Practical Festival Information

Traveling to Austria

People arriving at the Graz Airport :

The airport is located several kilometers from the city center. It takes 20 minutes to reach the
historic city center by public bus. Graz Airport is the arrival airport for many international airlines and low-cost carriers, and direct flights to Graz are available from many cities. A convenient airport shuttle also takes passengers from Vienna Airport to Graz.

Bus schedule to – from Airport: please follow this link

People arriving at Vienna Airport:
You can easily reach Graz even from Vienna Airport. You can check the schedule here. From there you can get a bus/train to Graz, which takes around 2-3 hours. You can find the train timetable here.

Traffic Connections in Graz:


EYA Winners stay at Hotel Europa.

Bahnhofgürtel 89
8020 Graz
Telephone:  +43 316 70 760 | Mail:

Check-Out time: Saturday, 12.00 pm (noon!)

Students participating in the Student Projects stay at the A & O Hotel Graz Hauptbahnhof.

Eggenberger Straße 7
8020 Graz
Tel: +43 316 570 16 23 701

Check-Out time: Saturday, 11.00 am

Other Hotel suggestions in Graz:


Hotel Daniel
Europapl. 1
8020 Graz
+43 316 71 10 800
 Ibis Hotel
Europaplatz 12
8020 Graz
+43 316 77 80
B&B Graz
Annenstraße 58-60, Metahofgasse 21
8020 Graz
+43 316 89 08 61

Winners Welcome in Graz (winners only): Hotel Europa, room “Monroe”, 1st floor, Bahnhofgürtel 89

Registration Café: Murinsel, Lendkai 19

VIP Opening Ceremony:  Graz City Hall, Kaiser-Josef-Platz 9

Morning and Afternoon Sessions Thursday and Friday: Audimax, FH JOANNEUM, Eggenberger Allee 11

Q & A Workshop: Audimax, FH JOANNEUM, Eggenberger Allee 11

Jury Dinner and decision making (jurors only)Hotel Europa, Bahnhofgürtel 89

Gala Ceremony: Dom im Berg, Schloßbergplatz 1

Dress Code

VIP-Opening City Hall: national clothing
Conference days: business/casual
Gala Ceremony: business/elegant


Lunch (Tuesday & Wednesday): at the mensa at FH JOANNEUM seats are reserved for all Festival participants. There are different menus to choose among. Costs are around 10 Euro. [Please note that EYA will overtake lunch costs only for winners, students participating in the online project and participants who have paid a Full Festival Pass].

Dinner (Tuesday): “free evening” – you’re free to explore and enjoy Graz! X-Mas markets are already open.

VIP-Cocktail & at the Gala Ceremony (Wednesday): snacks provided.

There will be coffee breaks throughout the day at the conference (free of charge).

Bus & Local Transport

Tickets for public transport can be bought on all buses and trams and on railway platforms.

Graz City Walks

There will are two walks throught the city with city manager Heimo Maieritsch upon registration. Link will be sent to all Festival participants one week prior the event.

Session Information

Opening Ceremony
Monday, Nov 30 – Graz City Hall | 6.00 pm – 9.00 pm

The Opening Ceremony of the EYA Festival 2019 takes place in the City Hall of Graz under the patronage of Siegfried Nagl, Mayor of the City of Graz.

Winners will present their project in 1 minute. National clothing is most welcome (but not obligatory).


Tuesday and Wednesday | FH JOANNEUM

Winners presentations

The winners will present their project on Tuesday afternoon. After each presentation (taking exactly 5 minutes) there are 5 minutes Q & A.

Youth for Innovation Styria Workshop

After all winners presentations, there will be a special workshop for all winners and students participating in the Youth for Innovation Styria program.

All other Festival participants can enjoy a free evening!

Gala Evening

VIP-Cocktail with snacks starts at 7 pm. Gala Ceremony starts at 8 pm.

After Party

Be prepared to party till the break of dawn!

WLAN & Social Media

W-Lan is availabe at almost all Festival venues (City Hall, Audimax). Please avoid downloading/playing videos as this can lead to a break down.

Facebook group: “European Youth Award Festival”
Twitter: @eyagraz | #EYA