European BEST Engineering Competition
EBEC is a competition for students to compete in a multi-cultural environment across 88 local rounds, 15 national/regional rounds and 1 final organized by student organization Board of European Students of Technology (BEST).
EBEC brings together smart and creative students with representatives of companies under the auspices of the university.
The aim of EBEC is to raise social awareness of all students in relation to current global technical tasks (problems). EBEC offers the possibility for students to engage in these issues while developing their technical skills, presentation skills, ability to work in teams and practical experience.
EBEC consists of several rounds from local to final. The pyramid below represents the sequence of the different rounds.
1. Local round
This is the first round of the project. EBEC Local rounds are organized by Local BEST Group from different technical universities. This year 88 universities in 32 countries from Europe will host EBEC Local round.
2. National/Regional round
National/Regional EBEC Rounds are organized by 15 countries in Europe. They will gather the winners of all Local rounds that are part of each National/Regional round. They usually last for 2-4 days and, in total, they collect around 600 students.
3. Final round
The last round of EBEC competition, EBEC Final will take place in Brno, Czech Republic in August 2017. It will gather 120 competitors from all over Europe. The EBEC Final will last 9 days and 4 of them are working days. The other ones are dedicated for other different topics, such as company day, cultural visit and social activities.