Announcements and Updates

IEEE R8 SYP Congress 2022 Funded Registration Applications – Deadline: June 10th

IEEE Region 8 Student and Young Professional Congress 2022 will take place in Tunis, Tunisia, from the 3rd to 7th of August. In order to improve the participants’ overall experience and guarantee the success of the SYP Congress, IEEE Region 8 will fund attendance for a chosen number of eligible participants. You can now apply for this funded participation by filling in the application form by June 10th. For the full details regarding the funding policy, please review the Funding Policy document.


If your application for funding is ACCEPTED:
– You will be granted a registration for the Congress including everything that a General Registration* would have;
– You will have to pay the registration fee and only after the Congress will you be reimbursed;
– You must follow the funding policy and all its requirements before, during and after the Congress in order to remain qualified for reimbursement. Your attendance will be noted at all times.


If your application for funding is REJECTED:
– You will not be granted a registration for the Congress;
– You may still register as a participant for the Congress by purchasing a General Registration Ticket.


* General Registration (350 USD) includes accommodation with breakfast (arranged by the Congress), coffee and lunch breaks, dinners and participation in all congress sessions.


– Funding Application Period: from May 19th to June 10th
– Funding Application Result Announcement: released before June 15th
– Payment of Funded Registration Period: TBA
– Registration and Payment period for Non-Funded Registrations: TBA


For more information, please check our FAQ section in the SYP webpage: If your question is related to funding, please contact us at [email protected] and [email protected]. For any other questions, please contact us through the general email [email protected].

Call for Proposals – IEEE Region 8 Student and Young Professional Congress 2022


We would like to invite proposals to host the upcoming IEEE Region 8 Student and Young Professional Congress 2022.


The Region 8 SYP Congress is the biggest IEEE event for students and young professionals in Region 8. 400+ members from across the region come together for five days to enhance their knowledge, expand their network, develop skills, socialise with others from a variety of cultural backgrounds and have a lot of fun! 


Many students regard the SYP Congress as the highlight of their IEEE experience, so if you would like to host this prestigious event in your University in summer 2022, submit a proposal to us now! 




Writing of a Proposal

To nominate your IEEE Student Branch to host the next SYP Congress, you must submit a proposal document to us, explaining how your IEEE team will facilitate this event and some ideas for the event programme. Suggestions for a well-prepared proposal include:

  • Demonstrate that you have an enthusiastic team that is experienced enough for the task and have ideally participated in a previous edition of the Congress.
    • Collaborate with your local IEEE Section officers, local Young Professionals and Women in Engineering affinity groups, Humanitarian Activities Committees, etc.
  • Show that you have the infrastructure within your chosen city to host the event, which includes:
    • Attendee accommodation.
    • Transportation and travel options.
    • Catering (keep in mind diverse dietary needs).
    • Facilities for hosting workshops, panel sessions, plenary sessions, and networking.
    • Facilities for social events.
  • Present and showcase your chosen city and suggest tours and/or cultural activities.
  • Include a preliminary five-day schedule and a budget estimation.
  • Show innovation and creativity!


For full details and advice on how to organize a Student and Young Professional Congress in your University, please download and read The SYP Congress Manual.




How to Apply

The nomination is a multi-stage process. 


1st Stage

First, a two page proposal shall be submitted to us, before 21st of September 2021. This proposal should include essential items such as: the date, location, team members, why you should be selected, student branch background and experience, ideas for the program, etc. Based on this first stage proposal, we will provide valuable feedback and suggestions for the next phase. This stage is mandatory to submit your final proposal.


Please submit the first proposal with the subject: “IEEE R8 SYP First Proposal-<Name of SB>” to [email protected].


2nd Stage

The final proposal shall be submitted by 30 September 2021. This proposal should be less than 25 pages in length, and will be used to fully evaluate the ability of the candidates to host the IEEE R8 SYP Congress 2022. The final decision regarding the host of SYP Congress will be announced in mid-October prior to the Region 8 Autumn Meeting.


Please submit your proposal with the subject: “IEEE R8 SYP Final Proposal-<Name of SB>” to [email protected].





The Region 8 Student and Young Professional Congress has been hosted in a wide variety of Sections in the past. We equally welcome applications from new and previous hosting countries, so start your application now to bring the SYP 2022 to your members!


IEEE Africa SYP Congress 2019


We are bringing you incredible news!


We, as R8SAC and R8YP have joined forces with IEEE Africa Ad-hoc and are opening together a call for proposals for Africa SYP Congresses 2019!

The process is one stage, where more than one congress may be granted hosting, in various parts of Africa.

Check the requirements, put together a proposal and send us an e-mail by October 30, 2019, entitled “IEEE ASYP Proposal-<Name of IEEE OU (SB/YP or other)>” to [email protected][email protected], and [email protected].


