INSPIRE Knowledge Base

Eurostat- Statistical Office of the European Commission Unit E1 Farms, agro-environment and rural development

LMO Description
Organisation: 
Eurostat- Statistical Office of the European Commission Unit E1 Farms, agro-environment and rural development
Proposed role in INSPIRE development
  • allocate experts to Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • submit reference material as input to the Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • submit reference material as input to the Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • register a project to test/revise/develop the draft Implementing Rules
  • yes
  • be kept informed
  • yes
  • implement pilot projects to test/revise/develop the draft Implementing Rules
  • 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> <p>Eurostat Unit E1 collects statistics on farms (FSS), agro-environment, land cover and land use and rural development.</p>
    Main Activities: 
    Collection of land use statistics Farm structure survey Agro-environmental indicators Rural indicators
    Area of work/experience
    Geographic Domain:: 
    Europe
    EU
    Societal Sector: 
    European public authority
    Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development: 
    Co-ordination and implementation of the LUCAS (land cover/use area frame survey) at EU level. Publishing land cover/use statistics. Statistical and spatial data analysis.
    Primary Business: 
    Statistics
    Environmental application domains: 
    Environmental protection and monitoring, biodiversity monitoring, spalial planning, urban and rural development