The EU Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) is part of the Science with and for and Society activities managed by the Directorate-General for Research of the European Commission and it is funded under the Horizon 2020 programme. You can find out more about Science with and for and Society via the web site, which also contains a page on the Contest for Young Scientists.

EUCYS is the most important student science fair in the EU, showcasing the best of student scientific achievement in the EU and beyond. Each year it brings together talented students from more than 40 countries in a different European city. EUCYS unites the efforts of each participating country to encourage more young people to dedicate their lives to careers in science and technology. The competition serves as both a scientific forum and a networking event and as such receives a great deal of media attention. It also holds strong ties with sponsoring companies and organizations that create long-term opportunities for the participants to proceed with their academic and professional paths. In these ways, EUCYS is a major event that empowers students from all over Europe to pursue answers to some of the most important contemporary questions and advance the world through science and technology.

After being hosted by Ireland in 2018, this year EUCYS comes to Bulgaria and will take place in Sofia from the 13th to the 18th of September.