This was #EYA17!

 

For EYA17 young people, start-ups and social entrepreneurs (under the age of 33) from 59 countries were eligible to apply with their creative digital projects (e.g. websites, online campaigns, mobile or web apps, interactive installations, IoT) with impact on society. Projects could have been submitted in 8 different categories addressing the goals defined by the Council of Europe and Europe 2020 as well as the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

 

Contest Rules 2017     |     Categories 2017

 

International experts from all branches of the Creative Industry, known as the Grand Jury, evaluated all submissions in three stages: 2 online and 1 onsite round in Prishtina, Kosovo. Out of all winning teams the Festival Jury selected one Overall Winner – the EYA Young Digital Champion!

 

I. Content Creativity

S 1 Creativity of idea & goals: newness and originality of the idea behind the project and the pursued goals.
S 2 Quality and depth of content.
S 3 Innovation of the approach to reach the project’s goals; innovation of implementation.

II. Digital Implementation

S 4 Design: aesthetic value of layout and graphics, visual appeal.
S 5 Functionality: usability and structure.
S 6 Interactivity: appropriate interactivity to engage with the target group.

III. Social entrepreneurial aspects

S7 Sustainability: ability to maintain the project over the long term.
S8 Economic potential: potential for economic development and growth and creation of surplus value.

= Score I: Average score of the above criteria

Additional Strategic Score:

SS 1 Social Impact & solidarity: potential of impact in the target group / society.
SS 2 Social value: value for political agenda; efficiency and strategic relevance for goals of the Council of Europe and Europe 2020 and the UN SDGs.

= Score II: Average of the above criteria

The Online Jury took place from August 2-21 (first round) and August 25-September 9 (second round). Some of the best, most outstanding and socially engaged experts coming from all over Europe evaluated your projects in terms of content, design, innovation, initiative, interactivity, impact and social value.


Lisa Mahajan
Project Manager & Junior Lecturer | FH JOANNEUM Graz
Austria

Teresa Dieguez
Innovation, Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Management Professor | IPCA
Portugal

Sandra Pfleger
Communications & Project Manager | Evolaris next level
Austria

Cristina Birsan
Communications Specialist | UNDP Africa Regional Programme
Romania

Meriem El Hilali
Diplomatic Adviser | Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean
Morroco

Attila Horányi
Director (BA program Art and Design Theory) | Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design
Hungary

Connor Sattely
Chief Operating Officer GovFaces | Winner 2014
United States of America

Wolf Becvar
UX professional, COO HotGloo, writer, speaker
Austria

Mevan Babakar
CEO and Founder | Citizen Beta
UK/Iraq

Arnau Gifreu Castells
Professor and Research Affiliate | MIT Open Documentary Lab & ERAM University
Spain

Marsida Bandilli
PhD Researcher | University of Antwerp
Belgium

Olivia Le Boulch
Attaché for scientific and university cooperation | French embassy
France

Michael Terler
Innovation Management Professor | FH CAMPUS 02
Austria

Ahmed El-Sobky
Vice CEO | Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA)
Egypt

António Gamito
Executive Director | North-South Centre of the CoE
Portugal

Matteo Consonni
Director at Rose & Coordinator of Venture Academy | Centre for Innovation Leiden University
Italy

Rodica Mocan
Ph.D., Associate Professor | Babes Bolyai University
Romania

Magdalena Kubów
Coordinator of Management & Leadership studies | SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities
Poland

Paolo Bovio
Head of Content | SuperSocial
Italy

Sébastien Bourdu
Freelance web developer and UX designer for social justice
France

Sohvi Sirkesalo
Senior lecturer, coordinator of international affairs | TAMK
Finland

Zikry Kholil
Cofounder and Chief Brand Officer | Incitement Global
Malaysia

Afërdita Pustina
National Programme Officer | OSCE Mission in Kosovo
Kosovo

Marina Wittner
Assistant and Political Advisor | EP
Austria/Belgium

Max de Boer
Project Manager for InRoad at SNSF | Co-founder of Strangers & Friends
Switzerland

