (planned in 2009); Survey on              2012
             Agricultural Production Methods to commence in
             several countries.
 102         Preparation of the Data Processing System for               Updated software allowing the processing of the                1         AGRI              O
             treatment of the data from the Agricultural Census          2010 Agricultural Census and SAPM data
             and from the SAPM
 103         Collect Standard Output coefficients from the               Standard Output Coefficients available in Eurostat’s           2                           O
             countries                                                   database and published in NewCronos
 104         Redesign of the tables to be published in the Eurostat      Updated set of tables to be published in the                   3                           O
             Reference database                                          Eurostat reference database
 105         Provide Member States with further advice and               Support to Member States on methodological                     3                           O
             explanations on the Farm Structure Survey                   matters
             methodology, including the SAPM.




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Action                             Actions                                                   Outputs                            Type        Depends        Link to
  ID                                                                                                                             of            on           APS
                                                                                                                                work         funding       priority
                                                                                                                                           from other
                                                                                                                                               DG
  (1)                                 (2)                                                       (3)                              (4)           (5)            (6)
  106        Disseminate the results of the Farm Structure           Publications and statistical tables according to             3                           O
             Surveys and respond to specific information requests    information needs
             from Commission departments and other interested
             parties.
  107        Participate within the IPA framework in the set-up of   Good understanding of the EU requirements in the             O                           O
             the Farm Structure Surveys in the respective            national administration in the countries concerned
             countries

2.3 SIMPLIFICATION AND BURDEN REDUCTION
                                     Action                                                                         Expected outputs
In the decade 2000-2010, three sample surveys have been launched, while in the          Burden on data providers will be reduced considerably
decade 2010-2020, two FSS sample surveys are so far planned.

4. Legal bases6
 Nature            No             Date         OJ No        Publication                                                 Title
                                                               date
 Council          79/65         15.6.1965       L 109        23.6.1965      Setting up a network for the collection of accountancy data on the incomes and
Regulation                                                                  business operation of agricultural holdings in the EEC

 Council          357/79        5.2.1979         L 54         5.3.1979      Statistical surveys of areas under vines
Regulation

 EP and         2001/109       19.12.2001        L 13        16.1.2002      Statistical surveys to be carried out by the Member States in order to determine the
 Council                                                                    production of plantations of certain species of fruit trees
 Directive
 EP and         1166/2008      19.11.2008       L 321        1.12.2008      Regulation on Farm Structure Surveys and the survey on agricultural production
 Council                                                                    methods and repealing Council Regulation No 571/88
Regulation
 Council        1234/2007      22.10.2007       L 299        16.11.2007     Establishing a common organisation of agricultural markets and on specific provisions
Regulation                                                                  for certain agricultural products
 Council        479/2008        29.4.2008       L 148         6.6.2008      On the common organisation of the market in wine
Regulation


Theme 4.03 Land use and land cover
1. Description
Land cover and land use are of high importance in definingand evaluating common agricultural and environment
policies. The aim is to provide comparable and harmonised statistical information on land cover and land use in the EU
to meet the data needs of the Commission, the EEA and others, by setting up an integrated system for land cover/use
statistics in Europe. This objective will be met by harmonising and integrating national land cover/use statistics and —
at European level — by using the LUCAS data and other European-level data sources. The objective is to set up area
frame surveys for the provision of (i) coherent and harmonised statistics on land use and land cover, (ii) information on
agriculture, (iii) information on the environment, landscapes and sustainable development, (iv) ground evidence for
calibration of satellite images, (v) a register of points for specific surveys (such as soil, biodiversity etc.) and (vi) for the
core European in-situ data collection network.

2. Work Programme for 2010 (legend to the tables at the beginning of the document)
2.1 ONGOING WORK
Action                             Actions                                                   Outputs                            Type        Depends        Link to
  ID                                                                                                                             of            on           APS
                                                                                                                                work         funding       priority
                                                                                                                                           from other
                                                                                                                                               DG
  (1)                                 (2)                                                       (3)                              (4)           (5)            (6)
  101        Achievement of LUCAS 2009 survey                        LUCAS 2009 database                                          2                           O

  102        Analysis of LUCAS 2006 and 2009 data                    Publication                                                  3                           O

  103        Follow-up of the study on LUCAS photos and data         Results of the data analysis                                 O                            B

  104        Setting up the central LUCAS database and preparing     Central database                                             1                           O
             the centralised data input for the next LUCAS rounds



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Action                            Actions                                                 Outputs                          Type       Depends      Link to
  ID                                                                                                                        of           on         APS
                                                                                                                           work        funding     priority
                                                                                                                                     from other
                                                                                                                                         DG
  (1)                               (2)                                                      (3)                            (4)          (5)          (6)
 105       Dissemination and promotion of LUCAS data                Website, seminar                                         3                        B


2.2 NEW WORK
Action                   Actions                                     Outputs                       Type        Depends    Link to    Resource        Main
  ID                                                                                                of             on      APS        impact       origin of
                                                                                                   work         funding   priority    on MS       resources
                                                                                                                  from
                                                                                                               other DG
  (1)                       (2)                                         (3)                         (4)            (5)      (6)         (7)          (8)
 201       Preparing legal basis for LUCAS as a      Legal basis for future LUCAS surveys           1                        O           2            2
           follow-up for the LUCAS strategy
 202       Setting up an integrated system for       Land use statistics data collection system     1                        B           2            2
           land cover/use statistics including
           issuing grants to the MS for data
           harmonisation
 203       Preparations for the next LUCAS           A LUCAS survey in 2012                         1                        B           2            2
           survey in 2012 including an ad hoc
           module with potential new data needs
           expressed by stakeholders


Theme 4.04 Agricultural accounts and prices
1. Description
Economic Accounts for Agriculture (EAA) and agricultural price statistics (APS) play a key role in the design,
implementation and monitoring of the common agricultural policy (CAP) as well as in the evaluation of the impact of
the CAP on the economic and financial situation of the agricultural community. The national EAA data are covered by
legal acts while regional EAA and APS data are collected through gentlemen’s agreements. EAA, Agricultural labour
input (ALI) and Unit values data are collected and disseminated annually; price indices are reported quarterly and
annually; absolute prices annually; agricultural land prices and rents annually.
Special attention is devoted to statistical relevance, timeliness and accessibility of data with a view to satisfying current
and potential needs of users. Besides this, a considerable effort is undertaken to ensure accuracy through quality checks
aimed at detecting and eventually correcting observed errors in the data. To make sure data are of high quality,
appropriate validation procedures, placed between the collection and the dissemination of data, are continuously being
implemented and reviewed. Several validation tools (e.g. AGRIS, eDAMIS/Webforms, Building Blocks) play an
increasingly important role in the system of data processing and need to be further integrated and developed in close
cooperation with the countries and other Eurostat departments.

2. Work Programme for 2010 (legend to the tables at the beginning of the document)
2.1 ONGOING WORK
Action                            Actions                                                 Outputs                          Type       Depends      Link to
  ID                                                                                                                        of           on         APS
                                                                                                                           work        funding     priority
                                                                                                                                     from other
                                                                                                                                         DG
  (1)                               (2)                                                      (3)                            (4)          (5)          (6)
 101       EAA data collection and validation (annual data)         Dissemination within one month after the                 2                        E
                                                                    transmission deadline.
 102       APS data collection and validation (annual and           Dissemination within one month after the                 2                        E
           quarterly data)                                          transmission deadline.
 103       Harmonisation of the concepts and definitions used       Improvement of data quality                              1                        E
           by the MS (EAA and APS).
 104       Continue providing support in response to user           Publications, data dissemination, methodological         3                        E
           requests and dissemination unit requests.                clarifications.




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2.2 NEW WORK
Action                     Actions                                      Outputs                        Type     Depends          Link to    Resource        Main
  ID                                                                                                    of          on            APS        impact       origin of
                                                                                                       work      funding         priority    on MS       resources
                                                                                                                   from
                                                                                                                other DG
  (1)                         (2)                                           (3)                         (4)         (5)            (6)         (7)          (8)
 201         Land prices and rents data collection     Data harmonisation                                2                          E           2            2
             in line with the EU target methodology
 202         Technical assistance to projects which    To make sure data are of high quality             1                          O           3            2
             may arise in connection with agri-
             monetary statistics.

4. Legal bases6
 Nature            No            Date         OJ No        Publication                                                   Title
                                                              date
 EP and         138/2004       5.12.2003        L 33         5.2.2004         Economic accounts for agriculture in the Community
 Council
Regulation


Theme 4.05 Forestry statistics
1. Description
For this theme Eurostat will continue to cooperate extensively with international bodies (FAO, UNECE and ITTO) in
the use and development of the Joint FAO/ECE/Eurostat/ITTO Forest Sector Questionnaire (JFSQ), with which annual
data on wood and wood-derived products are collected worldwide, thus avoiding any duplication of effort. The
responsibility for collection and management of the data is shared; Eurostat is responsible for the replies of the EU
countries and the EFTA countries. These data are the basis for international comparisons and are provided on request to
the Commission departments, in particular DG Enterprise, DG Environment and DG Agriculture, to the work on the EU
Forest Action Plan 2007-2011 and to the Ministerial Conference for the Protection of Forests in Europe (MCPFE). They
also provide some of the indicators needed for the sustainable management of forests and primary wood-based
industries, work which needs to be further developed in the future.

2. Work Programme for 2010 (legend to the tables at the beginning of the document)
2.1 ONGOING WORK
Action                              Actions                                                  Outputs                              Type       Depends      Link to
  ID                                                                                                                               of           on         APS
                                                                                                                                  work        funding     priority
                                                                                                                                            from other
                                                                                                                                                DG
  (1)                                  (2)                                                      (3)                                (4)          (5)         (6)
 101         Collect data on production of and trade in wood and        Validated data for time series of annual data as of         2                        O
             wood-derived products (reference year 2009) by 30          1992, EU and EFTA countries. Access to worldwide
             October 2010                                               data of the international partners.
 102         Disseminate statistics for 2009 via the free               Preliminary data published in July, final data in           3                        O
             dissemination database, Data in Focus, Statistics in       December
             Focus and other products
 103         Collect 2008 economic data for forestry and logging        Economic data harmonised with National Accounts             2                        B
             under the Integrated Environmental and Economic            and between the Member States
             Accounting for Forests (IEEAF) exercise
 104         Disseminate IEEAF data                                     Final data in December; time series as of 2005              3                        B

 105         Provide data for projects under the EU Forest Action       DG Agriculture publications                                 3                        B
             Plan 2007-2011 (lead: DG Agriculture)


4. Legal bases6
 Nature           No            Date          OJ No       Publication                                                    Title
                                                             date
 Council                     15.12.1998        C 56         26.2.1999        A forestry strategy for the EU
Resolution


Theme 4.06 Fisheries statistics
1. Description
The work programme in fisheries statistics will concentrate on adaptations necessary to meet the data requirements of
the revisions of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP). The further integration of the various aspects of the CFP (resource

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management, sustainability of fisheries, structural policy, socio-economic impact and market policy) might extend the
range of data required, especially concerning data on employment and supply balance sheets for fisheries.
Special attention is devoted to the redesign of the fisheries statistical database. The new design moves away from a
global system of management of fisheries statistics to a system which is more focused on the needs expressed by users
and of higher quality. With revised uses for fisheries statistics and aiming at higher performance of data handling, there
is a need to develop a more efficient and higher-quality data environment and to ensure a decrease in the workload for
data providers.

2. Work Programme for 2010 (legend to the tables at the beginning of the document)
2.1 ONGOING WORK
Action                              Actions                                                    Outputs                                  Type    Depends            Link to
  ID                                                                                                                                     of        on               APS
                                                                                                                                        work     funding           priority
                                                                                                                                               from other
                                                                                                                                                   DG
  (1)                                 (2)                                                             (3)                               (4)        (5)               (6)
  101       Processing of submissions of catch, landings and            Data handling                                                    2                            O
            aquaculture statistics regulated under specific EU
            legislation
  102       Updating of the Statistical Register of fishing vessels     Data handling in cooperation with DG MARE                        2                            O
            (April)
  103       Cooperation in development of sustainability                Development and updating of sustainable indicators               1                            B
            indicators for fisheries
  104       Preparation of publications (i.e. Pocketbook, DiFs and      Data analysis and dissemination                                  3                            O
            SiFs) on fisheries statistics
  105       Bilateral cooperation with DG MARE following the            Regular updating of user needs; elimination of                   O                            O
            Memorandum of Understanding                                 possible discrepancies between data collected by
                                                                        both DGs
  106       Bilateral and multilateral cooperation in the framework     Elimination of possible discrepancies between data               O                            E
            of the Working Group on Fisheries Statistics and            collected by several international organisations
            cooperation with other international organisations

2.2 NEW WORK
Action                     Actions                                       Outputs                            Type    Depends         Link to    Resource          Main
  ID                                                                                                         of         on           APS        impact         origin of
                                                                                                            work     funding        priority    on MS         resources
                                                                                                                       from
                                                                                                                    other DG
  (1)                         (2)                                           (3)                             (4)         (5)             (6)        (7)               (8)
  201       Reorganisation of the FISH database        Simplification, integration, increased                2                           O         2                 2
            processing system                          efficiency and multiplication of statistical
                                                       processes on fisheries
  202       Implementation of the new legislation      Better regulation and increased                       2                           E         2                 2
            for landings and aquaculture statistics    transparency
  203       Development of data on employment          Provision of data requested by users                  1                           A         3                 2
            in fisheries sector and on supply
            balance sheets for the fisheries sector

2.3 SIMPLIFICATION AND BURDEN REDUCTION
                                     Action                                                                             Expected outputs
The catch and landings legislation will be rationalised together with DG MARE            Elimination of possible discrepancies between data collected by both DGs
legislation on data collection and control regulations
In the course of 2010, eDAMIS (Electronic Data files Administration and                  Main goals:
Management Information System) ad hoc format files will be developed for                 * simplify data transmission and processing
fisheries data received by Eurostat.                                                     * reinforce compliance with EU legislation
                                                                                         * improve data traceability and security from reception to dissemination
                                                                                         * allow more focus on data validation
                                                                                         * reduce burden on data providers

4. Legal bases6
   Nature               No               Date          OJ No          Publication                                               Title
                                                                         date

   Council           2930/86          22.9.1986         L 274          25.9.1986         Defining characteristics for fishing vessels
  Regulation
   Council           2847/93          12.10.1993        L 261         20.10.1993         Establishing a control system applicable to the common fisheries policy
  Regulation
   EP and           1921/2006         18.12.2006        L 403         30.12.2006         Submission of statistical data on landings of fishery products in Member States
   Council                                                                               and repealing Council Regulation (EEC) No 1382/91
  Regulation



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   Nature                No                Date           OJ No            Publication                                              Title
                                                                              date
   EP and             762/2008           9.7.2008          L 218            13.8.2008         On the submission by Member States of statistics on aquaculture and repealing
   Council                                                                                    Council Regulation (EC) No 788/96
 Regulation
   EP and             216/2009           11.3.2009          L 87            31.3.2009         On the submission of nominal catch statistics by Member States fishing in
   Council                                                                                    certain areas other than those of the North Atlantic
 Regulation
   EP and             217/2009           11.3.2009          L 87            31.3.3009         On the submission of catch and activity statistics by Member States fishing in
   Council                                                                                    the north-west Atlantic
 Regulation
   EP and             218/2009           11.3.2009          L 87            31.3.2009         On the submission of nominal catch statistics by Member States fishing in the
   Council                                                                                    north-east Atlantic
 Regulation
 Commission           26/2004           30.12.2003           L5             9.1.2004          On the Community fishing fleet register
 Regulation

5. Planned new legislation
Possible amendments to the catch legislation.


Theme 4.07 Agri-environmental statistics
1. Description
The aim of agri-environmental statistics is to develop and maintain a system of agri-environmental indicators for
monitoring the integration of environmental concerns into the CAP. The work is based on the conclusions drawn in
Commission Communication COM(2006) 508 and the subsequent comments from the Agriculture and Fisheries
Council. A memorandum of understanding has been drawn up between DG AGRI, DG ENV, JRC, Eurostat and the
EEA to ensure that already available data are fully used and to pool the different skills and resources of these partners,
with the long-term objective of setting up a system for and collecting data on the relationship between agriculture and
the environment to assess the impact of agricultural policy decisions on the environment. The Commission
Communication identified three short-term objectives: (a) consolidating the selected set of indicators, (b) extending the
coverage to the new Member States and (c) correcting existing weaknesses. Efforts need to focus on the conceptual and
methodological improvement of these indicators and on collection of the necessary data or better access to existing data,
in particular at regional level and concerning the use of inputs in agriculture.

2. Work Programme for 2010 (legend to the tables at the beginning of the document)
2.1 ONGOING WORK
Action                              Actions                                                         Outputs                              Type        Depends          Link to
  ID                                                                                                                                      of            on             APS
                                                                                                                                         work         funding         priority
                                                                                                                                                    from other
                                                                                                                                                        DG
  (1)                                   (2)                                                            (3)                                  (4)         (5)               (6)
 101        Analyse the direct and indirect data needs linked to             Recommendations to the Commission departments                   1                            B
            farms for setting up the agri-environmental indicators           and Member States on a future harmonised data
            and the subsequent consequences for the agricultural             collection system.
            statistics systems; follow up the contract from 2009
            on the issue
 102        Follow up the pilot projects on input statistics (fertiliser     Recommendations and suggestions on how to set                   1                            B
            and water use) of the pilot studies launched in 2008 in          up fertiliser statistics.
            the Member States and suggest ways forward on how
            to best create the statistics needed
 103        Prepare implementation of the Regulation concerning              Implementing regulation and handbook                            1                            B
            statistics on pesticides (transmission file)
 104        Update the fact sheets on the agri-environmental                 Fact sheets                                                     3                            B
            indicators where Eurostat is in the lead for the
            indicators where new data are available
 105        Follow up and continue the work on pesticide risk                Methodology and software                                       1, 2                          B
            indicators
 106        Set up a database for the agri-environmental                     Database                                                        2                            B
            indicators
 107        Support Member States in their work on agri-                     Pilot studies, data                                             2                            B
            environmental indicators, collect and compile
            available data

3. Work to be carried out by other DGs involving data collection from Member States
The agri-environmental indicators that are not yet fully developed will be improved as agreed in work programmes set
up according to a memorandum of understanding between DG AGRI, DG ENV, JRC, Eurostat and EEA. Each partner
will collect data through their own systems, as agreed in the memorandum.


