Young Scientists Foundation Discovering the world of science and research The Young Scientists Foundation aims to interest young people aged between 11 and 21 years in research. Its main ambition is to encourage young people to carry out extracurricular scientific or technical activities that will prove both their scientific curiosity and their perseverance. To achieve this, the association has been organising the national Young Scientists competition every year since 1971 in order to give young participants the opportunity to win awards and present their work at an international competition. The laureates of the national competition can thus participate in the largest scientific competition in Europe organised by the European Commission, EUCYS, which takes place every year in the capital of an EU Member State. A few other examples of international competitions and internships include LIYSF (London International Youth Science Forum), the International Wildlife Research Week, ESI (International Scientific Expo), ESE (European Science Expo) and Intel ISEF (Intel International Science and Engineering Fair). In this way, the foundation wishes to contribute to the development of the country by training scientists, since training more researchers is a key challenge for the future. The National Research Fund is its main partner, and it is also supported by the Œuvre Nationale de Secours Grande-Duchesse Charlotte. The foundation currently has around a hundred members, both young people and adults. It promotes the competition in schools, searchers for tutors for the young participants, organises the national competition, registers the laureates of the competition for internships and international competitions and provides them with support.