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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.

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.

EYE2021 will run virtual activities from 4 October, leading up to the main event on 8 and 9 October 2021, which will feature both virtual and in-person activities in Strasbourg, as well as new hybrid formats.

EYE2021 is the culmination of the European Parliament’s youth consultation process for the Conference on the Future of Europe. Starting in May 2021, in collaboration with pan-European youth organisations, young people’s ideas on the future of Europe will be collected on the YouthIdeas.eu platform. EYE2021 participants will explore these ideas in ideation workshops during the event. After a public voting process during EYE2021, the ideas will be consolidated into a report, presented to the Members of the Conference and fed into the political debate of the Conference.

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.

In the light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, EYE is following the development of the sanitary situation in Europe and will respect and implement all appropriate safety measures.

  • TAKE PART

    All young people who are between 16 and 30 years old can take part. To register, you need to form a group of a minimum of 10 people.

    Participation in the EYE is free of charge but participants need to arrange and cover their own travel and accommodation in Strasbourg. It is an event for youth, co-created with youth, and participants can propose and organise interactive or artistic activities. The European Parliament is committed to promote inclusiveness and civic engagement. Groups can apply under certain conditions for a financial contribution.

    More info on how to take part will be available soon.

  • PROGRAMME

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

  • SUSTAINABILITY

    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.

  • BEYOND EYE

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

  • PREVIOUS EDITIONS

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

  • ABOUT US

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