In-depth review on ...
The Bureau reviewed culture statistics in depth in February 2008. The Bureau 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
UIS was encouraged to consult the framework of culture statistics with countries as widely as possible, and the in-depth review report was shared with UIS. New work was not launched.
In June 2008, the Conference drew attention of its members to the ongoing consultation of the 2009 UNESCO Framework for Cultural Statistics (FCS) . The framework was sent to the UNSC for information in 2010.
Eurostat re-launched the Working Group on Cultural Statistics in June 2008, and in 2009 an ESSnet-Culture was set up to “develop data generation on the basis of a coordinated statistical system and to examine the possibility of adapting or developing existing methods in order to respond to new needs and to cover new domains if relevant”. In its final report, the ESSnet 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.