The proposal must incorporate the following information:


1. Hosting entity (IEEE or affiliate non-profit organization)
2. Proposed Dates for the Congress (within 2019)
3. Proposed Host Location (Cities, States)
4. Chapter or Section information
5. Congress volunteers to serve in the committee(s)
6. Proposed Venue Description
7. Letter of endorsement from Section
8. Budget estimates (overall and per participant)
9. Tentative program
10. Various Statements Regarding IEEE policies


with more details given in the official document “IEEE ASYP Request For Proposals” that can be found here:


The hosts will be announced on November 1, 2019.

IEEE R8 Student & Young Professional Congress 2016 Regensburg

The IEEE R8 Student and Young Professional Congress (SYP Congress) is an event that takes place every two years in the IEEE Region 8. It gathers both student and young professional members from all Sections in the Region and it provides an opportunity to network and get to know over four hundred people from all over the world.

The 2016 version of the Congress will be hosted by the IEEE Student Branches Regensburg and Passau in Regensburg, Germany from the 17th till the 21st of August. The participants will have the opportunity to develop their technical and soft skills in a wide variety of workshops and lectures from local companies and global players and they deal with interesting topics in diverse technical fields, meet other IEEE members, exchange ideas and experiences. At the same time, we will introduce the participants to OTH Regensburg, the city of Regensburg, companies and laboratories in and around our city and the bavarian way of life.

Over four hundred students and young professionals from Africa, Europe and Middle East will create an incredible atmosphere – guaranteed! So take part, make new friends or meet old ones, learn about everything IEEE, network with high-tech companies and exchange ideas with like-minded people from all over Region 8.

To register please check out the SYP’s website: 

and check out the Facebook page:

The full registration fee includes accommodation and meals during the official dates of the congress (17 – 21 August 2016).12244771_1152239268150169_8453132503522449451_o
Registration fee with accommodation: 375 Euro
Registration fee without accommodation: 300 Euro

2013 Student Congresses

Greetings IEEE Volunteers!

2013 is the year of R8 Student Branch Congresses!

We are proud to announce MESBC, ISBC and CEuSBC!



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The event is planned to span the days of May 28 to June 1, 2013. The Congress will include several technical and non technical workshops, fun activities and out things!

Registration has opened in January at:

Check MESBC on




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The 3rd IEEE Iberian Student Branch Congress is organized by the IEEE Student Branch at the University of Porto with the aim of having together the IEEE student members from Portugal and Spain, as well as students and guests from all the IEEE Region 8 countries (Europe, Africa, Middle East and Russia).

The registrations for the ISBC 2013 are now open for everyone in our website at where you can find a lot of useful information about the congress. Stay tuned our official Facebook page, we will have more news soon: 



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IEEE CEuSBC is an international event where more than 100 young engineering students and young professionals from Central Europe and neighbouring regions meet together to familiarize with trends in science and technology, discuss present and future engineering challenges, develop new skills and share technical, social and professional experiences. Moreover, the CEuSBC is the right place where students can learn more about the IEEE and reflect on their careers.

Mark 13 – 15 May 2013 in your calendars and take the chance to join the pleasant experience! Let us continue the promising tradition started in Linz (Austria). The early bird registration will be open on 7 February 2013. For more information you can visit official congress website: as well as Facebook page:

IEEE Region 8 Student Branch and GOLD Congress 2012, Madrid, Spain

This year, Madrid was the host city of the 8th biannual IEEE Region 8 Student Branch and GOLD Congress (SBC 2012), the flagship student and GOLD event in the region. Following on the footsteps of London (2008) and Leuven (2010), the 2012 edition had a special flavour to it, this being the 50th anniversary celebration of Region 8.

The congress managed to attract around 400 attendees (up from 215 just 4 years ago), 300 of which student members from all corners of Europe, Middle East and Africa. However, the list also included the Regional Student Representatives from Regions 2 and 10, as well as 24 attendees from Region 9. We were happy to welcome IEEE Past President Moshe Kam, IEEE President Gordon Day, IEEE President-Elect Peter Staecker and the entire Region 8 OpCom, as well as many other global IEEE volunteers and staff.

The already legendary multi-cultural evening once again lived up to its reputation. With participants from 53 different countries, the diversity was everywhere and, by some accounts, you could even call it overwhelming. Diversity could also be found in the congress program, with a mix of technical, non-technical and IEEE topics thrown in. The attendees had the opportunity to ask their questions to the next Region 8 Director in the Director-Elect Candidate debate, and to be rewarded for their volunteer efforts in the SAC/GOLD award session. Perhaps most important, though, were the ample opportunities for networking and exchange of experiences which took place around the clock.

Congratulations to the SBC Madrid team for an amazing event and thank you to those who attended. To all readers, hope to see you at the next one!


Jorge Miguel Soares
Region 8 Student Representative
[email protected]