EUCYS 2024


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A young participant of EUCYS 2022 contest in headphones

EUCYS 2022 prticipant | Photo by EUCYS 2022

About EUCYS 2024

EUCYS, or European Union Contest for Young Scientists, is a chief European challenge for young scientists, organised since 1989 by the European Commission. 

The contest includes two parts: in spring, national eliminations take place, while in autumn, the international final. Each year, a different city is announced as a host of the competition. This year, Katowice was granted this honourable title.

An entry, recommended by a research worker with at least a PhD degree, or awarded in a national contest is submitted for review, and afterwards, to the jury, which consists of prominent researchers. 

Selected entries will be then presented by their authors to the jury and audience during the poster session. The best ones will be qualified for the final of EUCYS 2024 taking place in autumn.

EUCYS 2024 will be held on 9-14 September, 2024.

The contest will be held in Katowice, the European City of Science 2024.

This year’s competition is organised by the University of Silesia in Katowice.

You can contact the organisers via the email address:

Main prizes

  • 4 first prizes of €7,000 each
  • 4 second prizes of €5,000 each
  • 4 third prizes of €3,500 each

Special prizes

  • participation in the London International Youth Science Forum (3 prizes)
  • participation in the Stockholm International Youth Science Seminar (2 prizes).
  • Participation in the closing gala of the European City of Science Katowice 2024 and 8th Silesian Science Festival KATOWICE.

The stands are in U shape and the dimensions are of 2,5m (H) * 2m (W) * 1m (D) with a table and chair/s

The project must be showcased in English (you are invited, by courtesy with the visitors, to have an abstract in Polish, although it is not nessesary).

For Poland there are two associated plug types, types C and E. Poland operates on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz.
Dresscode is casual, with the exception of the award ceremony, where formal attire or national dress is required.
The organizers take care of the European participants and escorts (flights from and to the airport selected in the registration form and transfers to and from the hotel).

Nationals of most third countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA) are under an obligation to hold a visa for a proposed stay of a maximum duration of 3 months on the territory of the SCHENGEN States.

If you need a visa to come to Poland:

– The participant must complete the registration information online;

– Participant requests an invitation from the organizer after registration is complete;

– The organizer issues an invitation;

– The participant meets all the required conditions and submits an application to the embassy or consulate responsible for visas.

NOTE: The participant is fully responsible for arranging the visa in a timely manner and providing all required documents to obtain the visa.

The organizers are not responsible if the participant does not obtain the visa on time.

You can find detailed information about the visa at the following link:

All participants must be covered by an insurance for the period of the event.