The European Union Contest for Young Scientists is an initiative of the European Commission that was set up in 1989 with the goal of
promoting cooperation and interchange between young scientists and guiding them
towards a future career in science and technology.
The Contest is the annual showcase of the best projects developed by young scientists in many different
fields and from many countries. In fact the EU Contest gives students the opportunity to compete with the
best of their contemporaries at European level, to compare ideas, to meet other contestants with similar
abilities and interests, as well as to be guided by some of the most prominent scientists in Europe.
The Contest is co-funded under Horizon 2020, the current EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation,
and is part of a broader initiative to reinforce the links between science and society, responsible research and innovation,
and to further the emergence of a European Research Area.
This year marks the 27th edition of the contest!