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The Prizes

There is a veritable plethora of prizes up for grabs at the contest. In addition to the core prizes, there are a number of special prizes donated by European organisations involved in research and innovation.

The core prizes

  • Three first prizes worth EUR 7 000 each
  • Three second prizes worth EUR 5 000 each
  • Three third prizes worth EUR 3 500 each

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the competition, the European Commission decided to award a Prize for International Cooperation, worth EUR 5 000, for the best project from a third country team.

Other awards

  • A trip to the Stockholm International Youth Science Seminar, which includes attendance at the Nobel Prize ceremonies
  • A trip to the London International Youth Science Forum
  • A five-day visit to the European Patent Office in Munich, Germany
  • A week-long stay at some of Europes leading research centres:
    • CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research)
    • EFDA (European Fusion Development Agreement)
    • EMBL (the European Molecular Biology Laboratory)
    • ESA (the European Space Agency)
    • ESO (European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere)
    • ESRF (European Synchrotron Radiation Facility)
    • ILL (Institut Laue Langevin)

Finally, the host country often donates a special prize as well.

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