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4. Legal bases6
 Nature           No            Date          OJ No         Publication                                                       Title
                                                               date
 Council        72/279        31.7.1972        L 179          7.8.1972            Setting up a standing committee for agricultural statistics
 Decision
 Council        96/411        25.6.1996        L 162          1.7.1996            Improving Community agricultural statistics
 Decision

5. Planned new legislation
Implementation of the Regulation concerning statistics on pesticides.


Theme 4.08 Rural development and maritime policy statistics
1. Description
The Commission’s rural development policy has become the second pillar of the CAP. The Commission departments,
in close cooperation with Member States, have defined a list of indicators which address the three main objectives for
rural development policy: improve the competitiveness of agriculture and forestry; improve the environment; enhance
the quality of life in rural areas and promote diversification of economic activities through measures targeting the farm
sector and other rural actors. Eurostat undertakes the compilation of the statistics used for these indicators, based
entirely on data already available either in the Member States or within Eurostat. In addition, Eurostat works with other
Commission departments and Member States to develop new indicators of rural development within the EU.
DG REGIO published its Green Paper on Territorial Cohesion on 6 October 2008 (COM(2008) 616 final), from which
it is clear that additional data will be required at NUTS3 level. Close cooperation with the unit responsible for regional
statistics has therefore to be ensured. Further synergies between the rural development and territorial cohesion activities
have to be identified to maximise the use of available data.
In 2007, the Commission put forward the main elements of a new European integrated maritime policy, including its
founding principles and main objectives, the required governance framework and appropriate tools for integrated
policy-making (COM(2007) 575). One of the key actions set out in the proposal is the improvement of socio-economic
data for maritime sectors and maritime regions. Good-quality information is required to monitor and assess the EU
maritime policy and its programmes, to provide contextual information for sustainable coastal and ocean development,
and to understand the linkages between socio-economic activities and the environment. In consultation with other
Commission departments, Eurostat manages the development of a harmonised statistical database that brings together
relevant regional and national statistics from different statistical domains.

2. Work Programme for 2010 (legend to the tables at the beginning of the document)
2.1 ONGOING WORK
Action                              Actions                                                       Outputs                              Type       Depends      Link to
  ID                                                                                                                                    of           on         APS
                                                                                                                                       work        funding     priority
                                                                                                                                                 from other
                                                                                                                                                     DG
  (1)                                  (2)                                                           (3)                                 (4)         (5)          (6)
 101        Prepare a dedicated site devoted to rural                       Dedicated sites in Eurostat's public database                 2                       O
            development and maritime statistics in Eurostat's
            public database.
 102        Launch the rural data collection exercise for 2010              Statistical data                                              2                       O
            based on existing data sources
 103        Further develop the rural indicators framework,                 An extended indicator list                                    1                       O
            especially taking into account new needs expressed
            by DG REGIO
 104        Carry out a regular update of the relevant data using           Statistical data                                              2                       O
            official data published on the websites of the NSIs
 105        Elaboration of statistical publications devoted to rural        Publications                                                  3                       O
            development and maritime sectors and regions

2.2 NEW WORK
Action                     Actions                                           Outputs                        Type      Depends         Link to    Resource        Main
  ID                                                                                                         of           on           APS        impact       origin of
                                                                                                            work       funding        priority    on MS       resources
                                                                                                                         from
                                                                                                                      other DG
  (1)                         (2)                                               (3)                          (4)          (5)            (6)        (7)          (8)
 201        Test the use of data collected in the        Statistical data                                     2                           O          1            4
            framework of European harmonised
            surveys (e.g. LFS, ICT usage)


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4. Legal bases6
 Nature         No         Date      OJ No   Publication                                              Title
                                                date
 Council      72/279     31.7.1972   L 179    7.8.1972     Setting up a standing committee for agricultural statistics
 Decision
 Council      96/411     25.6.1996   L 162    1.7.1996     Improving Community agricultural statistics
 Decision
 Council     1698/2005   20.9.2005   L 277   21.10.2005    On support for rural development by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural
Regulation                                                 Development (EAFRD)




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                    DOMAIN 5 — MULTI-DOMAIN STATISTICS


A. New and priority actions
In the area of the information society, the emphasis of the 2010 surveys will be on ICT/internet
security as well as on ICT investment and expenditure. Building on the successful completion of the
feasibility study on the analysis of the impact of ICT on business performance, further work will be
undertaken in the framework of the MEETS project on micro-data analysis by linking data from
different sources. New indicators for the post-i2010 benchmarking framework will be developed
jointly with policy makers. The topics of the special modules to be prepared for 2011 will be e-
skills for the individuals and e-government for the enterprise survey.
In regional statistics, 2010 will be the year of revision of the NUTS regional classification, as
provided for in the NUTS Regulation. For the Urban Audit data collection, a legal framework for
future collections (annual collection of a short list of variables and exhaustive collection every five
years) will be drafted. At the request of our major user in this area, the Regional Policy DG, a
database with partly confidential NUTS-3 data will be built; this data will be used as building
blocks for a large variety of aggregates such as rural, urban, mountainous, coastal regions.
Statistics for business cycle analysis. The use of advanced statistical and econometric techniques
will be enhanced to improve length, timeliness and coverage of PEEIs as well as to develop a
statistical framework for the analysis of the euro-area economy. Examples will be the back-
calculation of PEEI time series and the introduction of principles concerning revisions.
In the field of geographical information the continued focus will be on transposition of the
INSPIRE Directive. In particular, further implementing rules are to be adopted through comitology
and implementation both in Member States and within the Commission will be supported.
Based on the inventory of environmental indicators established in 2008, a streamlining process
will be launched in 2010, aimed at achieving better coordinated and harmonised production of
indicators, as well as their more consistent presentation by the ‘owners’.
An important activity will be further development of the environmental accounts, along the lines
set out in the revised European Strategy for Environmental Accounts, as adopted by the Statistical
Programme Committee in November 2008. In particular, Eurostat will push its proposal for a
Regulation on these accounts through the administrative and legal process.
The work in 2010 on science, technology and innovation statistics concentrates on providing
tools and developing new ones to support monitoring of the development of the European Research
Area (ERA) along the lines of the ERA Vision 2020. In this context, ways of making the statistical
concepts operational and the possibilities for measuring promotion of the strong interactions within
the ‘knowledge triangle’ (education, research and innovation) and the so-called ‘fifth freedom’ (free
movement of researchers, knowledge and technology) will be carefully investigated.
Accommodation of the statistical information flow within the ESS on the new initiatives addressing
researchers’ careers and mobility, research infrastructures, university development, knowledge
sharing, joint programming and international science and technology cooperation will be looked at
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B. Ongoing work
Statistics for business cycle analysis. The Commission, the European Central Bank, the
governments of the Member States, the financial markets and the public in general use Principal
European Economic Indicators (PEEIs) for purposes of economic analysis, monetary policy and in
the context of the Lisbon agenda. To allow effective short-term monitoring of the Economic and
Monetary Union, Eurostat will continue to implement its improvement policy relating to the PEEIs,
including the availability of as yet missing PEEIs and identification of useful complements.
Lisbon Strategy and sustainable development. Structural indicators have been created to
support monitoring of the Lisbon Strategy, renewed to focus on growth and jobs. Work will
concentrate on improvement and documentation of quality, appropriate dissemination tools and
analysis of national reform programmes with related national indicator sets. Sustained efforts will
be required to establish the statistical annexes to the annual progress report. The work on
Sustainable Development Indicators (SDIs) will continue to be refined and completed taking into
account the revised EU Sustainable Development Strategy, notably by reviewing and streamlining
the list of indicators according to availability and quality aspects. By establishing a regular
monitoring report it will contribute directly to key objectives of the Community such as sustainable
development, climate change, prosperity, solidarity and security. The focus will shift increasingly to
the analysis of interlinkages between indicators, the review of national indicators and the
improvement of quality and dissemination tools.
Science, technology and innovation statistics are linked to the Lisbon Strategy for Growth and
Jobs as well as to prosperity in Europe based on R&D and innovation. Statistical production will be
focused, providing more timely and further improved data throughout all the major elements of STI
statistics: R&D, innovation and human resources in science and technology.
This is the fifth consecutive year that statistics on the information society are produced in line with
the i2010 benchmarking framework; they constitute an essential input for measuring the EU’s
progress towards becoming an open and competitive digital economy capable of boosting growth
and jobs. Methodological work will focus on the development of common quality measures for
micro-data analysis as well as on the rules for creating anonymised datasets for scientific purposes.
In the field of environment statistics and accounts the focus continues to be on the provision and
further improvement of high-quality statistical information to directly support the 6th Environment
Action Programme and its thematic strategies, the environmental dimensions of the EU Sustainable
Development Strategy as well as the Lisbon Strategy.
The further development, smooth operation and increased visibility of the Eurostat Data Centres on
Natural Resources, Products and Waste remain key objectives for 2010. They are intended to act as
‘information hubs’ and to be the first contact point for information on each of the related policies.
Within this framework Eurostat will manage and disseminate data coming from the third
application of the Waste Statistics Regulation and continue its efforts to further build up its
capacities for monitoring the integrated product policy and for developing environmental impact
indicators. Beyond the data centre work, efforts will be continued to provide core environmental
statistics and indicators on water, climate change, air pollution, biodiversity and forests, as well as
on hazardous substances in support of the REACH Regulation.
In the area of geographical information, mapping and development work on spatial analysis
methods to support Community policies (in particular environmental, regional, rural and maritime
policies) will be continued.

C. Simplification and burden reduction
The establishment of environmental data centres with close collaboration and sharing of work
between the members of the ‘Group of 4’ (Environment DG, the Joint Research Centre, the

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European Environment Agency and Eurostat) will further facilitate better integrated reporting via
single entry points and shared environmental information systems. This, together with streamlining
of the environmental indicators presented by Community bodies, pursues the objective of increasing
efficiency in the production of statistical outputs while reducing the costs and burden for Member
States.

Theme 5.01 Statistics for business cycle analysis
1. Description
With EMU now in full swing, the availability of an effective system of business cycle statistics has become a reality.
Further efforts are now necessary to consolidate results achieved and to improvement them in order to monitor the
cyclical situation in the euro area, in the European Union and in major economic partners. Reliable business cycle
analysis strongly depends on the availability and quality of infra-annual statistics. Eurostat is actively working to further
improve the quality and the coverage of Principal European Economic Indicators (PEEIs, COMM/2002/661) and to
enhance their visibility. Traditional compilation approaches will be supplemented by sophisticated statistical and
econometric techniques in order to increase the timeliness, length, frequency and reliability of PEEIs. Eurostat will
continue increasing data readability and interpretability by supplying analysts, economists and policy makers with
sophisticated statistical analysis. Eurostat will also step up its efforts in defining and maintaining a statistical framework
for the assessment of the cyclical situation. Work in 2010 will focus on the construction of new high-frequency
macroeconomic indicators and on improving the statistical framework for business cycle analysis to supply a better
service to economists and analysts. Key priorities in 2010 will be: (1) integrating traditional methods with more
sophisticated econometric techniques; (2) strengthening harmonisation by definingnew guidelines and implementing
seasonal adjustment guidelines for short-term statistics; (3) defining a comprehensive statistical framework for euro-
area and European Union business cycle analysis to facilitate real-time economic assessment; (4) monitoring and
assessing PEEIs.

2. Work Programme for 2010 (legend to the tables at the beginning of the document)
2.1 ONGOING WORK
Action                            Actions                                                   Outputs                        Type    Depends     Link to
  ID                                                                                                                        of        on        APS
                                                                                                                           work     funding    priority
                                                                                                                                  from other
                                                                                                                                      DG
  (1)                                (2)                                                       (3)                         (4)        (5)        (6)
 101       Finalisation and follow-up of the implementation of         New guidelines on revision; annual report on         1                     A
           common policies within the ESS for the compilation of       implementation of ESS guidelines on seasonal
           Principal European Economic Indicators in key areas         adjustment
           such as seasonal adjustment, revision, estimation
           and back calculation. The priority will be monitoring
           implementation of the already endorsed ESS
           seasonal adjustment guidelines.
 102       Improvement of Euroindicators/PEEIs special topic:          Euroindicators\PEEIs special topic                   3                     A
           improvement of the selected PEEIs webpage, online
           analysis and comparative tables, new thematic
           pages, online bibliographies and publications
           (Newsletter, Selected Readings, State of Affairs,
           PEEIs Quarterly quality report).
 103       Regular production and improvement of Eurostatistics        Monthly Eurostatistics publication                  2, 3                   A
           analytical content
 104       Monitoring Euro-IND quality (with particular attention      Monthly State of Affairs and Monitoring Report      1, 3                   A
           to Principal European Economic Indicators) and              publications, Quarterly PEEIs quality report
           developing new quality measures for time series and
           database (synthetic quality indicator)
 105       Regular updating and design of a dissemination              Monthly update of the EuroIND real-time database    1, 3                   A
           strategy for the new Euroindicators real-time
           database as regards revision analysis and real-time
           simulation
 106       Finalisation of the testing exercise for flash estimates,   Regular production of: flash estimates, Euromind,   1, 2                   A
           back calculation and monthly indicator of economic          BCCI, GCCI, as well as of the internal business
           activity (Euromind) as well as coincident turning           cycle note
           points indicators by means of sophisticated statistical
           and econometric techniques (whenever possible in
           collaboration with production units) and decisions on
           their dissemination
 107       Regular production and design of a dissemination            Quarterly update of turning point chronology and    1, 2                   A
           strategy (in cooperation with DG ECFIN) for a               monthly production of alternative trend-cycle
           statistical assessment of the euro-area business cycle      decompositions
           situation: growth cycle estimates, turning points
           dating and detection




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Action                              Actions                                                     Outputs                            Type    Depends     Link to
  ID                                                                                                                                of        on        APS
                                                                                                                                   work     funding    priority
                                                                                                                                          from other
                                                                                                                                              DG
    (1)                                (2)                                                         (3)                             (4)        (5)        (6)
    108     Support Eurostat sectoral units, Commission DGs,             New Ecotrim, Revisions database, PEEIs                     O                     A
            and Member States in their activity to improve and           production Building Blocks
            analyse Principal European Economic Indicators,
            including training activities and tools development
    109     Organisation of the 6th Eurostat Colloquium on               Strengthening cooperation with academics,                  1                     A
            Modern Tools for Business Cycle Analysis.                    research institutes and official statisticians. Several
                                                                         working papers and publication



Theme 5.02 Lisbon strategy and sustainable development
1. Description
Key policy areas likely to shape the development of the EU in the coming years include two overarching and
complementary strategies: while the goal of the Lisbon Strategy is for the EU to ‘become the most competitive and
dynamic knowledge-based economy in the world capable of sustainable economic growth with more and better jobs and
greater social cohesion’, the Sustainable Development Strategy (SDS) concerns the continuous improvement of quality
of life, both for current and for future generations, through reconciliation of economic development, social cohesion and
protection of the environment. Eurostat produces and disseminates indicators to monitor these two strategies, namely (i)
the structural indicators (SIs) for the Lisbon Strategy are used to underpin the Commission’s analysis in the annual
progress report to the European Council, and (ii) the sustainable development indicators (SDIs) range across the
multiple factors affecting quality of life, including environmental, social, economic and governance issues, and
underpin the six-monthly monitoring report on the Sustainable Development Strategy.
Those sets of indicators have been discussed and agreed at political level. Eurostat aims to continuously monitor,
improve and review these indicators in order to be in line with evolving policy requirements and communications (in
particular the "GDP and beyond" Communication9 and the Stiglitz-Sen report.
Recent developments in the world’s economy have led to a need to monitor globalisation (mostly exchanges and links
between EU and non-EU countries) and the well-being of people in addition to GDP. Two new sets of ‘long-term’
indicators are being developed or should be developed to satisfy this need: Globalisation Indicators (GIs) and Well
Being Indicators (WBIs), both in close coordination with other international activities such as those of the OECD.

2. Work Programme for 2010 (legend to the tables at the beginning of the document)
2.1 ONGOING WORK
Action                              Actions                                                     Outputs                            Type    Depends     Link to
  ID                                                                                                                                of        on        APS
                                                                                                                                   work     funding    priority
                                                                                                                                          from other
                                                                                                                                              DG
    (1)                                (2)                                                         (3)                             (4)        (5)        (6)
    101     Maintain and improve the SI, SDI and GI sets in terms        New quality profiles                                       1                     B
            of data availability and timeliness (quality profiles), in
            line with policy developments
    102     Improve the user-friendliness of the SI, SDI and GI          Better satisfaction of user needs and wider                3                     B
            dedicated sections on the Eurostat website and               knowledge of our products
            respond to users’ requests, including further
            documentation of data quality
    103     Prepare the statistical contribution to the Lisbon           Statistical annex to the Lisbon annual progress            3                     A
            annual progress report                                       report
    104     Foster and follow actively technical and research            Statistical needs taken into account in research           O        RTD          B
            projects connected to SIs, SDIs, GIs and WBIs.               projects




9
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2.2 NEW WORK
Action                     Actions                                     Outputs                        Type      Depends            Link to    Resource        Main
  ID                                                                                                   of           on              APS        impact       origin of
                                                                                                      work       funding           priority    on MS       resources
                                                                                                                   from
                                                                                                                other DG
  (1)                        (2)                                           (3)                         (4)          (5)              (6)         (7)            (8)
 201       Put in place Well Being Indicators          New set of indicators                            3                             B           2             2
 202       Prepare Statistics in Focus                 New publications                                 3                             B           2             2
           publications

4. Legal bases6
 Nature            No                Date       OJ No         Publication                                                  Title
                                                                 date
  EP and       1600/2002           22.7.2002    L 242          10.9.2002         6th Environment Action Programme
  Council
 Decision
Council of     10117/06            9.6.2006       --                             Renewed EU Sustainable Development Strategy
    the
 European
  Union
Commission       2005/24           02.02.2005     --                             Working together for growth and jobs – A new start for the Lisbon strategy
   to the
  Council


Theme 5.03 Environment statistics and accounts
1. Description
The main objective of environment statistics and accounts is to establish comprehensive, reliable and relevant statistics,
accounts and indicators for developing, implementing and monitoring the Community’s environmental policy, in
particular the sixth Environment Action Programme (6th EAP), its thematic strategies and the environmental
dimensions of the EU Sustainable Development Strategy (SDS) as well as the Lisbon Strategy. The four main policy
areas identified by the 6th EAP are climate change; nature and biodiversity; environment and health and quality of life;
natural resources and waste. The Treaties and subsequently the 6th EAP also emphasise the need to continue the process
of integrating environmental concerns into all relevant policy areas and ensure better and more accessible information
on the environment for policy makers, businesses, citizens and other stakeholders.
Work on the collection, validation and dissemination of environmental data and the development of indicators will be
harmonised in the framework of the Environmental Data Centres (DCs) for Natural Resources, Products and Waste, as
agreed by the Group of Four (Directorate-General Environment, European Environment Agency — EEA, Joint
Research Centre — JRC and Eurostat) in 2005. They are intended to act as "information hubs" and to be the first
contact points for information on each of the related policies. At international level, Eurostat actively contributes to the
harmonisation of methodologies and statistics on the environment through the Inter-secretariat Working Group on
Environment Statistics (IWG-ENV), through cooperation with the OECD and in environmental accounts through the
United Nations Committee of Experts on Economic-Environmental Accounting (UNCEEA) and the ‘London Group’.

