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EU Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS)

During 2022, Leiden will be the European City of Science. In a year that is filled to the brim with science, knowledge, art and expertise, young talent has to be included, of course. After a successful hybrid edition in Salamanca, EUCYS was passed on to the Dutch Leiden2022 team. Consequently, after more than 20 years, EUCYS will be held in its country of origin again, from 12 to 18 September 2022.


Europe and EUCYS

EUCYS is an initiative of the European Commission to promote cooperation and knowledge exchange between young scientists. Every year, talented young people from more than 40 countries come together in a European city to participate in this contest. In the meantime, EUCYS has grown into the most important platform for young scientists in Europe. Within the EU, EUCYS is part of a broader initiative to strengthen the ties between science and society. On the occasion of the return of the event to the Netherlands, Leiden2022 seizes the opportunity to innovate the contest. The participation age is broadened and the focus will be not only on the traditional themes Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), but Leiden2022 adds the theme ‘Arts’ to them, making the switch from STEM to STEAM.

EUCYS was founded by Philips to promote collaboration and exchanges between young scientists. Since its adoption by the European Commission in 1989, EUCYS has become the most important European platform for student science. On behalf of the European Commission, Leiden2022 will both renew and expand on the existing EUCYS format.

For more information, go to Leiden2022