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Tourism statistics: Russia and Greece started with the key subject

Tourism statistics: Russia and Greece started with the key subject

Rosstat and the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the international conference "Road to Bern" which took place in Moscow on September 10, 2021.

“The Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) has accumulated impressive experience in various areas of statistics, - said Pavel Malkov, the Head of Rosstat. - And we look forward further cooperation. Today Rosstat pays special attention to the development of tourism statistics. Being one of the most important sectors of country's economy, the tourism industry is of particular importance for Greece. We are ready to adopt the best practices from our colleagues and share ours".

Athanasios Thanopoulos, the President of the ELSTAT, in turn emphasized the high international level of Russian statistics.

“Rosstat specialists are actively involved in projects related to the improvement of the methodology for calculating various indicators. We also see great potential in the use of administrative sources and Big Data. The signing of MoU will give us a fresh impetus to further cooperation”.

MoU provides for the exchange of experience on information technologies, joint work on the development of the systems of National Accounts, as well as cooperation in other areas including trade statistics, health and demography, and employment.

MoU was signed within the framework of the international conference "Road to Bern", which was one of the stages of the 3rd UN World Data Forum. The event was organized by the Federal State Statistics Service (Russia) together with the Swiss Federal Statistical Office, the World Bank, the International Center for Statistical Expertise "Centrostat" and the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).

The Conference was held in a hybrid format, combining live discussions in the Rosstat conference hall and online reports. In total 25 experts from various countries and organizations made presentations in three sessions. 1 500 people attended the conference.

“Rosstat is grateful to our Swiss colleagues for the opportunity to become co-organizers of one of the World Data Forum events” Pavel Malkov said. “This global UN initiative has certainly raised the prestige of official statistics and brought everyone who works with data closer together.”


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