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Participants at EYE2018

AT THE EVENT

Accreditation

All participants have to accredit themselves at the Accreditation Centre in order to be able to enter the European Parliament and the EYE Village.

The opening hours of the accreditation centre are:

  • Thursday: 14:00-20:00
  • Friday: 08:00-19:00
  • Saturday: 08:00-16:00

Exceptionally open until 19:00 for individual participants registering for evening access to the EYE village only.

To avoid queues, we highly recommend you accredit on Thursday. As of Thursday, the EYE chill out area will also be open for you to relax and enjoy some music.

Peak accreditation hours will be on Friday, between 08:00 and 10:00. Avoid accreditation during these hours if possible.

During the accreditation process, you will have to present the same identity document used during the registration process. Please make sure to bring the correct one.

If you are part of a sponsored group arriving with a designated group leader, please not that the group leader has to accompany you during the whole accreditation process.

If you are a group leader, please make sure to communicate in advance to your group members when you plan to accredit your group and where to meet.

During accreditation, you will receive a wristband that serves as an event badge and is required to enter the European Parliament buildings and the EYE village. Do not lose the wristband. The wristband comes in the following colours. Please make sure that your wrist band corresponds to the correct category:

  • Group leaders: Orange
  • Designated activity responsibles: Red
  • Group members and individual participants: Yellow
  • Individual participants with access to the EYE village only: Green

Security

Some security measures have been put in place to ensure the safety of all EYE participants.

Before entering the EYE village

Only those wearing the wristband will be able to enter the EYE village. Please make sure it is visible at all times. If you do not yet have a wrist band, please pass by the accreditation centre first.

Please note that you will have to present a valid EU Digital Covid Certificate. It is the responsibility of each participant to ensure that their EU Digital Covid Certificate is valid. Without a EU Digital COVID Certificate, access to the event site will be denied.

As you approach the check, make sure that your bag and coat are open. Security agents will make sure you do not carry prohibited items (list below).

Luggage items will no be allowed inside the EYE village. Please leave them at the drop-off point located in front of the European Parliament buildings. To drop them off, you will have to pass through security.

Before entering the European Parliament buildings

Only those wearing the wristband will be able to enter the European Parliament buildings. Please make sure it is visible at all times. If you do not yet have a wrist band, please pass by the accreditation centre first.

Your belongings will have to pass through an X-ray machine. You will have to pass through a metal detector. Please remove electronic items (such as laptop computers, tablets, cameras) from your bag. Remove your watch, belt and everything in your pockets before entering the metal detector. Additionally, your body temperature will be checked.

Luggage items will no be allowed inside the European Parliament. Please leave them at the drop-off point located in front of the European Parliament buildings.

Please note that you are responsible for your personal belongings, both inside the European Parliament and outside in the EYE Village. Do not bring valuable items with you.

The following items are prohibited both inside the EP and in the EYE Village. Please make sure you do not carry any of these items on your person or in your bag.

– No pets (except assistance dogs)
– No t-shirts with political slogans
– No commercial signage, or branding of any kind intended for commercial purposes
– No high-visibility clothing
– No facial masks. Only sanitary masks are allowed.
– No illegal or illicit substances, drugs, or drug paraphernalia
– No alcohol
– No bags or backpacks bigger than 30 cm x 30 cm
– No bottles, cans, canteens, flasks, or coolers (one refillable, plastic or aluminum bottle or CamelBack permitted per person)
– No glass items of any kind
– No weapons or imitation weapons of any kind including, but not limited to, pocketknives and self-defence sprays
– No flammable items or liquids including aerosols, fireworks, No fire sticks, flammable lanterns, party poppers, glowsticks, streamers or other such items
– No personal sound systems
– No professional audio-visual recording equipment
– No musical instruments, noisemakers or air horns
– No laser pens, laser pointers or similar devices
– No drones
– No balloons, balls, inflatable balls, frisbees or flying disks
– No chairs, blankets, sleeping bags or tents
– No bicycles, skateboards, scooters, or personal motorized vehicles
– No items for unauthorized vending

Additional items may be prohibited at the discretion of law enforcement or security officials.

Water fountains

Free drinking water points are located throughout the site, both in the EYE Village and in the EP buildings. Recyclable cardboard cups or glasses are available next to the fountains.

Accessibility

The European Parliament strives to make the EYE accessible to all young people.

For deaf and hearing impaired participants, the European Parliament offers:

  • International sign-language interpretation for activities in the hemicycle and other selected activities requested by participants. Eight international sign language interpreters will attend the event to ensure this
  • Velotypist service for activities in the Hemicycle and in room S1.4, also streamed online
  • Speech-to-text automatic captioning and translation for a selection of online activities
  • Tents in the EYE village are equipped with an induction-loop system and portable induction loops are available on request to follow activities inside the Parliament

For participants with a physical disability, the European Parliament has ensured that all the activities and spaces are accessible by installing ramps where necessary and providing wheelchairs at the entrance of the Parliament if needed. Special vans can be foreseen to connect the event’s site to your hotel or any other location (see Travel section). A special podium is foreseen in front of the stage for participants with a physical disability.

For participants requiring a quiet place, a quiet room has been set up inside the Parliament in room C 4.1 with exercise balls, bean bags, slimmy jelly, squidgy toys, mandala sheets, white paper and colour pencils as well as weighted blankets.

Please contact the helpline should you wish access any of the measures and spaces in place.

Despite our efforts, we might have overlooked elements that would have made the EYE even more accessible. Please let us know. If we cannot accommodate the request for this edition, we will for the next edition.

Transportation and meals

Don’t forget to check the updated information about travel and meals!

CODE OF CONDUCT

The aim of this Code of Conduct is to ensure that every person feels safe, included and respected during EYE2021. The Code outlines a set of norms, rules and responsibilities that apply to any individual present at EYE2021, both onsite and online.

EYE code of conduct