Unibg International -International Research Projects : BLUE-ETS
Unibg International

Department of Management, Economics and Quantitative Methods


Area bacheca: 1084

Blue-Enterprises and Trade Statistics

sponsored by EUROSTAT
Job Leader Unibg Partner: Prof.Silvia Biffignandi, CASI (Centro Analisi Statistiche e Indagini) - DMSIA, University of Bergamo.

BLUE-ETS is a project on official business statistics and, specifically, on one of EU NSIs key challenges; that is, providing high quality and robust statistical information, for better policy and socio-economic research, and to support the renewed Lisbon Strategy, while:

  1. reducing the response burden
  2. simplifying and setting priorities
  3. cutting costs on enterprises, that stem from red-tape, over-regulation and duplications
  4. modernizing and re-engineering the methods for the production of statistics
  5. making data collection less burdensome and providing more information.

BLUE-ETS aim is to support and contribute to the success of the EU Commission Communications MEETS Decision including Better Regulation for Growth and Jobs in the European Union; Action Program for Reducing Administrative Burdens in the European Union; and the Reduction of the response burden, simplification and priority setting in the field of Community statistics.

BLUE-ETS is expected to contribute to the success of the EU MEETS Decision. Accordingly, the project is tailored on MEETS objectives, especially to "better and more-cost-effective statistics", by

  • distilling and spreading "EU-wide" frontier knowledge, stemming from different EU NSIs' lessons from experience, on how to address common issues, which would allow to share problems, which are akin and involve applying knowledge in both collecting, producing and making available business statistics to governments and the public at large
  • learning from each other as to how "chart best" a common strategy and a road to cost-effectively and successfully address the MEETS challenges, without repeating mistakes
  • converging towards a coherent, common or compatible, cost-effective and efficient "EU state of the art" or "best practice" in Business Statistics.


Istituto Nazionale di Statistica - National Institute of Statistics - ISTAT (Italy)


Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek - Central Office of Statistics - CBS (Netherlands)
Statistisk Sentralbyrå - Statistics Norway-SSB (Norway)
Institut Informatiky a Statistiky - Institute of Informatics and Statistics - INFOSTAT (Slovakia)
Centre for European Policy Studies - CEPS (UE)
Statistiska Centralbyrån - Statistics Sweden - SCB (Sweden)
Statistični urad Republike Slovenije - Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia - SORS (Slovenia)
Institut für Arbeitsmarkt und Berufsforschung der Bundesagentur für Arbeit - Institute for Employment Research - IAB (Germany)
Università degli Studi di Bergamo (Italy) - S. Biffignandi
Univerza v Ljubljani - University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)
Università degli Studi di Napoli "Federico II" (Italy)
Universität Trier (Germany)
Università degli Studi di Bologna (Italy)
University of Southampton (UK)
Links and Documents
March 22-23 2011 - BLUE-ETS Conference on Business' Burden and Motivation in Official Surveys (Statistics Netherlands, Heerlen)
The BLUE-ETS Project

Warning - .zip files: you have to save the file in a folder of your PC. You cannot open directly the file from the website.