The aim of the European Statistical Governance Advisory Board (ESGAB) is to provide an independent overview of the European Statistical System as regards the implementation of the European Statistics Code of Practice.
The ESGAB advises the Commission (Eurostat) on appropriate measures to facilitate the implementation of the Code of Practice; on how to communicate the Code of Practice to users and data providers; and on the updating of the Code of Practice. The ESGAB may also provide advice regarding questions related to user-confidence in European statistics.
In addition, the ESGAB prepares an annual report to the European Parliament and the Council on the implementation of the Code of Practice insofar as it relates to the Commission (Eurostat). This report includes an assessment of the implementation of the Code of Practice in the European Statistical System as a whole.
The ESGAB comprises seven independent members with outstanding competence in the field of statistics. ESGAB usually meets six times per year.