Dr. Maral Tutelian reelected co-chair of the Euro-Mediterranean Statisticians Forum

Lebanon reelected as the co-chair of the Forum of Euro-Mediterranean Statisticians

during the meeting of the Forum 12-13 May 2015

 The first meeting of the Forum of the Euro-Mediterranean Statisticians was organized in Luxembourg on 13th to 14th May 2013.

Two Chairpersons were appointed: one from the European Commission and one from the ENP-South, nominated by the member countries.


From the side of the European Commission the co-chair is the head of unit “Statistical cooperation” at Eurostat and from the side of the Mediterranean countries, the Director General of the Central Administration of Statistics in Lebanon, Dr. Maral Tutelian was elected as the co-chair of the Forum and reelected co-chair during the second meeting of the Forum held  in Luxembourg on 12th to 13th May 2015.


The co-chairpersons have a mandate to serve for two years, which may be renewed once. The co-chairpersons will chair the Forum and

represent the Forum at international and national meetings.


The Forum of EU-MED Statisticians meets under the auspices of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP).


The permanent members of the Forum are:

  1. The Directors of the NSIs of the  ENP-South countries;
  2. Representatives from the European Commission (Eurostat and EuropeAid);
  3. The EFTA Statistical Office and interested EU NSIs.


The mandate of the Forum is to:

  1.Steer the Euro-Mediterranean regional cooperation partnership in statistics;

  2.Support the ENP-South countries in strengthening the capacity of their National Statistical Systems (NSS) to produce, analyse and

disseminate harmonized   statistics;

  3.Improve the quality of statistics in the region;

  4.Promote the use of statistics for evidence-based decision making;

  5.Identify emerging statistical issues in the region;

  6. Ensure coordination with regional and international organisations active in the region.

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