Carol Vorderman MBE (mediapersoonlijkheid en oprichter van The Maths Factor): "A European Maths Competition for girls is a great idea. It’s always great to have a focus for excellence and this will help bring on many female maths stars of the future. Having the smartest girls in Europe start to network as teenagers is a wonderful idea. There are so many talented and lovely youngsters in Europe, who rarely get a chance to show themselves on a grander stage. I wish them all every success."