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20.10.2017 15:34 Alter: 2 yrs

The European Statistics Day (ESD), 20 October 2017, Lisbon

The EUROPEAN STATISTICS DAY (ESD) will be celebrated on 20 October  2017 in Lisbon.

The day is commemorated annually around Europe in the four years between each World Statistics Day and aims to raise awareness of the importance of statistics. The Federation of European National Statistical Societies, whose members are the National Statistical Societies from 23 European countries, together with ESAC, EUROSTAT and ECB are the promoters of the ESD.

The focus of ESD this year is around The Value of Official Statistics as a Public Good.

Many other events are being organised around the EU this year, including a major conference in Brussels, Power From Statistics

FENStatS in occasion of the ESD wishes also to underline the importance of the independence of Official Statistics, expressing deep concern over the legal proceedings against Andreas Georgiou, the former president of the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT), and other senior ELSTAT officials.

A letter of concern signed by the Presidents of 23 European Statistical Societies has been sent to the Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic Mr. Alexis Tsipras.

Read the letter of FENStatS