European Junior Olympiad in Informatics (eJOI) is a significant event, a stepping-stone, in the development of the elite of the IT industry in Council of Europe member states.
eJOI will be organized and held for first time in the period September 7th-13th in Sofia, Bulgaria.
The aim and primary purpose of this elite educational event is to encourage the interest of young children in IT and to stimulate competitive software development in Europe as a whole, as well as acknowledge the best young IT talents. With the first European Junior Olympiad in Informatics eJOI, the IT society of the Council of Europe wants to engage the public attention with the importance of science and technology for a sustainable future of the IT industry and to demonstrate the efforts that all the institutions involved are investing to encourage and support the development of the most successful young talents in the field.
The first European Junior Olympiad in Informatics eJOI will be held under the patronage of the President of the Republic of Bulgaria, Rumen Radev, Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner on Education, Culture, Youth and Sport and Maria Gabriel, European Commissioner on Digital Economy and Society.
The Olympiad is endorsed by the Bulgarian members of the European Parliament and will follow the rules and standards of the International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI).
Members of eJOI initiation committee are Prof. Krassimir Manev, President of the International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI), PhD Biserka Yovcheva and the “A&B” School of Informatics in Shumen, Alexey Hristov, Chairman of the Management Board of the Natural Sciences Olympic Team Association (NSOTA) and Elena Marinova, Chairman of the Development Board of NSOTA and President of the software company “Musala Soft”.
The first European Junior Olympiad in Informatics eJOI will be hosted by the Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science, Sofia Municipality, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” and Sofia Tech Park.