On the occasion of the European Statistics Day on 20th October 2016, Statistics Latvia and the School of Data Latvia are organising a Data Expedition.
In the Expedition storytellers, programmers, analysts and other data enthusiasts will seek for stories in the CSB foreign trade, socio-economic, spatial data, etc. The Expedition participants will be grouped by the experience and skills. The expected outcome of the Expedition will be data-based stories, application prototypes, etc. projects.
Statistics Latvia will launch the video produced by Eurostat on the Portal and social media site. A statistical quiz and fun facts will be posted during the ESD day.
An invitation to participate in the Data Expedition was disseminated to the mass media on 13 October 2016, and a press release concerning the ESD events yesterday, 19 October.
On 16 November the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Latvia granted the Award of the Cabinet of Ministers to Aija Žīgure, the President of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB), for her continuous and highly professional work and innovative approach to the development of the national statistical system.
"Statistics is a knowledge-intensive sector. It requires exploring the world, examining a variety of economic and social processes. Behind each calculated figure there is heavy work, collecting, aggregating, analysing data, understanding what processes have caused and influenced the outcome. The task of a statistician is to explore and thoroughly examine a field or sector, sometimes gaining as much expertise as professionals working in the respective area. Our knowledge is important and useful not only for Latvia, but also for the European and global statistical system," said Aija Žīgure on the festive ceremony of the Award of the Cabinet of Ministers.
The statistical offices of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania prepared an electronic publication 2011 Population and Housing Censuses in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The publication presents comparable statistics on the Baltics: population and its structure by demographic, ethnocultural and socioeconomic characteristics, households, families, dwellings and amenities. It also contains the results of the 2001 population and housing censuses. It is possible to compare ourselves with Estonians and Latvians, see how we have changed over the decade.
It is the second joint publication prepared by Baltic census specialists. The first one contained the results of the 2001 population and housing censuses. Under the EU legislation and international practice, population and housing censuses are conducted in the EU member states once every ten years, the last one being conducted in 2011.
The publication is meant for the general public, researchers, students, pupils and other users.
On 29 June 2015, the Latvian Presidency Handover meeting in the area of statistics was held in Jūrmala, Latvia. Delegations from Trio Presidencies – Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg – as well as from the Commission (Eurostat) attended the meeting.
During the handover meeting the Latvian Presidency team reported on the progress achieved and current state of play of the statistical dossiers, provided an overview of the Presidency associated events - the conference for data users "Statistics for Knowledge Based Society" and the High-Level Seminar for the National Statistical Institutions of Eastern European, Caucasian and Central Asian countries on Quality of statistics and the National Statistical System.
The Trio Presidencies also shared their experience and discussed the practical aspects of holding the Presidency and chairing the Council Working Party on Statistics meetings.
Mrs Aija Žīgure, President of the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia, and the Latvian Presidency team wished to Luxembourgish colleagues successful and productive continuation of the work begun by the Trio partners.