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The International Statistical Literacy Project (ISLP) is a project initiated by the International Association for Statistical Education➶ (IASE), which is the education section of the International Statistical Institute➶ (ISI).

The main objective of the ISLP is to contribute to promoting statistical literacy across the world, among young and adults, in all walks of life. To this end, we provide an online repository of international resources and news in Statistical Literacy, international activities to promote the resources and the individuals and institutions behind them, and outreach activities to increase awareness.

Contact the IASE Executive➶ or the ISLP Director Reija Helenius➶ by e-mail if you have any questions.


  • INTERNATIONAL DAY OF STATISTICAL LITERACY (IDSL) - 21st of May 10 AM - 6 PM UTC. The International Statistical Literacy Project (ISLP) is happy to initiate the International Day of Statistical Literacy, which will from now on be celebrated annually. To inaugurate this new thematic day, you are most warmly welcome to the International Statistical Literacy Project's first-ever, one-day online conference. The day is full of interesting presentations, panel discussions, and networking opportunities, as well as a pre-conference workshop. Please join in from all corners of the world! Registration is now open. Sign up to the day here!➶ In addition to the 8-hour online conference, the Country Coordinators and other network members are warmly welcome to organise regional events to celebrate the International Day of Statistical Literacy.
  • ISLP x IASE webinar: ISLP Poster Competition. 17 April 2024; 16:00 UTC Join this exciting webinar to hear more about different countries' experiences in organizing the poster competition. In addition to three countries’ perspective, there will be a demo in how to use the free JMP Software to create a statistical poster. Register here!
  • Statistics Canada recently launched a new data literacy online interactive course, "Data Quality as Fitness for Use", available for free on their website (in English and French). It’s an intermediate-level data literacy course, making a great addition to any organization’s learning offerings. Go take a look!
  • Statistical Edutainment - an ISLP webinar in conjunction with IASE was held on the 23 May 2023. Presenter(s): John Bailer, Paolo Noceda, Maulana Faris, José Pinto Martins, Jo Roislien. View the recording of this captivating webinar here:
  • ISLP has been collaborating with the Global Network of Institutions for Statistical Training (GIST). Please find the resources shared by ISLP Country Coordinators, along with other great initiatives, in the Statistical Literacy Initatives Inventory!
  • PISTAR is organizing the 1st PISTAR Global Statistics Conference on Sunday, Jan 22, 2023. The Pre-Conference Workshops are on Saturday, Jan 21, 2023. Read more here:
  • ISLP is co-operating with the Global Network of Institutions for Statistical Training (GIST). View the latest GIST Newsletter here.
  • Together with IASE, the ISLP organised a webinar, Statistical and Data Literacy in Policy-Making, on the 7th of December. The webinar was based on the SJIAOS special stream on Statistical and Data Literacy in Policy-Making (Vol 38, No. 2, 2022). You can read more and view the webinar video here
  • India has two new country Coordinators: Prajamitra Bhuyan and Gandhiya Vendan. Welcome!
  • Liechtenstein has a new Country Coordinator: Adina Tellenbach. Welcome!
  • Slovenia now has a Country Coordinator: Irena Ograjenšek. Welcome!
  • Peru now has a new Country Coordinator: Yheni Farfán Machaca. Welcome!
  • Ecuador now has a new Country Coordinator: Gabriela Castro. Welcome!
  • Olvi-säätiö now supports the ISLP project. We have also received a new grant from Kansan Sivistysrahasto. A huge thank you to our supporters!

Featured Events

The ISLP Poster Competition 2022-2023


Upcoming conferences:

IASE 2023 Satellite Conference in Toronto, Canada (and online) 11– 13 July 2023

The 64th World Statistics Congress, organized by the ISI, will be held in Ottawa 2023.

May 2024 Newsletter

Other Events

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