European Statistics Competition

The second European Statistical Competition

We have started with the second European Statistical Competition. Students, form your teams and compete against each other by solving statistical problems, searching for data and producing statistical analyses.  

  • 11/5/2018
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What is the European Statistics Competition (ESC)?

ESC is a competition organized by Eurostat and volunteering National Statistical Institutes addressed to secondary students. 
The main objectives of the ESC 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 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.

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.

Rules for the national phase (only in Slovene)
Rules for the European phase (only in Slovene)
Examples of assignments (only in Slovene)
FAQ (only in Slovene)

National phase:

Registration period: from 5 November 2018 to 14 January 2019.
Testing period for the first assignment: from 15 to 28 January 2019.
Publication and communication of the results of the first assignment: 30 January 2019.
Submission of the second assignment: from 31 January to 28 February 2019.
Announcement of winning teams: 28 March 2019.
European phase:
Registration period: from 1 to 15 April 2019.
European assignment period: from 1 April to 6 May 2019.
Announcement of winning teams: 5 June 2019.
Award ceremony: place and date will be announced later.

National phase:

The winning teams (students and tutors) of the national phase – one from Category A and one from Category B – will receive an electronic device (300 EUR).
Each participant in ESC will receive a T-shirt and a diploma.
European phase:
Each member of the two winning teams of the European phase (categories A and B) will receive a gift card (400 EUR), a set of publications and promotional material from Eurostat, a winner diploma.
Place and time of the award ceremony are still to be determined and will be announced later. Expenses of the trip to the award ceremony are included in the prize.

Registration forms are available at
National phase assignments will be accessible at the same place.

If you have any questions regarding the European Statistics Competition 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.