European Union Contest for Young Scientists

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Winners 2017 in Tallinn, Estonia

The European Union (EU) Contest for Young Scientists is a science fair, initiated by the European Commission. It is a part of the European Union Framework Programmes on Research, and is managed by the Directorate General for Research in the European Commission.

The EU Contest was set up to promote the ideals of cooperation and interchange between young scientists. It provides an annual showcase of the best of European student scientific achievement and such attracts widespread media interest. The EU Contest is hosted annually in a different European country. Every year a new local host organisation co-operates with the European Commission to organise the event.

The EU Contest was initiated in 1989 when European Commission president Jacques Delors took up the challenge from Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands of organising the Europe-wide student science fair. Philips has organised this annual event since 1968, but felt the time had come for the European Union to take on the organisation after 20 successful Philips Contests.

In addition to multiple days in the exhibit hall for judging, competitors travel to various science museums and attractions in the host city. Winners of the contest participate in a press conference after the awards ceremony.[1]

Venues for the EU Contest for Young Scientists[edit]

  • 19th: Valencia, Spain, 2007
  • 20th: Copenhagen, Denmark 2008
  • 21st: Paris, France 2009
  • 22nd: Lisbon, Portugal 2010
  • 23rd: Helsinki, Finland 2011
    • First Prize Winners (3): Alexander Amini (IRL), Pius Markus Theiler (CH), Povilas Kavaliauskas (LT)
  • 24th: Bratislava, Slovakia 2012
    • First Prize Winners (3): Mark James Kelly / Eric Doyle (IRL), Jakub Nagrodzki (PL), Philip Huprich / Manuel Scheipner / Daniel Zindl (AT)
  • 25th: Prague, Czech Republic 2013
    • First Prize Winners (3): Ciara Judge/Emer Hickey/Sophie Healy-Thow (IRL), named three of "The 25 Most Influential Teens of 2014" by Time magazine in 2014,[2] Frederick Edward Turner (UK), Perttu Aku Anttoni Pölönen (FIN)[3]
  • 26th: Warsaw, Poland 2014
    • 2014 First Prizes Winners (3): João Pedro Estácio Gaspar Gonçalves de Araújo (POR), Mariana De Pinho Garcia / Matilde Gonçalves Moreira da Silva (POR) / Luboš Vozdecký (CZ)
  • 27th: Milan, Italy 2015[4]
    • First Prize Winners: Michał Bączyk and Paweł Piotr Czyż, Sanath Kumar Devalapurkar, Lukas Stockner
  • 28th: Brussels, Belgium 2016[5]
    • First Prize Winners: Ane Espeseth and Torstein Vik, Valerio Pagliarino, River Grace
    • Second Prize Winners: Tassilo Schwarz, Kayley Ting, Ivo Zell
    • Third Prize Winners: Diana Bura and Mari Louise Fufezan, Tomáš Heger, Yongchan Hong and Yunji Seo
  • 29th: Tallinn, Estonia 2017
    • First Prize Winners: Karina Movsesjan, Adam Jan Alexander Ohnesorge, Danish Mahmood
    • Second Prize Winners: Colette Benko, Kamil Humański, Yana Zhabura
    • Third Prize Winners: Arne Jakob Geipel and Matthias Paul Grützner and Julian Egbert, Florian Cäsar and Michael Plainer, Chavdar Tsvetanov Lalov
  • 30th: Dublin, Ireland 2018[6]
    • First Prize Winners: Adrian Fleck and Anna Fleck, Brendon Matusch, Nicolas Fedrigo
    • Second Prize Winners: Alexandru Liviu Bratosin and Petru Molla and Mihnea Vlad Bojian, Karl Hendrik Tamkivi, Francisco Miguel Araújo
    • Third Prize Winners: Marina Gudzhabidze and Dea Ilarionova and Shorena Gudzhabidze, Kyuhee Jo and Chaeyoung Lee, Sijia Zhang


  1. ^ "EUCYS 2018". Retrieved 2018-11-14.
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  4. ^ "Winners of the 2015 European Union Contest for Young Scientists Announced". Retrieved 2018-11-14.
  5. ^ "Winners of the 2016 European Union Contest for Young Scientists Announced". Retrieved 2018-11-14.
  6. ^ Short, Eva (2018-09-18). "Autonomous vehicles, spinal fusion and starch scoop top EUCYS 2018 prizes". Silicon Republic. Retrieved 2018-11-14.

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