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What is EYE2023?

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

It is a unique opportunity for 16 to 30 year olds to interactinspire each other and exchange their views with experts, activists, influencers and decision-makers, right in the heart of European democracy.

EYE2023, the fifth edition of the event, will take place on 9 and 10 June and will feature both in-person and hybrid activities in Strasbourg.

During the event, participants will take part in activities co-created with institutions, international organisations, civil society, youth organisations and participants themselves, offering a space for discussions and networking.

In light of the European and global context and ahead of the European elections 2024, part of the programme will focus on the role of democracy and youth engagement.

Following the event, the ideas, expectations and concerns from young people will be collected in the EYE Report distributed to all Members of the European Parliament (MEPs). Some participants will be able to further develop the most inspiring ideas and present these directly to the MEPs during the EYE Hearings.

The 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 solutions that make the event sustainable and environmentally friendly. In 2021, the EYE obtained the ISO 20121 certification for sustainable event management, which will be renewed for EYE2023.

Co-create #EYE2023 with us!

The EYE is an event for youth, co-created with youth, and participants can propose and organise interactive or artistic activities.

How to take part?

Registrations for the event will open in February 2023.

All young people between 16 and 30 years old can take part.

Participation in the EYE is free of charge but participants need to arrange and cover their own travel and accommodation in Strasbourg.

The European Parliament is committed to promote inclusiveness and civic engagement. Active and engaged groups of young people can apply to our call for a financial contribution to attend the event. Priority is given to young people with disabilities, from rural or remote areas and/or from a disadvantaged socio-economic background.

Programme

The EYE programme offers activities co-created with institutions, international organisations, civil society, youth organisations and participants themselves.

Draft Programme

Practical details

Are you taking part in EYE2023? Check our practical details!

FAQs

Consult the FAQs to learn more about the event!

 

Sustainability

The EYE strives to ensure the event is inclusive and accessible, to ecologically design all aspects of the event, and to engage youth and be a role model.

Code of Conduct

At EYE2023, all participants need to feel safe, included and respected. Participation in the event constitutes acceptance of and adherence to the Code of Conduct.

  • SUSTAINABILITY

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

  • LOCAL EYES

    Local EYEs bring the unique experience of the EYE to Europe’s cities and regions.

  • 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.