IEOx
The IEOx is a project-based forum established in 2020 with the aim of strengthening the IEO Community as well as improving the IEO and introducing new projects.

Our main purpose is to help people from different parts of the world connect through sharing their experiences and overcoming challenges together, as a community, while creating some value.

We aim to form a comfortable, interconnected communication space for experience exchange and international cooperation.
Our Projects
Year-round
Seasonal
The Toastmasters is an all-year round public speaking event held by the IEOx Community once every two weeks with the aim of uniting its members and helping them practice presenting speeches in a group setting. The project provides a positive and supportive place for you and other members to practice, learn, grow, mentor and share.
Toastmasters
Ongoing
The WinterChallenge (WiC) is an online competition created by the IEOx Community for everyone under the age of 21. It’s aim is to help high school students challenge their knowledge of economics and get familiar with the real IEO.

The WiC structure is similar to the IEO and consists of three rounds: the Financial Literacy Game, the Economics Test, and the Business Case. Unlike in the actual IEO, the Business Case round in WiC is divided into two stages:
1) peer-grading (all cases);
2) graded by the professional jury (cases that advance to the finals).
WinterChallenge
February 2022
The WinterChallenge (WiC) is an online competition created by the IEOx Community for everyone under the age of 21. It’s aim is to help high school students challenge their knowledge of economics and get familiar with the real IEO.
The WinterChallenge (WiC) is an online competition created by the IEOx Community for everyone under the age of 21. It’s aim is to help high school students challenge their knowledge of economics and get familiar with the real IEO.

The WiC structure is similar to the IEO and consists of three rounds: the Financial Literacy Game, the Economics Test, and the Business Case. Unlike in the actual IEO, the Business Case round in WiC is divided into two stages:
1) peer-grading (all cases);
2) graded by the professional jury (cases that advance to the finals).
The Social Media Tasks Challenge is a new media-project that was created in 2021 for our members and subscribers on social media in order to provide them with an opportunity to solve tasks similar to the ones in the IEO as a mini-competition for best or most interesting problem-solving, as well as gather a team of people interested in creating these tasks.
Social Media Tasks
Ongoing
OpenTrack (OT) is a free online competition that is held parallel to the IEO and consists of similar activities. It was created in 2020 with the goal of providing an alternative way of participation in the IEO on less demanding terms to a wider audience. This means that the OT is open for anyone interested, and the age restrictions and selection processes are excluded.

Just like in the IEO, the OpenTrack contestants participate in three rounds: the Financial Literacy Game, the Economics Test, and the Business Case. The competition was created, designed, and run by the OT Workgroup consisting of members of the IEOx Community which you could become a part of!

The aims of the OpenTrack are to provide access to the IEO to a wider audience, help disseminate knowledge of Economics, provide new experiences to the participants and create a community of like-minded people.
OpenTrack
TBA
OpenTrack (OT) is a free online competition that is held parallel to the IEO and consists of similar activities. It was created in 2020 with the goal of providing an alternative way of participation in the IEO on less demanding terms to a wider audience.
Just like in the IEO, the OpenTrack contestants participate in three rounds: the Financial Literacy Game, the Economics Test, and the Business Case. The competition was created, designed, and run by the OT Workgroup consisting of members of the IEOx Community which you could become a part of!

The aims of the OpenTrack are to provide access to the IEO to a wider audience, help disseminate knowledge of Economics, provide new experiences to the participants and create a community of like-minded people.
IEOx Fundraising is an all-year round project established for young economists who are interested and want to test their abilities in raising money. In this project all members work together on different tasks for one purpose - raise as much funds as possible.

The Fundraising project is composed of four sections: legal entity creation (NPO in the USA), crowdfunding, documentation and research on large companies and sponsors. Each week the team participates in an hour-long meeting where the members discuss the progress in each section of the project so far, ask for help or suggestions if needed and get feedback on their work.
Fundraising
Ongoing
IEOx Fundraising is an all-year round project established for high school students that are interested and want to test their abilities in raising money. In this project all members work together on different tasks for one purpose - raise as much funds as possible.
IEOx Fundraising is an all-year round project established for high school students that are interested and want to test their abilities in raising money. In this project all members work together on different tasks for one purpose - raise as much funds as possible.

