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.


Emma Bakh
Founder | NanoWRLD
Denmark

Ana Alibegova
Director of Programme Development | Mladiinfo International
North Macedonia

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

Jon Mark Walls
CEO of GovFaces
Switzerland/US

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

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

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

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

Simone Rudigier
Online Communication Expert
Austria

Andrius R. Juknevičius
Engineer | JSC Vilimed
Lithuania

Lisa Mahajan
Project Manager & Lecturer | FH JOANNEUM Graz
Austria

Odeta Iseviciute
Owner | Adcanon
Lithuania

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

George Malekkos
Software Innovation Architect & CEO | Powersoft
Cyprus

Christina Pikl
Project and Communication Manager | Kreativwirtschaft Austria
Austria

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

Julianna Faludi
Assistant Professor | Corvinus University of Budapest
Hungary

Birgit Maier
Marketing Director | Goldbach Austria GmbH
Austria

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

Samar El Sheikh
Unit Manager | ITIDA
Egypt

Christian Bauer
Owner | Bauer & Associates
Austria

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

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

Paolo Bovio
Social Media Specialist | MR & Associati Comunicazione
Italy

Ekaterina Matveeva
Founder and CEO | Amolingua
Argentina/UK

Mathias Haas
CEO | SuperSocial
Austria

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

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

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

Abdul Rahman AlAshraf
Founder | FreeCom
Germany/Syria

Pihla Rostedt
CEO | Stellarion
Finland

James Norwood
Senior Innovation Manager | LEGO Creative Play Lab
Denmark

Yahya Marzouk
Co-founder | MAD Path
Tunisia

Viola Bianchetti
AEGEE-Europe | Projects Director
Belgium/Italy

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

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

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

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

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

Anne Sofie Hoffmann Schrøder
Independent Journalist
Denmark

Afërdita Pustina
National Programme Officer | OSCE Mission in Kosovo
Kosovo

Marco Righetto
Design and Innovation Specialist
Italy

Stephen Vickers
International Assessment Consultant
United Kingdom

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

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

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

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

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

Michael Terler
Innovation Management Professor | FH CAMPUS 02
Austria

Monika Kosman
Head Of Marketing | TEDxOdense
Poland | Denmark

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

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

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

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

Dušica Birovljević
Founder and Owner | Nomcentar
Serbia

Khaled Jemni
Modern Apps Consultant | Microsoft Tunisia
Ireland/Tunisia

Tudor Mihailescu
Founder | LoopPoll
Romania

Clément Reix
Public Policy | Dailymotion
France

Pavel Varbanov
EU Projects coordinator | ESI Center Eastern Europe
Bulgaria

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

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

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

Anton Holovachenko
Founder & CEO | UniExo
Germany/Ukraine

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

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

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

Gunel Huseynova
Founder | Pitch-a-Pitch
Azerbaijan

 

 

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.


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

Pihla Rostedt
First Lady | Rostedt & Co
Finland

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

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

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

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

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

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

Frank Lorenz
SVP Research & Development | SKIDATA AG
Austria

Aleksandra Izdebska
Director ICT | ABA
Austria

Timo Rostedt
Lead Designer | Gofore Oy
Finland

Afërdita Pustina
National Programme Officer | OSCE Mission in Kosovo
Kosovo

Ana Alibegova
Director of Programme Development | Mladiinfo International
North Macedonia

Maida Agić
Communication and Marketing Expert | Orbico
Bosnia and Herzegovina

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

Yahya Marzouk
Co-founder | MAD Path
Tunisia

Odeta Iseviciute
Co-Founder & CEO | Dealoyal
Lithuania

Connor Sattely
Business Acceleration Agent | HiiL Justice Accelerator
Netherlands

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

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

 

 


Kambis Kohansal Vajargah
Managing Partner vendevio & Carployee
Austria/Iran

Anita Höller
Managing Director | Acorros GmbH
Austria

Christian Bauer
Owner | Bauer & Associates
Austria

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

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

Timo Rostedt
Lead Designer | Gofore Oy
Finland

Anton Holovachenko
Founder & CEO | UniExo
Germany/Ukraine

George Malekkos
Software Innovation Architect & CEO | Powersoft
Cyprus

Afërdita Pustina
National Programme Officer | OSCE Mission in Kosovo
Kosovo

Mihály Kiácz
Business Developer | INPUT
Hungary

Daniel Fabry
Lecturer and Researcher | FH JOANNEUM
Austria

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

Gica Trierweiler
Co-founder | Instituto Beaba
Brazil

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

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

Anja Stegmaier
Economics Editor | Wiener Zeitung
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.