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  • European legislation to the Census 2021

    In 2013 Eurostat has decided, that the Census 2021 will maintain Regulation No. 763/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council (EC), which was binding document for the realization of the Census 2011. The Census 2021 is specified by three new implementing regulations.

    / COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2017/543 of 22 March 2017 laying down rules for the application of Regulation (EC) No 763/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on population and housing censuses as regards the technical specifications of the topics and of their breakdowns

    / COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) 2017/712 of 20 April 2017establishing the reference year and the programme of the statistical data and metadata for population and housing censuses provided for by Regulation (EC) No 763/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council

    / COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2017/881 of 23 May 2017 implementing Regulation (EC) No 763/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on population and housing censuses, as regards the modalities and structure of the quality reports and the technical format for data transmission, and amending Regulation (EU) No 1151/2010

    Commission implementing regulation (EU) 2018/1799 was adopted on 21st November 2018.

    / COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2018/1799 of 21 November 2018 on establishment of a temporary direct statistical action for the dissemination of selected topics of the 2021 population and housing census geocoded to a 1 km2 grid

  • National legislation to the Census 2021

    The Act No. 223/2019 C. l. on the Population and Housing Census 2021

    National Council of the Slovak Republic approved the goverment bill of the Act No. 223/2019 C. l. on the Population and Housing Census 2021 of 18 Juny 2019. The effect of the Act No. 223/2019 is from 1st September 2019. Full version of the law was declared in Collection of Laws of the Slovak Republic on 22 July 2019. The law provide extent and way of realization Census, which is special type of statistical survey.

    / The Act No. 223/2019 C. l. on the Population and Housing Census 2021

    Population and housing census is the only one statistical survey performed in Slovakia, which content, scope and method of conduction is established by the law act.

  • Documents related to the Census 2021

    Legislative intention of the Act on the Population and Housing Census 2021

    On 13th December 2017 Goverment of the Slovak Republic approved the Legislative intention of the Act on the Population and Housing Census 2021. The approved legislative intention provisionally establishes usage of registers and administrative data sources, a data collection process that reflects the needs of the integrated Census 2021 and refers to the determination of the rights and obligations of the Statistical Office of the SR, state authorities, local-government authorities, natural persons and legal persons.

    The National Action Plan to the Census 2021 for years 2017-2020

    On March 1, 2017 the Government of the Slovak Republic at its 48th meeting approved the National Action Plan to the Census 2021 for years 2017-2020. Document specifies not only plan of next census, its philosophy and meaning, but also includes activities and measures which are essential to ensure for successful transition from traditional to integrated census.

    Information about the Population and Housing Census 2021 in the Slovak Republic

    On 17th August 2016 the Government of the Slovak Republic took note the Information about the Population and Housing Census 2021 in the Slovak Republic.

    Manifesto of the Government of the SR on the Census 2021

    The Government of the Slovak Republic expressed support to the Population and Housing Census 2021 by the Manifesto for the years 2016-2020. The document inter alia discusses about:

    "Reliable and credible national statistics has an irreplaceable role in the development, implementation and updating of programs ensuring the development of the state and private sector. It is a key source of information on national, as well as international level. The government intends to further enhance impartiality, objectiveness and autonomy in national statistics.

    The Government will support the Population and Housing Census in 2021 as a unique opportunity to have reliable, comparable and interconnected statistical data and information about the situation in society, their structures and housing. Government will seek to reduce administrative burden on population."

    The working group on preparation of the Census 2021

    In December 2014, the President of Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic Ľudmila Benkovičová has established a working group on preparation the Population and Housing Census 2021. Members of the working group are internal and external experts. The aim of the working group is to propose an optimal way to perform the Census 2021 and ensure its conceptual preparation in accordance with the regulations of the European Parliament and of the Council (EC), the documents of other international organizations, taking into account the valid Slovak legislation and the requirements of state and local administration, research and educational sphere.

    Statistical Office of the SR is entrusted to prepare the Census 2021

    On 21st May 2014 the Government of the Slovak Republic took note the information from Statistical Office of the SR about fulfillment of all obligations arising from the project Population and Housing Census 2011 and had instructed Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic on preparation of the Census 2021.

    Methodology of the population census in terms of nationality or ethnicity with regard to the mother tongue

    Meeting the strategic objectives of the National Action Plan to the Population and Housing Census 2021 for the years 2017 – 2020 is one of the priorities of the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic in the census preparation. The Office of the Plenipotentiary of the Government of the Slovak Republic for National Minorities and the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic as the gestors of Activity 4. „To prepare the methodology of the population census in terms of the nationality or ethnicity with regard to the mother tongue" prepared in cooperation with the Office of the Plenipotentiary of the Government of the Slovak Republic for Roma Communities, Government of the Slovak Republic, Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic, Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic, Ministry of Justice of Slovakia and the representatives of National Minorities, the material under consideration – Methodology of the population census in terms of nationality or ethnicity with regard to the mother tongue, respecting the diversity of opinions and arguments.

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