Odysseus II The Youth for Space Challenge


ODYSSEUS II aims to inspire young people throughout Europe to engage in space exploration through a series of educational activities. The main activity of the project is a fun-oriented educational contest (The Youth for Space Challenge) that combines scientific learning with hands-on experience. Organized in multiple rounds, the contest targets all pupils and students in Europe, wherever they are living and irrespective of their cultural background or language. The ultimate aim of the project is to foster the development of qualified scientists, engineers and technicians in areas relevant to the priorities of EU space policy.

SPIA is responsible for media communications and stakeholder engagement in Odysseus II.

The ODYSSEUS II project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 640218‏. It is funded with nearly two (2) million Euros by the European Commission in the framework of EU HORIZON 2020. The project started on 1st January 2015 and will run until the 31st December 2017. A strong consortium of fourteen (14) partners and four (4) supporting organisations from eleven (11) European countries are collaborating to provide learning opportunities in space science for European youth.

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