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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 interact, inspire 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 and youth organisations, and participants themselves, offering 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.

The EYE is closely following the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and consequences of the war in Ukraine, and will respect and implement all appropriate safety and security measures

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.

The European Parliament has launched two calls for groups wishing to organise activities during the event.

How to take part?

Registrations for the event will open in February 2023.

All young people between16 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 for a financial contribution to attend the event under certain conditions. A call to offer financial support will be launched on 1 December 2022.

  • 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.