Ministère de la Culture – DEPS

The Département des études, de la prospective et des statistiques (DEPS) was founded in 1963 by Augustin Girard, making it one of the first research, planning and statistics services for culture and communications in Europe.

Since then, this department has continued to conduct socio-economic research into culture and has continued to develop expertise in cultural statistics, working closely with the National Institute for Statistics and Economic Studies (Institut national de la statistique et des études, INSEE), and also with Eurostat and UNESCO.