2. Work Programme for 2010 (legend to the tables at the beginning of the document)
2.1 ONGOING WORK
Action                             Actions                                                  Outputs                                 Type       Depends        Link to
  ID                                                                                                                                 of           on           APS
                                                                                                                                    work        funding       priority
                                                                                                                                              from other
                                                                                                                                                  DG
  (1)                                 (2)                                                      (3)                                   (4)          (5)           (6)
 101       Implement and adapt the Waste Statistics Regulation        Regulation updated (by comitology)                              1                          B
 102       Operate and further develop the Waste Data Centre          The Waste Data Centre offers a wide range of                    3                          B
                                                                      information and services.
 103       Set up the Environmental Data Centres on Natural           Both Data Centres offer a first set of information              3                          B
           Resources and Products                                     and services.
 104       Collect and/or disseminate data for Air Emission           Publications (paper and electronic)                             2                          B
           Accounts, Environmental Protection Expenditure,
           Environmental Taxes, Material Flow Accounts.
 105       Ensure the adoption by the EP and the Council of a         Regulation adopted                                              1                          B
           legal basis for European environmental accounts
 106       Streamline existing and new environmental indicators       A ‘Clearing House’ is established and maintained.               O                          B
 107       Update SIs and SDIs based on environment statistics        Updated SIs and SDIs available.                                 2                          B




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Action                               Actions                                                   Outputs                                Type      Depends          Link to
  ID                                                                                                                                   of          on             APS
                                                                                                                                      work       funding         priority
                                                                                                                                               from other
                                                                                                                                                   DG
  (1)                                  (2)                                                           (3)                              (4)          (5)                (6)
  108         Improve selected environmental statistics and              Improved water statistics and indicators (resources,          2                               B
              indicators.                                                use and waste water treatment) and availability of
                                                                         some regional information.
  109         Support data centres set up and managed by partner         Pilots to test interoperability solutions between data        O                               B
              institutions (JRC and EEA), in particular as regards       centres.
              their common IT infrastructure.
  110         Manage the chemical risk indicators set in the             Updated indicators are available for users.                   2                               B
              framework of the REACH baseline study.

2.2 NEW WORK
Action                      Actions                                       Outputs                          Type    Depends        Link to      Resource          Main
  ID                                                                                                        of         on          APS          impact         origin of
                                                                                                           work     funding       priority      on MS         resources
                                                                                                                      from
                                                                                                                   other DG
  (1)                          (2)                                           (3)                           (4)         (5)            (6)          (7)                (8)
  201         Together with DG ENV, coordinate the       Creation of an interservice group;                 O                          B            2                 2
              implementation of actions arising from     development and implementation of an
              the Communication "GDP and                 action plan
              beyond".
  202         Ensure better dissemination of             New publication on ‘Environment                    3                          B            2                 3
              environmental statistics through the       Statistics and Accounts’
              data centres, new publications and
              improved databases and websites
  203         Launch a first data collection on          New datasets                                       2                          B            3                 3
              Environmental Goods and Services
              Sector based on the pilot data
              collection done in 2009.
  204         Develop estimation methods based on        Improved timeliness of statistical series          1                          B            2                 3
              nowcasting techniques for the main
              EU-27 aggregates in different
              modules of environmental accounts.

2.3 SIMPLIFICATION AND BURDEN REDUCTION
                                      Action                                                                            Expected outputs
Development of the Environmental Data Centres                                             Single entry point for reporting on natural resources, products and waste
Development of a ‘Clearing House’ for Environmental Indicators                            Streamlining of indicators

4. Legal bases6
  Nature               No              Date            OJ No      Publication                                                 Title
                                                                     date

  EP and           1600/2002         22.7.2002         L 242         10.9.2002       6th Environment Action Programme
  Council
  Decision
  EP and             2179/98         24.9.1998         L 275       10.10.1998        Review of the European Community programme of policy and action in relation to
  Council                                                                            the environment and sustainable development ‘Towards sustainability’
  Decision
  EP and           2150/2002         25.11.2002        L 332         9.12.2002       Waste statistics
  Council
 Regulation
  EP and            295/2008         11.3.2008          L 97         9.4.2008        Concerning structural business statistics
  Council
 Regulation

5. Planned new legislation
EP and Council Regulation on European Environmental Accounts.


Theme 5.04 Regional and urban statistics
1. Description
The EU is committed to improving social and economic cohesion in the EU, which is the main objective of Cohesion
Policy. It promotes growth by mobilising underutilised resources and reducing regional social and economic disparities.
Since 1988, the Commission has put in place an integrated policy for social and economic cohesion within which
regional statistics play an essential role in the decision implementation process: the eligibility of zones under regional
objectives is determined on the basis of socio-economic criteria with respect to certain thresholds; financial allocations


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to Member States are decided objectively on the basis of statistical indicators. In addition, evaluation of the impact of
Community policies at regional level and the quantification of regional disparities are possible only with access to
extensive regional- and urban-based statistics.
A number of departments within the Commission make use of data at municipality level for the drafting,
implementation and evaluation of the policies for which they are responsible, in particular regional, competition,
transport and agricultural policy. The nomenclature for local administrative units is a core item for the Commission’s
spatial infrastructure.

2. Work Programme for 2010 (legend to the tables at the beginning of the document)
2.1 ONGOING WORK
Action                               Actions                                                    Outputs                               Type        Depends          Link to
  ID                                                                                                                                   of            on             APS
                                                                                                                                      work         funding         priority
                                                                                                                                                 from other
                                                                                                                                                     DG
  (1)                                  (2)                                                         (3)                                 (4)           (5)                (6)
 101         By September, disseminate regional information in          Regional Yearbook 2010                                          3                                A
             the form of a yearbook as a companion to the web
 102         Update thematic data in the REGIO domain of                Data on Eurostat’s website                                      2                                O
             NewCronos.
 103         Prepare the next round of NUTS revisions                   NUTS-2010                                                       1                                E
 104         Improve section dedicated to regional and urban            Website                                                         3                                E
             statistics on Eurostat’s website
 105         Start annual data collection                               Annual data set                                                 2                                O

2.2 NEW WORK
Action                      Actions                                      Outputs                          Type      Depends          Link to     Resource           Main
  ID                                                                                                       of           on            APS         impact          origin of
                                                                                                          work       funding         priority     on MS          resources
                                                                                                                       from
                                                                                                                    other DG
  (1)                          (2)                                          (3)                            (4)          (5)            (6)           (7)                (8)
201          Launch third exhaustive Urban Audit         A new set of urban statistics for around           2         REGIO                           3                 2
             data collection                             350 cities for the reference year 2008
202          Start regular collection of regional        A set of regional government expenditure          1, 2       REGIO                           3                 2
             government expenditure statistics           statistics at NUTS level 2 from all Member
                                                         States
203          Create a database with (partly              A database with NUTS level 3 statistics of         2         REGIO                           3                 2
             confidential) NUTS level 3 data, to be      all possible demographic, economic and
             used as building blocks for specific        social topics
             aggregations such as rural areas or
             urban areas

4. Legal bases6
 Nature            No                Date       OJ No        Publication                                                     Title
                                                                date
 EP and         1059/2003       26.5.2003        L 154         21.6.2003          Establishment of a common classification of territorial units for statistics (NUTS)
 Council
Regulation


Theme 5.05 Geographical and local information
1. Description
A large number of departments within the Commission make use of geographical information systems for the drafting,
implementation and evaluation of the policies for which they are responsible. Moreover, geographically located
information is becoming even more important as a source for statistics and analyses, presenting great potential both for
developing new statistics and for illustration and communication purposes. This trend will become increasingly evident
in the next few years as technology advances and data become more extensively available. Eurostat, as manager of the
Commission’s reference database, must meet this challenge.
Eurostat, in association with the JRC and DG ENV, will continue to support the implementation of INSPIRE following
the adoption of the Directive. This covers infrastructure and drafting of specific regulations as envisaged in the
programme but also the initiation of operational and decision-making support (in particular the continuing work of the
INSPIRE committee). Cooperation in the framework of the GMES and SEIS initiatives will also be continued.




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2. Work Programme for 2010 (legend to the tables at the beginning of the document)
2.1 ONGOING WORK
Action                              Actions                                                   Outputs                                Type       Depends       Link to
  ID                                                                                                                                  of           on          APS
                                                                                                                                     work        funding      priority
                                                                                                                                               from other
                                                                                                                                                   DG
  (1)                                 (2)                                                         (3)                                 (4)          (5)              (6)
 101         Maintenance of the GISCO database                         Update of the technical infrastructure, integration of          2         REGIO               E
                                                                       new, updated or revised datasets
 102         Development of INSPIRE Directive Implementing             Support for the implementation of the INSPIRE                   1                             B
                                                                       Implementing Rules already adopted and for the
             Rules                                                     development of the next ones (notably on data
                                                                       themes)
 103         GI support to Eurostat and Commission DGs                 Support for data sharing; development of tools;                 1                             E
                                                                       development of spatial analysis projects
 104         INSPIRE implementation in the Commission                  Development of an internal Commission geoportal;                2                             E
                                                                       support to DGs
 105         Development of the INSPIRE European geoportal             Follow-up of the development, in cooperation with               2                             B
                                                                       the JRC
 106         Operation of the secretariat of the INSPIRE regulatory    Committee meetings                                              0                             B
             committee
 107         Grid-based data projects in cooperation with              ESSnet project; working groups                                  1                             E
             Commission and NSIs
 108         Contribution to GMES, SEIS                                Provision of the required Eurostat contribution to              1                             B
                                                                       GMES and SEIS

2.2 NEW WORK
Action                     Actions                                      Outputs                         Type      Depends           Link to    Resource        Main
  ID                                                                                                     of           on             APS        impact       origin of
                                                                                                        work       funding          priority    on MS       resources
                                                                                                                     from
                                                                                                                  other DG
  (1)                         (2)                                          (3)                           (4)          (5)             (6)         (7)               (8)
 201         Operation of the INSPIRE European          Preparation for running the operational           3                            B           2                2
             geoportal                                  phase of the geoportal

4. Legal bases6
 Nature            No               Date       OJ No        Publication                                                     Title
                                                               date
 EP and           2007/2        14.3.2007       L 108         25.4.2007          Establishing an Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community
 Council                                                                         (INSPIRE)
 Directive


Theme 5.06 Science, technology and innovation
1. Description
Statistics on science, technology and innovation (STI statistics) mainly cover R&D statistics, including statistics on
government budget appropriations and outlays on R&D (GBAORD), innovation statistics (based on the Community
innovation surveys — CIS), patent statistics, statistics on human resources in science and technology (HRST statistics),
statistics on the careers of doctorate holders (CDH statistics) and statistics on high-tech industries and knowledge-based
services. The regular activities consist of data production based on the Commission Regulations or other agreements
and involvements and of related methodological work.

2. Work Programme for 2010 (legend to the tables at the beginning of the document)
2.1 ONGOING WORK
Action                              Actions                                                   Outputs                                Type       Depends       Link to
  ID                                                                                                                                  of           on          APS
                                                                                                                                     work        funding      priority
                                                                                                                                               from other
                                                                                                                                                   DG
  (1)                                 (2)                                                         (3)                                 (4)          (5)              (6)
 101         Ensure the regular production and dissemination of        Sound statistical data                                         2, 3                           A
             STI data and the related metadata with their
             envisaged extensions
 102         Finalise and disseminate the results of CIS 2008          Sound statistical data                                         2, 3                           A


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Action                             Actions                                                   Outputs                              Type       Depends       Link to
  ID                                                                                                                               of           on          APS
                                                                                                                                  work        funding      priority
                                                                                                                                            from other
                                                                                                                                                DG
  (1)                                (2)                                                         (3)                               (4)          (5)             (6)
 103        Complete the CIS 2010 instructions                        Clear methodology and model questionnaire                     1                            A
 104        Launch the CDH 2009 data collection                       Clear methodology and model questionnaire                     1                            A
 105        Improve the measurement of the internationalisation       Guidelines for deeper breakdowns                              1                            A
            of R&D
 106        Increase the data volume, quality and data output of      Sound new statistical data                                   2, 3                          A
            patent statistics (in using PATSTAT)

2.2 NEW WORK
Action                     Actions                                     Outputs                         Type     Depends          Link to    Resource        Main
  ID                                                                                                    of          on            APS        impact       origin of
                                                                                                       work      funding         priority    on MS       resources
                                                                                                                   from
                                                                                                                other DG
  (1)                        (2)                                           (3)                          (4)         (5)            (6)         (7)              (8)
 201        Improvement of classifications used        Improved classification for KIS. Improved         1          No              A           2            2, 3
            for high-tech and knowledge-intensive      and/or additional classification for high-                                                         (ESTAT &
            services (KIS).                            tech products.                                                                                       JRC)

3. Work to be carried out by other DGs involving data collection from Member States
Several projects initiated by DG RTD on (investigating the) deepening of the breakdown of the R&D data involve
Member States’ active participation.

4. Legal bases
 Nature           No               Date       OJ No        Publication                                                   Title
                                                              date
 EP and        1608/2003       22.7.2003       L 230         16.9.2003           Production and development of Community statistics on science and technology
 Council
 Decision


Theme 5.07 Information society
1. Description
Statistics on the information society are a vital basis enabling European policy makers to follow structural changes in
the economy and monitor the general uptake of information and communication technologies (ICT) within European
societies. The high political priority of these statistics is demonstrated by the inclusion of indicators on the information
society among the structural indicators, as well as the decision to monitor progress towards the i2010 goals through a
system of benchmarking indicators, which have been renewed in 2009. The main legal basis for action is Parliament
and Council Regulation (EC) No 808/2004 concerning Community statistics on the information society and its annual
implementing measures. The Regulation was amended in 2009 and will cover the provision of statistical data until
2019. It has provided a framework for developing a flexible system of collecting statistics on the information society.
Cooperation with other international organisations will continue to improve consistency of methods and indicators for
better comparability of data at international level. New methodology (e.g. on measuring ICT expenditure and
investment and other evolving ways of electronic communication) will be implemented and current methodology will
be improved in this rapidly changing area. Concerning the ICT supply side, work on the definition of a conceptual
framework and the collection of statistics on the ICT sector from other statistical domains will continue. Depending on
newly defined priority areas within the post-i2010 benchmarking process, new indicators for monitoring topics of
special interest will have to be developed.




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2. Work Programme for 2010 (legend to the tables at the beginning of the document)
2.1 ONGOING WORK
Action                               Actions                                                   Outputs                               Type       Depends        Link to
  ID                                                                                                                                  of           on           APS
                                                                                                                                     work        funding       priority
                                                                                                                                               from other
                                                                                                                                                   DG
  (1)                                  (2)                                                        (3)                                 (4)          (5)            (6)
  101        Make available the results of the two Community            Database with statistical data                                2, 3       INFSO           A, D
             surveys 2009 on the usage of information and               Publications
             communication technologies (ICT) in enterprises and        Input to structural indicators
             in households on the free dissemination database of
             Eurostat (bulk of results by February) and in a series     i2010 benchmarking indicators
             of paper publications by December 2010
  102        Follow up the execution of the two Community               Preparation of database with statistical data for              2         INFSO           A, D
             surveys 2010 on ICT usage in enterprises and in            2011
             households with a view to making available data for
             post-i2010 benchmarking indicators and structural
             indicators by November 2010
  103        Finalise the set of implementation modules for the         Draft Commission Regulation                                    1                         A, D
             2011 surveys by March 2010 as required by Article 8        Model questionnaire for harmonised survey on ICT
             of Regulation (EC) No 808/2004, and update the             usage in enterprises
             Methodological Manual concerning information
             society statistics by June 2010 (Article 5): the special   Model questionnaire for harmonised survey on ICT
                                                                        usage in households and by individuals
             modules will be e-skills and e-government
  104        Collect a set of indicators for measuring ICT              Database with statistical data                                2, 3                       A, D
             expenditure and investment
  105        Provide timely data on telecommunication statistics        Database with statistical data on telecommunication           2, 3                       A, D
                                                                        Input to structural indicators
                                                                        Publications
  106        Provide timely data on the performance and the             Database with statistical data on ICT sector                   3                         A, D
             competitiveness of the ICT sector from existing            Input to i2010 benchmarking framework
             sources                                                    Input to structural indicators
                                                                        Publications
  107        Provide data on postal services from existing sources      Database with statistical data on postal services             2, 3                         O
             and from a specific data collection via national           Publications
             regulatory authorities (in close cooperation with DG
             MARKT)

2.2 NEW WORK
Action                      Actions                                        Outputs                       Type     Depends           Link to    Resource         Main
  ID                                                                                                      of          on             APS        impact        origin of
                                                                                                         work      funding          priority    on MS        resources
                                                                                                                     from
                                                                                                                  other DG
  (1)                          (2)                                           (3)                          (4)         (5)             (6)         (7)            (8)
  201        Define and test new modules on ICT          Model questionnaires and definition of            1                        A, B, D        2              2
             usage in enterprises and in                 indicators for new statistical modules
             households related to the post-i2010
             benchmarking framework. Eurostat
             will contribute as actively as possible
             to the ongoing discussion concerning
             post-i2010 to ensure that the leading
             role official statistics has had in the
             past as the main important data
             source is maintained and improved

2.3 SIMPLIFICATION AND BURDEN REDUCTION
                                       Action                                                                         Expected outputs
Project: assessment of ICT impact on productivity of enterprises by linking data          Measures for assessing productivity
from different sources (MEETS project)                                                    Distributed micro database of linked sources
                                                                                          Database with indicators on productivity and enterprise performance on industry
                                                                                          level
                                                                                          Publication

3. Work to be carried out by other DGs involving data collection from Member States
Collection of indicators on eGovernment (supply side) and size of ICT sector by DG INFSO.

4. Legal bases6
 Nature            No             Date          OJ No        Publication                                                    Title
                                                                date
 EP and         808/2004        21.4.2004        L 143         30.4.2004       Community statistics on the information society
 Council
Regulation



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5. Planned new legislation
Commission Regulation implementing Regulation 808/2004 concerning Community statistics on the information
society.


Theme 5.08 Consumer protection
1. Description
Following efforts in recent years to regularly produce together with DG SANCO a panorama publication ‘Consumers in
Europe: Facts and Figures’, higher priority will be given to consumer policy by Eurostat in line with the needs
expressed in the Single Market Review. Eurostat will therefore step up its efforts to support DG SANCO in monitoring
markets from the consumers’ perspective by contributing to data collection for the Consumer Markets Scoreboard.
Eurostat will continue giving support and advice on statistical methodology. Priority is given to the development of
information on detailed price levels.

2. Work Programme for 2010 (legend to the tables at the beginning of the document)
2.1 ONGOING WORK
Action                            Actions                                                Outputs                        Type       Depends      Link to
  ID                                                                                                                     of           on         APS
                                                                                                                        work        funding     priority
                                                                                                                                  from other
                                                                                                                                      DG
     (1)                            (2)                                                     (3)                          (4)          (5)          (6)
     101   Support on statistical methodology                     Methodological reports/advice produced on demand        1                        C
     102   Implement and produce results from an experiment       Availability of comparable data on consumer            2/3       SANCO           C
           relating to a module on consumer empowerment.          empowerment for all EU Member States plus
                                                                  Norway and Iceland
     103   Coordinate Eurostat contribution to the consumer       Availability of Eurostat data for inclusion in the      2                        C
           scoreboard                                             scoreboard.
     104   Development of a NACE/COICOP conversion table          Updated NACE/COICOP conversion table                    1                        C

2.2 NEW WORK
Action                   Actions                                   Outputs                        Type   Depends       Link to    Resource        Main
  ID                                                                                               of        on         APS        impact       origin of
                                                                                                  work    funding      priority    on MS       resources
                                                                                                            from
                                                                                                         other DG
     (1)                    (2)                                        (3)                         (4)       (5)         (6)         (7)          (8)
     201   Broaden the detailed prices data       Start developing the infrastructure to           2                      C           3            2
           collection on a step-by-step basis     collect price statistics in a more consistent
           (conditional on the Price Conference   manner
           to be held in October 2009)10
     202   Work on consistency between the        COICOPs which are as close as possible           1                      C           2            2
           different existing classifications     being used in the 3 domains
           (COICOP/HICP, COICOP/PPP and
           COICOP/HBS).




