What is the European Statistics Competition (ESC)?

ESC 2020 Virtual Award Ceremony: Monday 5th of October 2020, 16:00 (Brussels time)
Join us! ESC 2020 Award Ceremony.

Photo CSE 2020Award winning and finalist teams and videos !!
Winning teams
Category A: ORLY_Z_IV (Poland)
Category B: NILGADRIES (Belgium)

Finalist teams Category A:

Finalist teams Category B:

The ESC is a competition organized by Eurostat and volunteering National Statistical Institutes addressed to secondary education students with the purpose of encouraging students to get familiar with statistics and official statistical sources.

The competition is structured in two phases: national and European. The winners or finalists of the national phase of each country are eligible to take part in the European phase. It is necessary to take part in the national phase to be eligible to participate in the European phase.

The language of the national phase is the national language while the European phase is in English.

Detailed information about the national phases can be found in the national sites.

Detailed information about the European phase is available in the rules

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Previous edition of the ESC: ESC 2018-2019

Participant countries

Register and check the details of each national competition visiting the corresponding link (click on the flag)


The competition is open to secondary school students of participating countries. In order to participate in the ESC, you’ll have to register in the national phase of your country.

National phase

Registration starts around the 20th October 2019 in most countries. Please visit your national site to get all the details.

European phase

The European phase of the European Statistics Competiton (ESC) is open to those teams having finished among the winners or finalists in their national phases of the ESC and have been proposed to participate in the European phase by their countries.

Please refer to the rules of the European phase to obtain detailed information.


In order to adapt to the present situation with the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the calendar for the European phase will be set by each national organiser. Participants in this phase will be contacted and get this information soon. The jury will make the decision about the winners as soon as possible, but the decision probably will not be made public before September 2020.

From October 2019
to March 2020

Established by each country

European phase

Registration + Assignment

7th September 2020

Publication of winners


Participants will have to pass some assignments related to statistics in order to win the ESC (more information in the rules)

National phase

Assignments in the national phase might vary from country to country, so please visit your national site to get complete information about the national assignments.

European phase

The assignment consists of preparing a 2:00 minutes video, plus a making of document, where teams will reflect on a proposed question related to statistics.

Videos will be assessed by a jury, who will proclaim a winner (7th September 2020).

Topic European phase

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There will be one winner team per category of participation. Each member and the tutor of the two teams will receive:

  • A gift card (400 €)
  • A set of publications and promotional material from Eurostat.
  • A winner diploma.

In view of the present situation with the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the award ceremony in Budapest on the 10th of June is cancelled. The organization will do its best to set a new date and location to hold the ceremony as soon as relevant authorities allow it. In case it is impossible for the organization to set a new date and location, the award ceremony will be held via videoconference. You can refer to the updated rules for more information.

European  Statistics Competition 2019-2020