Young digital innovators from all over Europe, the winners of the European Youth Award (EYA), met in Graz, Austria on 29 November – 2 December to show and discuss their creative digital projects. Almost 300 international participants from business, science, and politics gathered and truly lived this Festival’s motto and became “United in Digital Creativity”.
Convincing the EYA Festival Jury with its unique approach and smart business model, the project “Erase All Kittens” – a fun game teaching young girls coding – was selected as an EYA Young Digital Champion (Overall Winner). The game is designed to teach young girls, primarily aged 8-14, how to code in a fun and story driven way, while teaching them to be creators rather than consumers of technology. Overall, the Festival jury was intrigued by the fact that the game could also be used to educate young boys about coding and gender equality.
The common denominator between the 17 winning projects is that they are digitally innovative and inspire social change. However, each project achieves that goal in its own distinct manner.
Experienced entrepreneurs and managers motivated festival guests with their personal success stories about jumpstarting their career and gave them insight on what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur.
established in 2012 by Prof. Peter A. Bruck, honorary chairman of the International Center for New Media, the European Youth Award (EYA) is a leading pan-European competition honouring excellence in the use of Internet and mobile applications for social empowerment.

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This event was co-funded by the CEI Cooperation Fund.