The European Young Scientists Contest
Among the Commission’s initiatives to spark
scientific interest among young people, the EU Contest
for Young Scientists rewards and celebrates Europe’s
best young scientific talent.
The Contest is an annual competition which gives students
between 14 and 20 years of age the opportunity to
compete with the best of their peers at European level.
Winners of national Young Scientist Contests are
eligible to represent their country at the EU competition.
Those who are selected are invited to display their
projects at the Contest, where they have the opportunity
to discuss them with members of the jury.
Entries compete for a number of prizes
which are divided into two categories:
- Core Prizes: these are of a monetary nature
- Honorary Awards and Special Donated Prizes: these
prizes are study visits or equivalent to leading
The Contest not only raises science’s profile
among young people, it also reflects science’s
diversity, with entrants from a wide range of fields,
such as medicine, engineering, electronics, social
Every year, the European Contest takes place in
a different country, giving it a pan-European dimension.
European Union Contest for Young Scientists took
place in Dublin. The event attracted some 100 contestants
from 34 countries presenting 73 projects.
This year, from 17-22 September 2005, Russia will
host the 17th annual EU Contest for Young Scientists.
The exhibition of the students’ entries will
be set up at the Bauman Moscow State Technical University
(BMSTU), where a selection of Europe’s most
brilliant young scientific minds will be competing.
Some 126 young people from 35 countries will be exhibiting
79 innovative projects.
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