European Youth Award

Creative Content | Digital Innovation | Social Entrepreneurship
The European Youth Award (EYA) is a pan-European contest to motivate young people, social entrepreneurs and start-ups to produce digital projects with impact on society. It demonstrates their potential to create innovative solutions with Internet and Mobile technology addressing the goals defined by the Council of Europe and Europe 2020.
The annual winners event (EYA Festival) is s a unique event combining knowledge - innovation - networking - inspiration - motivation taking place in Graz in November. Don't miss the chance and be part of it!
EYA is organized by the International Center for New Media, a Non-Profit Organization based in Salzburg, Austria.

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CONTEST 2016 OPEN! Who can participate and maybe become EYA Young Digital Champion?
People who fulfil the following criteria are eligible to participate in the competition:

•    Creative minds under the age of 33 (born on or after January 1, 1983)
•    Living in one of the member states of the European Union or Council of Europe
•    Who have produced an outstanding, innovative digital project to improve society (eg website, app, wearable device, digital installation).



EYA Festival: a Hotspot for Innovation and Future Visions
Europe’s ICT elite meets at this unique yearly networking event held in Graz, City of Design & Human Rights, in November. The festival comprises a three-day conference and a gala ceremony.

•    EYA Winners present their inspiring projects and receive feedback from Europe’s most vibrant and lively digital community and engaged students.
•    IT pioneers, expert speakers and experienced entrepreneurs share their experience and know-how in keynotes and interactive workshops.
•    Smart people exchange and discuss innovative ideas and future cooperation at networking events in a creative environment.
•    The festival reaches its climax in an evening of excellence when the winning teams are honoured and celebrated on an international stage (EYA Gala Ceremony).

Timeline for Action

EYA Network: a Community of Changemakers
•    Digital Natives and young developers.
•    Start-ups and Internet pioneers.
•    Business leaders and experienced entrepreneurs.
•    Government and NGO representatives.
•    Students and academics.
•    Experts from ICT and creative industry.
•    Social entrepreneurs and community leaders.
•    Journalists and IT press.

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