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European Union Contest for Young Scientists

The 7th European Union Contest for Young Scientists will take place in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom, on 11-13 September 1995.

At the contest, which will take place in Newcastle's, Civic Centre, some 80 young science students between the age of 15 and 21 will submit the...

11 September 1995 - 11 September 1995
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The 7th European Union Contest for Young Scientists will take place in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom, on 11-13 September 1995.

At the contest, which will take place in Newcastle's, Civic Centre, some 80 young science students between the age of 15 and 21 will submit their projects to the scrutiny of an international jury, as they compete for prizes worth a total of ECU 33,000 (£ 26,000), including three first prizes of ECU 5000 (£ 4000) each.

All contestants are winners of their own national contests, involving over 12,000 young scientists in all, and represent 21 European countries. This year will see the full participation of contestants from Central and Eastern European countries which brings entries from Hungary, Poland and the Ukraine. This year, a fitting backdrop to the contest is provided by the Annual festival of the British Association for the Advancement of Science (the local organisers of the contest), which is taking place in Newcastle in parallel with the contest. Previous contests have been held in Brussels, Copenhagen, Zurich, Seville, Berlin and Luxembourg, while next year's will be in Helsinki.

In her preface to the contest catalogue, Mrs. Edith Cresson, Commissioner responsible for Research, Education and Training, underlined the significance of the contest:

".....it is, above all, the young people of Europe who .......are the next generation of scientists and researchers; they are the ones who, working in international teams, will discover new vaccines, develop the technology for the information society, and play a vital role in those scientific and technological domains that will be critical to the success and stability of our society in the 21st century.

This is why this contest, the 7th European Union Contest for Young Scientists, is so worthwhile. Through the contest, not only do we recognise outstanding scientific ability in our young scientists, but we also give them a first taste of the international cooperation that will be so important throughout their careers."

The contest is sponsored by the European Commission's Training and Mobility of Researchers Programme (TMR), which is part of the Fourth Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (1994-1998).

The projects cover a wide spectrum of scientific activity, including Mathematics, Electronics, Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Applied Statistics, Mechanics, Information Technology, and many more.

In addition to the main prizes, the jury has the discretion to invite prize-winners coming from European Union member states to represent the European Union at three prestigious international science fairs: the Stockholm International Youth Science Seminar (December 1995), The London International Youth Science Forum (August 1996) and the US International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF: May 1996.)
For further information, please contact:

European Commission
Mr. Graham Blythe
European Union Contest for Young Scientists
DG XII/G-3
200 rue de la Loi
B-1049 Brussels
Tel. +32-2-2955822; Fax +32-2-2963270

or

European Commission
Mr. Stephen Gosden
Press and Information Officer
DG XII
200 rue de la Loi
B-1049 Brussels
Tel: +32.2.2960079; Fax: +32.2.2958220
E-mail: s.gosden@mhsg.cec.be