What is the Statistics Competition?Change to Greek Language


The Statistics Competition is a new competition organized by the Statistical Service of Cyprus, the Department of Secondary General Education of the Ministry of Education and Culture and the University of Cyprus, with the aim to promote statistical literacy, curiosity and interest in official statistics among students and teachers. It is a part of the European Statistics Competition organized by volunteering NSIs and Eurostat.

The main objectives of the competition are to promote curiosity and interest in statistics among students, to encourage teachers to use new materials for teaching statistics by promoting the use of real data provided by official statistics and search for applications of acquired statistical knowledge. Moreover, it aims to show the role of statistics to students and teachers in various aspects of society, and to promote teamwork and collaboration among students to achieve common goals.

The competition will be structured in two phases: a national competition organized by the national authorities and the European final organized by Eurostat. The finalists of the national competition of each country are eligible to take part in the European final. The language of the national competition will be the Greek language while the European final will be in English.

The national competition will take place during the school year 2017/2018 and the European final in May 2018.