is the Contest funded?
Contest for Young Scientists is funded by the European Commission
and, specifically, by its Directorate for Science and Society.
It is intended that activites like the EU Contest will lead
to the involvement of the younger generation in the necessary
dialogue on science and society, as well as promoting the
interaction between education and science. The nurturing of
a new generation of scientists is essential for the improvement
of the European competitiveness, growth, jobs and quality
of life. Yet, traditional methods of science education do
not appear to motivate the younger generation to aspire to
a career in science. Science and technology education must,
therefore, be strengthened in the future. The EU Contest for
Young Scientists is one of the Commission's key efforts to
attract young people to careers in science and technology.