The Fundraising project is composed of four sections: legal entity creation (NPO in the USA), crowdfunding, documentation and research on large companies and sponsors. Each week the team participates in an hour-long meeting where the members discuss the progress in each section of the project so far, ask for help or suggestions if needed and get feedback on their work.
The Essay Challenge (EC) is a new project developed by the IEOx Community that aims at giving students an opportunity to express their opinion on global problems through their perspective in an essay form and learn about their differences in cultures and mindsets with peers by grading their work. In other words, this project is about writing an essay and evaluating others' essays.

The Essay Challenge also provides the participants with a chance to get their opinion heard by posting the winners' work not only on the official IEO social media, but also the IEO partners' media.
Essay Challenge
TBA
FAQ
Who can participate in the projects?
IEOx is a platform for everyone interested. However, some projects, mostly competitions, can have age restrictions. To check for those, please read the description of the project you’re interested in.
What should I do in order to apply?
Press the "Join" button at the bottom of the page or go to the descriptions of projects you would like to join.
Is participation free of charge?
Yes, it is completely free.
Can I exit a project once I realize that I won’t be able to participate anymore?
Yes, you can exit the projects once you realise you won't be able to continue but it is important that you estimate your time and abilities beforehand.
Will I get anything from participation?
Some projects offer participants prizes for their excellence. Additionally, if you contribute to the projects as an active organizer, we will grant you a certificate of your involvement. 

All projects will also allow you to practice your English speaking skills, test your economics knowledge, experience cross-cultural communication and connect with like-minded people.
Are all projects related to the IEO?
Projects that are related to the IEO are the Opentrack, WinterChallenge and the SM Tasks Challenge.
Will I be able to participate in several projects at the same time?
Absolutely! Just make sure that the projects don’t overlap with each other, and that you have enough time to contribute to each of them.
Team
Alexandr Zhitkovsky
Executive Director
Yulia Plotnikova
Project Manager
Anna Makushina
Community Manager
Join the IEOx today!
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Participation in this project will allow you to:

  • practice public speaking and improve your communication skills;
  • enjoy unlimited personal growth;
  • connect with people from different countries and cultures;
  • work on networking in a supportive environment;
  • practice writing speeches and presenting in a group;
  • build self-confidence and self-awareness.

Officials in charge of the project: Yulia Plotnikova, Anna Makushina.
Documents with more information on the project: (link to presentation w. roles).
Participation in this project will allow you to:

  • gain a completely new valuable experience;
  • prepare for the real IEO;
  • test your knowledge in economics;
  • expand your professional network by meeting other brilliant people who share the same passion from around the world.

Officials in charge of the project: Christos Benos, Anna Makushina.
Contact us: winterchallenge@ecolymp.org.
If you want to take part in this project, go to our Facebook (@Ecolymp). You can find the challenge by searching the hashtag #ieotaskschallenge.

If you are keen on creating maths, economics and financial problems and want to submit a question of your own, please contact us via: ieox@ecolymp.org
Participation in the OpenTrack as a contestant will allow you to:

  • gain a completely new valuable experience;
  • prepare for the real IEO;
  • test your knowledge in economics;
  • expand your professional network by meeting other brilliant people who share the same passion from around the world.

Official in charge of the project: Germano Tietbohl-Martinelli.
In case you have any questions about the OT or want to participate in the organization process, please reach out to us on: OpenTrack@ecolymp.org
Participation in this project will help you:

  • boost your presentation skills;
  • learn to document your results;
  • expand your professional network by meeting other brilliant people who share the same interests as you from around the world.

Official in charge of the project: Anna Makushina.
Participation in the Essay Challenge as a contestant will allow you to:

  • practice your essay-writing skills;
  • learn about your peers’ opinions on important subjects;
  • learn to formulate and express your own thoughts on varied topics in written form.

Officials in charge of the project: Alexandr Zhitkovsky, Anna Makushina.
In case you have any questions about the EC or want to participate in the organization process, please reach out to us on: ieox@ecolymp.org
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