What is EUCYS?

The EUCYS – 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 event is an annual exhibition of the finest work developed by young scientists in many different scientific fields; it enables the best young minds of different countries to compare ideas and admire each other’s work, as well as to compete with one another at European level; it is therefore of great interest to the international and local communities, as well as the press.

The EUCYS is, furthermore, an opportunity for young scientists who have gained prestige in their home countries to meet others with similar abilities and interests, and to be guided by some of the most prominent scientists in Europe. The outcome is a significant endorsement by the European Commission of the work and development achieved in each participant country, which it is hoped will guide and promote more and more young people to careers in science and technology.

An international contest, the EUCYS comes within the Science and Society activities that are managed by the Directorate General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission, and which strive to build a harmonious relationship between scientific endeavour and the European society at large. You can learn more about the Science and Society initiatives here .

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