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24. April 2012.

Cultural Statistics Methodology Presented

Statistical forms with the methodology in the field of culture were officially presented today at press conference organized by BiH Agency for Statistics in Sarajevo. This working material - methodological document was created as a result of the MDG-F programme Culture for Development.

 "Analysis of the statistics sources information deficiencies in the BiH culture sector" was the base for creating new forms for reporting of entities which are engaged in culture activities. This analysis relates to the implementation of the “Implementation Strategy Action Plan of Cultural Policy in Bosnia”, which was adopted by the Council of Ministers in September, 2011.


Statistical forms were created in accordance with recognized European practices and existing forms and recommendations of EUROSTAT. These forms were created by a working group consisted of representatives of the BiH Agency for Statistics, Agency for Statistics for RS, Ministry of Civil Affairs of BiH, Ministry of Culture and Sports of FBiH, Federal Bureau of Statistics of FBiH, Ministry of Education and the culture of the RS and UN agencies representatives in cooperation with business entity representatives in the field of cultural activities.


The methodological document includes 15 cultural domains (museums, galleries, archives, folklore these, non-governmental organizations engaged in culture, libraries, festivals, publishing, theaters, cultural centers, film archives, institutes for the protection of cultural and natural heritage, orchestras, media (radio stations, TV stations), cinemas (theaters, production, import, export and sale of films).


Forms for reporting business entities which are engaged in the areas of the culture provide insight into the program content, number of users / customers, staff structure, and financial indicators of success. Also, these forms are determined the level of activities conducted by cultural entities in order to enable better access to persons with disabilities to cultural events, and thus provide insight into the level of social inclusion of marginalized groups.


The Programme Culture for Development is a three-year programme funded by the Spanish Millennium Development Goals Achievement Fund which is being implemented in partnership with three UN Agencies: UNDP, UNICEF and UNESCO, in cooperation with the Ministry of Civil Affairs of BiH, Ministry of Culture and Sports of FBiH, Ministry of Education and Culture of RS, as well as other institutions working in the area of education and culture.


The Cultural Statistics Methodology was published on the website of the Agency for Statistics and can be downloaded at the following link:



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