The mission of the ESS is to provide all the citizens of the European Union with independent, high-quality information on the economy, society and environment on European, national and regional levels and make the information available to everyone for decisionmaking purposes, research and democratic debate. In the framework of the celebration of the European Statistics Day, CYSTAT has planned the following actions, which aim to promote the use of official statistics: 18 October 2017:
Disemination of the publication “The life of women and men in Europe”. The digital publication compares women and men in their daily lives. It also shows how similar or different the everyday life of women and men is in European countries.
20 October 2017: Launch of “European Statistics Olympics 2017”. The Statistical Service in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Culture and the University of Cyprus will organize for the first time in Cyprus the “European Statistics Olympics”. The contest will be held amongst secondary school students and the kick off day will be the 20th of October.
After working for almost 40 years in the area of official statistics, the last ten of which as the Director of the Statistical Service of Cyprus (CYSTAT), Mr. George Chr. Georgiou has retired from his post on 1.5.2017.
The Public Service Commission has nominated Mr. Stavros Karageorghis, Head of the National Accounts, Public Finance, Foreign Trade and Agricultural Statistics Division as Acting Director of CYSTAT for the period 2.5.2017 – 31.10.2017. An open competition will soon be launched for the filling in of the post.
The Statistical Service published the handbook "Cyprus in the EU scale, 2016" which presents an assessment of the position of Cyprus compared to the other E.U. countries through various socioeconomic indicators related to demography, education, health, social protection, economy, information society, environment, energy, research and development, innovation.
The handbook is available free of charge in electronic form on the website of the Statistical Service.