YEA 2018 ECO-Den Timeline


  • Munster ECO-Den: 16 Mar 2017, UCC (Cork)
  • Leinster ECO-Den Day 1: 21 March, Europe House (Dublin)
  • Ulster ECO-Den: 22 March, Lough Neagh Discovery Centre (Armagh)
  • Leinster ECO-Den Day 2: 9 April, Europe House (Dublin)
  • Connaught ECO-Den: 11 April, NUI Galway (Galway)
  • Leinster ECO-Den Day 3: 16 April, Europe House (Dublin)



Judging Process

1. Initial judging to select semi-finalists

2. Semi-finalists pitch their projects at regional ECO-Dens to a panel of experts

3. Selected finalists exhibit their project at the Gala Showcase and Awards Ceremony in Dublin

4. Overall, category and special award winners announced at the Ceremony


Dragons’ Den Style Semi-Final Judging Round

Groups shortlisted by ECO-UNESCO’s internal judging panels are invited to pitch their projects to a panel of expert regional judges in Leinster, Connaught, Munster and Ulster.





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