Jury Process 2016

How are the Winners selected?

Your projects (provided they successfully completed the submission process) are evaluated in two rounds by the EYA Online Jury. The Jury will act in different panels.

In the first assessment (online), a shortlist of 7 to 10 nominees per category is obtained. If suggested, projects nominated by EYA Ambassadors or Experts have directly entered the second round.

In the second round (online), 3 to 5 projects per category were selected as the finalists of EYA 2016.

The third round took place onsite in Cyprus September 22-24. There the Onsite Jury selected 1  to 3 projects per category as #EYA16 Winners!

In Graz at the EYA Festival the Festival Grand Jury will select the European Digital Champion (Overall Winner) onsite. The final vote will be conducted after and on the basis of the presentation of the (winning) projects.

Evaluation Timeline

Online Pre-Selection (first round): August 1 – 21, 2016
Online Selection (second round): August 25 – September 9, 2016
Final Winners Selection: Larnaca, Cyprus, September 22-24, 2016.
Vote for the European Digital Champion: December 1, 2016 in Graz!
(The result will be kept secret until the Gala Ceremony on December 2).

Evaluation Criteria

The evaluation is based on the following technical and strategical critereia:

TS 1    Content: Idea, objective, quality and comprehensiveness
TS 2    Design: Usability, structure and aesthetic value of layout and graphics.
TS 3    Innovation: Creativity, originality and novelty.
TS 4    Initiative: Social entrepreneurial spirit and business potential.
TS 5    Interactivity: Relevance for and engagement of target group.
TS    Technical Score Average (is the sum of the above)

S 1    Impact: Maturity, extent and sustainability of impact.
S 2    Social value: Efficiency and strategic relevance for goals of the Council of Europe and Europe 2020.
     Strategic Scores

Out of the technical scores the database automatically calculates an average ‘technical’ score which is used to rank the projects.

In addition, there are two strategic scores which evaluate the impact and social value of the projects in its context, for effectively implementing the goals defined by the Council of Europe and Europe 2020.

Regarding the ‘Impact’ of a project, its maturity status is considered: some projects may be at the stage of a prototype or beta-version only. These projects are eligible but will be awarded fewer score for the evaluation criterion ‘Impact’.

Regarding the ‘Social Value’ of a project, the following points will be considered:

Projects with higher strategy scores will be considered priority.

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