The European Union Contest for Young Scientists, better known as ‘EUCYS’, rewards and celebrates Europe’s best young scientific talent. Every year, the event gathers promising young scientists from all over Europe and beyond, to present their projects to a panel of international judges.
Among the 2020/21 winners are also Ukrainian researchers:
- 2020 European XFEL (XFEL.EU) Prize: Yana Holovatska (Chernivtsi), Physics, Spring based on ring magnet, video
- 2021 1st Prize: Illia Nalyvaiko (Kamianets-Podilskyi), Mathematics, Properties of possible counterexamples to the Seymour’s Second Neighborhood Conjecture, video
The 32nd edition was due to take place in Salamanca in 2020 but due to the worldwide COVID 19 pandemic, the European Commission had postpone it. The University of Salamanca hosted the contest in 2021 instead. Thus the 32nd edition of the contest was unusual in many ways: it combined both 2020 and 2021 contests, and was a hybrid event for the first time.
All contestants at the European Union Contest for Young Scientists have previously won the 1st prize at the national young scientist competition in their own country. They are put forward by the “National Organiser”, who is the contact person for their respective national contest. 50 contestants with 41 projects competed for 2020 contest and for 2021 there were 108 contestants with 73 projects.