Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the European system of integrated social protection statistics (ESSPROS) (presented by the Commission)
Brussels, 20.01.2006
COM(2006) 11 final

The Lisbon European Council of 23 and 24 March 2000 gave impetus to a process of policy exchange among the Member States of the EU on the modernisation of social protection systems. The Commission Communication (2003) 261 of May 2003 entitled "Strengthening the social dimension of the Lisbon strategy: Streamlining open coordination in the field of social protection" includes a statement on the need for indicators. ESSPROS is mentioned as a key instrument. The proposal for a legal framework for ESSPROS (European System of Integrated Social Protection Statistics) will improve the usefulness of current data collections in terms of timeliness, coverage and comparability.

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