Implementing Agencies

The Implementing Consortium contracted for COMPASS is composed of Expertise France (former Adetef) as leader, and five members: Artemis Information Management S.A (Luxembourg); ICON-INSTITUT Public Sector GmbH (Germany); three European National Statistical Institutes, namely NSI Romania, Statistics Netherlands and Statistics Norway.

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Expertise France is the French Agency of International Technical Expertise created in 2015 by the French government from the merger of six public operators with extensive experience in international cooperation (Adecri, Adetef, GIS Esther, GIP Inter, FEI, GIP SPSI). The agency acts in the public policy arena in the areas of sustainable development; economic development; public finance; governance and human rights; social welfare and employment; health; and stability, safety and security. With a pool of more than 10,000 experts and 240 salaries working at the headquarter, Expertise France supplies governments and public authorities of partner countries with the professional services of public and private French experts in the framework of technical assistance projects.

Expertise France manages approximately 450 projects, with a volume of activity of 120 million of euros in 2014. Its statistical department (formerly part of Adetef) has a proven long-standing experience in the management of regional statistical co-operation projects funded by the European Commission and other multilateral donors, and has a good knowledge and understanding of the European Statistical System and national statistical systems in third countries.

Located in Paris, the agency intervenes in 80 countries, with direct representations in 20 countries. It also relies on the network of competency represented by the economic services and cooperation services of French embassies.


Artemis Information Management S.A was founded in 1991 and headquartered in the heart of Luxembourg, Artemis is an established leader in statistical production, economic analysis, evaluation of statistical systems and statistical training. Artemis has vast and long-standing experience providing a wide scope of services for collecting and processing data, in designing and implementing information systems in various statistical sectors, as well as analysis and reporting based on statistical evidence. Artemis also provides services related to the assessment of statistical systems at national or sector level. Artemis sets up training processes based on the needs’ analysis and uses modern solutions to implement trainings related to statistics and statistical systems.

A close relationship with leading universities in Europe and on other continents, as well as a sound collaboration with European, Asian, African and Caribbean partners, provides Artemis and its clients with an outstanding resource of international expertise with hands-on experience in regions and countries across the world.

Artemis has produced excellent and sustainable results supporting international and European institutions in developing and consolidating statistics on transport, energy, international trade, environmental, business, Information and Communication Technologies and macro-economic statistics.

ICON_GROSS_logoICON-INSTITUTE and all its subsidiary companies (here: ICON-INSTITUT Public Sector GmbH) support their clients in the implementation of tailor-made and hands-on solutions in the fields of management and development consulting providing them with the knowledge and capacities to ensure long lasting and sustainable results. The experience of ICON Public Sector, Statistics is based on our 35 years work.

As one of the leading European consultancy in the statistical field, ICON implements projects in all areas of official statistics guaranteeing high quality standards in the collection, processing and dissemination of statistical data. Our extensive and international network of statistical and research institutions allow us to access high-level statistical know-how key to the successful implementation of our projects.

ICON has a long-standing track record of implementing regional statistical cooperation programmes funded by European Union and World Bank. Since early 2003 we have continuously been involved in harmonizing statistical concepts from potential new member states to the European Union with EU standard. From PHARE to TACIS to IPA programmes we have demonstrated successful management of large scale and complex multi-country and multi-component statistical cooperation programmes.

INSSERO_logoInstitutul Naţional de Statistică (NSI Romania) was established in Romania in the year 1859 by a Royal Decision. NSI Romania succeeded to implement the Acquis Communautaire in all statistical domains, passing over the difficulties of the transition period. NSI Romania has a long experience in assistance programme management, as beneficiary administration. The statistical office benefited, along the years, and still benefits of more than 150 Grants and national PHARE Programmes, out of which 5 Phare Multi-beneficiary Programmes, 5 National PHARE Programmes and 13 different other grant agreements offered by Eurostat and other Commission Services.

All programmes were successfully completed and were developed in the areas such as: macro-economic statistics, national accounts, social statistics, business register and classification system, business statistics, statistics on information society, international trade, agriculture, environmental statistics and also dissemination of statistical data. NSI Romania, by its National Centre for Training in Statistics-CNPS is also a research and consultancy unit, providing technical assistance to other National Statistical Institutes in view to implement the Acquis Communautaire (Serbia, Ukraine, Turkey, Rep. of Moldavia, Kosovo, Georgia, Kyrgyz Republic, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, ASEAN countries).

CBS_logo_ENG_RGBCentraal Bureau voor de Statistiek (Statistics Netherlands) is responsible for collecting and processing data in order to publish statistics to be used in practice, by policymakers and for scientific research. In addition to its responsibility for (official) national statistics, Statistics Netherlands is the only statistical authority responsible for the production of European (community) statistics in Netherlands. The legal basis for Statistics Netherlands and its work is the Act of 20 November 2003 last amended by the Act of 15 December 2004 governing the central bureau of statistics (Statistics Netherlands).

Statistics Netherlands is a leading authority in the field of statistics and aspires to participation and active involvement in European and international conferences at various levels. Next to participation at a strategic level (Statistical Programming Committee, UN Statistical Commission), Statistics Netherlands also plays an active role in the development of methods and techniques in a wide variety of policy areas. This is realised by participating in commissions, technical working groups and Task Forces and in the decision-making process about European regulations and in the Council Working Group

SSB_logoStatistik sentralbyrå (Statistics Norway) has overall responsibility for official statistics in Norway, and carries out extensive research and analysis activities. Statistics Norway reports to the Ministry of Finance and is subject to the provisions of the Statistics Act of 1989, but is a professionally autonomous organisation with a mandate to determine what it publishes, as well as when and how the publishing takes place. All statistics are subject to strict privacy protection requirements.

Statistics Norway produces statistics on:

  • The population and living conditions;
  • Resources and the environment;
  • The economy and national accounts;
  • Municipal, county authority and central government activities.

Statistics Norway has extensive cooperation both nationally and internationally. A key objective of the cooperation is to improve official statistics in Norway and other countries, and to improve international statistics and opportunities for international comparisons of statistics. Statistics Norway participates actively in international statistical cooperation through international organisations such as the OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development), UN (United Nations), IMF (International Monetary Fund), ILO (International Labour Organization) and UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization).