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Data compilations and statistical frameworks

European Statistical Works on Culture (ESSnet 2011)
Between 2009 and 2011, ESSnet-Culture (the European cultural statistics network under the aegis of EUROSTAT) maintained four working groups in defining a statistical reference framework for culture, designed for cultural finance and cultural expenditure, cultural and employment sectors, and ultimately for cultural practices and their social aspects. ESSnet has drawn up a number of methodological recommendations to ensure better comparability of cultural statistics between member states. This text - written by Valérie Deroin (French ministry of Culture and Communication - DEPS) - is a summary document extracted from the draft final report of ESSnet-culture and the accounts of the task forces animated by Vladimir Bina, Philippe Chantepie, Valérie Deroin, Guy Frank, Kutt Kommel, Josef Kotynec and Philippe Robin.
Version française

Classification of Cultural Domains and Subdomains - Part 1 of the future COMPENDIUM-Framework for Statistical Comparisons (Zurich-Version, April 2010)

Measuring the Information Society: The ITU- ICT Development Index, 2009 Edition

Use of Information and Communication Technologies by the World's Children and Youth, June 2008

UNCTAD Creative Economy Report 2010: Creative Economy: A Feasible Development Option

UNCTAD Creative Economy Report 2008: The challenge of assessing the creative economy towards informed policy-making

Eurostat Pocketbooks: Cultural Statistics in Europe 2007 & Cultural Statistics in Europe 2011 includes data on public funding for culture, participation rates in cultural life, employment figures for the cultural labour market. French version also available.

UNESCO Framework for Cultural Statistics (final document 2009) (Word Document)

EU-Eurobarometer Survey (2003) New Europeans and Culture

EU-Eurobarometer Survey (2002)  European's Participation in Cultural Activities

European Social Survey

World Values Survey

UNESCO World Culture Report 2000

Comparative reports, articles on methodology

John C. Gordon and Helen Beilby-Orrin: International Measurement of the Economic and Social Importance of Culture. OECD, August 2006.

KEA European Affairs with the Turku School of Economics and the MKW Wirtschaftsforschung GmbH: The Economy of Culture in Europe. October 2006.

Arjo Klamer, Lyudmilla Petrova and Anna Mignosa: Financing the Arts and Culture in the EU. European Parliament, November 2006. (PDF 906 kb)

John Paolillo, Daniel Pimienta, Daniel Prado: Measuring Linguistic Diversity on the Internet. UNESCO, Paris, 2005 (French Version)

European Audiovisual Observatory. European Cinema Attendance Figures 2005 (Press Release with Data Tables, 9 February 2006)

Susan Newman-Baudais:   The Outlook for  European Exhibition - Film Attendance in Europe. European Audiovisual Observatory, Strasbourg, 2005.

Cultural Statistics Observatory: created by Sten Mà¥nsson (Sweden) with comprehensive links to international, European and national data, expert studies and national statistical offices. See "facts and figures" for direct access to comparative data and transnational exercises on participation, funding, employment, development, culture industries, etc.