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European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) 2018

This activity directly aimed at supporting the development and implementation of evidence base for R&I policies and supporting various groups of stakeholders is excluded from the delegation to REA and will be managed by the Commission services.

This grant will be awarded without call for proposals in line with Article 190(1)(e) of the Rules of applications of Regulation (EU, Euratom) 966/2012, Regulation No 1268/2012 and Article 11(2) of the Rules for participation and dissemination in ""Horizon 2020 - the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020)"", Regulation (EU) No 1290/2013

The European Union Contest for Young Scientists brings together first prize winners of national contests for pre-Higher Education Institution school science projects to compete for prizes and awards. The EU Contest takes place each year in a different location. This Contest provides additional stimulus to young people who have already demonstrated that they are applying science to solve problems. Many go on to become successful scientists. It attracts a considerable level of co-funding in the host country, and high levels of international media attention. International research organisations and similar bodies donate many of the non-monetary prizes.

This action allows for the provision of financial support to third parties in line with the conditions set out in Part K of the General Annexes.

Expected Impact: The contest will bring a greater level of awareness, and an interest in science and research among high school leavers. In the medium term, it will help close the skills gap in STEM, as more young people consider enrolling in scientific career paths. In the long term, it will directly contribute towards the objective of a science literate, knowledge society where scientists are aware of social needs.