European BEST Engineering Competition (EBEC)
European BEST Engineering Competition (EBEC) is the largest real-time based engineering competition conducted by Board of European Students of Technology (BEST), gathering best European students of engineering. It is conducted by students for students. With EBEC Project BEST aims to develop participants skills thus not only theoretical knowledge also their practical knowledge which will help them to tackle problems which humanity faces each day. Teams that are composed by 4 students from technology fields, regardless of status of their degree, are challenged to solve the tasks that are provided by BEST in 3 different competition levels.
EBEC project begins functioning every year by the first Local EBEC Round that is conducted in Europe; afterwards moving onwards with several other Local EBEC Rounds as well as National/Regional EBEC Rounds and reaches an end by a EBEC Final event that is organised in beginning of August.
The team which proves to be the most efficient, creative and successful at the end of competition final is granted by “BEST Engineers of Europe” title. Project brings together students, universities, companies and NGOs (Non-governmental organizations).
Structure of EBEC:
EBEC pyramid consists of three levels that are hierarchically arranged as follows:
1. Local Round
It’s the first round of the competition. EBEC Local Rounds are organised by Local BEST Group from different technical universities. The winners of both categories proceed further and will meet with other local winners in their respective categories in the respective second (regional/national) round.
2. National/Regional Round
National/Regional EBEC Rounds are organised 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 gathers 120 competitors from all over Europe. The EBEC Final 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.
In the year 2018, BEST is introducing a new brand of EBEC – EBEC Challenge.