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Name and surname:                  Apostol Simovski

Date of birth:                             28.08.1961

Ethnicity:                                   Macedonian

Marital status:                          Married (two children)

 

Education: 

-     Faculty of Economics at the University "Ss. Cyril and Methodius", Skopje, Republic of Macedonia

-     Training on Census Planning at the U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, June 1996

-     Training on Data Quality Control, organised by the U.S. Census Bureau, Skopje, May 2001

-     Training on Population Projections at the U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, May 2005

 

Knowledge of foreign languages:

English, Serbian, Croatian

 

Membership in professional bodies:

EAPS (European Association for Population Studies)

 

Other skills: Microsoft Office, SPSS, STATA, PC-AXIS

 

Professional qualifications and experience:

§  Experience in all activities related to the censuses of population, households and dwellings in 1991, 1994 and 2002

§  Experience in making mid-year and end-of-year population estimates in intercensal years

§  Experience in making short-term population forecasts

§  Experience in making long-term population projections

§  Participation in the Council of Europe’s Census Observation Mission to the Republic of Moldova, 2004

§  Participation in international meetings organised by Eurostat, UN and other international institutions

§  Participation in international workshops and other forms of professional training

§  Participation in three international conferences organised by EAPS (European Association for Population Studies) - Warsaw, The Hague and Helsinki

§  Participation in three Balkan demographic conferences organised by the Balkan Demographic Association - Thessaloniki, Sarajevo, Belgrade

§  Member of an expert group in the Council of Europe for the project "Demographic consequences of economic transition in countries of Central and Eastern Europe"

§  Member of the team that prepared the first population projections in the Republic of Macedonia

§  Preparation of the first population estimates and the first short-term population forecasts in the Republic of Macedonia

§  Significant experience in conducting surveys: Survey on beer consumption in the Republic of Macedonia; MICS (Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey) organised by UNICEF; Survey on corruption in the Western Balkans; Survey on the index of social inclusion at the municipal level in the Republic of Macedonia; Survey on unemployment in the Republic of Macedonia; Survey on viewership ratings of documentaries on agricultural modernisation; Survey on housing stock in the Republic of Macedonia; Survey on the demographic situation in the East Planning Region of the Republic of Macedonia (Institute for Sociological, Political and Juridical Research)

§  International expert in the EU project (Phase I) to assist statistical institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the 2011 Population and Housing Census

 

Professional experience:

20 February 2018 – present - Director of the State Statistical Office

27 June 2017 – 19 February 2018 - Acting Director of the State Statistical Office

2010 – 26 June 2017 - Senior Associate in the Sector for Business Statistics, Agricultural Statistics and Environmental Statistics, Department for Prices

2008-2010 - Adviser in the Sector for IT Support, Department for Methodologies

November 2005 – September 2006 - Director of the State Statistical Office

2003-2005 and 2006-2008 - Head of the Department for Demography in the Sector for Social Statistics

2001-2003 - Adviser in the Department for Demography in the Sector for Social Statistics

1999-2001 – Adviser in the Department for Methodologies in the Sector for IT Support

1991-1999 - Expert Associate in the Department for Demography in the Sector for Social Statistics

 

Major published papers:

§  Demographic consequences of economic transition in countries of central and eastern Europe, Directorate III - Social Cohesion, Council of Europe Publishing

§  Population projections in the Republic of Macedonia until 2020, by age and sex, State Statistical Office of the Republic of Macedonia, 2008

§  Demographic trends in the Republic of Macedonia, 1948-2001, State Statistical Office of the Republic of Macedonia, 2002

§  Ageing of the population in the Republic of Macedonia, State Statistical Office of the Republic of Macedonia, 2001

§  Index of social inclusion at the municipal level in the Republic of Macedonia, Eurobalkan Institute, 2011

 



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