The Vision 2020’s impact on quality of statistics in the European statistical System

Annette Graae Holm

Studenteropgave: Kandidatprojekt


The influence of the Open Method of Coordination, OMC, has before been investigated but is still a rather contested field where arguments are that it does not have any significant influence. This research therefore aims at testing if the OMC does in fact have an influence with the European Statistical System’s, ESS, Vision 2020 as an example of this. The Project investigates one of the aspects mentioned in the Vision 2020, namely quality where the Europeanization theory is used as the framework for doing so. Accordingly, the analysis considers factors such as external support, external pressure, mutual learning and socialization in the pursuit towards understanding the influence of the OMC. The research end out concluding that the Vision 2020 does in fact have an influence on the quality initiatives in the ESS this is due to the fact that first, it has led to both external pressure, external support, mutual learning. Second, it has proven to have a significant effect on the projects that are causing this influence.

UddannelserInternational Public Administration and Politics, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato29 jan. 2017
Antal sider27
VejledereJon Kvist


  • Open Method of Coordination
  • Europeanization
  • European Statistical System
  • Vision 2020
  • Process Tracing