European Statistics Awards

The first European Statistics Awards for Web Intelligence

Eurostat is pleased to announce the Web Intelligence Competition as part of the European Statistics Awards Program. The competition aims at stimulating innovation in the area of Web Intelligence for European statistics.

The Web Intelligence DEDUPLICATION CHALLENGE will focus on identifying potential duplicate job postings on websites as a basic condition to produce high quality statistics from online job advertisements.


The competition will be launched in the second half of December 2022.

Registration for participation will be open until 1 March, 2023.

The deadline for submissions will be 31 March 2023 or 16 April 2023 depending on the chosen award. Teams can compete for three different awards.


The competition is open to teams of up to five persons. Each team member must meet the competition's eligibility requirements and sign a non-disclosure agreement before the team can access the dataset and make a valid submission.


This is a great opportunity to apply your knowledge of Web Intelligence to a real-world situation and win

  • €10 000 for the first place for the Accuracy Award,
  • €3 000 for the first place for the AccuracyPlus Award,
  • €10 000 for the first place for the Reproducibility Award.

Striking the first place in all three awards, your team could win up to €23 000.

Award First Place Second Place Third Place
Accuracy €10 000 €4 000 €3 000
AccuracyPlus €3 000 €2 000 €1 000
Reproducibility €10 000 €4 000 €3 000

The teams compete on two dimensions:

  • the ability of their model to provide accurate estimates,
  • the potential of their methods to be replicated and extended to European statistical production.

Teams will also have the opportunity to disseminate their work via the Eurostat communication channels and may be given a chance to present their solutions at events organised by Eurostat. The Web Intelligence competition makes part of the European Statistics awards program, which runs until the end of 2025. We plan to organise four annual rounds of competition on Web Intelligence.

The first European Statistics Awards for Nowcasting

Better timeliness is a recurring demand by policymakers and other users of European statistics. Improving timeliness requires continuous efforts involving a broad range of stakeholders and is a key driver for innovation in European statistics. New approaches based on advanced modelling (possibly using alternative, almost real-time, information) have an important potential to give us accurate estimates of key indicators much faster than before.

The first round of European Statistics Awards for Nowcasting is currently running.


The competition began on 1 September 2022 and will run eight months until 30 April 2023.


The contest is open to teams of up to five persons from various backgrounds and disciplines with skills in time series analysis, forecasting or nowcasting. The competition is an excellent opportunity to apply your knowledge of econometric time series modelling in a real-life situation and to win up to EUR 8 000 per nowcasted time series. Your team could thus win up to EUR 24 000 in this round in case you rank first for all three time series.


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