The finale and peak of the three-day knowledge event was the Gala Ceremony at the Dom im Berg on November 20. The winners were called on stage by honorable laudators like local hosts Gerhard Rüsch, City Councilor, and Christopher Drexler, Regional Minister for Sciences & Healthcare, and were applauded and celebrated by the enthusiastic and inspired audience of more than 300 people.
Dancing to the rhythms of local DJ N-T, all Festival participants celebrated until the morning light. Cristina Birsan, Campaign Coordinator at UN Volunteers, summarized the EYA spirit: “I feel I am part of a new family. Normally you go to an event, take something out of it and leave. But not with EYA events: you cannot wait to come back”.