Peer review


The aim of the peer review is to assess whether the members of the European Statistical System (ESS) comply with the principles of European statistics. Suggestions from users also help statistical authorities to further improve and develop their statistical systems.

Two rounds of peer review have previously been carried out in the periods 2006-2008 and 2013-2015. The third review for the period 2021-2023 is now underway and the quality assessment of Statistics Iceland will be published at the end of May 2023.

Who participate in the peer review?

All members of the European Statistical System (ESS), including Eurostat, participate and are scrutinised by teams of independent experts. The teams evaluating national statistical authorities are composed of four experts in statistics, audit and administration. A team from the European Statistical Governance Advisory Board (ESGAB) reviews Eurostat.

Peer reviews: Current round 2021-2023

The European Statistical System (ESS) is a partnership between the Community statistical authority (Eurostat) and the national statistical institutes (NSIs). EEA and EFTA countries are also in the partnership.


Quality declaration of the European statistical system



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