Written by Richard Freedman,
In preparation for the European Youth Event (EYE 2016), which will take place in the European Parliament seat in Strasbourg from 20-21 May 2016, the European Parliamentary Research Service has prepared 20 short and punchy ‘At a Glance’ notes on all the themes of the EYE 2016.
Below is a full list of all 20 publications on topics ranging from migration to climate change and from human rights to the sharing economy. The topics chosen are close to young people’s hearts and lives, they touch on key themes including youth unemployment and investment in research and skills.
The European Youth Event is for young people aged 16-30. They will exchange ideas and perspectives on youth-related issues, develop innovative solutions to crucial questions for the future and meet with European decision-makers and speakers with a wide range of professional experience.
As a follow-up to the EYE, a report with the ideas discussed will be made available to all 751 Members of the European Parliament. Furthermore, some of those participating at the EYE participants will have the chance to present the most concrete ideas by young people to a number of European parliamentary committees and receive feedback from MEPs.
The 20 topics are divided in five main themes as reflected in the programme of the EYE 2016, namely:
War and Peace: Perspectives for a Peaceful Planet
Migration: Across the Universe (Ideas Check)
Europe – global player for peace? (Question time)
Cyberattacks: Visible danger, invisible enemy (Discussion)
We are not afraid! (Ideas Lab)
Apathy or Participation: Agenda for a Vibrant Democracy
Future of Europe: Remember we have a choice! (Ideas Check)
Democracy ranking: Learning from the top countries (Presentation and Brainstorming)
Exclusion or Access: Crackdown on Youth Unemployment
Youth unemployment: Down to zero? (Ideas check)
Young connectors: Stairways to the cloud (Talk and Networking)
Young migrants: New kids on the block (Ideas labs)
Stagnation or Innovation: Tomorrow’s World of Work
USA – Europe: Big deal or no deal? (Debate)
Patents, pirates and fair play (Hearing)
Collapse or Success: New Ways for a Sustainable Europe
Climate: High priority for low carbon (Ideas Check)
Hunger games (Discussion)
Whatever it takes…for the Euro to survive (Question time)