10
     Please see also Theme 2.06 ‘Prices’, Action 103.

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              DOMAIN 6 — SUPPORT FOR STATISTICAL OUTPUTS

This domain covers the measures necessary to ensure the proper functioning of the statistical
production system. Hence, the activities presented contribute directly or indirectly to all the
Commission’s priorities for 2010.
Statistical coordination covers activities which facilitate and make the production and
dissemination of statistics more efficient. The centralisation and dissemination of statistical
metadata is a service offered by Eurostat to all statistical data providers and data users. For this
purpose, Eurostat’s metadata server RAMON makes available:
(1) statistical classifications,
(2) correspondence tables between these classifications,
(3) statistical concepts and definitions,
(4) legal acts pertaining to statistics,
(5) standard code lists, and
(6) methodological manuals.
In 2010 special efforts will be made to increase the number of standard code lists disseminated and
to better integrate RAMON into Eurostat’s general production system.
In line with the Commission’s better regulation agenda, Eurostat will follow up on developments in
the area of accounting, to strive for better use of accounting data for statistical purposes, and in the
area of harmonisation of concepts, to increase comparability.
Concerning classifications, work in 2010 will still concentrate on coordinating the implementation
of NACE Rev 2, CPA 2008 and ISCO 08 in the statistical production process in Eurostat and the
NSIs; on improving the integrated system of classifications contributing to the revision of related
classifications (e.g. ISCED, COFOG, COICOP); and on establishing the Combined Nomenclature
(CN) 2011 and its related products. An ongoing CN modernisation project aims to simplify the
nomenclature, thereby contributing to reducing the response burden in international trade statistics.
The preparation of the next revision of the integrated system of classifications will be started in
collaboration with the United Nations Statistical Division.
The European Statistical Training Programme will continue to offer courses to the ESS in 2010,
on a variety of subjects identified as priority development areas for European statisticians.
INSITE will be the platform for communication for the ESTP, and in particular for all information
concerning the course programmes. Applications will be channelled through the network of
National ESTP contact points.
In 2010, the implementation of the ESS Learning and Development Framework (ESS-LDF) will be
consolidated and particular emphasis will be placed on providing support for re-engineering of the
production systems of European statistics. Work on the different projects of the ESS-LDF will be
launched according to agreed project descriptions in areas such as competence profiles of European
statisticians, e-learning, sharing experiences. After an evaluation of the pilot study visit at Eurostat,
a decision will be taken as to whether to continue with this learning offer in 2010. A first reflection
will take place on the possibility of offering learning opportunities that result in some type of
certification.

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Work on IT infrastructure will continue, under the CVD approach, to rationalise and standardise
Eurostat’s statistical IT system and its integration in the European Statistical System, in order to
simplify development while increasing the quality of the production processes.
The main objectives for 2010 will focus on:
New work:
    • Create collaborative frameworks with MS, in the form of ESSnet projects, with MS in order
      to share the development and use of specific IT components.
Ongoing work:
    •      Extend the implementation of already existing Building Blocks and develop new ones such
           as Derive and Seasonal Adjustment.
    •      Implement complete production systems based on SAS (GSAST) in a large part of the social
           statistics domains.
    •      Complete on a pilot basis development of systems covering the whole production process in
           the domains of national accounts, agriculture and the environment.
    •      Maintain the support to all statistical information systems in the Office.
Within the data life cycle framework, the use of the Single Entry Point for the reception of data
from Member States, already nearly fully implemented, will now focus on the enhancement and full
use of auxiliary functions for reporting and quality checking.
The use of SDMX standards and architecture to improve the efficiency of processes for
transmission and dissemination of data and metadata will be extended following a plan approved by
the ITDG in October 2008. To facilitate the implementation in MS an ESSnet on SDMX is planned
to start in the second half of 2009 and its work will continue during 2010.
Eurostat will extend the data sharing approach in several statistical domains of which the Census
Hub project will be a very relevant example. New actions aimed at the exploitation of business data
for statistical purposes, building on the results of the XBRL pilot project and in line with the
MEETS programme, will be launched.
The main objectives for 2010 will be:
New work:
    •      To make operational the data-sharing approach using SDMX standards and architecture, for
           the dissemination of the population census (Census Hub project).
    •      To use SDMX to improve the efficiency of business processes in other statistical domains,
           by means of the sharing of standard data and of metadata driving the whole process.
    •      To foster the collaborative development and sharing of IT components through the
           maintenance of an open source repository.
Ongoing work:
    •      To improve and make full use of the reporting and quality checking tools which are
           integrated in the SEP.
    •      To further enhance the three basic SEP tools (eDAMIS web application, web portal and web
           forms), in particular generalising the implementation of validation functions.
    •      To pursue the target of 100 % of expected dataset occurrences received through the Single
           Entry Point.
    •      To make accessible to all ESS partners and external users the SDMX registry: a unified
           system for access to structural and reference (explanatory) metadata for all stages of the data
           life cycle.


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In the area of reference databases and metadata structural definition, work will continue on the
full implementation of a reference metadata standard conforming to SDMX, called Euro-SDMX
(ESMS). Following a Commission Recommendation to be issued in 2009, Member States will also
be encouraged to use ESMS. In addition, the new Reference Database for Eurostat (Eurobase),
operational since mid 2009, will be enhanced to facilitate the work of production units to structure
and update their dissemination data.
The main objectives for 2010 will be:
New work:
    •      A Commission Recommendation on structural metadata will be issued during the period.
Ongoing work:
    •      Implement both in MS and in Eurostat the ESMS metadata structure, conforming to the
           SDMX content-oriented guidelines that were released in January 2009.
    •      Improve performance and functionalities of the new reference database.
    •      Pursue the standardisation of code lists used by Eurostat, some of them to be SDMX
           standards; all code lists will be accessible to ESS partners through the unified metadata
           information system.
    •      Complete the work of the ESSnet on SDMX and promote application of the results for the
           implementation of SDMX standards and tools in MS.
    •      Improve the quality of the statistical content offered to users through the Eurostat portal.
In the area of methodology and research, the main effort will be to develop capacity for the
acquisition and supply of methodological knowledge within Eurostat and the ESS. For that purpose,
different outputs already set in place will be put to full use (web 2.0 portal, handbooks and
guidelines, training, methodological helpdesk, networks of knowledge). In particular, ESSnet
projects, started in 2009 and conceived as multi-beneficiary tools, will boost the possibilities for
knowledge transfers and synergy arising within the ESS. The Group of Directors of Methodology
(DIME), which started to meet in 2009, will be the main actor in driving this process. The main
focus of actions covered by ESSnet projects will be the development of methodologies for burden
reduction, in particular through the integration of surveys and administrative sources and model-
based estimation to produce information from small sample sizes.
A second strand of work will concentrate on continuing fostering the development of research
projects that will facilitate innovation in Official Statistics and promote the exploitation of results.
To this end the action plan for collaboration between researchers and official statisticians (CROS),
adopted in 2009, will start to be implemented.
In the field of data security and statistical confidentiality, work will continue to concentrate on
exploring the opportunities for remote access by researchers to statistical micro-data and the use of
a network of Safe Centres. In this context, the results of an ESSnet project and a workshop, both run
in 2009, will provide valuable input. A Handbook on Statistical Disclosure Control methods will be
published as output from an ongoing ESSnet project in that domain. The development of
implementing legislation and procedures in line with the new European Statistics Regulation will be
started.
The main objectives for 2010 will be:
New work:
    •      Implement the CROS action plan for collaboration between researchers and official
           statisticians.
    •      Develop operational enablers for creating remote access and safe centres facilities in MS
           and Eurostat.

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Ongoing work:
    •      Maintain the internal and ESS methodology networks and the necessary infrastructure for
           their efficient operation.
    •      Publish guidelines in specific methodological areas following the work of the ESSnet
           projects launched on integration of data sources and on model-based estimation.
    •      Maintain a methodological helpdesk function in areas such as data analysis, composite
           indicators survey methodology and disclosure control. Extend this helpdesk to external users
           (ESS and Commission)
    •      Release a collaborative open source tool to facilitate the implementation of the ESS
           Guidelines on Seasonal Adjustment.
    •      Evaluate and extend the cooperation agreements with universities.
    •      Raise awareness on the results of research projects and follow up the execution of ongoing
           research actions.
    •      Propose implementing legislation and procedures on the confidentiality domain, in line with
           the new ES Regulation.
Eurostat’s dissemination policy is based on two pillars, the internet and publications. Since the
start of Eurostat’s free dissemination policy in October 2004, the internet site has been consolidated
technically and in terms of the content presented. A number of projects for greatly improving the
ease of use and the functionality have been prepared and have been put into operation during 2007-
2009. In particular, the general internet site has been given a fundamental overhaul in order to
modernise it and integrate it more closely into the European context. The cooperation with NSIs in
Member States will be pursued, further focusing on areas such as visualisation and sharing of data.
Following a decision to drastically reduce printed publications and to focus dissemination almost
exclusively on the web, a new section of the portal based on collaborative development of content
has been put in place from the beginning of 2009. This section, called Statistics Explained, aims to
replace printed publications by a dynamic and collaborative form of content creation.


The main objectives for 2010 will be:
New work:
    •      Further intensify cooperation with Member States on dissemination, in particular in terms of
           web services, sharing of data and visualisation, within the virtual network initiative.
    •      Follow the action plan developed through the communication sponsorship.
Ongoing work:
    •      Consolidate the revised internet site and benchmark with other statistical sites.
    •      Implement the non-printed publication strategy, in particular the full development of the
           Statistics Explained site.
    •      Develop XML publishing for some regular publications.
    •      Exploitation of SDMX standards for dissemination of data and reference metadata. In
           particular, implementation of web services facilities for easier user access to statistical
           information.
Accession negotiations will be pursued on the basis of the renewed consensus on enlargement, and
progress in the Western Balkans towards association agreements or a future within the European
Union needs to be monitored. Progress in the areas covered by the European Neighbourhood Policy,
the Union for the Mediterranean and the Eastern Partnership will require monitoring and evaluation.
For Eurostat, this has a bearing on the following ongoing activities:


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           Statistical support for the candidate countries and the potential candidate countries of
           the Western Balkans in order to help them prepare for EU membership and to integrate
           them into the European Statistical System: Eurostat is playing a key role in the accession
           negotiations regarding the Statistics Chapter and the statistics component of other Chapters,
           and will provide input to the Commission’s annual progress reports on the candidate and
           potential candidate countries.
           Country Action Plans (AP) created under the European Neighbourhood Policy include
           actions needed to improve the statistical situation of the country. Eurostat is assisting in
           identifying these actions and providing technical assistance to help achieve these goals. Data
           will also be collected from ENP countries, to provide input to the annual ENP AP progress
           reports. Moreover, MEDSTAT III, a follow-up to the MEDSTAT II regional programme,
           will start in 2010, with technical support from Eurostat.
An advisory service on cooperation with countries outside Europe and the neighbouring area will
be provided, consisting of technical advice and scientific support for other Commission departments
with the conduct of statistical development programmes in Africa, the Caribbean, the Pacific, Asia
and Latin America, with a particular focus on Africa. Eurostat will also contribute to global efforts
to increase statistical capacity and maintain a coordinating role for programmes by EU donors in
order to avoid duplication of efforts and to increase efficiency and transparency. The visibility of
statistics in national and regional development plans will be increased.
Eurostat will continue to work with international organisations to increase the profile of the EU
and European statistical standards, to promote international cooperation, ensure coordination of
work programmes and eliminate duplication of work and data requests among Member States. To
this end and in line with the recommendations of the Cracow Action Plan to further strengthen the
ESS international position, Eurostat has set up a working group of interested Member States. The
integration of Switzerland into the ESS under the European Community-Switzerland agreement on
statistics will continue.

Theme 6.01 Statistical coordination and classifications
1. Description
Statistical coordination covers activities that facilitate and make the production and dissemination of statistics more
efficient, and activities to coordinate and promote better use of accounting data for statistical purposes. Statistical
metadata are centralised and disseminated through RAMON, the new version of Eurostat’s metadata server, which
makes available statistical classifications and the relevant correspondence tables, standard code lists, statistical concepts
and definitions, legal acts pertaining to statistics and methodological manuals.
The theme also covers the development, updating and implementation of a harmonised set of central statistical
classifications such as the European Classification of Economic Activities (NACE), the Statistical Classification of
Products by Activities (CPA) and the International Standard Classification on Occupations (ISCO) for the European
Statistical System (ESS).
In line with the Commission’s better regulation agenda Eurostat will follow up on developments in the area of
accounting to strive for better use of accounting data for statistical purposes and for increased comparability of concepts
in the areas related to business statistics. Two classifications serve the statistics on trade in goods: the Combined
Nomenclature (CN) of commodities and the Geonomenclature of countries.

2. Work Programme for 2010 (legend to the tables at the beginning of the document)
2.1 ONGOING WORK
Action                         Actions                                          Outputs                       Type    Depends     Link to
  ID                                                                                                           of        on        APS
                                                                                                              work     funding    priority
                                                                                                                     from other
                                                                                                                         DG
  (1)                             (2)                                              (3)                        (4)        (5)        (6)
 101       Monitor implementation of the new NACE Rev 2 and   NACE Rev 2 and CPA 2008 implemented according    1                     E
           CPA 2008                                           to the timetable agreed



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Action                                Actions                                                 Outputs                              Type        Depends            Link to
  ID                                                                                                                                of            on               APS
                                                                                                                                   work         funding           priority
                                                                                                                                              from other
                                                                                                                                                  DG
  (1)                                   (2)                                                      (3)                                (4)           (5)                (6)
  102         Ensure the adoption of Combined Nomenclature (CN)        CN 2011 Intrastat version and its related products            1                                 E
              2011, incorporating the available results of the CN
              modernisation project
  103         Monitor the implementation of ISCO 08                    ISCO 08 implemented in the 2010 Structure of                  1                                 E
                                                                       earnings survey. Preparatory work for its
                                                                       implementation in all other domains providing data
                                                                       on occupations in 2011.
  104         Monitor the developments in the area of international/   Information on accounting developments and their              O                                 F
              European accounting standards and their impact on        impact on statistics provided to the CMFB, BSDG
              statistics and coordinate the work of the Task Force     and TF-AS
              on accounting and statistics with a view to achieving
              better consistency of concepts in accounting and
              statistics
  105         Develop a taxonomy of accounting and statistical data    Report on the taxonomy developed with particular              O                                 F
              and follow up on its results                             emphasis on the possible re-use of accounting data
                                                                       for statistical purposes
  106         Integrate and improve the Eurostat metadata system       New material (classifications, correspondence                 1                                 O
              using the Eurostat Metadata Handler (comprising the      tables, concepts, definitions, legal acts,
              SDMX registry, Ramon, etc.) and based on                 methodological manuals) will be uploaded to the
              international standards (such as the Neuchâtel           database. The content of the CODED database will
              Model)                                                   continue to be checked and improved
  107         Continue contributing to the revision of the             ISCED revised classification                                  1                                 E
              International Standard Classification for Education
              (ISCED) in cooperation with the OECD and Unesco
              (ISCED revision under the responsibility of the
              Unesco Institute of Statistics)

2.2 NEW WORK
Action                        Actions                                   Outputs                        Type       Depends        Link to      Resource           Main
  ID                                                                                                    of            on          APS          impact          origin of
                                                                                                       work        funding       priority      on MS          resources
                                                                                                                     from
                                                                                                                  other DG
  (1)                           (2)                                        (3)                           (4)          (5)           (6)            (7)               (8)
  201         Development of a strategy for an          Collect user needs for improvement of            1                           E             2                 4
              update of NACE and CPA                    relevance of NACE and CPA
  202         Integrate the taxonomy projects into      Feasibility study for extending the              O                           E             2                 4
              the MEETS programme                       taxonomy beyond IFRS aiming at a better
                                                        use of administrative data for statistical
                                                        purposes

2.3 SIMPLIFICATION AND BURDEN REDUCTION
                                        Action                                                                        Expected outputs
Better use of accounting data for statistical purposes by establishing a taxonomy        Taxonomy providing estimations on what share of accounting data could be
of accounting and statistical data                                                       used for statistical purposes
CN modernisation project                                                                 Reduction in the number of CN subheadings
Actions to facilitate commodity classification (CN) for reporting companies              Web-based CN classification aids

4. Legal bases6
  Nature               No               Date         OJ No       Publication                                             Title
                                                                    date
  Council            87/2658          23.7.1987       L 256         7.9.1987        On the tariff and statistical nomenclature and on the common customs tariff
 Regulation
  Council            90/3037          9.10.1990       L 293       24.10.1990        Statistical classification of economic activities in the European Community
 Regulation
  Council            92/2913          12.10.1992      L 302       19.10.1992        Establishing the Community Customs Code
 Regulation

  Council            93/696           15.3.1993       L 76          30.3.1993       Statistical units for the observation and analysis of the production system in
 Regulation                                                                         the European Community
  EP and           2003/1059          26.5.2003       L 154         21.6.2003       On the establishment of a common classification of territorial units for
  Council                                                                           statistics (NUTS)
 Regulation
  EP and           1893/2006          20.12.2006      L 393       30.12.2006        Establishing the statistical classification of economic activities NACE Revision
  Council                                                                           2 and amending Council Regulation (EEC) No 3037/90 as well as certain EC
 Regulation                                                                         Regulations on specific statistical domains
  EP and            451/2008          23.4.2008       L 145         4.6.2008        Establishing a new statistical classification of products by activity (CPA) and
  Council                                                                           repealing Council Regulation (EEC) No 3696/93
 Regulation
  EP and            450/2008          23.4.2008       L 145         4.6.2008        Laying down the Community Customs Code (Modernised Customs Code)
  Council
 Regulation


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Theme 6.02 Statistical training
1. Description
The European Statistical Training Programme (ESTP) aims to (i) improve the overall quality of European statistics;
(ii) raise the qualifications of statisticians in the ESS in order to promote their independence in line with the Code of
Practice; (iii) encourage both theoretical and practical learning and development; and (iv) encourage the exchange of
best practices, know-how and experience. The ESTP is an essential part of the new ESS Learning and Development
Framework.
Eurostat will implement together with the Member States the agreed projects in the new ESS Learning and
Development Framework (ESS-LDF). Apart from the ESTP courses, projects cover areas such as competence profiles
for European statisticians, e-learning and sharing of experience. Particular emphasis will be placed on providing support
through the ESS-LDF for re-engineering the production systems of European statistics.
The successful implementation of this programme will only be possible through close cooperation with the members of
the ESS.

