President of Republic of Lithuania
Valdas Adamkus

Dear Organizers of the European Union Science Olympiad,
Dear Participants,
Dear Young Colleagues,

I send my best and most sincere wishes for this exciting event.

As a person who has devoted many years of my life to environmental concerns and who has always been committed to environmental education, I highly appreciate this competition for instilling general cultural values and responsibility to our natural surroundings and to the people who live here together. I truly believe that even though not all of you are going to choose the path of professional research or environmental science, you will never deviate from a value-driven humanistic approach to nature.

This is an approach leading to awareness that it is not only individual states or the European Union, but the entire world that depends on human activity in different global regions.

There is no better prescription for building a hopeful future than creating a culture of responsibility and respect for the surrounding environment.

Thank you for embarking on this path.

Thank you for turning your today’s commitment into action that will result in concrete achievements tomorrow.

With warmest regards,

Valdas Adamkus
President of the Republic of Lithuania