What is the Statistics Competition?

The European Statistics Competition

Are you a teacher in the third grade of secondary education in Belgium?

What is the European Statistics Competition?

The European Statistics Competition is an initiative of Eurostat, the European statistical office. The Statistics Competition will be organised in 19 EU countries in the school year 2024-2025. Belgium will participate again. Statistiek Vlaanderen, IWEPS and Statbel (the Belgian statistical office) join forces to organise the Competition.

The entire competition takes place online and consists of two rounds. A national round and a European round. The Belgian round consists of two tests. First, the students are presented with a knowledge and analysis test, for which they are given several weeks. Those who succeed can then hone their creative and communicative skills in the video round. The winning teams will compete with their video in the European round. A more detailed timing and course of the competition is described in the section:What can you expect as a team.

Who can participate?

The European Statistics Competition is for all students in the third grade of secondary education.

Students participate in teams of 1 to 3 students, accompanied by a teacher. It does not matter in which subject you participate: whether it is mathematics, geography, or economics, or a much broader subject, everything is possible. The accompanying teacher takes care of the registration and later the follow-up of all assignments.

We give all assignments in Dutch, French or German but for certain assignments knowledge of English is also important.

Why a Statistics Competition?

The numeracy of young people and adults is an important point of interest for statistical offices worldwide. Eurostat, as the European statistical office, also wants to contribute to this. That is why Eurostat launched the first European Statistics Competition a few years ago.

The European Statistics Competition 2024-2025 is a cooperation between Statbel, Statistiek Vlaanderen, IWEPS, INE Spain and Eurostat and is supported by the Department of Economy, Science and Innovation, the Department of Education of the Flemish Community, by the Department of Education of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, de Vlaamse Vereniging voor WiskundeLeraars and the Royal Statistical Society of Belgium.