2. Work Programme for 2010 (legend to the tables at the beginning of the document)
2.1 ONGOING WORK
Action                             Actions                                                 Outputs                             Type       Depends      Link to
  ID                                                                                                                            of           on         APS
                                                                                                                               work        funding     priority
                                                                                                                                         from other
                                                                                                                                             DG
  (1)                                 (2)                                                      (3)                              (4)          (5)          (6)
 101       Evaluate the training provided in 2009 under the           Evaluation report for the DM established by June           O                        O
           European Statistical Training Programme                    2010
 102       Successfully implement the ESTP core programme             2010 ESTP courses implemented successfully at              O                        O
           2010, including internal and external courses based        Eurostat and in the ESS countries to the satisfaction
           on a training needs analysis, by the end of the year.      of participants
 103       Establish core ESTP 2011 catalogue publication.            ESTP 2011 catalogue established by November                O                        O
                                                                      2010
 104       Successfully coordinate all ESS LDF projects by the        Ex-ante evaluations established by designated              O                        O
           end of the year                                            project leaders for all ESS LFD projects (e-learning,
                                                                      competence profiles, ESS-LDF portal, return on
                                                                      investment, exchange of good practice, etc.)
 105       Successfully finalise ex-ante evaluation for               Ex-ante evaluation established for competence              O                        O
           competence profiles                                        profiles by October 2010
 106       Successfully provide guidelines for the usage of           Guidelines established by the end of 2010                  O                        O
           competence profiles of European statisticians, and         Re-conduct the agreement with EFTA
           successfully secure EFTA’s involvement in the ESTP
           courses from 2011
 107       Successfully finalise ex-ante evaluation for the ESS       Ex-ante evaluation established for the ESS-LDF             O                        O
           LDF portal                                                 portal by October 2010
 108       Successfully evaluate the replies to the new call for      Evaluation report established by June 2010 and             O                        O
           tenders and establish framework contracts for 2011-        framework contracts established by September
           2014 ESTP courses in the ESS                               2010
 109       Organise successfully the 2010 Eurostat study visit        Eurostat study visit held successfully by July 2010        O                        O
           (European Statistical Week)                                to the satisfaction of participants

2.2 NEW WORK
Action                    Actions                                     Outputs                        Type      Depends        Link to    Resource        Main
  ID                                                                                                  of           on          APS        impact       origin of
                                                                                                     work       funding       priority    on MS       resources
                                                                                                                  from
                                                                                                               other DG
  (1)                        (2)                                          (3)                         (4)          (5)          (6)         (7)          (8)
 201       Successfully finalise ex-ante               Ex-ante evaluation established by the end       O                         O           2            2
           evaluation of a project for a European      of the year.
           Master’s in Official Statistics (together
           with Methodology and Research Unit )


Theme 6.03 IT support for statistical production
1. Description
IT systems for statistical production have to provide the users with tools that allow them to fulfil their needs with regard
to achieving the highest possible quality of data. This entails: (i) providing timely and relevant support to all users of
statistical production systems in Eurostat; (ii) improving the standardisation and harmonisation of IT solutions for data
and metadata in the decentralised Eurostat IT model by means of a common architecture; (iii) putting forward proposals


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for the planning, specification, development, implementation and maintenance of common tools and systems for use in
Eurostat’s statistical production; (iv) encouraging the exchange of knowledge and know-how regarding systems for
statistical production; (v) exploring, through contacts during various meetings and discussions, opportunities for
cooperation between Eurostat and members of the ESS on generic statistical software.

2. Work Programme for 2010 (legend to the tables at the beginning of the document)
2.1 ONGOING WORK
Action                           Actions                                                 Outputs                            Type       Depends         Link to
  ID                                                                                                                         of           on            APS
                                                                                                                            work        funding        priority
                                                                                                                                      from other
                                                                                                                                          DG
  (1)                               (2)                                                      (3)                             (4)          (5)             (6)
  101      Implementation of already existing tools such as         New application using Editing building block, Outlier    2, 3                          O
           Building Blocks and complete production systems.         Detection building block, ASSIST (software for
                                                                    management of user queries), as well as developed
                                                                    data processing environments: GenericSASTool
                                                                    (GSAST) for Microdata; Comext for macrodata
                                                                    and/or dissemination, tightly coupled with
                                                                    predefined business process definition (no arbitrary
                                                                    actions); MDT for macrodata that allows arbitrary
                                                                    actions/no strict process enforced
  102      Support to production units and corrective and           The statistical data processing systems of the            2                            O
           evolutive maintenance of systems for statistical         organisation are maintained and provide accurate
           production                                               output.
  103      Actively participate in creation of collaborative        ESS IT architecture definition (or elements thereof)     1, 2                          O
           frameworks within ESS to share the development of        established by ESSnet on IT architecture.
           specific IT components or their architecture.            Participation in establishing Sharing Advisory Board
                                                                    attached to Management of Statistical Information
                                                                    Systems UNECE conference
  104      Development of new data processing tools such as         New modules developed, e.g. Derive building block        1, 2                          O
           Building Blocks

2.3 SIMPLIFICATION AND BURDEN REDUCTION
                                    Action                                                                        Expected outputs
Creation of collaborative frameworks within ESS to share the development of         Diminishing need for development of such tools by MS. Less resources used for
specific IT components or their architecture.                                       data processing in MS.


Theme 6.04 IT standards, tools and services for data exchange in
           the ESS
1. Description
Within the general objective of exploiting advanced statistical information technologies to achieve more business
processes in the ESS, this theme centres on the development, maintenance and support of standards, guidelines, tools
and services for the exchange of statistical information within the ESS and with its partners. The Single Entry Point will
be supported by central and local tools (eDAMIS), enabling monitored transmission as well as uploading of files and
online forms, together with automated validation, format conversion and delivery. It also includes the exchange of best
practices and the supervision of pilot projects on raw data collection. Other related work areas include the development
of metadata applications, management of the Eurostat CIRCA site and promotion of the open source approach to
statistical software.
The medium-term strategy centres on promoting general use of the Single Entry Point, implementing SDMX (Statistical
Data and Metadata eXchange) standards and architecture, and exploiting XML-based standards and tools for
interoperability in statistics.

2. Work Programme for 2010 (legend to the tables at the beginning of the document)
2.1 ONGOING WORK
Action                           Actions                                                 Outputs                            Type       Depends         Link to
  ID                                                                                                                         of           on            APS
                                                                                                                            work        funding        priority
                                                                                                                                      from other
                                                                                                                                          DG
  (1)                               (2)                                                      (3)                             (4)          (5)             (6)
  101      Use the Single Entry Point for all regular data and      Reliable, secure, monitored and automated service         2                            O
           metadata transmissions from Member States, based         for transmission of statistical data and reference
           on standardised formats (GESMES, SDMX) where             metadata.
           appropriate




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Action                               Actions                                                    Outputs                             Type         Depends          Link to
  ID                                                                                                                                 of             on             APS
                                                                                                                                    work          funding         priority
                                                                                                                                                from other
                                                                                                                                                    DG
  (1)                                  (2)                                                         (3)                                (4)           (5)              (6)
  102        Maintain the IT applications used for the Single Entry       Reliable IT tools , with improvements in                     2                              O
             Point                                                        performance and functionality, available for all
                                                                          national authorities for transmitting, uploading or
                                                                          transferring data via the Single Entry Point.
  103        Implement the SDMX (Statistical Data and Metadata            More efficient processes for exchange, sharing and           2                              O
             Exchange) standards and guidelines for data and              dissemination of statistical data and metadata.
             metadata exchange, sharing and dissemination.
  104        Develop IT infrastructure for SDMX implementation            IT tools and components to enable the                        2                              O
                                                                          implementation of SDMX within the ESS, integrated
                                                                          with the CVD.
  105        Implement a single IT environment for structural and         Common IT system for metadata management                     2                              O
             reference metadata.                                          within the ESS, using the SDMX standards and
                                                                          architecture.
  106        Develop the Census Hub to support the transmission           Operational Census Hub system, using the SDMX                2                              O
             and dissemination of statistics from the 2011 census         standards and architecture.
             round.
  107        Provide open-source software for statistics.                 Repository of open-source IT applications and                O                              O
                                                                          components to support statistical business
                                                                          processes.
  108        Support exchange of information among Member                 Up-to-date information on technologies for raw data          O                              E
             States on raw data collection technologies and best          collection used in Member States, as well as
             practices.                                                   guidelines for processes
  109        Support the Eurostat CIRCA site, including the               CIRCA service for Eurostat units and Member                  O                              O
             introduction of the new version — CIRCABC.                   States, as well as support for the migration to
                                                                          CIRCABC

2.2 NEW WORK
Action                      Actions                                        Outputs                       Type       Depends        Link to      Resource           Main
  ID                                                                                                      of            on          APS          impact          origin of
                                                                                                         work        funding       priority      on MS          resources
                                                                                                                       from
                                                                                                                    other DG
  (1)                          (2)                                            (3)                          (4)          (5)           (6)           (7)              (8)
  201        Exploit XBRL and other technologies         Reduction in response burden for                  O                           E             1               2
             in national reporting frameworks for        businesses as well as more efficient
             business statistics (actions within the     processes in national statistical
             MEETS programme, following up the           authorities.
             XBRL pilot project).
  202        Launch an ESSnet for development of         IT applications and components for                O                           O             1               2
             the common reference environment            statistical business processes,
             for the ESS                                 implementing the common reference
                                                         architecture for the ESS, which is the
                                                         output from the ESSnet launched in 2009.

2.3 SIMPLIFICATION AND BURDEN REDUCTION
                                      Action                                                                            Expected outputs
Action 201: Exploit XBRL and other technologies in national reporting frameworks          Exploitation of XBRL reports produced by businesses may allow statistical data
                                                                                          to be extracted with reduced burden on businesses. As shown by the
for business statistics.                                                                  conclusions of the XBRL pilot project in 2006-2008, the condition for this benefit
                                                                                          is that Member States take steps to integrate statistical and administrative
                                                                                          reporting frameworks. This involves other actions which are also part of the
                                                                                          MEETS programme.
Actions 103, 104, 105, 106: Data-sharing using SDMX standards, guidelines and             SDMX-based data sharing will enable national authorities to deliver common
architecture.                                                                             data to Eurostat and to international organisations through a single process.
Actions 108, 109, 202: Exchange of information among Member States on raw                 National authorities will be able to share innovative technical approaches and
data collection technologies and best practices, and shared development of                software for common statistical business processes, including data collection
software according to the common reference architecture for the ESS.                      from businesses and households. This can reduce costs both for national
                                                                                          authorities and for respondents.

4. Legal bases6
  Nature              No               Date            OJ No     Publication                                               Title
                                                                    date
  EP and         2004/387/EC         21.4.2004         L 181          18.5.2004      On interoperable delivery of pan-European eGovernment services to public
  Council                                                                            administrations, businesses and citizens (IDABC).
  Decision




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Theme 6.05 Data and metadata structural definition
1. Description
The activities cover the work on management, standardisation and improvement of structural and reference metadata,
putting in place and using the new Eurostat reference databases, further work on improving and implementing the
SDMX standards for the exchange of data and metadata, the dissemination of external data other than the data produced
by Eurostat and further improving and integrating the Eurostat and national metadata systems.
Many activities are related to work on standardisation and harmonisation of statistical concepts, definitions, code lists,
metadata, etc. within Eurostat, the ESS or at wider international level. The work will lead to an improvement of
metadata, the statistical data production processes, the Eurostat reference databases as well as the national and the
Eurostat metadata systems. The work will contribute substantially to the re-engineering of the production system used
for European statistics as laid down asthe vision for the next decade. In the medium and longer term this work will also
lead to a reduction of the burden on the data or metadata producers at both national and international level.

2. Work Programme for 2010 (legend to the tables at the beginning of the document)
2.1 ONGOING WORK
Action                             Actions                                                Outputs                            Type       Depends            Link to
  ID                                                                                                                          of           on               APS
                                                                                                                             work        funding           priority
                                                                                                                                       from other
                                                                                                                                           DG
  (1)                                (2)                                                      (3)                             (4)          (5)               (6)
  101       Further harmonise structural metadata (code lists)       A growing set of harmonised structural metadata           1                              O
            within Eurostat, the European Statistical System and     published
            SDMX and release this harmonised structural
            metadata
  102       Further implement the European standard for              More ESMS files of good quality released at               3                              O
            reference metadata (Euro SDMX metadata structure)        Eurostat and at national level
            at Eurostat and within the European Statistical
            System based on the respective Commission
            Recommendation
  103       Further implement the harmonised structural              More statistical domains using more harmonised            1                              O
            metadata within statistical domains                      structural metadata
  104       Improve the new reference database Eurobase with         Additional functionalities implemented in Eurobase        3                              O
            additional functionalities                               (e.g. on quality control)
  105       Stimulate the improvement of the national metadata       Assessment results for national metadata system           3                              O
            systems via better integration and regular monitoring    improved
  106       Produce the next version of the SDMX Content-            Next version of the SDMX Content-oriented                 1                              O
            oriented Guidelines and contribute across the board      Guidelines released
            to further SDMX progress
  107       Assure the proper functioning of the ESSnet on           ESSnet on SDMX delivering first results                   1                              O
            SDMX
  108       Provide Commission internal users with access to         Access to external databases maintained                   3                              D
            Commission external databases

2.2 NEW WORK
Action                    Actions                                     Outputs                       Type       Depends     Link to     Resource          Main
  ID                                                                                                 of            on       APS         impact         origin of
                                                                                                    work        funding    priority     on MS         resources
                                                                                                                  from
                                                                                                               other DG
  (1)                        (2)                                         (3)                        (4)            (5)        (6)          (7)               (8)
  201       Based on an increasingly operational      Harmonised metadata broadly accessible         1                         O            1                4
            CVD Metadata Handler, further
            improve the Eurostat metadata
            system in integrating harmonised
            metadata and in linking metadata to
            data
  202       Produce additional Community              Additional Community legislation               1                         O            1                4
            legislation related to structural         produced
            metadata
  203       Achieve international agreements          International agreements on metadata           3                         O            1                2
            related to metadata exchange within       exchange concluded
            SDMX and beyond
  204       Improve further the Eurostat data and     Improved Eurostat data and table tree          3                         O            2                2
            table tree                                used for dissemination

2.3 SIMPLIFICATION AND BURDEN REDUCTION
                                    Action                                                                         Expected outputs
Harmonisation of structural metadata within the European Statistical system          Reduction of burden on national and Eurostat data producers through
                                                                                     increasing use of standardised structural metadata



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                                    Action                                                                        Expected outputs
Harmonisation of reference metadata within the European Statistical System          Reduction of burden on national and Eurostat data producers through
                                                                                    increasing use of standardised reference metadata and a standard statistical
                                                                                    business process
Increasing the international metadata exchange                                      Reduction of burden on national data producers through the re-use of metadata
                                                                                    forwarded to Eurostat

5. Planned new legislation
Additional legislation on structural metadata.


Theme 6.06 Information and dissemination
1. Description
The information and dissemination function can be split into the following activities: (i) content management, operation
and further development of the Eurostat internet site, which is increasingly important for the dissemination of data,
methodological information and publications. The internet has become the main dissemination tool for Eurostat. The
Eurostat site contains a series of subprograms for accessing statistical data in Eurostat reference databases and
visualising it in user-friendly forms. The site is integrated into the Commission’s Europa site; (ii) user support through
cooperation with national statistical institutes (NSIs), financially assisted by Community grants. A team in Eurostat
ensures coordination and cooperation with Eurostat’s statistical production units; (iii) assistance to production units in
the preparation of publications. Eurostat has different types of publications, mainly Statistics in Focus (SiF)/Data in
Focus (DiF), Statistical Books, and Pocketbook publications. A publication programme guides the publication process.
The assistance covers design, layout, printing, and validation. In this function Eurostat works closely with the
Publications Office; (iv) preparation of compendium publications in cooperation with Eurostat production units. The
compendium publications provide overviews of the various statistical domains covered by Eurostat; (v) administration
of access to microdata for research purposes; (vi) the dissemination. This function is coordinated with the members of
the European Statistical System through the Dissemination Working Group via the exchange of best practices and
common projects.

2. Work Programme for 2010 (legend to the tables at the beginning of the document)
2.1 ONGOING WORK
Action                            Actions                                                Outputs                            Type        Depends         Link to
  ID                                                                                                                         of            on            APS
                                                                                                                            work         funding        priority
                                                                                                                                       from other
                                                                                                                                           DG
  (1)                                (2)                                                     (3)                             (4)           (5)             (6)
  101      Ensure content management, monitoring and web-           Well functioning, performing and stable Eurostat          3                            C
           mastering of the Eurostat internet site.                 internet site with adequate functionality and ease of
                                                                    use.
  102      Continue to improve the Eurostat internet site and the   Functionally improved versions of the Data                3                            C
           integrated database extraction and statistical data      Explorer, the Country and Region Profiles, the
           visualisation tools to make access to Eurostat           Business Cycle Clock and the Table-Graph-Maps
           statistics and related information more functionally     and the Inflation Monitor (to be developed in 2009).
           rich and easier to use.
  103      Assist the Eurostat production units in implementing     Statistics Explained to incorporate most statistical      3                            C
           the Publication Programme 2010 in close cooperation      topics as available in existing publications with an
           with the Publications Office                             enhanced role of Statistics Explained in the
                                                                    Eurostat publications programme.
  104      Produce the programme of compendium publications         A set of compendium publications of high quality          3                            O
           as agreed in the Publication Programme 2010              (yearbook, key figures pocketbook, thematic cross-
                                                                    cutting publication, year-end brochure and various
                                                                    flyers)
  105      Consolidate and enlarge the Statistics Explained         Statistics Explained to incorporate most statistical      3                            C
           electronic publication                                   topics as available in existing publications with an
                                                                    enhanced role of Statistics Explained in the
                                                                    Eurostat publications programme.
  106      Cooperate with NSIs in providing support to external     Well functioning support to external users of             3                            C
           users on Community statistics                            Eurostat’s products and services
  107      Coordinate the dissemination function across the         Approach to dissemination on an essential level of        3                            E
           European Statistical System through cooperation in       coordination across the ESS
           the Dissemination Working Group
  108      Manage access to microdata for researchers (ECHP,        Well functioning service to the research community        3                            O
           LFS, CIS, EU-SILC, SES, etc.)                            linked with the ESSnet project ‘Decentralised
                                                                    Access to EU-Microdatasets’
  109      Continue work on a Eurostat electronic publication       Availability of the full range of existing paper          3                            O
           archive in cooperation with the Publications Office.     publications in electronic form to the user
                                                                    community
  110      Continue cooperating with the Commission’s               Increased awareness of Eurostat and its products          3                            C
           communication networks and commercial and non-           and services among the general public and specific
           commercial redistributors                                user groups


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2.2 NEW WORK
Action                    Actions                                     Outputs                       Type      Depends     Link to    Resource        Main
  ID                                                                                                 of           on       APS        impact       origin of
                                                                                                    work       funding    priority    on MS       resources
                                                                                                                 from
                                                                                                              other DG
  (1)                        (2)                                         (3)                         (4)          (5)       (6)         (7)          (8)
 201       Review the financing of external user     More solid and legally sound financing of        3                      O           3            2
           support with the potential option to      user support with improved cooperation
           place the financing on a service          within the ESS
           contract basis
 202       Intensified cooperation with NSIs in      New projects defined for more                    3                      O           2            2
           the dissemination function to be          cooperation between the members of the
           determined by the Dissemination           ESS.
           Working Group, where applicable
           within the framework of the
           sponsorship agreement
 203       Design and develop further                Improved accessibility and ease of use of        3                      C           2            2
           visualisation tools for presenting        the Eurostat internet site
           statistical data in a user-friendly way
 204       Define the Publication Programme          Detailed planning of compendium and              3                      C           2            2
           2011 taking into account Eurostat’s       subject-related publications
           statistical priorities
 205       Prepare first publications with new       High-quality publications with less delay in     3                      O           1            2
           technology (XML publishing and            the production process and less resource-
           Statistics Explained)                     intensive preparation


Theme 6.07 Statistical cooperation with the candidate and potential
           candidate countries
1. Description
The activities to be carried out in the field of statistical cooperation with candidate and potential candidate countries
include (i) preparation for EU membership of candidate and potential candidate countries by aligning their
methodologies and practices with the statistical acquis and integrating them into the European Statistical System;
(ii) contributions to Commission activities including inputs to the annual progress reports; (iii) inputs to meetings under
the structures of the association agreements and the stabilisation and association agreements, provision of data for the
enlargement process and the stabilisation and association process; and (iv) accession negotiations regarding the
statistics chapter and the statistics component of other chapters.
Cooperation with the candidate and potential candidate countries involves the entire cycle of assistance programmes
with programming, tendering, implementation and evaluation. This will continue at a significant level with large
cooperation programmes and budgets to manage.
Statistical cooperation including the management of large budgets and programmes with the Member States that joined
in 2007 (Phare/MBP programmes) will continue until 2010/2011. The cooperation with these new Member States
includes support for implementing new statistical acquis, improving the quality of data and full integration into the ESS.

