Changing times for EU social statistics: Implementation in Action

29-01-2016

The possibilities offered by ICT technologies and related modernisation of statistical production are increasingly seen as the solution to the challenges of the changing demand for statistics on the one side and the decreased statistical resources on the other. This appears to be much in line with the Commission's Better Regulation package and its intention to 'look for solutions that take advantage of all the opportunities that digital and other technologies can offer today and might offer tomorrow. The Commission notes for example that 'even well-designed legislation may become out of date' and that new technology 'may offer the opportunity to deliver the policy goal in a better way. The European Commission's initiative for the integration of social statistics appears to be a move in such direction.

The possibilities offered by ICT technologies and related modernisation of statistical production are increasingly seen as the solution to the challenges of the changing demand for statistics on the one side and the decreased statistical resources on the other. This appears to be much in line with the Commission's Better Regulation package and its intention to 'look for solutions that take advantage of all the opportunities that digital and other technologies can offer today and might offer tomorrow. The Commission notes for example that 'even well-designed legislation may become out of date' and that new technology 'may offer the opportunity to deliver the policy goal in a better way. The European Commission's initiative for the integration of social statistics appears to be a move in such direction.