Definition: European Advisory Committee on Statistical Information in the Economic and Social Spheres
The task of the European Advisory Committee on Statistical Information in the Economic and Social Spheres (CEIES) shall be to assist the Council and the Commission in the coordination of the objectives of the Community's statistical information policy, taking into account user requirements and the costs borne by the information producers.
The Committee shall consider and make suggestions on projects to the implemented and the resources needed to achieve the objectives of the statistical information policy decided upon by the Community.
The Committee shall deliver an opinion on the Community's statistical programme and on the way in which it is designed and monitored. In particular, it shall comment on:
- the relevance of statistical programmes to the requirements of European integration, as expressed by the Community institutions, national and regional authorities and the various economic and social categories and by scientific circles;
- cooperation, at organizational and planning levels, between the various bodies which, as a whole, comprise the Community statistical infrastructure;
- the costs of the sectoral statistical programmes, including both the costs directly incurred by Community, national and regional authorities and the cost to those who have to provide the basic information;
- the resources needed to implement the sectoral statistical programmes and their conformity with the objectives.
European Union, Council Decision No 91/116/EEC of 25 February 1991 setting up the European Advisory Committee on statistical information in the economic and social spheres