Odeta Iseviciute
Owner at Adcanon, Co-founder & CMO Dealoyal
Lithuania

Mathias Haas
CEO | SuperSocial
Austria

Pavel Varbanov
EU Projects coordinator | ESI Center Eastern Europe
Bulgaria

Timo Väliharju
Executive Director | COSS
Finland

George Malekkos
Software Innovation Architect & CEO | Powersoft
Cyprus

Graham Cooper
Senior Lecturer | University of Lincoln
United Kingdom

Pihla Rostedt
Designer, Rostedt & Co
Finland

Arman Atoyan
Founder & CEO at X-TECH | Co-Founder & CEO at ARLOOPA
Armenia

Gabriele Sevignani
Communications Manager | AQA Pearls – For You and Planet Blue
Austria

Dimitar Jovevski
Associate Professor at Faculty of Economics | Skopje
Macedonia

Albert van der Kooij
Programme Manager | Northern Knowledge
Netherlands

Bernhard Weber
Center of entrepreneurship and applied business studies, University of Graz
Austria

Yahya Marzouk
National coordinator | Social Impact Award
Tunisia

Sarah Klein
Editor-in-Chief | Tea after Twelve
Germany

Lorenzo Olivieri
Cofounder and director | Incitement Italy Movement
Italy

Monika Kosman
Head Of Marketing | TEDxOdense
Poland | Denmark

Elisabeth Pergler
Faculty member & Research scientist | FH CAMPUS 02
Austria

Zvonimir Canjuga
Vice Chairperson | AEGEE-Europe
Croatia/Belgium

Christian Bauer
Owner | Bauer & Associates
Austria

Willy Kempel
Ambassador of the Republic of Austria to the State of Qatar
Austria

Kinga S. Smith
Founder | Reverse Engineering Studios
US/Hungary

Etienne Gonon-Pelletier
Project Manager | French National School of Administration (ENA)
France

Birgit Maier
Marketing Director | Goldbach Austria GmbH
Austria

Dušica Birovljević
Founder and Owner | Nomcentar
Serbia

Eva Rosenberg
Expert in Human Rights, EU Enlargement, Environmental Standards and Transparency
Austria / Portugal

Abdul Rahman AlAshraf
Founder | FreeCom
Germany/Syria

Tibor Kecskés
Senior Architect and Spatial Designer | TK Studio
Hungary

Hartwin Kostron
Marketing & Creative Director | Young Mountain Marketing GmbH
Austria

Geert de Haan
Independent researcher, Lecturer | Wittenborg University
The Netherlands

Tudor Mihailescu
Co-founder | GovFaces
Romania

Steffie Limère
Founder | Factory of Imagination and Unfolding Events
Denmark/Belgium

Tanja Madžarević
Data Analyst | Financial Markets International, Inc.
Bosnia and Herzegovina

Kamran Agasi
Director of Innovations Center | Innovations Center Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan

Antoaneta Ivanova
Co-Founder | Mladiinfo
Macedonia

Irene Polycarpou
Professor of Technology and Innovation in Education | University of Central Lancashire
Cyprus

Guxim Shoshaj
Co-founder | Strangers & Friends
Switzerland

The Onsite Jury took place from September 28-30 in Prishtina, Kosovo. The Expert Jurors attending wee some of the best and most socially engaged experts from all over Europe. They selected the #EYA17 Winners in a fair, democratic and transparent process on the basis of the evaluation criteria.


Antoaneta Ivanova
Co-Founder | Mladiinfo
Macedonia

Afërdita Pustina
National Programme Officer | OSCE Mission in Kosovo
Kosovo

Pavel Varbanov
EU Projects coordinator | ESI Center Eastern Europe
Bulgaria

Uranik Begu
Executive Director | Innovation Center Kosovo
Kosovo

Max de Boer
Project Manager for InRoad at SNSF | Co-founder of Strangers & Friends
Switzerland

Dimitar Jovevski
Associate Professor at Faculty of Economics | Skopje
Macedonia

Kinga S. Smith
Founder | Reverse Engineering Studios
US/Hungary

Janny Huitema
Communication and Marketing | Frisian Design Factory
Netherlands

Graham Cooper
Senior Lecturer | University of Lincoln
United Kingdom

Cristina Birsan
Communications Specialist | UNDP Africa Regional Programme
Romania

