This was #EYA18!

 

For EYA18 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 2018 | Categories 2018

 

International experts from all branches of the Creative Industry – the EYA 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 1-21 (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.


Tanja Madžarević
Joint Program Coordinator | IT Girls
Bosnia and Herzegovina

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

Magdalena Kubów
Lecturer & Researcher | SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities
Poland

Eva A. Jakob
Post-doctoral researcher | Paderborn University
Germany

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

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

Monika Kosman
Head Of Marketing | TEDxOdense
Poland | Denmark

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

Christian Bauer
Owner | Bauer & Associates
Austria

Pavel Varbanov
EU Projects coordinator | ESI Center Eastern Europe
Bulgaria

Ela Szczepaniak
Co-owner & entrepreneurship trainer | Revas – Business Simulation Games
Poland

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

Arnau Gifreu Castells
Interactive coordinator | DocsBarcelona - Professor - ERAM | University of Girona
Spain

George Malekkos
Software Innovation Architect & CEO | Powersoft
Cyprus

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

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

Lisa Mahajan
Project Manager & Lecturer | FH JOANNEUM Graz
Austria

Abdul Rahman AlAshraf
Founder | FreeCom
Germany/Syria

Panayiotis Andreou
Assistant Professor in Data Analytics | University of Central Lancashire
Cyprus

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

Yahya Marzouk
Co-founder | MAD Path
Tunisia

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

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

Matteo Consonni
Business Creation Manager | EIT Health Germany
Germany/Italy

Marina Wittner
Assistant and Political Advisor | EP
Austria/Belgium

Wais Bashir
Managing Editor, Thought Leadership | Onyx Advisory; OSINT Trainer | The Frontline Club
UK

Vesna Kuzmanovic
Mentor for Social Entreprises | UNIDO
Macedonia

Tudor Mihailescu
Co-founder | GovFaces
Romania

Anne Sofie Hoffmann Schrøder
Independent Journalist
Denmark

Mathias Haas
CEO | SuperSocial
Austria

Denitsa Simeonova
CEO | Association of the Bulgarian Leaders and Entrepreneurs (ABLE)
Bulgaria

Dimitar Jovevski
Associate Professor | University of SS. Cyril and Methodius
Macedonia

Guxim Shoshaj
Co-founder | Strangers & Friends
Switzerland

Paolo Bovio
Social Media Specialist | MR & Associati Comunicazione
Italy

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

Connor Sattely
Business Development Manager | HiiL
United States of America

Rutger de Rijk
Young Impactmakers Catalyst | Impact Hub Amsterdam
Netherlands

Samar El Sheikh
Unit Manager | ITIDA
Egypt

Albert van der Kooij
Programme Manager | Northern Knowledge
Netherlands

Dušica Birovljević
Founder & Owner | Nomcentar
Serbia

Birgit Maier
Marketing Director | Goldbach Austria GmbH
Austria

Carla Fabbro
Innovation Consultant | Copenhagen FinTech
Denmark / France

Michael Terler
Innovation Management Professor | FH CAMPUS 02
Austria

Stephen Vickers
International Assessment Consultant
United Kingdom

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

Julianna Faludi
Assistant Professor | Corvinus University of Budapest
Hungary

Ayesha Carmouche
Senior Parliamentary and Stakeholder Adviser | Care Quality Commission
UK

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

Antoaneta Ivanova
Program Manager | Philanthropy for Green Ideas (PGI) Program of Balkan Green Foundation Supported by Rockefeller Brothers Fund
North Macedonia

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

Timo Väliharju
Executive Director | Finnish Centre for Open Systems and Solutions (COSS)
Finland

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

Clément Reix
Public Policy | Dailymotion
France

Zikry Kholil
Cofounder and Chief Brand Officer | Incitement Global
Malaysia

Cristina Birsan
Project Manager Volunteers for Events | United Nations Volunteers
Romania

Afërdita Pustina
National Programme Officer | OSCE Mission in Kosovo
OSCE Mission in Kosovo

Katrin Roseneder
Communication & Project Manager | KAT
Austria

Friederike Soezen
Policy Advisor | Austrian Federal Economic Chamber
Austria

 

The Onsite Jury took place from September 14-17 in Prishtina, Kosovo. The Expert Jurors attending wee some of the best and most socially engaged experts from all over Europe. They selected the #EYA18 Winners in a fair, democratic and transparent process on the basis of the evaluation criteria.


Valon Nushi
YEP Coordinator | UNICEF Innovations Lab Kosovo
Kosovo

Vjosa Mullatahiri
Advisor for Youth Employment Promotion and ALMP | German Development Cooperation (GIZ)
Kosovo

Arto Puikkonen
Business Manager, Build | Gofore Ltd.
Finland

Dimitar Jovevski
Associate Professor | University of SS. Cyril and Methodius
Macedonia

Afërdita Pustina
National Programme Officer | OSCE Mission in Kosovo
OSCE Mission in Kosovo

Christian Bauer
Owner | Bauer & Associates
Austria

Rutger de Rijk
Young Impactmakers Catalyst | Impact Hub Amsterdam
Netherlands

Stephen Vickers
International Assessment Consultant
United Kingdom

Timo Rostedt
Senior UX Designer | Gofore Oy
Finland

Anne Sofie Hoffmann Schrøder
Independent Journalist
Denmark

Gertraud Eibl
Media & Communication Manager, Federation of Austrian Industries Salzburg
Austria

Carla Fabbro
Innovation Consultant | Copenhagen FinTech
Denmark / France

Graham Cooper
Senior Lecturer | University of Lincoln
United Kingdom

Tibor Kecskés
Senior Architect and Spatial Designer | TK Studio
Hungary

Monika Kosman
Head Of Marketing | TEDxOdense
Poland | Denmark

Jon Mark Walls
CEO of GovFaces
Switzerland/US

Julianna Faludi
Assistant Professor | Corvinus University of Budapest
Hungary

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

Albert van der Kooij
Programme Manager | Northern Knowledge
Netherlands

Uranik Begu
Executive Director | Innovation Center Kosovo
Kosovo

Frank Lorenz
SVP Research & Development | SKIDATA AG
Austria

 


Lynn Lim
Professor | FHNW
Switzerland

Katharina Ladewig
Managing Director | EIT Health Germany

Kambis Kohansal Vajargah
Entrepreneur, CMO & COO | primeCROWD
Austria/Iran

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

Josef Gründler
Head of master degree program | FH JOANNEUM
Austria

Afërdita Pustina
National Programme Officer | OSCE Mission in Kosovo
OSCE Mission in Kosovo

Marjan Icoski
Project Coordinator | Mladiinfo
Macedonia

Julianna Faludi
Assistant Professor | Corvinus University of Budapest
Hungary

Manuel P. Neubauer
Advisor for Science and Research | Office of the Regional Government of Styria
Austria

Markus Leitner
Senior Product Manager – Strategic Partners | SKIDATA AG
Austria

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

Panayiotis Andreou
Assistant Professor in Data Analytics | University of Central Lancashire
Cyprus

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

Jonna Iljin
Business Design Lead, Service Design | Gofore Plc & Gofore GmbH
Germany/Finland

Christian Bauer
Owner | Bauer & Associates
Austria

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

 

The Winners were announced beginning of October. The winning teams receive the invitation to the EYA Festival 2018 (Winners Event) to pitch their projects in Graz, Austria, from November 28 to December 1, 2018. Check out the Festival Program here and the Speakers 2018 here.