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 2020-2021
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 will start in many cases by the end of September / beginning of October 2021. 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.
to March 2022
Established by each country
Last deadline: 11th May 2022
Registration + Assignment
3rd June 2022
Publication of winners
Madrid, 27th June 2022*
(*More details in the rules)
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 the jury, who will proclaim a winner (mid-June 2022).
There will be one winner per category. Each member (including the tutor) of each winner team will receive:
Award ceremony is expected to take place in Madrid (Spain), on the 27th of June 2022 (expenses of the trip to the place will be covered by the organisers)