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Welcome to the website of the Southwestern Europe Regional Contest (SWERC) 2021-2022.

While we're planning to host SWERC 2021-2022 onsite, we can't know for sure if it will be possible, thus we ask you to not book any transportation or accomodation to the venue until we can confirm the competition will be onsite. Such confirmation should arrive at most in early March. Note that in the event the competition will be onsite, participants and coaches attending the event will be required to be fully vaccinated.

SWERC is a 5-hour programming contest for teams of three students (see regulations), focused on algorithmic problem solving and practical coding. It is open to teams from France, Israel, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and Switzerland. SWERC serves as the regional selection phase for the International Collegiate Programming Contest: the winning team(s) of SWERC will advance to the ICPC World Finals and compete against teams from all over the world.

With more than 50 years of existence, ICPC is the premier global programming competition conducted by and for the world's universities. It fosters creativity, teamwork, and innovation in building new software programs, and enables students to test their ability to perform well under pressure. In 2021, more than 50,000 of the finest students in computing disciplines from over 3,000 universities competed worldwide in the regional phases of this contest.

For more details about the contest, see here.

Map of SWERC regions: France, Israel, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland