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Commitment on Confidence
The Consultation Committee, where the federal government and the governments of the Regions and Communities are represented, approved on Wednesday 31 May 2017 the Belgian Commitment on Confidence in Statistics. This document is required by the European Regulation nº 223/2009 on European statistics.
With this document, the federal government and the governments of the Regions and Communities ensure a number of fundamental principles and the high quality of public statistics. In particular, it means that they shall:
ensure the professional independence of statistical authorities;
provide appropriate, sufficient and permanent resources to guarantee the quality and relevance of public statistics;
ensure that the statistical authorities have access to administrative data and, in order to reduce the overall response burden;
ensure the safeguard of the rights of the respondents and the observance of statistical confidentiality.
You can read and download the Commitment on Confidence in Statistics and its citizens' summary here.