About EUSO
About EUSO

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:

  • to challenge and stimulate gifted science students to develop their talents and to promote their career as scientists
  • to provide invaluable experience for students who may take part in the International Science Olympiads
  • to offer the opportunity to compare the syllabi and educational trends in science education within the EU member states which could help improve science education at national levels

Aims of the Competition

The aims of this competition are:

  • to select the top young EU science student teams at the annual EUSO.
  • to stimulate the active interest of students in the sciences.
  • 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 community.
  • to convey to students, schools and the community the importance of advanced study and progressive learning in science.
  • 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.

For more information about EUSO 2006 contact
Mr. Victor Rasquin (EUSO 2006 director): [email]
tel. 00-32-(0)50 69 18 71
GSM 00-32-0472 319 417

For general information about EUSO contact
Dr. Michael A. Cotter (EUSO President): president@euso.eu