The EYA Festival is the Winners Event of the annual contest and EYA’s flagship event. In 2018 over 360 people from over 40 countries attended this unique event combining knowledge – innovation – networking – inspiration – motivation in Graz from November 28 to December 2.


The (open to the public) festival comprised a three-day conference and a gala ceremony. You can check out the Festival program 2018 here.


Designed to foster networking, peer to peer knowledge-exchange, and to boost your skills and creativity, the program ranged from a warm welcome at the City Hall with Ten Meters of Thinking, to the Winners Presentations, six awesome capacity building workshops, the famous EYA Campfire, the “Solution Jam”, the Open Space and Gala Ceremony!