The idea behind “being cousins” is to create active groups on a global scale, who can support and encourage each other, even though they may operate only locally.

We have three keywords:

  1. Global (engaging every country)
  2. Diversity (i.e., engaging more women and, more generally, people from disadvantaged or underrepresented groups)
  3. Juniors (engaging young generations, e.g., starting from high schools)

Each QCousin is expected to agree with 

  1. [three public-education challenges] completing three workshops or similar activities (one generic and two targeted, for example, one for high-school students and one women-exclusive,) on the basics of quantum computing and programming as a part of public education activities within 18 months, and 
  2. [one academic-education challenge] implementing a quantum semester or at least a week-long school as a part of academic activities within 36 months.

All workshops should be free to all participants, and the quantum semester or the school should be a non-profit activity.

We already have an introductory tutorials on quantum computing and programming called Bronze, which we have organized more than 30 times. In our QKitchen, new tutorials on the different topics (such as Silver as the continuation of Bronze, quantum key distribution, and quantum machine learning) are being prepared for the new workshops, and all will be ready to use soon.

Over time, QCousins formulate and implement new challenges and then encourage others to do so.

At the moment, we are seven Cousins: QLatviaQTurkeyQHungaryQBalkan, QPoland, QRussia, and QSlovakia.


Join us

Please check our global project the Entangling QCousins to join us.

Each QCousin and its members must accept our code of ethics and code of conduct and then respect and follow the codes, rules, and regulations.


Our coodinators

Coordinators: Maksims Dimitrijevs (QLatvia), Paweł Gora (QPoland), and Zoltán Zimborás (QHungary).
Contact: qcousins [at] qworld.lu.lv

Former coordinator: Abuzer Yakaryilmaz (August 2019 – January 2020)