The European Parliament regularly receives questions from citizens about the European Youth Event. Are you interested too? Find out how you can take part!
The European Youth Event (also known as EYE) is a two-day event bringing thousands of young Europeans together in the European Parliament’s Strasbourg headquarters.
The EYE gives young people an opportunity to take part in political debates, workshops and other activities, and to interact with leading EU figures and decision-makers. Each event is also a venue for young people to voice their ideas on how to improve Europe and the world.
The event is organised by the European Parliament in cooperation with the European Youth Forum and other organisations.
Practical arrangements for EYE2020
The next edition of the European Youth Event will take place at the European Parliament in Strasbourg on 29-30 May 2020.
Groups of at least 10 people aged 16 to 30 – from the European Union and beyond – can sign up to the event. Registration opens in January 2020 on the European Parliament website.
Attending the EYE is free of charge. However, participants have to cover their own transport and accommodation costs and pay for their own meals.
The languages used at the event are English, French and German.
If you cannot attend the event in person, you will be able to follow some of the activities online and participate via social media.
The first edition of the European Youth Event (EYE2014) was held from 9-11 May 2014. It served as a platform for participants to share their ideas and opinions on issues such as youth unemployment, the digital revolution, the future of the EU, sustainability and European values.
EYE2016, held on 20 and 21 May 2016, gave over 7 500 young Europeans the opportunity to discuss a variety of themes under the event’s slogan: ‘Together we can make a change’.
At the latest edition of the event, EYE2018, held in Strasbourg on 1-2 June 2018, close to 9 000 young Europeans got together to discuss issues and came up with 100 ideas on how to improve Europe.
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