European Youth Award - A unique chance for digital social changemakers!

The European Youth Award (EYA) is an annual competition for digital and social innovators under 30. 

This pan-European contest tracks and connects outstanding e-content developers and social entrepreneurs by selecting and promoting the best projects such as websites, mobile applications and online campaigns that are contributing to the achievement of the goals defined by the Council of Europe and Europe 2020.


People who fulfil the following criteria are eligible to participate in the competition:

• Creative minds under 30 (born after January 1, 1984)

• living in one of the member states of EU or the Council of Europe (47 states)

• who have produced an outstanding, innovative digital project with social value.

They can submit their innovative project in one of the following  seven categories until July 1:

HEALTHY LIFE: fitness | nutrition | healthcare

SMART LEARNING: education | e-skills | open science

CONNECTING CULTURES: arts | games | diversity

GO GREEN: energy | resource management | sustainability

ACTIVE CITIZENSHIP: free journalism | open government | social cohesion

MONEY MATTERS: financial literacy | employment | smart consumerism

FUTURE LIVING: e-mobility | urban development | sustainable tourism


Why apply?

An international jury will evaluate the projects and select the winners who will:

  • Be invited to the EYA Winners’ Event in Graz from November 19-21, 2014 (Travel and accommodation costs will be covered for the winners);
  • Get valuable feedback from experts and project analyses from young academics;
  • Meet other engaged and amazing young people from all over Europe, ICT experts, social entrepreneurs and business leaders, media representatives and many more;
  • Present their project on a pan-European stage;
  • Have their  project showcased on the web;
  • Be promoted through the EYA network and network with ICT experts, business leaders, multimedia producers, young entrepreneurs and youth leaders!
  • Become part of a vibrant and lively community for young people taking action on Europe’s most pressing challenges.


The registration, including submitting the project information, must be completed online HERE by July 1, 2014.

For more information visit the official website HERE. 

If you want to become involved in the EYA network or are interested in the student project, please do not hesitate to contact me. 

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