What is the European Statistics Competition (ESC)?

Photo CSE 2020The 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.


Detailed calendar is available in the European rules.

From October 2019
to March 2020

From March 2020 
to May 2020

European phase

Registration + Assignment

10th June 2020

Award Ceremony

Budapest, Hungary


Participants will have to pass some assignments related to statistics in order to win the ESC. The topic will be announced in due time (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. The topic will be announced in due time.

Videos will be assessed by a jury, who will proclaim a winner.


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.

Prizes will be delivered during an award ceremony in Budapest, Hungary, on the 10th of June 2020.

Travel expenses for winning teams are covered by the Organization.

European  Statistics Competition 2019-2020