EU-Croatia joint project on tehnical assistancein development of selected areas of statistics
Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Croatia, and the Croatian Bureau of Statistics presented the results of the programme IPA 2008 project on ‘Technical assistance in development of selected areas of statistics’.
The IPA 2008 project has a budget of just over 1 mln Euro, and is implemented by the AAM Consulting Consortium over the period May 2010 – February 2012. It is the technical assistance to the Croatian Bureau of Statistics (CBS).
The project is aimed at developing and harmonising the following statistical domains with the requirements of the European Statistical System:
- INTRASTAT – Statistics on trade of goods between EU member states,
- Structure of Earnings Survey,
- Assistance to the preparatory activities for the 2011 Census of Population, Households and Dwellings.
The project implementation has resulted in increased statistical capacity for the CBS. The work in the areas mentioned above will certainly impact on the future public image of official statistics in Croatia due to the expected effect they will have on numerous decision-making processes in Croatia, which require information provided by business and population.
The project has well served its purpose of progressively increasing Croatia’s ability to fulfil its obligations in the area of statistics, both for domestic governmental use, and in a manner consistent with international statistical standards