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
Previous edition of the ESC: ESC 2018-2019
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.
Registration starts around the 20th October 2019 in most countries. Please visit your national site to get all the details.
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.
From October 2019
to March 2020
Established by each country
Registration + Assignment
Participants will have to pass some assignments related to statistics in order to win the ESC (more information in the rules)
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.
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.
There will be one winner team per category of participation. Each member and the tutor of the two teams will receive:
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.