Young Scientists will celebrate their 20th European Championship in Denmark

19. februar 2008

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Holstebro, 19. februar 2008

We enclose a press release for Young Scientists in Denmark.
They are going to host the European Union Contest for Young Scientists 2008 in Copenhagen on behalf of the Danish Government.
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For more information please contact – Vice President for Young Scientists in Denmark, Professor Peter Mose Larsen, tel. +45 4031 9776 or

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Young Scientists will celebrate their 20th European Championship in Denmark


In competition with more than 20 countries from Europe, Denmark has been selected as the host country for The European Union Contest for Young Scientists 2008 (EUCYS 2008).

The competition will take place in Copenhagen from the 19th – 26th of September, and approx. 200 of the most talented young scientists (from 15 – 22 years old) will compete to see, who are the best European, Young Scientists 2008.

The contestants are the national winners from more than 40 European countries, but also young scientists from for example the USA, China and Japan will participate.

Big Event

EUCYS 2008 is going to be a big event – bigger than the normal EUCYS arrangements because this year we can celebrate the 20th EUCYS. It will be possible to participate in a range of exciting meetings like Science Cafés; meetings with previous Nobel Laureates; visit a “help-desk” where professional patent agents and innovation consultants will evaluate your exciting ideas and projects; speak with some of the previous winners of EUCYS; but not least to meet the young scientists to hear about their projects and to discuss with them – the research and scientists for the future!

Open Arrangement

It is the aim to make a big part of the EUCYS arrangement to an open arrangement which hopefully will attract a lot of Danish students. Also other guests are more than welcome if they want to get a glimpse of the future in exciting areas like sustainable energy production; new pharmaceuticals; protection of the environment; modern health care products; new ways of transportation etc. But also innovative basic research in the classical areas of physics, mathematics and chemistry will be between the topics of the competition.

To give the best possibilities for guests to visit EUCYS 2008, the doors will be open during the weekend and we will arrange a “Science Night”, says Vice President for Young Scientists – Denmark, Professor Peter Mose Larsen.

Like to Inspire Danish Students

Some of the young, international contestants will also visit some of the Danish high-schools where they will explain about their projects and what have driven their interest in science. By doing this we hope that we will get even more participants in the Danish competitions for Young Scientists, says Peter Mose Larsen.


It is on behalf of the Danish Government that Young Scientists – Denmark is organising EUCYS 2008, and beside the Danish Government, EUCYS 2008 is also supported by the EU Commission; EIROForum; the European Patent Office, the Capital Region of Denmark; Copenhagen City, Frederiksberg City; the Lundbeck Foundation and the Augustinus Foundation.

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