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Engage and Inspire the European youth in the space exploration through a scientific contest - Odysseus

Objective

The Odysseus project aims to engage and inspire the European youth in the “New Frontier”, by coordinating and implementing a pan-European Scientific Contest for young people on Space exploration themes, combining creativity, intelligence and innovation.
The project aspires to integrate ongoing educational activities on space in a pan-European perspective, providing the opportunity for young students to co-compete with their peers from different European countries. This action is enhancing the concept of multinational cooperation, an element necessary in space exploration field. All participants are allowed to enter the contest individually and have to be between 14 to 18 years old. The participants will have to create a collaborative team for design and demonstrate an innovative project. Each team will nominate a leader. The number of team members is limited to twenty.
The Odysseus Contest will focus on three major theme categories:
Solar System
Spaceship – global cooperation
Co-evolution of life
The participants, young students, are expected to design, develop and implement projects and activities in the above themes. These projects will have to be innovative in approach, seeking answers to scientific issues and formulate their final viewpoint.
The Contest will be organized in two phases, concluding to a central European Exhibition and an Award Ceremony for the nine finalists, three for each theme. The student teams will be represented by their team leader.
The first phase of the contest will activate a selection procedure in order to create a pool of 27 finalist teams in each theme, each finalist team representing a country from the 27 European countries.
During the second phase, the best three projects out of the twenty-seven, on each theme, will be rewarded and nominated for their achievements. In the Odysseus project a Conference and an Exhibition of competing projects will take place.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/astronomy/space exploration

Call for proposal

FP7-SPACE-2011-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

SIGNOSIS SPRL
Address
Avenue Louise 367
1050 Bruxelles
Belgium
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 102 506
Administrative Contact
Elena Tavlaki (Ms.)

Participants (3)

ELLINOGERMANIKI AGOGI SCHOLI PANAGEA SAVVA AE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 83 245
Address
Dimitriou Panagea Sttr
15351 Pallini
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sofoklis Sotiriou (Dr.)
EUROPEAN PHYSICAL SOCIETY ASSOCIATION
France
EU contribution
€ 47 936
Address
Rue Des Freres Lumiere 6
68200 Mulhouse
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
David Lee (Mr.)
STICHTING NOORDWIJK SPACE EXPO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 66 126
Address
Keplerlaan 3
2201 AZ Noordwijk
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Robert Alexander Van Den Berg (Mr.)