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November is Coming


November is one of the most important months for the International Bebras Community. This is because the majority of students around the World take part in the annual challenge during this month. This year World-Wide Bebras week starts on Monday, 7th November with some countries extending this to a second week finishing on Friday 18th November. Last year over 3 million students took part in Bebras so a lot of Computational Thinking goes on each November!

We wish all countries a successful challenge!


Published October, 2022

 

Russia and Belarus suspended from the IBC

The Bebras Community is deeply concerned by the situation in Ukraine, strongly condemns the actions by Russia, and fully supports the resolution of the United Nations that demands the Russian Federation to immediately end the illegal use of force in Ukraine and withdraw all troops.


The International Bebras Community has decided, by more than two-thirds of the votes, as required by the Bebras Statutes, to approve the following motion:


1. Russia and Belarus, which actually supports Russia, should be immediately suspended as members of the International Bebras Community. The membership may be restored in the event of a peace agreement.
2. For this purpose:
2.1. The teams from Russia and Belarus cannot attend (on-line or personally) the Beaver workshops,
2.2. The teams from Russia and Belarus cannot participate in preparation and working on tasks for the Bebras Community,
2.3. The repository of tasks prepared at the workshops in 2022 and later cannot be used in Russia and Belarus in any Bebras-like competition.
2.4. The two countries are not allowed to use the name and logo of the International Bebras Competition in any Bebras-like competition in 2022 and later.
2.5. The two countries will not be listed in the statistics of Bebras in 2022 and later.
2.6. The decision of the IBC is published on the bebras.org website.


Published April, 2022

 

GOOGLE IN ASIA

Google.org is providing a $1 million grant to help Bebras Indonesia train Indonesian teachers and students in computational thinking. More information.


Published February, 2020

 

The Raspberry Pi Foundation and Bebras

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has teamed up with Oxford University to support the Bebras Challenge, which every November invites students to use computational thinking to solve classical computer science problems re-worked into accessible and interesting questions.

More information.


Published October, 2019

 

Bebras in Guinness World Record

On September 9th, the largest computer programming lesson was organised in Lithuania. 712 students (from 7th to 13th years) took part, as recorded by the Guinness World Records.

 

     

  


Published April, 2019

 

Bebras wins Informatics Europe 2015 Best Practices in Education Award

Award winner announced during ECSS 2015, Vienna, Austria.

 

The winner of the Informatics Europe 2015 Best Practices in Education Award is the Bebras "International Challenge on Informatics and Computational Thinking", proposed by Prof. dr. Valentina Dagiene (Vilnius University, Lithuania) and dr. Wolfgang Pohl (BWINF, Germany) on behalf of the Bebras community.

 

The Award, organised annually by Informatics Europe and sponsored by Microsoft Research, was presented at a special ceremony held in Vienna, Austria, during the 2015 European Computer Science Summit, where the award winner presented the impact and results of their project.

 

WITSA 2014 Global ICT Excellence Award for Bebras

Very good news from WITSA 2014 Global ICT Excellence Awards. BEBRAS was selected as one of this year’s Merit Award winners.

The award was given for its a collaborative international network to promote Informatics among primary, secondary and high school students and teachers; for attracting school age children, especially girls in science and technology, and engaging them in computer sciences, engineering and mathematics.