About the event
From school year 2023-24, the national winning teams will be welcomed by ESA at its ESTEC site in the Netherlands for a brand-new European learning and celebration event: ‘Space Engineer for a Day’, to take place on 20 & 21 June 2024. This non-competitive event aims to celebrate the achievements of the teams, while experiencing what is the day-to-day life of an engineer working at ESA.
Students will be able to:
- Explore facilities such as laboratories,
- Hear first-hand from space experts,
- Present their work to a panel of experts in a poster session,
- Enjoy social and space-themed activities.
- Network with the other winning teams, benefitting of an international environment.
More details on the event will be directly provided to participants in due time.
Eligibility, Funding & Sponsorship
- The team must be the winning team of their 2024 CanSat National Competition.
- Each student team must comprise a minimum of 3 up to a maximum of 6 students (aged 14 – 19 years old) resident in an ESA Member or Associate state, respecting one of the following conditions:
- Team of students enrolled full-time in a secondary school;
- Team of students in home schooling condition (certified by the National Ministry of Education or delegated authority);
- Team of members of a social club enrolled full-time in secondary schools.
For the learning and celebration event, ESA will sponsor the accommodation, meals and local transportation expenses for up to 6 students and 2 teachers (the latter if justification is provided) per national team, including up to 300 euro per person in travel costs. This includes:
- Accommodation for the team members (rooms with multiple capacity) and for the mentors (single rooms) for the total duration of the launch campaign.
- A stipend of 300 euros per person to arrange their international travel and transport from the closest international airport or train station to the accommodation/event location and back .
- Local transport for the duration of the event, excluding local transport stated in point 2.
- Dinner on arrival day
- Breakfast, lunch, and dinner on event day
- Breakfast on departure day
All teams are responsible for arranging their own travel bookings to/from their hometowns and the main airport/train station of the event location.