INSPIRE Knowledge Base

Eurostat- Statistical Office of the European Commission

LMO Description
Organisation: 
Eurostat- Statistical Office of the European Commission
Proposed role in INSPIRE development
  • submit reference material as input to the Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • submit reference material as input to the Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • contribute to awareness raising and training
  • yes
  • be kept informed
  • yes
    Details
    Level of authority: 
    Europe
    EU countries
    Formal Mandate: 
    <p>Eurostat’s mission is to provide the European Union with a high-quality statistical information service. </p> <p>Eurostat is the statistical office of the European Union situated in Luxembourg. Its task is to provide the European Union with statistics at European level that enable comparisons between countries and regions. </p> <p>This is a key task. Democratic societies do not function properly without a solid basis of reliable and objective statistics. On one hand, decision-makers at EU level, in Member States, in local government and in business need statistics to make those decisions. On the other hand, the public and media need statistics for an accurate picture of contemporary society and to evaluate the performance of politicians and others. Of course, national statistics are still important for national purposes in Member States whereas EU statistics are essential for decisions and evaluation at European level. </p> <p>International statistics are a way of getting to know your neighbours in Member States and countries outside the EU. They are an important, objective and down-to-earth way of measuring how we all live.</p>
    Main Activities: 
    Eurostat collects a broad range of statistics. DG Environment, the Joint Research Centre and Eurostat are the 3 DGs responsible for INSPIRE. Eurostat is the overall implementation coordinator and will operate the EU Geoportal. Eurostat is responsible for the INSPIRE secreteriat and the INSPIRE Committee and for 2 drafting teams: the drafting team on monitoring and reporting and the drafting team on data and service sharing.
    Comments: 
    While unit E1: Farms, agro-environment and rural development, as an active TWG member, is represented separatly, all the other units are represented by this LMO.
    Area of work/experience
    Geographic Domain:: 
    Europe
    EU
    Societal Sector: 
    European public authority
    Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development: 
    Coordination of the drafting team on monitoring and reporting, coordination of the drafting team on data and service sharing.
    Primary Business: 
    Statistics, GISCO database