What is EBEC ?

The history of the EBEC  started with its launch in 2002 when BEST members became interested in Canadian Engineering Competition (CEC) – the prototype of the EBEC in Canada. The idea of the student`s competition was presented at following General Meeting of BEST and was initiated at BEST universities right afterwards. There were different names than the current EBEC and different categories had been tried.

BEST European Engineering Competition (BEEC) was the previous name of the EBEC  project, but it was changed in 2008 for EBEC. The competition changed its name to EBEC  in 2018 – where it had its final shape. There were different categories of EBEC : Team Design, Debates, Case Study, Negotiations. After years of experience and feedback, Team Design and Case Study are currently the official categories that EBEC  pyramid has; as these are being the most practical among others and consequently they are stimulating the enjoyment of competition among participants.


EBEC has a developed chain of contest; a EBEC  pyramidal structure. It consists of three levels; each level of pyramid refers to relevant rounds that are being held throughout the year:

– Local Round of EBEC  is the first round which includes students and organisers from all universities that take part in the project. All EBEC  rounds are organised by Local BEST Groups (LBG). While EBEC  is becoming more and more popular among LBGs, the amount of participation to the competition chain is increasing by every passing year. When it comes to EBEC 2018 edition, the project is expected to involve 83 Local BEST Groups in 31 European countries.

– National/Regional EBEC Rounds are the second level of EBEC  project. Teams that are winners of Local EBEC rounds in their universities are invited to the next stage; either a National or a Regional competition depending on their division in EBEC  pyramid. Each year more than 600 participants attend the second level of competitions in order to prove their practical skills and win the second lef of the pyramid.




-Winners of the National/Regional EBEC Rounds have deserve to attend to  Final Round  of EBEC and try to become BEST student of engineering field.