March 5, 2021

Trio Presidencies (DE-PT-SI) and Eurostat organise Data Stewardship Workshop on 31 March
A High-level workshop of Directors General of the European Statistical System, on "Data stewardship experience within the ESS", jointly organised by the Trio Presidencies (Germany-Portugal-Slovenia) and Eurostat, will be held virtually on 31 March (9H45 CET to 16H30 CET).

Recognising the growing importance of a data stewardship role in a fast and ever-changing data ecosystem, the workshop will provide the opportunity to exchange experiences on national approaches to implementing the data stewardship, as well as to discuss the possible future role of the ESS and increase the relevance of the National Statistical Institutes in this context.

Three main sessions will be organised. The first session, chaired by Germany, will address issues related to the implementation of the data stewardship role and lessons learnt at national level. The second session, chaired by Portugal, will provide a space to discuss the data stewardship role at national and at ESS level, also in the context of the European Data Strategy, and possible impacts on the statistical legal framework. The third session, chaired by Slovenia, will discuss on new operational, methodological, and technological requirements that will challenge the National and the European Statistical Systems derived from the possibility of data sharing for a variety of purposes.

The Workshop conclusions will provide input to the June high-level event being organised by the PT presidency.

March 1, 2021

Expert meeting on Big Data Enabling Tourism Competitiveness – 8 March , 10:00 am (CET) | virtual
(organised by PT-PRES under coordination of Ministry of Economy, in cooperation with Statistics Portugal)


At this event, statistics experts, international organisations and tourism professionals will discuss the role of data in restoring tourism industry competitiveness, with particular focus on the potential use of big data sources. The management and planning of tourism information based on monitoring tools and indicators will be discussed. The objective is to create more and better information, through a sustainable approach ensuring the competitiveness of European destinations.

The outcomes of the event will be presented in a videoconference of Directors General of Tourism, in the afternoon.

February 19, 2021

1st CWPS meeting under the PT Presidency

The first meeting of the CWPS under the Portuguese Presidency was held on 19 February, via VTC. The Commission presented the regulation proposals on SAIO (Statistics on Agricultural Input and Output) and EAA amendment (Economic Accounts for Agriculture), as well as their Impact Assessment, which was followed by an initial exchange of views with Member States.

The next CWPS meeting is scheduled for 17 March.

January 14, 2021

Portugal in the EU

On 1 January 2021, Portugal took over the presidency of the Council of the EU. To mark the occasion, Eurostat published some information and statistics about Portugal. This infographic is complemented by the "Portugal in the EU" video, available at Statistics Portugal Youtube Channel (click here )



January 1, 2021

PT PRES takes the helm!

The 1st of January marks the beginning of the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union. During the first half of 2021, Statistics Portugal will chair the Council Working Party on Statistics (CWPS).
Here you will find the latest developments of the legal statistical files discussed at the CWPS as well as information on the main events and achievements of the Portuguese Presidency on Statistics.
The Portuguese Presidency motto "Time to deliver: a fair, green and digital recovery" and the Portuguese logo, with 27 elements represented by a sun and a helm, guiding the Union on its future journeys, will inspire our work towards more innovative and agile European statistics in support of the Union’s social and economic recovery.