The EU Contest for Young Scientists gives students the opportunity to
- compete with the best of their contemporaries at European level
- meet others with similar abilities and interests
- get guidance from some of the most prominent scientists in Europe
It highlights the best of European scientific student achievements and attracts widespread media interest.
The contest is an initiative of the Commission under the Science and Society programme. It was set up to promote the ideals of cooperation and information exchange between young scientists.
The EU Contest for Young Scientists accepts project entries from contestants working in any scientific field aged between 14 and 20 at the date of the contest.
Projects must be nominated by the national organiser in each participating country. Typically, they are the winners of contests organised at national level.
Projects can be by individuals or teams of not more than 3 people. Each country may submit up to 3 projects, with a maximum of 6 contestants in total.
Contestants will provide both a written project and a project suitable for display in a public exhibition during the contest. Contestants will also be required to answer questions from members of the scientific jury. For teams, all members must be represented at the contest.