Abstract A perovskite containing divalent europium, EuZrO 3, was synthesized from europium monoxide (EuO) and zirconium dioxide (ZrO 2). EuO was prepared from sesquioxide and carbon. The perovskite obtained has an orthorhombic structure and is insulating at room temperature. At higher temperature, this compound presents a semi-conducting behavior. The magnetic properties were determined and indicate a paramagnetic compound.