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European Statistics and Data: Reference guide: International
and Supranational Bodies

Online and selected print resources for West, Central and Eastern Europe.


Eurostat: the European Union's centralized statistical agency. View preconfigured tables, maps and graphs; download publications, posters and geographic data.

Eurostat produces data for EU policy development in regional development, economic union, agriculture and many other areas, and promotes harmonization of member state statistics. See also Statistics Explained:  Your guide to European [i.e. EU] statistics.

What are Europe's non-EU countries?

Iceland, Norway and Switzerland are the largest non-EU members.  Others:  Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey.

European indicators

What are the EU's  European structural indicators, Principal European Economic Indicators (PEEIs), sustainability indicators, and Euro-indicators?  They're explained here -- and there are links to sources for harmonized data.

European Statistical System

The European Statistical System works with Eurostat and with member states' statistical agencies with the aim of working toward comparable statistics at EU level. There is also coordination with candidate member countries and with external data sources such as OECD, the UN, the International Monetary Fund, and the World Bank.

International and Supranational Bodies (selected)

CESSDA(Council of European Social Science Data Archives)

The major European portal for social science data for teaching and research, CESSDA home pages organize links to catalogs of Europe�s national data archives and provide a central news form. Quick ingress is provided by a clickable map of Europe.

Country Indicators for Foreign Policy

Extremely user-friendly resource;  a project of Carleton University (Ottawa) with the Canadian government.  Performance indicators for 196 countries spanning, for most cases, 1985-2000.

European Central Bank (ECB) EU agency charged with managing the euro and monetary policy. Euro exchange rates and trend graphs are also available.

OECDiLibrary (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) statistics portal.  Cornell has full subscription.

UNICEF statistics: Monitoring and Statistics (United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund)

WHO Europe:  World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe.

World Bank Data and Statistics
Cornell receives all World Bank publications, such as Word Development Indicators, in print and electronic form.

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