2. Work Programme for 2010 (legend to the tables at the beginning of the document)
2.1 ONGOING WORK
Action                             Actions                                                 Outputs                         Type       Depends      Link to
  ID                                                                                                                        of           on         APS
                                                                                                                           work        funding     priority
                                                                                                                                     from other
                                                                                                                                         DG
  (1)                                (2)                                                      (3)                           (4)          (5)          (6)
 101       Contract technical assistance for implementing the        New assistance grants and contracts                     O        ELARG           D
           statistical acquis in the candidate and potential
           candidate countries
 102       Implement technical assistance programmes for             Improved compliance with the acquis in statistics.      O        ELARG           D
           Bulgaria and Romania and the candidate and
           potential candidate countries (MBP 2006, IPA 2007
           and IPA 2008 programmes)
 103       Contribute to reporting and monitoring procedures on      Annual Commission progress reports                      O                        D
           the compliance of candidate and potential candidate
           countries with the statistical acquis
 104       Support implementation of national cooperation            Coordination of support across all programmes.          O        ELARG           D
           programmes in the candidate and potential candidate       Improved compliance with the acquis in statistics.
           countries
 105       Contribute to the accession negotiation process for       Commission draft common positions, screening            O                        D
           Croatia and Turkey and to the screening process for       reports
           the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia



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Action                             Actions                                                 Outputs                            Type       Depends      Link to
  ID                                                                                                                           of           on         APS
                                                                                                                              work        funding     priority
                                                                                                                                        from other
                                                                                                                                            DG
  (1)                                (2)                                                         (3)                           (4)          (5)          (6)
 106       Contribute to the Commission opinion on new EU             Commission opinions.                                      O                        D
           membership applications
 107       Conduct full assessments of the statistical systems of     Updated assessments becoming available for 4 to 5         O                        D
           candidate and potential candidate countries                countries per year


Theme 6.08 Statistical cooperation with countries covered by the
           European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP)
1. Description
The activities to be carried out in the field of statistical cooperation with ENP countries aim to: (i) provide an advisory
service to external relations DGs, Commission delegations, and national statistical authorities with respect to EU
cooperation policies in Eastern and Southern ENP countries, and coordinating Eurostat units’ contribution to this work;
(ii) coordinate EU efforts to build statistical capacity within the framework of MEDSTAT and ENPI; (iii) gradually
harmonise the statistical systems of the ENP countries towards the ESS; (iv) encourage best practices from the ESS to
be applied in ENP countries through mutual contacts, training, study visits, workshops, seminars, and attendance at
meetings, and (v) collect and disseminate a range of data from the ENP countries.

2. Work Programme for 2010 (legend to the tables at the beginning of the document)
2.1 ONGOING WORK
Action                             Actions                                                 Outputs                            Type       Depends      Link to
  ID                                                                                                                           of           on         APS
                                                                                                                              work        funding     priority
                                                                                                                                        from other
                                                                                                                                            DG
  (1)                                (2)                                                         (3)                           (4)          (5)          (6)
 101       Provide technical assistance to DG AIDCO in the            Improved statistical capacity in Med partner              O         AIDCO          D
           implementation of the MEDSTAT III programme                countries; improved compliance with international
                                                                      standards; improved data quality.
 102       Participate in ENP country subcommittees and               Negotiations on statistical component of association      O
           steering committees that deal with statistical issues,     and other agreements with ENP countries. Revised                                   D
           and provide ad hoc technical advice to DG RELEX            action plans
           and other DGs on the statistical situation within the      Advice on statistics-related Twinning and TAIEX
           countries                                                  proposals.

 103       Monitor the progress being achieved by Eastern ENP         Statistical chapter in annual ENP country progress        O                        D
           countries regarding the adoption of EU statistical         reports
           methods, classifications and standards.
 104       Data collection of key time series for the ENP             Data in Cronos                                            2                        D
           countries

 105       Dissemination of key time series for the ENP               Statistical annexes for ENP progress reports              3                        D
           countries                                                  ENP leaflets
                                                                      Statistics in Focus and Pocketbook for the ENP-
                                                                      South countries

2.2 NEW WORK
Action                    Actions                                     Outputs                          Type   Depends        Link to    Resource        Main
  ID                                                                                                    of        on          APS        impact       origin of
                                                                                                       work    funding       priority    on MS       resources
                                                                                                                 from
                                                                                                              other DG
  (1)                        (2)                                          (3)                          (4)        (5)          (6)         (7)          (8)
 201       MEDSTAT country statistical situation       ENP-South country statistical situation          O                       D           2            1
           reports                                     reports
 202       Global assessment of ENP-East               Global assessment reports for up to two          O                       D           2            2
           countries                                   ENP-East countries
 203       Facilitate participation of ENP             Reinforced dialogue between EU and               O                       D           2            2
           countries in relevant Eurostat and          ENP countries
           international seminars, workshops and       High degree of harmonisation with EU
           conferences                                 and international methodologies and
                                                       standards




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4. Legal bases6
 Nature            No            Date           OJ No         Publication                                               Title
                                                                 date
 Council        96/1279        25.6.1996         L 165          4.7.1996        Provision of assistance to economic reform and recovery in the New Independent
Regulation                                                                      States and Mongolia


Theme 6.09 International statistical cooperation
1. Description
The purpose of the work carried out in this field is to provide an advisory service to Commission departments and
national statistical authorities with respect to EC development and cooperation policies and to coordinate Eurostat units’
contribution to this work; and to assist the EC in relations with international organisations and in matters of common
statistical interest with non-European regions or countries.
This includes services such as: advocating and promoting good governance through statistics in the Community’s
external relations policy; monitoring and coordinating EU efforts to build statistical capacity in countries outside
Europe within the framework of international commitments such as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs);
providing advice and expertise to Commission departments, in particular external relations DGs, delegations, and
Eurostat units on statistical cooperation concerning the identification, planning, implementation and evaluation of
statistical projects or the statistical elements of more wide-ranging development projects; encouraging the application of
ESS best practice in non-EU countries through mutual contacts, training, study visits and attendance at meetings;
collecting data on non-EU countries obtained from all available sources for use by Commission departments in pursuit
of their external relations policies and, subject to agreement with data suppliers, the wider community of users; ensuring
that stakeholders are kept adequately informed through efficient communication; representing Eurostat in international
organisations; and coordinating Eurostat’s relations with Higher Income Countries (HICs) and Russia, in particular
implementing the EEA agreement in the field of statistics and the agreement with Switzerland on cooperation in the
field of statistics.

2. Work Programme for 2010 (legend to the tables at the beginning of the document)
2.1 ONGOING WORK
Action                               Actions                                                    Outputs                          Type        Depends         Link to
  ID                                                                                                                              of            on            APS
                                                                                                                                 work         funding        priority
                                                                                                                                            from other
                                                                                                                                                DG
  (1)                                   (2)                                                        (3)                             (4)          (5)              (6)
 101         Provide advisory service for other Commission                 High-quality and timely advice on regular/ad hoc        O                             D
             departments (external relations family, including             basis on statistical projects and issues.
             delegations) and beneficiaries on cooperation
             programmes with ACP, ALA, Central Asia aimed at
             building statistical capacity and gradual harmonisation
             of statistical systems with international methods,
             standards and classifications.
 102         Make an effective contribution to advocacy for                Constructive contributions to country team              O                             D
             statistics and international coordination of statistical      meetings.
             cooperation activities and the implementation of the          Support for EU-Africa partnership through relations
             Marrakech Action Plan for Statistics through active           with the African Union Commission and other pan-
             participation within Paris21 and other international          African organisations.
             fora.
 103         Develop and improve thematic areas of international           Publicise and disseminate the guide.                    1                             D
             statistical cooperation (guide to international statistical   Constructive input into Inter-Agency and Expert
             cooperation, MDG/development indicators work,                 Group on Millennium Development Goals.
             statistical training, etc.).
 104         Continue transfer of know-how regarding statistical           Organise training and workshops.                        1                             D
             tools (ERETES, Eurotrace) to subregional                      Animation of user groups.
             organisations and user groups.
 105         Provide updated non-EU country statistics and                 Extend and update data on non-European countries        3                             D
             improve information services on international                 on the unit’s website.
             statistical cooperation (publications, Eurostat’s             Make the DISC knowledge database available to
             website, knowledge base)                                      potential users both inside and outside the
             Continue the development of a knowledge base on               Commission.
             the current state of play for all regions covered by the
             unit’s responsibility showing the level of statistical
             capacity in the countries in those regions and EC aid
             provided/planned in the field of statistics.
 106         Implement an action plan for raising the profile of the       Effective meetings of the International Relations       O                             D
             Commission and the ESS in international statistical           Working Group resulting in proposals for ESS
             fora through effective participation in major                 common position, where deemed appropriate.
             international meetings                                        Update the database on international meetings and
                                                                           use it to exploit ESS resources in attending such
                                                                           meetings more efficiently.



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Action                               Actions                                                   Outputs                             Type        Depends          Link to
  ID                                                                                                                                of            on             APS
                                                                                                                                   work         funding         priority
                                                                                                                                              from other
                                                                                                                                                  DG
  (1)                                  (2)                                                        (3)                               (4)           (5)             (6)
  107       Coordinate effectively relations with Higher Income         Revisions of the Swiss Agreement, where                      O                             D
            Countries, including EFTA countries, USA, Canada,           necessary. Organisation of EU-Swiss Joint
            Russia.                                                     Committees.
                                                                        Agreement on indicators necessary for monitoring
                                                                        EU-Russia policy.
                                                                        Regular updates of the statistical annex and
                                                                        protocol to the EEA Agreement
  108       Coordinate statistical cooperation activities at EU         Advisory group meetings, use of Partners’ Report             O                             D
            level.                                                      on Support for Statistics (PRESS) to coordinate
                                                                        better. Contribution to the Statistics for Results
                                                                        Facility.
  109       Keep up constant contacts, exchange information and         Effective contribution to meetings at global level, the      O                             D
            participate in main meetings of international, regional     UN regional commissions and sub-regional levels,
            and sub-regional organisations.                             especially where an EC project on statistics is in
                                                                        place; report back to Commission and ESS
                                                                        departments on these meetings.
                                                                        Thorough preparation, high-quality briefing and prior
                                                                        coordination of EU Member States
  110       Provide advice to Eurostat and ESS departments on           Regular and ad hoc advice.                                   O                             D
            their relations with international organisations and
            countries outside Europe.

2.2 NEW WORK
Action                      Actions                                      Outputs                         Type      Depends        Link to     Resource          Main
  ID                                                                                                      of           on          APS         impact         origin of
                                                                                                         work       funding       priority     on MS         resources
                                                                                                                      from
                                                                                                                   other DG
  (1)                          (2)                                             (3)                        (4)          (5)          (6)           (7)             (8)
  201       Analyse the results of a study on the       ASTRA management tool for managing                 O                         D             2               2
            demand for statistical training, make       the demand for statistical training at
            results known to other groups               national statistical offices to be
            interested (e.g. task teams on training     implemented in certain countries.
            organised by Paris21, Economic
            Commission for Africa) and
            investigate possibilities for further
            action in the fields of census and
            prices training in Africa
  202       Follow up the Luxembourg                    Prepare a handbook to facilitate the               1                         D             2               2
            Recommendations on the                      micro-countries in the implementation of
            implementation of the 2008 System of        SNA
            National Accounts.

2.3 SIMPLIFICATION AND BURDEN REDUCTION
                                      Action                                                                           Expected outputs
Increase efficiency of the use of resources of the ESS in its relations with              The International Relations Working Group will implement a strategy to (i)
international organisations and in international meetings.                                ensure that the ESS speaks with one voice, where appropriate, in international
                                                                                          fora (ii) rationalise ESS resources in attending international meetings, (iii)
                                                                                          contribute to reducing burden on MS also by rationalising ESS meetings, (iv)
                                                                                          reduce duplication of data requests from international organisations.
Improve coordination of EU donors in statistical cooperation in African,                  Meetings of the Advisory Group on technical cooperation in Africa will
Caribbean, Pacific, Asia and Latin American countries, allowing Member States to          implement a strategy comprising (i) an EU contribution to the Statistics for
make their cooperation more efficient.                                                    Results Facility, (ii) use of coordination tools, such as the knowledge base on
                                                                                          the statistical development of non-EU countries (DISC) and Partners’ Report on
                                                                                          Support for Statistics (PRESS).


Theme 6.10 Statistical research and methodology
1. Description
Work under this theme aims to promote statistical research in official statistics and to facilitate and guide
methodological developments supporting the production of European Statistical System (ESS) official statistics so as to
ensure (i) higher efficiency and quality; (ii) less burden, (iii) efficient transfer of research results and methodological
developments into standard practices.
It encompasses: (i) monitoring of statistical research projects, with the focus on new tools, methods and techniques, (ii)
promotion of statistical research and effective coordination of relevant research activities, (iii) dissemination and
exploitation of results from research projects within the EPROS initiative, (iv) proactive support for the transfer of
technology and know-how, e.g. through contacts and exploitation events involving NSIs, the scientific community and
other organisations, (v) development of the ESSnet facilitation function, (vi) active participation in the preparation of


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FP7 by allowing statistical research to be involved in the research programmes and by contributing to the negotiation
and follow-up of research projects that have statistical components, (vii) emulation of soft collaboration among
methodologist networks in the ESS and in Eurostat aimed at sharing good practices and creating common references,
and (iv) support and advice to ESTAT production units, DGs and external users in the implementation of statistical
processes and the use of standard tools.
The main areas of actions are seasonal adjustment, survey methodology, model-based estimation techniques, data
validation, data analysis and visualisation and data integration.

2. Work Programme for 2010 (legend to the tables at the beginning of the document)
2.1 ONGOING WORK
Action                              Actions                                                   Outputs                             Type       Depends      Link to
  ID                                                                                                                               of           on         APS
                                                                                                                                  work        funding     priority
                                                                                                                                            from other
                                                                                                                                                DG
  (1)                                 (2)                                                         (3)                              (4)          (5)          (6)
 101       Provide efficient support to Eurostat units when              A methodological helpdesk is functioning                   O                        O
           striving to improve their statistical processes               A framework contract enables expertise to be
                                                                         mobilised for specific actions
                                                                         Production unit processes are streamlined and
                                                                         more integrated
 102       Create and rationalise knowledge in key domains of            A repository of reference technical documents              O                        O
           official statistics: data analysis, data validation, survey   (guidelines, handbooks, etc.) is made available to
           methodology and sampling, data integration,                   ESS/ESTAT methodologists. Handbook and
           estimation                                                    guidelines are produced in selected domains
 103       Set up soft collaboration framework and tools for             Web 2.0 platforms are set up, populated and used           O                        O
           Eurostat (METHnet) and ESS (DIME) methodologist               for the greatest benefit of methodologists
           networks for the sharing and identification of good
           practices and competence management
 104       Identify priorities, methodological developments              Mechanisms are set up to mobilise high-level               O                        O
           analysing main challenges for future statistics in a          expertise to provide expert views, to review the
           global, competitive, technology-driven information            state of the art and to develop a vision on key
           world                                                         methodological and research issues related to ESS
                                                                         statistics production
 105       Evaluate FP 7 projects, disseminate results, promote          Transfer of technology from research projects in the       O                        O
           transfer of technology and know-how from FP                   statistical production process
           projects
 106       Evaluate research needs of ESTAT units, facilitate            Development of research projects involving NSIs            O                        O
           and encourage development of FP7 projects
 107       Facilitation of ESSnet projects: support, definition and      ESSnet Helpdesk, annual ESSnet action plan                 O                        O
           monitoring
 108       Ensure support on SA and maintenance of the                   Functional helpdesk and technical support is               O                        O
           Eurostat tools for SA                                         ensured.
 109       Monitor and support the implementation of ESS                 ESTAT production units and ESS and ESCB bodies             O                        O
           guidelines on seasonal adjustment in coordination             are provided with the appropriate methodological
           with the Steering Group on SA, high-level group               support and documentation. Exchange of good
           gathering ESCB and ESS bodies                                 practice is fostered
 110       Develop and evaluate the pilot project for cooperation        Joint actions (training, seminars, study visits) are       O                        O
           between Eurostat and academia                                 organised. Advertisement of relevant actions to staff
                                                                         members. Follow-up and evaluation report.

