Celebrations of 100 years since the birth of modern Czech statistics culminated in a festive eveninig with the participation of the Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš, Deputy Prime Minister Karel Havlíček, Eurostat's Director General Mariana Kotzeva, heads of statistical offices of the Visegrad Group countries and other quests.
The traditional Prize of the President of the Czech Statistical Office was awarded durin the evening - won by Jan Fischer.
The President of the Czech Republic has recently appointed Mr Marek Rojíček as the new President of the Czech Statistical Office. Mr Rojíček started his career within the Czech Statistical Office in 2001, holding various positions such as expert in sector accounts, head of the Input-Output Tables Unit, Director of the Macroeconomic Statistics Section and Vice-President of the Czech Statistical Office since April 2014.
Priorities of the new CZSO President are: to continue with preparations of the 2021 Population and Housing Census and to invest in IT infrastructure and application software of the CZSO. At the same time, Marek Rojíček wants to further reduce burden of respondents and to focus on enhancement of quality of published statistical indicators by means of acquiring new administrative data and big data.
Jaroslav Sixta, the existing Director of the Macroeconomic Statistics Section, will be new Vice-President of the Czech Statistical Office as from 1 April 2018.
Ms Eva Krumpová, appointed in August 2017, remains Vice-Preident of the Czech of the Czech Statistical Office.
“European Statistics Day symbolises independence of National Statistical Institutes and their indifference to politics. It points out that official statistics is a very important and trustful source of data for a majority of domains of human activity and that its impartiality and quality has to be taken care of,” is how Iva Ritschelová, the CZSO President, introduced the week-long event.
The CZSO has prepared a full programme to commemorate the importance of official statistics this week in view of the European Statistics Day:
- press conference on the most popular names of children born in January 2017. The most frequent names of children and their parents by region will be presented together with an overview of unusual children’s names at Twitter @statistickyurad under the hashtag #StatsDay2017
- In the premises of the CZSO headquarters in Prague visitors can enjoy the exhibition "Story of Statistics". Posters depict the development of world and Czech statistics since the dawn of humans until today. The exhibition will last until the end of November.
- Wednesday 18 October 2017- open day in the Central Statistical Library in Prague whereyou can visit the only library of statistics in the Czech Republic with its unique archive publications.
- Infographics at Twitter will illustrate the ongoing parliamentary election results on the 20 October.
Q2 2017, the number of guests in collective accommodation establishments increased by 14.1% year-on-year and the number of overnight stays by 12.6%. Occupancy has been continuously growing four years in row.