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...
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 technical and strategic criteria: TS 1 Content: Idea, objective, quality and comprehensiveness TS 2 Design: Usability, structure and aesthetic...
Salzburg, July 28, 2014. Now that the submission period for #EYA2014 is over and you have submitted so many wonderful projects to the contest, there is one big question in the room: Who will select the most outstanding digital projects of the year? To evaluate the best eContent by young...
Salzburg, August 19, 2014. Thanks to the experts of the Online Grand Jury, who have chipped in their knowledge and experience to evaluate 130 projects from 49 European countries, the first round of assessment is now complete! Considering the high quality of most submissions, selecting the...

Online Grand Jurors

IT Professional, Manager at Accenture
Head of LENS Living Lab
Researcher @ Stiftung Neue Verantwortung
Associate Professor for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Youth-led project Officer, Innovations Lab Kosovo
CEO & Research Director, evolaris next level
Digital Media Artist
The Netherlands


13... more days until the Winners Announcement!

3 Reasons 2 Join the EYA Festival - Ambassador's Messages for U!

"Be part of the best
contest for young talents!"

"Get in contact with people that you probably never would have met!"

"Learn how you can use digital technologies for social good!"

"Expand your network, promote your project!" "Great people, Inspiration,  Motivation"

Francesca Ronchi, Italy

John Buckley, Ireland

Dušica Birovljević, Serbia

Darko Bozhinoski, Macedonia

Carina Schmid, Germany

Watch Francesca's message Watch John's message Watch Dušica's message Watch Darko's message Watch Carina's message

Festival Tickets (November 19-21)

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for Students € 60



the fee includes

- Graz City Tour

- Conference bag with information material, Graz city map,
  Festival catalogue and program

- Access to all workshop sessions, keynotes, world-cafés,…

- Coffee breaks throughout the day.

Past & present Speakers

Internet Pioneer
Associate Professor, Erhvervs Akademiet Lillebælt
CEO & Research Director, evolaris next level
Managing Partner of MEMENTO
T-Mobile Austria, Head of Customer Experience
Creative Director Innolab
Organiser of programming workshops & tech events for women

Famous Voices on EYA

Irina Bokova

Director-General of UNESCO

Neelie Kroes

Vice-President of the European Commission

Eveline Herfkens

Founder of the UN Millennium Campaign

Michael Spindelegger

Former Vice Chancellor Austria

Eva Nowotny

President of the Austrian Commission for UNESCO

Reinhold Mitterlehner

Vice Chancellor Austria

EYA Ambassadors

Meet your EYA Ambassadors:

Software Developer @ Woody
Software Developer, Interface and Interaction Design @ Woody
Youth-led Project Officer at Innovations Lab Kosovo
Executive Director, Beyond Violence
United Kingdom
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