2.2 NEW WORK
Action                     Actions                                       Outputs                        Type      Depends        Link to    Resource        Main
  ID                                                                                                     of           on          APS        impact       origin of
                                                                                                        work       funding       priority    on MS       resources
                                                                                                                     from
                                                                                                                  other DG
  (1)                         (2)                                            (3)                         (4)          (5)          (6)         (7)          (8)
 201       Implementation of the action plan for         Research community website.                      1                         O           2            2
           collaboration between researchers             Implementation of the CROS action plan
           and official statisticians (CROS)             defined in 2009
 202       Contribute to setting up a                    Poles of competence are identified,              O                         O           2            2
           methodological competence                     mechanisms to improve methodological
           management system for Eurostat and            competences are rationalised and
           the ESS                                       standardised
 203       Contribute to rationalisation,                Actions such as creating a repository of         1                         O           1            2
           standardisation and integration of ESS        methods and tools shared by the ESS and
           processes and methodologies                   whenever possible development of
                                                         specific standardised tools is launched
 204       Prepare and launch cooperative                In 2009, launching of projects on time-          1                         O           2            2
           developments through ESSnet or                related model-based estimation, data
           other mechanisms (seminar,                    integration technique, optimal sampling
           taskforce) in prioritised methodological      for business statistics
           areas




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Action                    Actions                                      Outputs                         Type      Depends        Link to    Resource        Main
  ID                                                                                                    of           on          APS        impact       origin of
                                                                                                       work       funding       priority    on MS       resources
                                                                                                                    from
                                                                                                                 other DG
  (1)                        (2)                                           (3)                          (4)          (5)          (6)         (7)          (8)
 205       Develop standard and portable SA            Development of portable version of the            O                         O           1            2
           tools enabling the implementation of        SA library and tools will start
           ESS guidelines on SA


Theme 6.11 Data security and statistical confidentiality
1. Description
Statistical confidentiality is a fundamental principle of Community statistics enshrined in the Treaty (Article 285) and
further developed in the new Regulation No 223/2009 on European statistics. It entails a particular duty on the part of
Eurostat (and NSIs and other national authorities) to ensure the physical and logical protection of confidential data
(statistical disclosure control — SDC) and the harmonisation of principles and guidelines in this domain. In the new
Regulation the Commission is given implementing powers for that purpose.
Commission Regulation (EC) No 831/2002 concerning access to confidential data for scientific purposes aims to satisfy
the needs of the scientific community for access to confidential statistical information. Eurostat has to implement the
principles set out in this Regulation and to meet the expectations of users. As from entry into force of the Regulation on
European statistics, Regulation 831/2002 continues to apply but will eventually have to be replaced to take into account
recent legal, methodological and technical developments in this field.
Furthermore, the increase in confidential data available to Eurostat, the methodological/technical progress made, and
the need to better harmonise Eurostat practice and to promote knowledge transfer in the ESS will guide methodological
activity aimed at providing tools and methods of statistical disclosure control.
Eurostat must also continuously evaluate the Regulations in view of the need to maximise the benefits of confidential
data with the aim of increasing the quality of EU statistics and to improve the conditions for access to confidential data
while ensuring a high level of protection.
For the coming years, the challenge for data security will be to give remote access for better productivity and still
ensure confidentiality of the data. Web access to databases will have to be organised and protected to prevent web
hacking.

2. Work Programme for 2010 (legend to the tables at the beginning of the document)
2.1 ONGOING WORK
Action                             Actions                                                   Outputs                             Type       Depends      Link to
  ID                                                                                                                              of           on         APS
                                                                                                                                 work        funding     priority
                                                                                                                                           from other
                                                                                                                                               DG
  (1)                                (2)                                                        (3)                               (4)          (5)          (6)
 101       Continue all processes to smooth procedures for             Smooth access to the microdata by researchers               O                        O
           researchers having access to data covered by
           Regulation 831/2002 and the amendments thereto
 102       Ensure the processing of admissibility requests             Smooth processing of admissibility requests                 O                        O
 103       Support Eurostat units on methodological (statistical       Methodological and legal support on statistical             O                        O
           disclosure control methods and tools) and legal             confidentiality provided to Eurostat units, as regards
           issues                                                      both new provisions of Regulation (EC) No
                                                                       223/2009 and other Community acts relevant for
                                                                       statistical confidentiality
 104       Disseminate and promote the results of the ESSnets          Smooth access to the results of the ESSnet on               O                        O
           related to statistical confidentiality                      confidentiality, increase of awareness and
                                                                       knowledge in this field in the ESS
 105       Explore the feasibility of simplifying the procedures for   Simplified access to microdata by researchers               O                        O
           supplying data to researchers
 106       Follow the procedures for replacement of Regulation         The new Regulation replacing Regulation 831/2002.           O                        O
           831/2002




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2.2 NEW WORK
Action                   Actions                                       Outputs                      Type     Depends         Link to     Resource           Main
  ID                                                                                                 of          on           APS         impact          origin of
                                                                                                    work      funding        priority     on MS          resources
                                                                                                                from
                                                                                                             other DG
  (1)                       (2)                                          (3)                        (4)          (5)           (6)           (7)             (8)
 201       Launch the ESSnet on remote access        Generic solutions for remote access will        O                          O             3               2
                                                     be identified and their implementation in
                                                     the ESS fostered also with respect to the
                                                     results of ongoing ESSnet projects
 202       Develop step by step the                  The first elements of a multi-faceted           O                          O             3               2
           infrastructure and harmonised             framework for the release of micro data
           processes/methodologies suited to the     will be put in place.
           need to foster the release of EU micro
           data using the various opportunities
           (remote access, remote execution,
           documentation, PUF, AMF, safe
           centre, cooperation with data archive
           networks)

4. Legal bases6
 Nature          No               Date      OJ No        Publication                                                 Title
                                                            date
  EP and       45/2001      18.12.2000         L8          12.1.2001       On the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the
  Council                                                                  Community
Regulation
Commission    831/2002       17.5.2002       L 133         18.5.2002       Concerning access to confidential data for scientific purposes
Regulation
  EP and      223/2009       11.3.2009        L 87         31.3.2009       On European statistics
  Council
Regulation




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                                DOMAIN 7 — ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT


Theme 7.01 Management of IT infrastructure
1. Description
The IT systems have to provide users with tools allowing them to fulfil their various needs: staff management,
budgetary and financial management, electronic document management systems, workflow and other useful
applications (bilateral surveys, ‘Qui fait quoi’, facility management, etc.). The medium-term strategy focuses on
continuity of service of the existing applications. Improvements and new requests from users will be taken into account
in the Commission’s IT strategy. In particular, the financial applications will have to be in line with the reform and e-
Commission initiatives. All recommendations made by horizontal DGs (BUDG, IT, SG) should be implemented.
The IT infrastructure must guarantee users uninterrupted operation and data security in accordance with Commission
standards by constantly improving the quality and efficiency of our systems and services. The medium-term strategy
focuses on maintaining the existing level of service with regard to the provision of infrastructure, support for current
services, continuing infrastructure rationalisation, continuing deployment of software components of the new
architecture and a statistical processing workflow model, increasing cooperation with Member States. The work to be
undertaken in the coming years will largely be determined by the rationalisation of the statistical and administrative
information system (internet dissemination, workflow, knowledge management, and data life cycle).

2. Work Programme for 2010 (legend to the tables at the beginning of the document)
2.1 ONGOING WORK
Action                           Actions                                              Outputs                        Type    Depends     Link to
  ID                                                                                                                  of        on        APS
                                                                                                                     work     funding    priority
                                                                                                                            from other
                                                                                                                                DG
  (1)                               (2)                                                   (3)                        (4)        (5)        (6)
 101       Provide and follow up proactive action plan for user   Action plan                                         O                     N
           support
 102       Set up proactive hosting policy with DIGIT             Service Level Agreement                             O                     N
 103       Improve risk management for local IT systems           Failover servers physically separated from main     O                     N
                                                                  computer room
 104       Improve Eurostat’s IT governance                       IT specific project methodology                     O                     N
 105       Ensure the evolutive maintenance of financial          Software meeting the needs of financial planning    O                     N
           applications                                           and follow-up
 106       Ensure the evolutive maintenance of administrative     Information system for senior management            O                     N
           applications
 107       Set up a coherent electronic document management       Software supporting consistent document             O                     N
           system                                                 management within Eurostat
 108       Implement a configuration management database          Configuration management database fully             O                     N
                                                                  implemented


Theme 7.02 Management of human resources
1. Description
This theme covers (i) the conception and implementation of Eurostat’s human resources strategy based on the
Commission’s administrative reform and human resources policy; (ii) the development of a personnel policy for
permanent and external staff as regards succession planning, selection, recruitment and career development; (iii) the
management of allocation, screening and reorganisation; (iv) management of the mobility plan; (v) continued
improvement of the integration of newcomers; (vi) follow-up of the implementation of the equal opportunities action
plan and the actions on diversity; (vii) the design and implementation of actions on well-being; (viii) the promotion and
management of flexible working arrangements (part-time, flexitime, telework); and (ix) the management of leave/staff
absences.
This theme also includes conception and implementing Eurostat’s learning and development policy based on the needs
of the Commission’s Strategic Learning and Development Framework, as well as Eurostat’s specific needs in particular
in view of the reorganisation of the production processes of the ESS. The needs emerging from the annual DG Learning
and Development Framework together with those emerging from the completed Training Maps as part of the annual
appraisal form the basis of Eurostat’s annual training programme for in-house staff. The training programme aims to

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provide high-quality, relevant and timely opportunities to staff members wanting to continuously extend and deepen
their competencies and know-how. This also means promoting activities supporting the move from training to learning
and development and supporting the modernisation of the HR strategy in line with the vision of the DG.

2. Work Programme for 2010 (legend to the tables at the beginning of the document)
2.1 ONGOING WORK
Action                           Actions                                                    Outputs                             Type    Depends     Link to
  ID                                                                                                                             of        on        APS
                                                                                                                                work     funding    priority
                                                                                                                                       from other
                                                                                                                                           DG
  (1)                                (2)                                                        (3)                             (4)        (5)        (6)
 101       Manage and develop selection and recruitment for all      Streamlined and swift selection procedures.                 O                     O
           categories of staff (officials, SNEs, contract staff,     Acquisition of staff with the right skills to contribute
           interim, trainees).                                       to the mission of the Directorate-General.
 102       Implement forward planning actions in order to ensure     Staff with the right profile are available for              O                     O
           the availability of staff with the right skills for       recruitment by Eurostat
           recruitment in Eurostat: organise specialised
           temporary agent selection, contribute to the work
           programme of EPSO and ensure the organisation of
           specific open competitions.
 103       Manage and improve allocation, clearing and               Staff allocated taking into account the priorities, the     O                     O
           screening exercises for human resources.                  HR future needs and the current resources
                                                                     available in the DG.
 104       Plan, implement and monitor the appraisal and             The appraisal and promotion exercise is conducted           O                     O
           promotion exercise in keeping with Commission             following the rules and within the deadlines.
           deadlines, including a help desk for all actors.
 105       Manage the mobility management plan, including            Mobility of staff is planned, monitored and                 O                     O
           sensitive functions, according to agreed benchmarks.      supported.
           Improve and extend accuracy and coverage of Job
           Information System data.
           Provide appropriate career guidance to staff in
           accordance with service standards set by the central
           career guidance officer.
 106       Career development and guidance — development of          Career paths are developed and proposed for the             O                     O
           a strategy of career paths for main profiles of staff.    main profiles in Eurostat (manager, statistical
                                                                     officer, statistical assistant, secretary).
 107       Manage leave/absence applications on a daily basis,       More staff resort to flexible working arrangements.         O                     O
           including a help desk for staff.
           Promote flexible working arrangements, including
           flexitime and telework.
 108       Monitor implementation of the equal opportunities         Concrete actions exist to improve equal treatment           O                     O
           action plan and the achievement of its targets, as well   of staff and a diverse work force.
           as the actions in the field of diversity.
 109       Design and implement further actions to improve the       Increased staff motivation and an improved                  O                     O
           well-being of staff.                                      atmosphere leading to more flexibility and better
                                                                     communication, which should lead to a general
                                                                     improvement in the quality of the final outputs. It
                                                                     should also enhance Eurostat’s overall ability to
                                                                     attract well-qualified professionals.
 110       Raise awareness to issues linked to the ethical           ICS No 2 ‘Ethics and integrity’ is respected and            O                     O
           behaviour of staff.                                       explained to staff.
 111       Prepare the 2010 Learning and Development                 Eurostat 2010 Learning and Development                      O                     O
           Framework (LDF) for Eurostat for submission to the        Framework established by February 2010
           DM based on a needs analysis
 112       Establish the annual activity report on the 2009          Annual activity report on 2009 Learning and                 O                     O
           Learning and Development Framework                        Development Framework established by March
                                                                     2010
 113       Successfully implement the 2010 Learning and              At least 50 % of courses executed in identified             O                     O
           Development Framework                                     priority areas by end of 2010
 114       Validate the training requests of Eurostat staff          Training requests validated on daily basis                  O                     O
 115       Implement by the end of 2010 actions emanating from       Agreed actions implemented respecting timetable             O                     O
           2009 Directorate A away day linked to strategic           set
           learning and development and HR
 116       Successfully evaluate the replies to the new call for     Evaluation report established by October 2010 and           O                     O
           tenders and establish framework contracts for 2011-       framework contracts established by end 2010
           2014 statistical training courses for Eurostat staff




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2.2 NEW WORK
Action                    Actions                                     Outputs                         Type     Depends        Link to    Resource        Main
  ID                                                                                                   of          on          APS        impact       origin of
                                                                                                      work      funding       priority    on MS       resources
                                                                                                                  from
                                                                                                               other DG
  (1)                        (2)                                          (3)                          (4)         (5)          (6)         (7)          (8)
 201       Propose evaluation report on e-            Evaluation report on e-learning as a tool        O                         O           2            4
           learning as a tool to support the          to support the Eurostat internal training
           Eurostat internal training programme       programme by the end of the year
 202       Implement and manage                       Acquisition of HR based on estimated             O                         O           2            4
           succession/forward planning,               future needs
           including demographic analysis of
           current staffing.
 203       Integrated planning and resource           Resource allocation aligned with planning        O                         O           2            4
           allocation.                                and the DG’s strategy.


Theme 7.03 Management of financial resources
1. Description
The purpose of this theme is to provide a financial and budgetary service of high quality to all users. The users are
operational units in Eurostat, DG BUDG, policy DGs, contractors and beneficiaries. The scope covers the entire
expenditure cycle, from the planning and programming of financial resources, through implementation, to reporting on
implementation. It also covers the preparation of ESTAT’s accounts. The medium-term strategy is to deliver and refine
the necessary infrastructure to embed the reform of financial management in Eurostat, and to participate in the
expenditure cycle process to the necessary level of quality.

2. Work Programme for 2010 (legend to the tables at the beginning of the document)
2.1 ONGOING WORK
Action                             Actions                                                 Outputs                             Type       Depends      Link to
  ID                                                                                                                            of           on         APS
                                                                                                                               work        funding     priority
                                                                                                                                         from other
                                                                                                                                             DG
  (1)                                (2)                                                      (3)                               (4)          (5)          (6)
 101       Manage financial systems, appropriations and              Acts of subdelegation                                       O                        O
           subdelegations, accurately register appropriations,
           thereby allowing planning, monitoring and reporting.
           Ensure that subdelegations and access to the
           accounting system accurately reflect authorisation
 102       Throughout the year, provide ex-ante financial            Opinions of agents in charge of financial verification      O                        O
           verification of all transactions (calls for tenders,      available through check lists
           grants, commitments, payments, meetings, missions,
           forecasts of revenues and recovery orders), charged
           to Eurostat or other DG subdelegated budget lines in
           order to support authorisation by decision-makers
 103       Throughout the year, ensure timely and correct            Regular reports on controls conducted and Annex 4           O                        O
           implementation in Eurostat of the New Accounting          to the AAR
           System; make available opening and closing balance
           sheets according to DG BUDG’s instructions.
 104       Provide the financial and budgetary output for the        Contribution to standard requests from central              O                        O
           draft budget, annual management plan and annual           departments
           activity report, prepare the financing decision that
           should be ready for adoption by the Commission
           before year end
 105       Organise by July 2010 the clearing process for            Requests to DG BUDG                                         O                        O
           administrative credits; by September 2010, organise
           the global transfer of Eurostat operational credits; by
           November 2010 collect budgetary requests in
           Eurostat for 2011 administrative credits
 106       Provide monthly financial reporting and key financial     Regular reports                                             O                        O
           indicators to all users through the definition and
           development of appropriate tools.
 107       By end of year, review and revise transaction-based       Updated standard documents                                  O                        O
           documentation for each of the main financial and
           budgetary domains — this involves amending
           manuals, standard documents and the intranet site,
           after consulting users
 108       Ensure continuous improvements in advice,                 Training sessions and answers to questions                  O                        O
           assistance and training to users                          addressed to Financial Help Desk
 109       Ensure follow-up of discharge comments,                   Financial implementation actions                            O                        O
           implementation of audit reports, and implementation
           of Internal Control Standards.




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Action                             Actions                                               Outputs                       Type       Depends      Link to
  ID                                                                                                                    of           on         APS
                                                                                                                       work        funding     priority
                                                                                                                                 from other
                                                                                                                                     DG
  (1)                                (2)                                                   (3)                          (4)          (5)          (6)
 110       Define and implement the 2010 reinforced ex-ante         Reports                                              O                        O
           and ex-post controls programme and the follow-up of
           previous controls

2.2 NEW WORK
Action                    Actions                                   Outputs                      Type     Depends     Link to    Resource        Main
  ID                                                                                              of          on       APS        impact       origin of
                                                                                                 work      funding    priority    on MS       resources
                                                                                                             from
                                                                                                          other DG
  (1)                        (2)                                        (3)                        (4)        (5)       (6)         (7)          (8)
 201       Possible implementation of revised         Reports                                      O                     O           2            2
           financial circuits
 202       Possible implementation of strategy        Reports                                      O                     O           2            2
           on the use of expenditure in the
           medium and long term


Theme 7.04 Audit
1. Description
The internal audit capability assists management in controlling risks; it provides an independent opinion on the quality
of control systems in the DG and makes recommendations in order to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of
operations and economy in the use of resources.

2. Work Programme for 2010 (legend to the tables at the beginning of the document)
2.1 ONGOING WORK
Action                             Actions                                               Outputs                       Type       Depends      Link to
  ID                                                                                                                    of           on         APS
                                                                                                                       work        funding     priority
                                                                                                                                 from other
                                                                                                                                     DG
  (1)                                (2)                                                   (3)                          (4)          (5)          (6)
 101       Undertake risks analysis                                 ESTAT internal audit work programme and reports      O                        O
 102       Produce audit reports in conformity with international   Recommendations and Assurance                        O                        O
           audit standards
 103       Ensure counselling activities                            Advice                                               O                        O
 104       Follow up the implementation of the                      Assurance                                            O                        O
           recommendations
 105       Support the DG in his annual statement and activity      IAC annual opinion                                   O                        O
           report


Theme 7.05 General administration
1. Description
Scope: Collect, sort and deliver mail. Register and allocate mail. Create and close official files for all Eurostat units,
manage the transfer of files to the Commission’s historical archives. Manage Eurostat filing plan. Manage inter-service
consultations. Manage and maintain the DOUCEUR documentary database and the Eurolook application. Ensure proper
management of intermediate archives. Provide users with information, training, support and advice on document
management issues, including IT systems. Monitor the implementation of e-Domec rules on document management in
Eurostat. Manage office space and furniture according to Eurostat’s needs.




