Aim of the EU Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS)
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 contest is held each year in a different European city. The 2018 contest was held in Dublin, Ireland from 14 to 19 September.
The Salvetti Foundation is sponsor of this event and initiated the prestigious Maintenance Incentive Award.
The EU Contest for Young Scientists accepts project entries from all fields of scientific endeavour.
Only the winners of Contests organised at national level are allowed to enter EUCYS and only projects that have been nominated by the National Organiser in each participating country are admissible. Each country may submit up to 3 projects, with a maximum of 6 contestants (aged between 14 and 20 at the date of the contest).
Projects may have been worked on by individual participants or by teams of not more than three people. The rules concerning age and education requirements are applicable to all members of a project team. Where a team is involved all members of the team must be represented at the Contest so the Jury can conduct a thorough evaluation of their combined efforts.
Each project consists of a written report and display materials, models, etc. At the Contest, the contestants set up their project in a display stand in the Science Exhibi