The aim of the course is to familiarize the young experts from the Western Balkan countries with the main concepts of statistical theory, the organization of sample statistical surveys, SPSS Statistics software package, statistical surveys in the field of business statistics, macroeconomic statistics, demographic and social statistics, Big data and alternative data sources.
During the training, the participants will be acquainted with the practical aspects of statistical surveys conducted in Bulgaria in the field of demographic, macroeconomic and business statistics as well as some new methods for data collection, including the so-called Big Data.
This course is a continuation of the NSI policy for enhancing regional cooperation in the field of statistics. This policy is also laid down in European Multiannual Statistical Programme 2013 - 2020 and aims to synchronize statistics in these countries with European standards.
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 objective of the Programme is to support the strengthening of the institutional and administrative capacity of partner countries of the Western Balkans and the Black Sea region.