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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: 13:00-20:30
  • Friday: 08:00-20:00
  • Saturday: 08:00-18:00*

*Exceptionally open until 20:00 for individual participants registering for evening access to the EYE Village only.

Peak accreditation hours will be on Friday, between 08:00 and 12:00. Avoid accreditation during these hours if possible. To avoid queues, we highly recommend you accredit on Thursday.

All registered participants will receive an email with detailed info on how to accredit and to which tent they should go.

During the accreditation process, you will have to present the QR code you will receive the day before the event and the same identity document used during the registration process. Please prepare these elements as you approach the accreditation desks and make sure to bring the correct identity document.

If you are part of a sponsored group arriving with a designated Head of group, please note that Heads of group and group members will go through the accreditation process in different tents.

If you are part a sponsored group that is organising an activity at the EYE, those directly involved in this activity will also go through a different tent to ensure fast accreditation.

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 wristband corresponds to the correct category:

  • Heads of group: Orange
  • Activity organisers: Pink
  • Group members and individual participants: Dark blue
  • Sponsored group members who organise an activity: one pink and one blue.
  • Participants with access to the EYE Village only: Green


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 wristband, please pass by the Accreditation Centre first.

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 not be allowed inside the EYE Village. Please leave them at the drop-off point located at the Accreditation Centre. 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 wristband, please pass by the Accreditation Centre first. In addition, access to the European Parliament will be conditioned to the presentation of a proof of booking for an activity starting within the next hour.

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.

Luggage items will not be allowed inside the European Parliament. Please leave them at the drop-off point located at the Accreditation Centre.

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 European Parliament 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 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 aluminium 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 firesticks, 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.

On the EYE site

The European Parliament has adopted a Code of conduct to ensure that every person feels safe, included and respected during the event. The Code outlines a set of norms, rules and responsibilities that apply to any individual present. You can help us with the enforcement of the Code of conduct by doing the following:

  • If you notice someone needs help:
    • speak to them and ask if you can be of assistance.
    • if you cannot help out, speak to a volunteer or a security agent.
  • If you see someone acting in violation of this Code of Conduct:
    • alert the Trusted person (provided you feel comfortable doing so) by calling the helpline

Please note the strict rules with it comes to taking pictures or filming inside the European Parliament.  This is strictly forbidden in the canteen and in the bars as well as in areas with security equipment, notably at the entrance of the buildings. Hidden cameras or recording material is prohibited.

After your activities/meal inside Parliament

Please leave the European Parliament as soon as your finish your activity/meal to allow outside participants to attend the activities they have booked inside. Otherwise, we will reach the maximum capacity of the buildings and access will have to be restricted.

Water fountains

Free drinking water points are located throughout the site, both in the EYE Village and in the Parliament buildings. Please bring your refillable aluminum or plastic water bottle (not glass!), so that you can use them.


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.
  • Speech-to-text automatic captioning and translation for 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 in Strasbourg. A special space is foreseen in front of the stage for participants with a physical disability.

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

For participants requiring a quiet place, a quiet room has been set up inside the Parliament in room C 4.1, equipped with exercise balls, bean bags, slimy jelly, mandala sheets, white paper and colour pencils, squishy toys, fairy lights, weighted blankets.

A prayer room will also be available for people wishing to pray or meditate during the event

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