NSI again hosts training of young statisticians from six countries

For the second time, the National Statistical Institute hosts a training of 24 young statisticians from the Republic of Armenia, Republic of Azerbaijan, Republic of Belarus, Republic of Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Republic of Ukraine organized jointly with the Centre for Statistical Studies at the University of National and World Economy - Sofia. The training is carrying out in the framework of the Programme of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria ‘Building of Administrative capacity and democratic institutions’. 

The training course entitled ‘Introduction to the Theory and Organization of Statistical surveys’ is held within the period from September 23 to October 4, 2018 at the building of the University of National and World Economy in Sofia (23 - 26 September 2018) and at the NSI’s Training and Qualification Centre in Slivek, Lovech Region (September 26 - October 4, 2018).

The aims of the course are to familiarize the young experts from six countries with the main concepts of statistical theory as well as with the organization of certain empirical surveys in accordance with the EU standards in the field of statistics.

The theoretical part of the training focuses on:
- Nature and types of statistical surveys;
- Sampling surveys – nature, main characteristics and types.

During the second part of the training the participants will be acquainted with the practical aspects  of statistical surveys conducted by NSI in the field of demographic, macroeconomic and business statistics as well as some new methods for data collection, including the so-called Big Data.

The National Statistical Institute has concluded bilateral Agreements for cooperation in the field of statistics with the Republic of Armenia, Republic of Azerbaijan, Republic of Belarus, Republic of Georgia, Republic of Ukraine and Republic of Moldova (the Agreement has been already approved by the Council of Ministers, the signing of the Agreement is forthcoming). In 2016 for the first time such a course was held for young statisticians from Azerbaijan. The present training is a continuation of the NSI’s policy for development of cooperation with the European Neighborhood Policy countries of the European Union. This policy is also laid down in European Multiannual Statistical Programme 2013 - 2020 and aims to synchronize statistics in these countries with European standards.