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Culture Statistics

      1. Kosovo Agency of Statistics - KAS
      1. Department of Social Statistics - Culture and Sport
      1. Mrs. Laureta Haziri
      1. Officer for Culture and Sport Statistics
      1. Street “Zenel Salihu” no 4. 10000 Pristina, Kosovo
      1. + 381 38 200 31 100
      1. No fax number available. The fax number is general for the office: +381 38 235 033
      1. 20/11/2015
      1. 20/11/2015
      1. 17/11/2017
      1. Culture statistics contain information about theaters, cinemas, galleries, museums, libraries, ballet, ensembles, and philharmonic-opera.
      1. No classification is applied.
      1. Culture statistics cover the sector of culture statistics.
      1. Theater - is a public or private cultural institution that deals with the preparation, organization and realization of theater performances and other stage performances. Gallery - The National Gallery of Kosovo is a publicly owned institution and is registered in the central register of the institutions of the Ministry of Culture. Cinema - is the venue for the screening of different films, cinemas have halls that can be closed spaces or open spaces or may be mobile cinemas. Libraries - Cultural, educational and information institutions that collect, preserve, process and make available to users their collections, offer free access to information on what forms they are deposited. Museums - are non-profit institutions and open to the public to explore, preserve, collect, communicate and expose movable heritage for the purpose of studying, educating and enjoying in the service of society and its development. Philharmonic, Opera, Ballet of Kosovo - promotes, develops, advances, publishes and promotes national and world artistic creativity through performances and concerts.
      1. Theaters, cinemas, galleries, museums, libraries, ballet, philharmonic-opera.
      1. Target populace consists of all cultural activities that are held in cultural institutions.
      1. Kosovo (national level) and municipal level.
      1. Time series are available since 2004.
      1. Not available.
      1. Indicators are reported as absolute numbers.
      1. The various statistics are generally presented on yearly basis.
      1. Statistical units, natural and legal persons, regardless of whether they have a legal personality or not, are obliged to provide complete, updated and truthful information to the KAS and other producers of official statistics in appropriate form, timely and free of charge determined by the producer of official statistics, defined in article 2, Law No. 04/L-036 ON OFFICIAL STATISTICS OF REPUBLIC OF KOSOVO.
      1. Not applied.
      1. “Agency shall ensure that individual data collected for statistical purposes, whether collected from natural or legal persons, or bodies and organizations of the public administration (hereinafter “Respondents”), are handled in a strictly confidential manner and used exclusively for statistical purposes. Law 04/L-036, Article 34. “All respondents shall be obliged, in accordance with the applicable law, to cooperate and provide timely and accurately statistical data to the Agency, and to cooperate with the Agency to verify the accuracy of the collected data. Law 04/L-036, Article 21:
      1. Access to confidential data shall be permitted only to persons who are in charge of producing the official statistics up to that level that these data are necessary for producing statistics. Article 37, Law No. 04/L-036:
      1. KAS publishes yearly an advanced release calendar for all its publication for the current year. The calendar is publicly accessible on the KAS website.
      1. The general policy is that before publishing statistics on the Kosovo Agency of Statistics web site a press release is available, also on the web site, to inform users and media. All users get access to data at the same time.
      1. Data dissemination is on an annual basis.
      1. News releases on-line at the time of data dissemination.
      1. KAS publications, tables and material for press release are always available in three languages: Albanian, English and Serbian.
      1. KAS has online database:
      1. Users do not have direct access to micro-data, but by law researchers and institutions can request access through KAS.
      1. Data on culture statistics are also published in the KAS Statistical Yearbook:
      1. A brief explanation of the definitions, key concepts and methodological explanations for users is presented in the publication of data:
      1. KAS is committed to quality assurance in the production of official statistics. Based on the "Law On Official Statistics, Law 04 / L-036", KAS uses statistical methods and processes in accordance with internationally accepted scientific principles and standards and conducts ongoing analyzes in order to improve the quality and delivery of updated statistics. In carrying out its duties, KAS follows the overall quality management principles, in line with the European Statistics Code of Practice. KAS has developed a Quality Statement which is available on the ASK website: . The document lists eleven principles, much in line with the CoP principles like professional independence and statistical confidentiality, on which the work of KAS is based.
      1. Not available.
      1. During July 2017 In Kosovo Agency of Statistics was conducted the process of assessment of the Kosovo Statistical System through the “Peer Review” approach.
      1. According to the User Satisfactory Survey conducted in 2014, the main request was to have more access in micro data and the aggregated data in Excel files.
      1. One of the key elements to ensure the quality of statistical data is the measurement of the satisfaction of users. The survey aims to gather comprehensive information on the needs and requirements of users of official statistical data. Through this survey the users of statistical data have expressed their thoughts and opinions regarding statistical views, they have provided advice and suggestions regarding their needs for statistics and how to improve these statistical data in the future. This survey was conducted during the conference held with the users of statistical data, in which 11 users responded. The questionnaire contained eight questions and included various topics: the use of statistical data, evaluation of KAS in general, the assessment of the site in KAS, evaluating the quality of statistical data, etc. More detailed information on this survey can find on the web: .
      1. Not available.
      1. The data are administrative.
      1. Delay time is 0.
      1. Reference year - from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2016 Timeline - October 17, 2017.
      1. Delay time is 0.
      1. Statistics refer to the local and national level.
      1. There are no breakdowns in time series.
      1. Not available.
      1. Data is checked before it is finalized. The links between the variables and the coherence in their series are also checked. The data are coherent in the internal aspect.
      1. The distribution of cultural questionnaires is done through KAS regional offices. Data entry and logical data control is done by 1 person from the KAS central office.
      1. There is no revision policy at KAS.
      1. No revisions have been carried out.
      1. Institutions of culture and art.
      1. Data collection is on an annual basis.
      1. The questionnaire for culture is used to collect data. The questionnaire for culture mainly contains data on: cinemas, libraries, theaters, museums, galleries, ballet, and philharmonic-opera.
      1. After the field questionnaires are distributed through the regional offices of the Kosovo Agency of Statistics which are distributed to the municipal directorates of culture, a deadline of 15 days is set, after the questionnaires have been returned from the regional offices we continue with the logical control of each questionnaire, together with the processing and analyzing of the data in the office before the data entry. Data control after data entry, comparison of data at aggregate level for the last year.
      1. Not available.
      1. Seasonal adjustment is not yet implemented.