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Culture statistics

Review paper by Finland

In-depth review on culture statistics

The Bureau reviewed culture statistics in February 2008, and noted that the Institute of Statistics of the United Nations Economic, Social and Cultural Organization (UIS) is currently revising the framework of cultural statistics.

Outcome of the review

In June 2008, the Conference of European Statisticians asked statistical offices to review the 2009 UNESCO Framework for Cultural Statistics (FCS) as part of the global consultation. UIS sent the framework to the UN Statistical Commission for information in 2010.

Related initiatives

Eurostat relaunched work on cultural statistics. An ESSnet-Culture in its final report defined a conceptual framework on culture, key concepts of cultural activities, cultural sector and cultural employment and a list of relevant indicators and data sources, and gave recommendations for specific questionnaires.


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