Tanja Madžarević
Data Analyst | Financial Markets International, Inc.
Bosnia and Herzegovina

Attila Horányi
Director (BA program Art and Design Theory) | Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design
Hungary

Manar AlHashash
eContent Alchemist & Activist, Board of Directors, World Summit Award (WSA)
Kuwait

Steffie Limère
Founder | Factory of Imagination and Unfolding Events
Denmark/Belgium

Sarah Klein
Editor-in-Chief | Tea after Twelve
Germany

Eva Rosenberg
Expert in Human Rights, EU Enlargement, Environmental Standards and Transparency
Austria / Portugal

Pihla Rostedt
First Lady | Rostedt & Co
Finland

Odeta Iseviciute
Owner at Adcanon, Co-founder & CMO Dealoyal
Lithuania

Irene Polycarpou
Professor of Technology and Innovation in Education | University of Central Lancashire
Cyprus

Teresa Dieguez
Innovation, Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Management Professor | IPCA
Portugal

Simon Kranzer
Researcher and Lecturer | University of Applied Sciences Salzburg
Austria

Christian Bauer
Owner | Bauer & Associates
Austria

The Special Jury to select the Winner in the Special Category 2017 WATER – blue planet | drinking water | sanitation | water management took place on October 10, 2017 in the City of Graz.

The Special Category 2017 was introduced upon initiative of the AQA Pearls – For You and Planet Blue Foundation to raise awareness for this essential resource of life. We thank them for their engagement, commitment and support!


Peter Piffl-Percevic
City Councillor Graz
Austria

Florian Puschmann
Designer | Puschmann Studio
Austria

Edgar Schnedl
Chairperson of the Unit Commercial and Marketcommunication | Chamber of Commerce Styria
Austria

Bernhard Weber
Center of entrepreneurship and applied business studies, University of Graz
Austria

Johanna Pirker
Researcher | Graz University of Technology
Austria

Josef Smolle
Professor for New Media in Medical Education | Medical University of Graz
Austria

Susanne Urschler
Head of the Micronetworks unit | Styrian Business Promotion Agency (SFG)
Austria

Michael Terler
Innovation Management Professor | FH CAMPUS 02
Austria

Gabriele Sevignani
Communications Manager | AQA Pearls – For You and Planet Blue
Austria

Elke Lujansky-Lammer
Head of the Regional Office Styria | Ombud for Equal Treatment
Austria


Cristina Birsan
Communications Specialist | UNDP Africa Regional Programme
Romania

Brigitta Litschauer
Directorate EU Coordination Environment, Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Environment and Water Management
Austria

Sarah Klein
Editor-in-Chief | Tea after Twelve
Germany

Irene Polycarpou
Professor of Technology and Innovation in Education | University of Central Lancashire
Cyprus

Christian Bauer
Owner | Bauer & Associates
Austria

Graham Cooper
Senior Lecturer | University of Lincoln
United Kingdom

Georg Steinfelder
Graphic and Communication Designer, Social Designer
Austria

Camila Carvalho
Founder and CEO | Tem Açúcar
Brazil

Eva Rosenberg
Expert in Human Rights, EU Enlargement, Environmental Standards and Transparency
Austria / Portugal

Rebecca Liu
Founder and CEO | VRCORE
China

Angelika Meister
Mayor's Office Graz | Coordination Office of City of Design
Austria

Afërdita Pustina
National Programme Officer | OSCE Mission in Kosovo
Kosovo

Attila Horányi
Director (BA program Art and Design Theory) | Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design
Hungary

Albert van der Kooij
Programme Manager | Northern Knowledge
Netherlands

Josef Gründler
Head of master degree program | FH JOANNEUM
Austria

Kambis Kohansal Vajargah
Co-Founder | whatchado
Austria/Iran
 

The Winners were announced beginning of October. The winning teams receive the invitation to the EYA Festival 2017 (Winners Event) to pitch their projects in Graz, Austria, from November 29 to December 2, 2017. Check out the Festival Program here and the Speakers 2017 here.