Welcome to BLUE-ETS Project


BLUE-ETS seeks to support the Europe 2020 Strategy by identifying concrete options to provide high quality and robust statistical business information for better policy making as well as for socio-economic research.

BLUE-ETS addresses one of the key challenges for EU and other countries' National Statistics Institutes, or any other international organisation working on enterprises and trade statistics: how to reduce administrative burden while ensuring gathering high quality data on businesses.

The main goals are:


  • Respond to a changing and growing demand for new and better data on business statistics;
  • Propose cost-efficient improved ways to collect, disseminate, use and access data for both research and policy purposes;
  • Reduce the burden imposed by data collecting regulation on businesses.

Latest news

21.12.2015 15:22

BLUE-ETS results published in the Journal of Official Statistics

A very important result reached through the activity research funded by BLUE-ETS project is the...

Project Acronym


Project Title

BLUE-Enterprise and Trade Statistics

Project Number

G.A. n.244767


01.04.2010 - 31.03.2013

EU Financial Contribution

EUR 2,666,250.00

Funded by

European Commission, DG Research and Innovation, Unit L Science, Economy and  Society, Seventh Framework Programme, Theme 8, Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities

Project Officer EC

Dr Marianne Paasi

Project Coordinator

ISTAT-Italian National Institute of Statistics
Ms Donatella Fazio

Scientific Coordinator
Prof. Paolo Roberti (Istat)
Project email blue-ets@istat.it

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