The links between the Council of Europe (the continent's leading human rights organisation) and the European Youth Award are obvious. Both aim to encourage active citizenship and participation, to empower young people to promote cultural diversity, to strengthen human rights education, to...
This category is about finding new, creative approaches to education and learning. Many high schools and universities report tremendous drop-out rates and a social education-gap remains reality in most countries.  Smart Learning innovations may, for example, provide free-access training...
This category is for all the unusual, crazy, digital projects that manifest a creative approach to contemporary culture. United in diversity has to be more than just a motto! Projects submitted to Connecting Cultures may combine programming, artistic and musical skills, find ways to...
This category comprises environmentally friendly solutions for the benefit of our planet. Vanishing natural resources, skyrocketing energy consumption, unresolved waste issues and accelerated climate change are among today’s most pressing challenges. Go Green innovations are ecologically...
This category is about exposing injustice and fighting social exclusion. While individual privacy seems on the decline, multinational deals tend to become more obscure. Many European countries still score high on the Corruption Perceptions Index. Also discrimination due to age, race, gender,...
This category looks for solutions that enhance economic understanding, fight poverty and help people to make a decent living. Almost one in four European youths is unemployed. With growing income gaps also many working people struggle to make ends meet. Money Matters wants innovations...
This category is for all those envisioning pathways to future mobility, intelligent logistic solutions and innovative development. Some regions of Europe find it hard to catch up with economic growth and consequently face an exodus of future workforce and decision makers.  Future Living ...
Can there be a better day to announce a deadline extension than June 18, International Panic Day? We don't think so. So be advised that you get three extra weeks to finish your project! You now officially have time until Monday, July 21, to submit your work and finish your application in...
This category is about physical wellbeing and helping people with health conditions to lead happy, fulfilled lives. Fifty percent of Europeans are overweight, one in five is obese.1 Diseases such as diabetes, hepatitis and metabolic disorders are on the rise. Economic and social barriers frequently...
For the seventh time the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum turned the World Conference Center in Bonn into an international hotspot for discussing the future of journalism from June 30 to July 2. Find out what was going on in this blog. How are journalists supposed to adjust their trade to...
The EYA jury phase will start soon and the jurors are eager to discover your innovative projects! They will award the following scores:   · Content: Idea, objective, quality and comprehensiveness · Design: Usability, structure and aesthetic value of layout and graphics. ·...

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- Graz City Tour

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  Festival catalogue and program

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- Coffee breaks throughout the day.

Past & present Speakers

Vice President, Europe, ICANN
Associate Professor, Erhvervs Akademiet Lillebælt
Executive Director, nextMEDIA
Snr. Academic Program Manager, EMEA at Microsoft Studios
United Kingdom
T-Mobile Austria, Head of Customer Experience
Internet Pioneer
Managing Partner of MEMENTO
Organiser of programming workshops & tech events for women
CEO & Research Director, evolaris next level
Creative Director Innolab
Founder & Strategy, UT11
Associate Professor for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Director of Ten Meters of Thinking
Ireland / The Netherlands
CEO & Co-Founder, DefectRadar

Famous Voices on EYA 2013

Irina Bokova

Director-General of UNESCO

Neelie Kroes

Vice-President of the European Commission

Eveline Herfkens

Founder of the UN Millennium Campaign

Michael Spindelegger

Vice Chancellor Austria

Eva Nowotny

President of the Austrian Commission for UNESCO

Reinhold Mitterlehner

Federal Minister of Economy, Family and Youth, Austria

EYA Ambassadors

Meet your EYA Ambassadors:

The Global Experience
CEO SuperSocial and Founder of Findia
First Lady @ Rostedt & Co
Digital Media Artist
The Netherlands
Executive Director, Beyond Violence
United Kingdom
Freelance Graphic & UX Designer
Graphic Designer, Illustrations @ Woody
Youth-led Project Officer at Innovations Lab Kosovo
Co-Founder & Biz Guy @ whatchado
Co-Founder and Director @ Allversity
Software Developer, Interface and Interaction Design @ Woody
Freelance web developer and UX designer
Youth Engagement Manager,
System Designer
Software Developer, Interface and Interaction Design @ Woody
Organiser of programming workshops & tech events for women
Senior Designer @ Nordkapp
Software Developer @ Woody
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