EUROPEAN YOUTH AWARD CONTEST
The European Youth Award (contest) is EYA’s flagship initiative. It is a European-wide contest to motivate young people, social entrepreneurs, and start-ups to produce digital projects having an 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 as well as the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The annual winners event (EYA Festival) is a unique event combining knowledge – innovation – networking – inspiration – motivation taking place in Graz at the end of November. It is a public event and everybody is welcome to join. Thus, don’t miss the chance and be part of it! Save the date for the next edition: November 27-30.
EYA’s global sister project is the WSA. Both iniatives are organized by the International Center for New Media, a Non-Profit Organization based in Salzburg, Austria. If you are near our office, pass by for a coffee!
Who can participate and become EYA Winner?
People who fulfil the following criteria are eligible to participate in the competition:
- Creative minds under the age of 33
- living in one of the member states of the European Union, Council of Europe, or Union for the Mediterranean, Belarus or Kosovo
- who have produced an outstanding, innovative digital project to improve society (ex. website, app, wearable device, digital installation)
- and submitted it to the EYA database until July 31 (submission open from March on)
- in one of the EYA categories,
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.
II. 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
Out of the scores S1-S8 the database automatically calculates an average Score I which is used to rank the projects.
In addition, there is a strategic score (Score II) to evaluate the impact (solidarity aspects) and social value of the project in its context, for effectively implementing the goals defined by the Council of Europe, Europe 2020 and the UN SDGs.
Projects with a higher strategic score will be considered priority.
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