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Total 155 participants. 100 research projects from 39 countries. Young scientists presenting the future of different scientific sectors. From 14 to 17 September the 31st edition of the European contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) will be the host of an event, during which the best and distinguished students' scientific achievements will be presented. For the first time the world event is taking place in Bulgaria, and the organizer is the Ministry of Education and Science in partnership with the Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences with the financial support of the European Commission.

In the exhibition Halls 5 and 6 of Inter Expo Center the International Forum is bringing together participants from 39 countries – both Member States of the European Union and non-EU countries. For three days, young scientists from around the world, aged between 14 and 20, will present projects in the fields of computer science, engineering, medicine, chemistry, biology, environment, mathematics, and physics.

Presentation in details of scientific projects

The EUCYS format is open to the public. This allows the curious visitors to visit the stands and to communicate freely with the participants, to ask their questions and to know more and in detail with the presented scientific achievements. The Bulgarian party is represented by the team of young scientists Zvezdin Besarabov, Andrey Gizdov and Nikolay Pashov. The participations are possible with the support of the Ministry of Education and are part of its program for the development of young talents.

The beginning of EUCYS was launched with an official opening, in which the mayor of Sofia Yordanka Fandakova took part, as well as the deputy Minister of Education Tanya Mihaylova and the Bulgarian EU Commissioner Mariya Gabriel.

"We are hosting this event for the first time; but with the highest number of participants ",  the deputy Minister of Education Tanya Mihaylova said. Sofia Mayor Yordanka Fandakova noted that innovations are most important for improving people's lives and the urban environment. "We are going to talk more about artificial intelligence, about digital technologies as an opportunity and demanding to deal with challenges", Bulgaria's Commissioner Mariya Gabriel stated.

The photographic exhibition "Antarctica – a glimpse from the other side of the world" takes place in the framework of the International Scientific Forum. It provides visitors with the opportunity to know more about the secrets of Antarctica through the lens of compelling artistic photographs.

The science enthusiasts can visit the European contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) at Inter Expo Center from 9:30 am. to 4.00 pm.