Statistics Competition 2020-2021

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European Statistics Competition in Belgium: and the winners are...

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European Statistics Competition in Belgium: and the winners are...

The winners of the final phase of the European Statistics Competition in Belgium were announced during an online award ceremony. In the last part of the Competition, 35 teams from the second and third degrees of secondary education produced a short video on the theme ‘Information and misinformation: official statistics in a world overflowing with data’.

A public choice award and a jury award were handed out for both the second and third degrees.

The winners for the second degree of secondary education are:

The winners for the third degree of secondary education are:

The three winning teams, and the team KAMIDRA, can submit their video for the European finale, competing with fellow students from other European countries. The teams also win a trophy and a gift voucher.

4,136 votes for the public choice award

The general public could also vote for its favourite video. 4,136 votes were cast for the videos. .

National jury

A national jury of experts in statistics and communication decided on the jury award.

The composition of the national jury is the following:

  • Roeland Beerten, Chief Statistician Statistiek Vlaanderen
  • Gentiane Haesbroeck, teacher in statistics, University of Liège
  • Jonas Krott, statistical partner, German-speaking Community
  • Hadewijch Vanwynsberghe, Mediawijs
  • Adeline Biron, Lie Detectors
  • Nicolas Duriau, expert in communication, Statbel
  • Thomas Roelens, data journalist, De Tijd

European Statistics Competition in Belgium: figures

The European Statistics Competition was organised this school year for the third time in secondary schools in Belgium.

The European Statistics Competition in Belgium is a collaboration between Statbel, Statistiek Vlaanderen, IWEPS, INE Spain and Eurostat and is supported by the Department of Economy, Science and Innovation and the Department of Education of the Flemish Community and by the Department of Education of the ministry of the German-speaking Community.

Some figures from the third edition in a row:

  • 289 teams from the second and third degrees of secondary education participated in the first phase. A team was composed of 1 to 3 students, supervised by a teacher. A total of more than 610 students from 46 secondary schools participated. In the first round, they had to answer three online questionnaires, to test their theoretical knowledge of statistical concepts but also their understanding of statistical publications and analytical skills.
  • 64 teams participated to the second round where they received the assignment to produce a video. 35 teams submitted their video. Statisticians and regional juries evaluated the videos, and 13 teams remained for the last round. They competed for the public choice award and the national jury award.

European Statistics Competition in Europe: figures

The European Statistics Competition was also organised in other countries:

  • 16 European countries participated: besides Belgium, also Spain, Slovenia, Portugal, Poland, Norway, Lithuania, Greece, France, Finland, Cyprus, Croatia, Ireland, Italy, Hungary and Bulgaria.
  • The four Belgian winners of the Statistics Competition submit their video for the European finale. A European jury will evaluate the videos submitted and will announce a winner for the second and a winner for the third degree of secondary education at the beginning of June.

New edition in the school year 2021-2022

There will also be a European Statistics Competition in the school year 2021-2022, and Belgium will participate. If you wish to be the first to know the registration dates, you can subscribe to our newsletter via www.statistiekolympiade.be

All videos can be watched via the Facebook page of the Statistics Competition: fb.com/EuropeanStatisticsCompetitionBelgium 

This is the complete overview of all the teams and their place in the finale:

Second degree of secondary education – jury award

  1. BRAINIES César-Franck-Athenäum - Athénée César Franck Kelmis/La Calamine
  2. TEAMSAB4 Sint-Augustinusinstituut Bree Bree
  3. TVA Collège Notre-Dame Des Trois Vallées Genval
  4. CHIXFINGER Athénée César Franck - César-Franck-Athenäum Kelmis/La Calamine
  5. NICTUDAND Ecole européenne de Bruxelles IV Laeken/Laken
  6. LAB01 LAB Sint-Amands
  7. CLEVERNESS GO! Atheneum De Ring Leuven Leuven

Second degree of secondary education – public choice award

  1. NICTUDAND Ecole européenne de Bruxelles IV Laeken/Laken
  2. TEAMSAB4 Sint-Augustinusinstituut Bree Bree
  3. CLEVERNESS GO! Atheneum De Ring Leuven Leuven
  4. LAB01 LAB Sint-Amands
  5. TVA Collège Notre-Dame Des Trois Vallées Genval
  6. CHIXFINGER Athénée César Franck - César-Franck-Athenäum Kelmis/La Calamine
  7. BRAINIES César-Franck-Athenäum - Athénée César Franck Kelmis/La Calamine

Third degree of secondary education – jury award

  1. MARIE VKO Opwijk BB Opwijk
  2. KAMIDRA Centre Scolaire de Ma Campagne Elsene/Ixelles
  3. TRAINBREIN Technisch Instituut Don Bosco Halle Halle
  4. MADKIMANA Institut Sainte-Marie Providence Seraing
  5. BOMBASSTAT Institut Notre Dame de Philippeville Philippeville
  6. GROEP45IW Gemeentelijke technische school Merchtem Merchtem

Third degree of secondary education – public choice award

  1. MARIE VKO Opwijk BB Opwijk
  2. TRAINBREIN Technisch Instituut Don Bosco Halle Halle
  3. BOMBASSTAT Institut Notre Dame de Philippeville Philippeville
  4. KAMIDRA Centre Scolaire de Ma Campagne Elsene/Ixelles
  5. GROEP45IW Gemeentelijke technische school Merchtem Merchtem
  6. MADKIMANA Institut Sainte-Marie Providence Seraing