Odysseus is a contest for young students. Under the guidance of their teachers, students will prepare projects revolving around one of three major themes in space science: Solar System, Spaceship (global cooperation) and Co-evolution of life.
The Odysseus contest will be integrated with ongoing educational activities on space in a pan-European perspective, providing the opportunity for young students to interact with their peers from different European countries, enhancing multinational cooperation, an element necessary in the field of space exploration field.
Participation is open to teams of students (maximum 5 team members) between 14 to 18 years old. Each team will also include a teacher as a mentor. Each team will design and demonstrate an interactive project in one of the three themes. To participate, the teams must be located in a European Union Member State.
The Contest will be organized in two phases, concluding to a central European Exhibition and an Award Ceremony for the three finalist teams, one for each theme. All Members of winning teams will be invited guests of the Odysseus project.
The first phase of the contest will take place at the national level, among the teams based in each country. Winners will be designated for each of the three themes. In the second phase, the winners of each theme at the national level (maximum 27 teams) will compete at the European level.
The three winning teams will be invited to the Awards Ceremony that take place in the Odysseus Conference at Space Expo premises, where they will present their projects at an exhibition.