ProCivicStat is developing new methods for statistics instruction for high schools and universities that will contribute to young people’s ability to understand quantitative evidence about key social phenomena that permeate civic life.

We believe that students should see the usefulness of statistics in understanding evidence, and should engage with data about important social phenomena, to support their development as active and empowered citizens.

Social phenomena are complex, and democracies need citizens who can explore, understand, and reason about information of a multivariate nature. Most statistics courses fail to teach these skills.

We are creating:

  • a conceptual framework mapping the skills and knowledge required for understanding civic statistics (June 2017)
  • curated datasets from government and non-government open sources (June 2016 to December 2017)
  • dynamic visualisation tools running on laptops and mobile devices, into which educators can insert local data (June 2016 to August 2018)
  • teaching and learning material for innovative teaching practices for a broad scope of target groups (July 2016 to Feb 2018)

We welcome collaboration! If you would like to be involved, please get in touch with Joachim Engel.


This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. These contents reflect the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.