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What is EYE2021?

The European Youth Event (EYE) brings together at the European Parliament in Strasbourg thousands of young people from all over the European Union and beyond, to shape and share their ideas on the future of Europe.

EYE2021 will take place on 8 and 9 October 2021, with physical and online activities, co-created with partners, youth organisations and participants themselves, that offer more opportunities to take part and connect through hybrid formats.

It is a unique opportunity for 16 to 30 years old to interact in-person and online, inspire each other and exchange their views with experts, activists, influencers and decision-makers, right in the heart of European democracy.

As EYE2021 coincides with the consultation phase of the Conference on the Future of Europe, it is expected that activities will reflect the topics of the conference – allowing EYE participants to become part of the youth consultation process of the consultation.

Following the event, the most prominent ideas and concerns of young people will be presented to all Members of the European Parliament for follow up and feedback.

Year-round, the EYE also provides online activities that create opportunities for wider public discussions on the future of Europe and the issues on the top of the agenda.

EYE strives to promote equality, inclusiveness and sustainability with a strong commitment to accessibility for everyone. Our aim is to accommodate the needs of all participants and to implement actions that make the event sustainable and environmentally friendly. The EYE is in the process of obtaining the ISO 20121 certification for sustainable event management.


    All young people who are between 16 and 30 years old can take part. Participation in the EYE is free of charge. Groups can apply under certain conditions for a financial contribution.
    More info on how to take part will be available soon.


    The latest version of the EYE2021 programme is now available. Check it out!


    The core values of the EYE are democracy, inclusiveness, co-creation and commitment to giving a voice to young people.

  • EYE Online

    EYE online offers young people from all over the European Union and beyond a unique opportunity to virtually meet and inspire each other.


    Have some ideas to share? Want to learn more about the European Parliament Youth Offer or be more active in the democratic process?


    How many editions of the EYE took place and what happened? Learn more about previous editions of the EYE.


    Who are we and what do we do? Get to know the team behind the EYE.