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2. Work Programme for 2010 (legend to the tables at the beginning of the document)
2.1 ONGOING WORK
Action                               Actions                                             Outputs                             Type       Depends      Link to
  ID                                                                                                                          of           on         APS
                                                                                                                             work        funding     priority
                                                                                                                                       from other
                                                                                                                                           DG
  (1)                                  (2)                                                  (3)                               (4)          (5)          (6)
 101       Mail collection and delivery                             Mail delivered 4 times a day, on time, to the right        O                        O
                                                                    destination and respecting data protection rules
 102       Mail registration                                        Incoming mail registered on the day of arrival (in at      O                        E
                                                                    least 99 % of cases), with a proposal for allocation
                                                                    that is accurate in at least 95 % of cases and
                                                                    respecting data protection rules
 103       File management                                          Filing Plan and Archiving Table up to date. Official       O                        E
                                                                    files created/closed within an average of 2 days
                                                                    from the request of the units
 104       Coordinate inter-service consultations                   Inter-service consultations launched correctly and         O                        O
                                                                    replies sent by deadlines
 105       User information, training and support                   Provide information, training and support to               O                        O
                                                                    Eurostat units on document registration and filing,
                                                                    file management and inter-service consultations
 106       Monitoring and enhancing document management at          Make regular reports on the implementation of e-           O                        E
           Eurostat                                                 Domec rules on document management by
                                                                    Eurostat units. Define and submit to the DM
                                                                    proposals for improving the implementation of e-
                                                                    Domec rules in Eurostat
 107       Migration from Adonis to ARES (in cooperation with       Ensure successful implementation of ARES, notably          O                        O
           Unit B2)                                                 by means of information, training and support to
                                                                    Eurostat units
 108       Provide a timely and appropriate help desk service to    Staff are given the necessary material conditions to       O                        O
           all staff in matters relating to the building and its    perform their work.
           contents (including telephones and office furniture)

2.2 NEW WORK
Action                    Actions                                    Outputs                        Type     Depends        Link to    Resource        Main
  ID                                                                                                 of          on          APS        impact       origin of
                                                                                                    work      funding       priority    on MS       resources
                                                                                                                from
                                                                                                             other DG
  (1)                          (2)                                      (3)                          (4)         (5)          (6)         (7)          (8)
 201       Implementation of ARES e-                 e-Signatories used instead of paper             O                         E           2            4
           Signatories                               signatories on all possible procedures,
                                                     starting with the ‘quick wins’.
 202       Review of the mail registration and       Simplified and more efficient procedures        O                         O           2            4
           distribution processes in autumn 2010
 203       Implement Eurostat’s new office           Removals are smoothly managed                   O                         O           2            4
           needs in accordance with
           organisational changes.




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                 DOMAIN 8 — POLICY STRATEGY AND COORDINATION


Theme 8.01 Communication
1. Description
Eurostat’s communication policy aims to enable a growing number of EU citizens to be informed about European
statistics through the development of Eurostat’s relations with the media, to facilitate the exchange of information
among all partners of the ESS, and to ensure efficient internal communication.
The role of Eurostat’s Press Office is to offer a permanent and professional service to the media in order to disseminate
statistical information to EU citizens on a very broad scale and to reinforce the role of Eurostat as the reference source
of harmonised statistical data at European level.
New communication tools, based on new technologies and in addition to those currently in existence, permit each ESS
partner to inform, more broadly and more quickly, all statisticians in the ESS about its activities.
The internal communication strategy aims to guarantee a good corporate spirit, through an information service that also
improves the overall efficiency of staff.

2. Work Programme for 2010 (legend to the tables at the beginning of the document)
2.1 ONGOING WORK
Action                             Actions                                                 Outputs                          Type       Depends      Link to
  ID                                                                                                                         of           on         APS
                                                                                                                            work        funding     priority
                                                                                                                                      from other
                                                                                                                                          DG
  (1)                                (2)                                                       (3)                           (4)          (5)          (6)
 101       Prepare news releases on key statistics and increase       Number of News Releases issued — €uro-indicator         3                        O
           the scope of statistical topics covered.                   and ad hoc
 102       Improve the targeting of Eurostat news releases with       Number of News Releases issued linked to events         3                        O
           particular reference to important international events.
 103       Further develop contacts with the media by providing       Number of media requests answered                       3                        O
           tailor-made data extraction and regular key statistics.
 104       Support the implementation of Eurostat’s strategy          Number of communication actions undertaken              O                        O
           through communication to staff
 105       Increase the reach of Eurostat’s intranet                  Number of daily news items published on                 O                        O
                                                                      Cybernews
 106       Regularly publish Eurostat Info and SIGMA                  Publication of 5 issues of Eurostat Info and 2/3        O                        O
                                                                      issues of SIGMA
 107       Organise specific information events, such as the          Number of meetings organised                            O                        O
           Eurostat General Assembly and informal staff
           meetings
 108       Enhance the exchange of information between the            Number of news items published                          O                        O
           members of the ESS through INSIte.

2.2 NEW WORK
Action                    Actions                                      Outputs                       Type       Depends    Link to    Resource        Main
  ID                                                                                                  of            on      APS        impact       origin of
                                                                                                     work        funding   priority    on MS       resources
                                                                                                                   from
                                                                                                                other DG
  (1)                        (2)                                           (3)                         (4)          (5)      (6)         (7)          (8)
 201       Develop a new intranet compatible          Availability of the new intranet                 O                      O           2            2
           with the new IntraCom portal
 202       Develop video-communication                Number of video interviews published on          O                      O           2            4
                                                      Cybernews and INSite
 203       Exchange best practices amongst            Number of best practices identified              O                      O           2            4
           press offices of the ESS




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Theme 8.02 Quality management and evaluation
1. Description
The theme includes the development, in cooperation with the partners of the ESS, of the policy and measures required
to deliver high-quality European statistics: monitoring the implementation of the European Statistics Code of Practice
(CoP), promotion of best practices and of benchmarking activities among the partners of the ESS, coordination of
quality aspects within the production of statistics, implementation of the quality assurance framework for statistical
processes and outputs in Eurostat, and quality awareness raising.
The theme covers in addition all the tasks necessary to carry out the evaluation function inside Eurostat: assessment of
the Community Statistical Programme and its different processes and projects, coordination of evaluation activities
inside the DG, establishment of the multi-annual evaluation programme, evaluation of statistical areas through rolling
reviews, including cost assessments and partner and user surveys.

2. Work Programme for 2010 (legend to the tables at the beginning of the document)
2.1 ONGOING WORK
Action                              Actions                                                 Outputs                             Type        Depends         Link to
  ID                                                                                                                             of            on            APS
                                                                                                                                work         funding        priority
                                                                                                                                           from other
                                                                                                                                               DG
  (1)                                 (2)                                                      (3)                               (4)           (5)             (6)
  101       Quality assessments of Eurostat statistical processes     Eurostat internal quality assessment reports                O                             E
            including Rolling Reviews and identification of           Evaluation reports from 5 Rolling Reviews including
            processes with common characteristics                     an assessment of efficiency of and resources used
                                                                      for the process
  102       Monitoring of Member States’ implementation of the        Member States’ compliance reports                           O                             E
            European Statistics Code of Practice
  103       Mid-term evaluation of the CSP 2008-2012                  Mid-term evaluation report for EP and Council               O                             E
  104       Sponsorship on quality                                    Report to the ESS Committee                                 O                             E
  105       Activities related to promoting the implementation of     Quality implementation projects in Member States            O                             E
            the Code of Practice and of quality assurance in the      Good practices promoted across the ESS
            ESS                                                       Compilation of quality barometer
  106       Support to Member States in organising the two-           Q2012 Conference organised                                  O                             E
            yearly Conference on Quality in Official Statistics
            covering important methodological and quality-related
            topics for meeting current and future challenges of the
            statistical business processes of the European
            Statistical System.
  107       Assessment of the rolling review methodology              Proposals for methodology improvement                       O                             E

2.2 NEW WORK
Action                     Actions                                    Outputs                         Type      Depends       Link to      Resource          Main
  ID                                                                                                   of           on         APS          impact         origin of
                                                                                                      work       funding      priority      on MS         resources
                                                                                                                   from
                                                                                                                other DG
  (1)                         (2)                                           (3)                        (4)          (5)          (6)           (7)             (8)
  201       Update the ESS quality glossary            New ESS Glossary on Quality                      O                         E             2               4
            taking into account new quality
            concepts and definitions of quality and
            performance indicators for improved
            assessment of statistical processes
            and their outputs

2.3 SIMPLIFICATION AND BURDEN REDUCTION
                                     Action                                                                         Expected outputs
In the context of Rolling Reviews, implement users’ and partners’ surveys              Assessments of user needs/relevance of the produced statistical data for a
                                                                                       given statistical area


Theme 8.03 Management and statistical programmes
1. Description
The main objectives are to provide an efficient management support service that meets the needs of users (Eurostat, the
Commission and the ESS) and to ensure that Eurostat initiatives on organisational change contribute effectively to
improvements in its performance in conformity with Commission requirements.




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This encompasses, in particular (i) the introduction of a global management system supported by the development and
implementation of an integrated system for planning, monitoring and reporting, ensuring that Eurostat’s statistical work
programme process is synchronised and consistent with the Commission’s strategic planning and programming (SPP)
cycle; (ii) support for implementation of the process improvement methodology and project management methodology,
(iii) continued implementation of process, project and risk management, (iv) follow-up of improvement actions and (v)
assessment of Eurostat’s performance against the internal control standards.

2. Work Programme for 2010 (legend to the tables at the beginning of the document)
2.1 ONGOING WORK
Action                            Actions                                                 Outputs                              Type       Depends      Link to
  ID                                                                                                                            of           on         APS
                                                                                                                               work        funding     priority
                                                                                                                                         from other
                                                                                                                                             DG
  (1)                               (2)                                                      (3)                                (4)          (5)          (6)
  101      Coordinate the preparation of the annual statistical     Annual Work Programme 2011                                   O                        O
           work programme
  102      Prepare Eurostat’s contribution to the Commission’s      Eurostat’s contribution to the Annual Policy Strategy        O                        O
           strategic planning and programming cycle                 2011, Annual Management Plan 2011, Annual
                                                                    Activity Report for the year 2009, contribution to the
                                                                    Synthesis report 2009 and AMP 2011 mid-term
                                                                    review.
  103      Conduct the annual risk management exercise as           List of strategic and critical risks and derived action      O                        O
           part of the preparation of the AMP                       plans, risk register up-to-date and updated with
                                                                    risks related to processes and projects, one-to-one
                                                                    explanation to users, feedback on draft documents,
                                                                    dissemination of good practice examples, updates
                                                                    to the Risk Management Methodology.
  104      Monitor and coordinate Eurostat’s contributions          Annual report to the Ecofin Council on the                   O                        O
           relating to simplification and burden reduction          implementation of Communication COM(2006) 693
           activities.
  105      Develop and promote process and project                  One-to-one explanation to users, ad hoc                      O                        O
           management techniques within Eurostat.                   presentations for project teams, feedback on draft
                                                                    documents, dissemination of good practice
                                                                    examples, updated Project Management
                                                                    Methodology/Process Improvement Methodology
                                                                    manuals
  106      Monitor and report on progress on improvement            Six-monthly progress reports to Eurostat’s senior            O                        O
           actions                                                  management and the Commissioner, ad hoc reports
                                                                    and requests and detailed follow-up table, updated
                                                                    database of audit recommendations.
  107      Assess Eurostat’s performance against the Internal       Assessment of compliance with and effectiveness              O                        O
           Control Standards (ICS)                                  of implementation of the Internal Control Standards
                                                                    in 2010 (self-assessment). Mid-term review

2.2 NEW WORK
Action                   Actions                                     Outputs                        Type       Depends        Link to    Resource        Main
  ID                                                                                                 of            on          APS        impact       origin of
                                                                                                    work        funding       priority    on MS       resources
                                                                                                                  from
                                                                                                               other DG
  (1)                       (2)                                         (3)                           (4)          (5)          (6)         (7)          (8)
  201      Improve the management systems            Introduction of a global management              O                          O           2            2
           and increase the efficiency of            system; development of an IT tool for
           planning, programming, monitoring         Programming, REPorting And Intelligent
           and reporting activities                  Resource allocation (PREPAIR)
                                                     Reviewed and simplified template for the
                                                     Annual Work Programme
  202      Launch and coordinate the annual          Updated report on evolution of the               O                          E           3            2
           measurement exercise on response          response burden related to statistical
           burden (and production costs) for         requirements.
           business statistics
  203      Review processes linked to the SPP        Updated processes for the contribution to        O                          O           2            4
           to make them more effective and less      the Annual Policy Strategy, Annual
           burdensome.                               Management Report and Annual Activity
                                                     Report.
  204      Preparation of the next Multiannual       Ex-ante evaluation, project ready for            O                          O           2            2
           Programme                                 launch

2.3 SIMPLIFICATION AND BURDEN REDUCTION
                                   Action                                                                          Expected outputs
Annual measurement exercise on response burden (and production costs)                Figures on response burden and production costs




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Theme 8.04 Management of legal bases
1. Description
The work covers activities to ensure the application and coherence of statistical legislation, contributions to relevant
Commission-wide reporting requirements and relations with the European Parliament and the Council on legislative
matters.

2. Work Programme for 2010 (legend to the tables at the beginning of the document)
2.1 ONGOING WORK
Action                             Actions                                                   Outputs                         Type       Depends      Link to
  ID                                                                                                                          of           on         APS
                                                                                                                             work        funding     priority
                                                                                                                                       from other
                                                                                                                                           DG
  (1)                                (2)                                                        (3)                           (4)          (5)          (6)
 101       Promote the smooth implementation of Regulation            Advice on statistical legislation                        O                        O
           223/2009
 102       Monitor legislative processes                              Provide management with reports                          O                        O
 103       Maintain agenda planning for statistical legislation       Contribution to the Commission’s Legislative and         O                        O
                                                                      Work Programme
 104       Manage and follow up EP questions and answers              Answers provided to the EP                               O                        O
           provided to the EP
 105       Monitor committee activities                               Contribute to the Commission annual report on            O                        O
                                                                      committees
 106       Monitor compliance with statistical legislation            Annual report on compliance monitoring                   O                        E

2.2 NEW WORK
Action                    Actions                                      Outputs                            Type   Depends    Link to    Resource        Main
  ID                                                                                                       of        on      APS        impact       origin of
                                                                                                          work    funding   priority    on MS       resources
                                                                                                                    from
                                                                                                                 other DG
  (1)                        (2)                                           (3)                            (4)        (5)      (6)         (7)          (8)
 201       Continuous review of statistical            (a) Replacement of agreements by
           legislation to implement strategy on        Community legislation in certain areas of
           better regulation                           regular production of Community statistics
                                                       which have reached sufficient maturity; (b)
                                                       Simplification of legislation in statistical
                                                       areas with complex Community
                                                       legislation; (c) Repeal or revision of
                                                       legislation in statistical areas where
                                                       Community legislation does not effectively
                                                       reflect users’ needs, priorities and the
                                                       socio-economic and technological context
                                                       in order to increase coherence among
                                                       statistical fields and reduce response
                                                       burden


Theme 8.05 Relations with the ESS, inter-institutional and international
           relations
1. Description
The theme covers the whole range of activities relevant to Eurostat’s position in the Commission structure and its
pivotal role in the development of the ESS. The main strategic objective is to ensure coherent development of statistical
activities within the inter-institutional structure of the Union and promote partnership between Eurostat and other key
international players in Community statistics, with particular regard to legal aspects. The theme also covers managing
relations with external users of European statistics. This entails facilitating close and continuous dialogue with external
users about their needs, actual usage and priorities for official statistics. In addition, the theme includes providing the
secretariat for the European Statistical Governance Advisory Board (ESGAB).




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2. Work Programme for 2010 (legend to the tables at the beginning of the document)
2.1 ONGOING WORK
Action                          Actions                                            Outputs                     Type     Depends     Link to
  ID                                                                                                            of         on        APS
                                                                                                               work      funding    priority
                                                                                                                       from other
                                                                                                                           DG
  (1)                              (2)                                                 (3)                      (4)        (5)        (6)
 101       Participation and contribution to EP Committees    EP opinions, adoption of legislation              O                      O
           discussing statistical legislative proposals
 102       Cooperation with Council Presidencies              Streamlined inter-institutional processes         O                      0
 103       Follow-up of STATIS working group in the Council   Council decisions, adoption of legislation        O                      O
 104       Advice and follow-up of legislation                Legal opinions                                    O                      O
 105       Organise the meetings of the ESSC                  Comitology votes, opinions and minutes            O                      O
 106       Organise DGINS conference                          Conference proceedings                            O                      O
 107       Organise ESAC meeting                              Minutes                                           O                      O
 108       Organise ESAC seminar                              Seminar proceedings                               O                      O
 109       Provide secretariat service to ESGAB               Secretariat service                               O                      O




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Annex 1 – ESSnet projects
                                                                ESSnet Project Plan 2010
                      Project Title                                                                   Main Objective
 Common reference environment                               Develop and implement common building blocks identified in the preparatory ESSnet on common
                                                            reference architecture.
 Methodological cooperative development: Data analysis      Develop and implement methodologies regarding the use of data analysis and visualisation at internal
                                                            stages in the production process, such as in data editing and exploring missing values and in
                                                            visualisation in publication and presentation of statistics to end users
 Remote access to micro data                                To define common solution and methodologies for remote access to confidential micro data
 Developments and cooperative action in ESS                 The support cooperative development in key methodological domains as prioritised by the ESS
 methodology                                                Directors of Methodology Group (DIME).
 Lifelong learning accounts                                 The purpose of this ESSnet project is the development of a set of accounts, fully compatible with
                                                            National Accounts, dedicated to the measurement of production, expenditure and financing of lifelong
                                                            learning (including formal and non-formal education and possibly informal learning). It should be
                                                            mainly based on the existing statistical sources, such as the UOE (UNESCO-UIS / OECD / Eurostat
                                                            data collection on education statistics), the Adult Education Survey and the Continuing Vocational
                                                            Training Survey.
 Automated Data Collection and Reporting in                 Reduce response burden, improve timeliness, and enhance international comparability and quality of
 Accommodation Statistics                                   statistics collected from hotels and similar establishments. The ultimate objective is to develop a
                                                            system which can generate statistical information automatically from the management system (s) of
                                                            hotels and similar establishments. Another research objective is that the system can provide an
                                                            automatically created statistical analysis report as a feedback to the responding units.
 Implementation of INSPIRE at national level                Support projects for the implementation of INSPIRE at national level, focusing on the integration of
                                                            statistical and geographical data
 Setting up an integrated system for land cover/use         Harmonise existing national land cover/ use datasets in order to complement LUCAS data and
 statistics in cooperation with Member States               consolidate an integrated system for land cover/use statistics.
                                                            Develop harmonised methodological approaches and datasets.
 MEETS                                                      The first annual action results in a priority list of problems to be further studied.
 Consistency of concepts and methods of business-related
 statistics
 MEETS                                                      Extended methodology for the EuroGroups Register (EGR). Organisation of the workflow between
 Development of the methodology of business registers on    Eurostat and the national statistical institutions. Organisation of the data quality management. Data
 multinational enterprise groups (continuation from 2009)   quality analysis. Maintenance strategy for the EGR. Workshops with NSIs and NCBs.
 MEETS                                                      Methodology for profiling and profiles for large and complex multinational enterprise groups.
 Profiling large and complex multinational enterprise
 groups (continuation from 2009)
 MEETS                                                      Identification of best practices and development of common methodology and ESS guidelines
 Methodology for modern business statistics production      supporting the production of business statistics aiming at reducing respondent burden and fostering
 (optimal sampling, model based estimation, data            efficiency and integration of processes.
 integration).
 MEETS                                                      Develop a micro-data linking approach for a more efficient use of existing basic micro-data related to
 Linking of micro-data on ICT usage                         the economic impact of ICT usage by enterprises.
 MEETS                                                      To develop the methods of data linking and creating integrated data sets in MS. That could improve
 Micro-data linking methods in business and trade           the ways of data collection and data analysis.
 statistics, the way towards a data warehouse
 MEETS                                                      To support Member States in achieving a more efficient use of administrative and accounts data for
 Use of administrative and accounts data for business       business statistics. Consequently, the burden on business can be kept to a necessary minimum and
 statistics (continuation from 2009)                        all existing data are efficiently used.




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