Programme for the Modernisation of European Enterprise and Trade Statistics (MEETS) 2009-2013 MEETS Closed!

Objectives

Decision 1297/2008/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council establishes Programme for the Modernisation of European Enterprise and Trade Statistics (MEETS Programme). The measures provided for by the MEETS Programme relate to the production and dissemination of enterprise and trade statistics within the Community.

The general objectives of the MEETS Programme are:

  1. Objective 1: To review priorities and develop target sets of indicators for new areas.
  2. Objective 2: To achieve a streamlined framework for business-related statistics.
  3. Objective 3: To support the implementation of a more efficient way of producing enterprise and trade statistics.
  4. Objective 4: To modernise the data collection system on trade in goods between Member States (Intrastat).

Actions

Within Objective 1:

  • Action 1.1: identifying areas of lesser importance.
  • Action 1.2: developing new areas.

Within Objective 2:

  • Action 2.1: integrating concepts and methods within the legal framework.
  • Action 2.2: developing statistics on enterprise groups.
  • Action 2.3: conducting Community surveys to minimise the burden on enterprises.

Within Objective 3:

  • Action 3.1: making better use of data that already exist in the statistical system including the possibility of estimates.
  • Action 3.2: making better use of data that already exist in the economy.
  • Action 3.3: developing tools for the more efficient extraction, transmission and treatment of data.

Within Objective 4:

  • Action 4.1: harmonising methods to improve quality under a simplified Intrastat.
  • Action 4.2: making better use of administrative data.
  • Action 4.3: improving and facilitating data exchange within Intrastat.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the programme is:

  • 42,50 Million EUR (Global Budget)

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