Quality is the trademark of European statistics and makes them more trustworthy than other data that are readily available through a multitude of channels. To guarantee the quality of their statistics, the ESS created a common quality framework. The European Statistics Code of Practice (the Code or CoP) is the cornerstone of this quality framework.
The objective of the peer reviews is to assess the compliance of the members of the ESS with the principles and indicators of the Code. The subsequent recommendations should also help statistical authorities to further improve and develop their statistical systems.