The European Union Science Olympiad (EUSO) is a team competition
for EU second level school science students who are 16
years of age or younger on the December 31st prior to the
competition. Students born on or after 1st January 1989
are therefore eligible to take part in EUSO 2006.
Objectives of the EUSO
The objectives of this olympiad are:
select the top young EU science student teams at the annual
to stimulate the active interest of students in
to promote and reward the pursuit of excellence
in scientific endeavour.
to foster a positive and high
profile image of science and scientists.
to encourage an
appreciation of the value of science amongst the wider
to convey to students, schools and the community
the importance of advanced study and progressive learning
to exchange ideas and materials about science
education among EU states.
to encourage greater contact
and co-operation between secondary school students and
teachers from the EU.
to prepare EU science students for
the International Science Olympiads.