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Irina Marica
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Irina holds a BA in Journalism. Her hobbies include reading, dancing, photography and she is passionate about music (especially Icelandic music), writing and Japanese literature. In the past, she has worked as an editor for an indoor-circuit TV station and also collaborated with several newspapers. You can send her press releases or feedback on her articles by e-mailing [email protected]

Eurostat: Romania registers lowest cultural and sports attendance rate in EU

Less than a third of Romania’s population aged 16 or over (29.9%) attended a cultural or sports event in 2015. This is the lowest participation rate in the EU, according to data from EU’s statistical office Eurostat.

Neighboring Bulgaria ranked second to last, with a rate of 32%.

At the level of the European Union, two-thirds (66.5%) of the population aged 16 or over went to at least one cultural or sports event in 2015. A larger percentage of the population went to cultural events than to sports events: while over 40% went at least once in that year to the cinema (45.3%), visited a cultural site (42.6%) or attended a live performance (42.0%), less than a third went to a sports event (29.7%).

Sweden registered the highest participation rate among EU Member States, of 88.8%, followed by Denmark at 86.1%, and Finland at 84.6%.

According to Eurostat, cultural and sports attendance seems to be closely linked to the level of education as the proportion of those who go to a cultural or sports event increases with their educational level. Only 45.4% of those aged 16 or over with a low education level (at most lower secondary education) participated at least once in any cultural or sports event in 2015. The share increased to 70.2% for those with a medium education level. It reached 87.5% when it came to those in the population with a high education level (tertiary education).

Cultural involvement at worsening levels in Romania, survey finds

Irina Marica, [email protected]

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Irina Marica
Senior News & Features Writer

Irina holds a BA in Journalism. Her hobbies include reading, dancing, photography and she is passionate about music (especially Icelandic music), writing and Japanese literature. In the past, she has worked as an editor for an indoor-circuit TV station and also collaborated with several newspapers. You can send her press releases or feedback on her articles by e-mailing [email protected]

Eurostat: Romania registers lowest cultural and sports attendance rate in EU

Less than a third of Romania’s population aged 16 or over (29.9%) attended a cultural or sports event in 2015. This is the lowest participation rate in the EU, according to data from EU’s statistical office Eurostat.

Neighboring Bulgaria ranked second to last, with a rate of 32%.

At the level of the European Union, two-thirds (66.5%) of the population aged 16 or over went to at least one cultural or sports event in 2015. A larger percentage of the population went to cultural events than to sports events: while over 40% went at least once in that year to the cinema (45.3%), visited a cultural site (42.6%) or attended a live performance (42.0%), less than a third went to a sports event (29.7%).

Sweden registered the highest participation rate among EU Member States, of 88.8%, followed by Denmark at 86.1%, and Finland at 84.6%.

According to Eurostat, cultural and sports attendance seems to be closely linked to the level of education as the proportion of those who go to a cultural or sports event increases with their educational level. Only 45.4% of those aged 16 or over with a low education level (at most lower secondary education) participated at least once in any cultural or sports event in 2015. The share increased to 70.2% for those with a medium education level. It reached 87.5% when it came to those in the population with a high education level (tertiary education).

Cultural involvement at worsening levels in Romania, survey finds

Irina Marica, [email protected]

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