This was #EYA19!

 

For #EYA 2019 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 9 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 2019 | Categories 2019

 

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 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 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 26–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.


George Malekkos
Software Innovation Architect & CEO | Powersoft
Cyprus

Ana Maria Bujor
Operations Director and Conductor of Chaos | Risky Business Accelerator and Ventures
Romania

Khaled Jemni
Modern Apps Consultant | Microsoft Tunisia
Ireland/Tunisia

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

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

Emma Bakh
Founder | NanoWRLD
Denmark

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

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

Darko Bozhinoski
Postdoctoral researcher | Cognitive Robotics, 3mE | Delft University of Technology
Netherlands

Marco Righetto
Design and Innovation Specialist
Italy

Clément Reix
Public Policy | Dailymotion
France

Afërdita Pustina
National Programme Officer | OSCE Mission in Kosovo
Kosovo

Ekaterina Matveeva
Founder and CEO | Amolingua
Argentina/UK

Ana Alibegova
Director of Programme Development | Mladiinfo International
North Macedonia

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

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

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

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

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

Pavel Varbanov
EU Projects coordinator | ESI Center Eastern Europe
Bulgaria

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

Martin Maška
Office and project manager | European Youth Press / European Dialogue
Czech Republic

Mario Vasile Cătălin
CEO, Android and IOS Software Developer | Studentist
Switzerland/Romania

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

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

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

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

Paolo Bovio
Social Media Specialist | MR & Associati Comunicazione
Italy

Christina Pikl
Project and Communication Manager | Kreativwirtschaft Austria
Austria

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

Yahya Marzouk
Co-founder | MAD Path
Tunisia

Abdul Rahman AlAshraf
Founder | FreeCom
Germany/Syria

Jon Mark Walls
CEO of GovFaces
Switzerland/US

Kremena Dervenkova
Executive Director | Association of the Bulgarian Leaders and Entrepreneurs (ABLE)
Bulgaria

Julianna Faludi
Assistant Professor | Corvinus University of Budapest
Hungary

Mathias Haas
CEO | SuperSocial
Austria

Gregor Cerinsek
Lead Project Manager | Institute for Innovation and Development of the University of Ljubljana
Slovenia

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

Andrius R. Juknevičius
Engineer | JSC Vilimed
Lithuania

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

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

Samar El Sheikh
Unit Manager | ITIDA
Egypt

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

Stephen Vickers
International Assessment Consultant
United Kingdom

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

Tudor Mihailescu
Founder | LoopPoll
Romania

Leila Hadžić
Co-founder | NGO “Laboratorium” Tuzla
Bosnia and Herzegovina

James Norwood
Senior Innovation Manager | LEGO Creative Play Lab
Denmark

Lisa Mahajan
Project Manager & Lecturer | FH JOANNEUM Graz
Austria

Simone Rudigier
Online Communication Expert
Austria

Anton Holovachenko
Founder & CEO | UniExo
Germany/Ukraine

Anne Sofie Hoffmann Schrøder
Independent Journalist
Denmark

Birgit Maier
Marketing Director | Goldbach Austria GmbH
Austria

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

Odeta Iseviciute
Owner | Adcanon
Lithuania

Viola Bianchetti
AEGEE-Europe | Projects Director
Belgium/Italy

Monika Kosman
Head Of Marketing | TEDxOdense
Poland | Denmark

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

Yasmine Yahyaoui
PhD candidate, Junior Lecturer, Marketing & PR Management | Paderborn University
Germany

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

Dušica Birovljević
Founder and Owner | Nomcentar
Serbia

Cecilia Chapiro
Investment Adviser & Blockchain Portfolio Manager | UNICEF Innovation Fund
US/Argentina

Michael Terler
Innovation Management Professor | FH CAMPUS 02
Austria

Pihla Rostedt
CEO | Stellarion
Finland

Christian Bauer
Owner | Bauer & Associates
Austria

Gunel Huseynova
Founder | Pitch-a-Pitch
Azerbaijan

Gabriel Brezoiu
General Manager | GEYC - Group of the European Youth for Change
Romania

 

 

The Onsite Jury took place from September 19–21 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Expert Jurors attending were some of the best and most socially engaged experts from all over Europe. They selected the #EYA 2019 Winners in a fair, democratic and transparent process on the basis of the evaluation criteria.


Gregor Cerinsek
Lead Project Manager | Institute for Innovation and Development of the University of Ljubljana
Slovenia

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

Ana Alibegova
Director of Programme Development | Mladiinfo International
North Macedonia

Afërdita Pustina
National Programme Officer | OSCE Mission in Kosovo
Kosovo

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

Yahya Marzouk
Co-founder | MAD Path
Tunisia

Nela Sladojević
Project Advisor | International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Bosnia and Herzegovina

Frank Lorenz
SVP Research & Development | SKIDATA AG
Austria

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

Timo Rostedt
Lead Designer | Gofore Oy
Finland

Connor Sattely
Business Acceleration Agent | HiiL Justice Accelerator
Netherlands

Maida Agić
Communication and Marketing Expert | Orbico
Bosnia and Herzegovina

Odeta Iseviciute
Co-Founder & CEO | Dealoyal
Lithuania

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

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

Katarina Živanović
Assistant to Coordinator of International Cooperation | OPENS Serbia
Serbia

Pihla Rostedt
First Lady | Rostedt & Co
Finland

Michaela Altziebler
Head of Utility & Smart City Segment | MAVOCO AG
Austria

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

Aleksandra Izdebska
Director ICT | ABA
Austria

 

 


Anita Höller
Managing Director | Acorros GmbH
Austria

Timo Rostedt
Lead Designer | Gofore Oy
Finland

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

Kambis Kohansal Vajargah
Managing Partner vendevio & Carployee
Austria/Iran

Anja Stegmaier
Economics Editor | Wiener Zeitung
Austria

George Malekkos
Software Innovation Architect & CEO | Powersoft
Cyprus

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

Afërdita Pustina
National Programme Officer | OSCE Mission in Kosovo
Kosovo

Anton Holovachenko
Founder & CEO | UniExo
Germany/Ukraine

Christian Bauer
Owner | Bauer & Associates
Austria

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

Martin Maška
Office and project manager | European Youth Press / European Dialogue
Czech Republic

Stefanie Brunmayr
National Contact Point | Europe for Citizens Point Austria
Austria

Mihály Kiácz
Business Developer | INPUT
Hungary

Gica Trierweiler
Co-founder | Instituto Beaba
Brazil

Daniel Fabry
Lecturer and Researcher | FH JOANNEUM
Austria

The Winners were announced in the beginning of October. The winning teams received the invitation to the #EYA Festival 2019 (Winners Event) to pitch their projects in Graz, Austria, from November 27 to 30, 2019.