European Statistics Competition

Are you a secondary school teacher or pupil? Sign up for the European Statistics Competition.

  • 10/30/2017
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About ESC
What is the European Statistics Competition (ESC)?
ESC is a new competition organized by Eurostat and volunteering NSIs to promote statistical literacy, curiosity and interest in official statistics among students and teachers.
The main ESC objectives are to promote curiosity and interest in statistics among students, to encourage teachers to use new materials for teaching statistics by promoting the use of real data provided by official statistics and search for applications of acquired statistical knowledge. Moreover, it aims to show the role of statistics to students and teachers in various aspects of society, and to promote teamwork and collaboration among students to achieve common goals.
The competition will be structured in two phases: national and European. The finalists of the national phase of each country are eligible to take part in the European phase. The language of the national phase will be the local language, while the European phase will be held in English.
The national competition will take place during the school year 2017/2018 and the European final in May 2018.

The European Statistics Competition is open to all secondary education students. Participation will take place in two categories:
  • Category A: students in the last two courses of secondary education (approx. 16-18 years old).
  • Category B: students in the first two courses of secondary education (approx. 14-16 years old).
Participation is free of charge.
Students will work in teams of a maximum of 3 people, all of them from the same school and category. All teams must have a teacher from their school acting as a tutor to accompany them and supervise their work.

Rules for the national phase (only in Slovene)
Rules for the European phase (only in Slovene)
Examples of assignments (national phase)
First assignment:
Test 1. The basic knowledge test (only in Slovene)
Test 2. The use of official statistical data sources test (only in Slovene)
Test 3. The interpretation of statistical reports test (only in Slovene)
Second assignment:
Data file and instructions (only in Slovene)

National phase:
Registration period: from 30 October 2017 to 12 January 2018.
Testing period for the first assignment: from 15 to 26 January 2018.
Publication and communication of the results of the first assignment: 30 January 2018.
Submission of the second assignment: from 31 January to 20 February 2018.
Announcement of winning teams: 20 March 2018.
European phase:
Registration period: from 9 to 13 April 2018.
European assignment period: from 16 April to 4 May 2018.
Presentation of outputs (videoconference): 18 May 2018.
Announcement of winning teams: 23 May 2018.
Trip to the Q2018 Conference in Krakow, Poland: from 27 to 28 June 2018.

National phase:
The winning teams of the national phase – one from Category A and one from Category B – will receive the following prizes:
For the tutor of the winning team: tablet, a number of statistical publications and promotional material.
For each student of the winning team: tablet, a number of statistical publications and promotional material.
Each participant in ESC will receive the following: T-shirt, pencil, bag, chocolate.
All members of the winning teams will receive a diploma.
European phase:
Each member of the two winning teams of the European phase (categories A and B) will receive the following prizes: a laptop, a set of publications and promotional material from Eurostat, a winner diploma.
The award ceremony will be held at the European Conference of Quality in Official Statistics (Q2018) that will take place in Krakow (Poland), from 27 to 28 June 2018. (Expenses of the trip to the award ceremony are included in the prize).

To register your team, please visit this site:
To access the national phase assignments please visit: www...(available after 15 January 2018).

If you have any questions regarding the European Statistics Competition, please contact us at:

More about European Statistics Competition is available on English page ESC.
Detailed data and time series are available in the SI-STAT database.
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