COMPENDIUM CULTURAL POLICIES AND TRENDS IN EUROPE
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Quick Facts - Switzerland


Capital: Bern
Political system: Direct democracy and Federal parliamentary republic
Year of membership to the Council of Europe: 6 May 1963
Population: 8 466 017 (2017)     
Population density: 214.24 inhabitants/km²
Official language(s): German, French, Italian, Rhaeto-romanic
Non-nationals of total population: 24.9 % (2016)

Funding (2010)

Culture as share of total central government spending: 1.70 %     
Government expenditure on culture: 1 855 973 339 Euro     
Government expenditure on culture per capita: 235.00 Euro     
Share of spending on culture by central government: 10.40 %     

Employment (2017)

Share of cultural workers in total employment: 4.70 %
Share of self-empoyed in cultural employment: 33.00 %
Share of self-empoyed in total employment: 13.00 %

Markets (2012)

CUPIX: Cultural goods: 147 %     
CUPIX: Public cultural services: 374 %     
Annual exp. per capita for recreation and culture: 2 135 USD (210 %     )

Participation

Cinema admissions per capita/year: 1.4 times (2018)
Internet penetration rate: 80.8 % (2011)     

Ratification of Key Cultural Conventions

European Cultural Convention (1955): 13/7/1962  
European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages (1992): Entered into force 1/4/1998  
European Convention for the Protection of the Audiovisual Heritage (2001): Not yet signed
UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2005): Ratified on 16/07/2008

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