FAQ

When and where - When and where is the EYE taking place?
EYE2018 takes place on 1 and 2 June 2018 in the European Parliament's seat in Strasbourg, France. Activities will take place on both days between 9am and 6pm. Please note that evening activities (concerts and parties) will also be held in the city. For more information, check the 'programme' section.

Accommodation - Where can I sleep?
There are many options depending on your budget. Check out our "practical details" page under the "take part" section.

Activities: booking - When can I book the activities I want to take part in?
Once your registration is finalised you will be able to book your activities. You will be notified of the opening date for booking activities (Spring 2018).

Activities
: number - How many activities will I be able to book?
You will be able to book 3 or 4 activities over the two days of the event. Once there, you will also be able to attend other activities which do not require prior booking.

Age-specific activities
- Are there activities for specific age ranges?
No, but when selecting activities it is best to pay attention to their description and the format. The description will give you an indication of the level at which a topic will be discussed. From the format you will see whether it is a panel with speakers or a workshop at which more interaction/feedback/involvement is expected from all participants.

Alcohol
- Will alcoholic drinks be served during the event?
No alcoholic drinks will be served inside the European Parliament building. Outside the building you will only be able to find low-alcohol beers.

Costs
- Is there any fee to attend the event?
EYE2018 is completely free, but participants will need to cover their own costs for transport, accommodation and meals.

Duration of the event
- Do I have to attend both days?
It is not compulsory to attend both days. Based on the activities booked, you can choose how many days you want to participate.

Dress code
- Is there a dress code for the event?
There is no dress code. Just please make sure that when you enter the Parliament building you are not wearing objects or clothing displaying political statements or overt commercial identification intended for 'ambush' marketing. If so, you may be refused entry.

Food inside
- Will I be able to bring my own food and drinks onto the European Parliament premises?
Yes, but not alcoholic beverages.

Food and refreshments
- Can I purchase food and drinks?
Food and refreshments will be available both inside and outside the Parliament building. Details will follow later (menu and prices) on our 'practical details' page.

Group leaders
- What is a group leader?
Every group needs to have a group leader, who will take responsibility for the group's registration process, accreditation and accommodation. If there are minors in a group, the group leader will have full responsibility for them. Group leaders need to be at least 18 years old as of June 2018 and can be older than 30.

Individual participants
- I would like to register as an individual participant: what can I do?
Due to the specific nature of the activities and for logistical reasons, only group registrations can be accepted. You can thus only participate by forming or being part of a group.

Languages
- In which languages will EYE activities take place?
The panels organised by the European Parliament will offer simultaneous interpretation into English, French and German. Most other activities (organised by partners and youth groups) will be in English, although some will be in French or German only. Understanding one of the three EYE languages (English, French and German) is necessary in order to make the most of the EYE experience.

Less than 10 participants
- What happens if on the day of the event less than 10 group members are able to join?
Only groups composed of at least 10 members will be accepted at accreditation. Try therefore to form groups of more than 10 members.

Meet other participants
- How can I connect with other participants?
Before the event, you can connect with other participants through the EYE social media channels. During the event, there will be activities specifically designed to facilitate meeting other participants.

Organiser of the event - What is the European Parliament's involvement in organising the event?The EYE is organised directly by the European Parliament in collaboration with a number of partners. Check out the 'partners' page to find more information on this.

Organising an activity
- Can my group organise an activity during the EYE?
In autumn 2017 we will publish a first call for proposals for activities and artistic performances and you are welcome to come up with ideas. Stay tuned to our website for more information.

Outcome - What will be the follow-up to the EYE?
A team of young reporters will draft a comprehensive report containing the most concrete ideas developed at the EYE. The aim of the report is to serve as a source of inspiration for MEPs and to provide them with a clear view of young people's concerns, dreams and visions for the future. The ideas showcased in the report will be circulated to all MEPs and debated within various parliamentary committees during the months following the event.

Parliament visit
- Will I have the chance to visit the Parliament during the event?
You will only have access to the areas of the Parliament dedicated to the event; no separate building visits will be organised. However, the EYE activities will take place in the main meeting rooms of parliamentary activity, including the Hemicycle.

Participants - Who can register as participants?
All young Europeans aged between 16 and 30 (as of June 2018),registered as a group of at least 10 people, from any EU Member State or another European country. Groups can only be registered by the group leader, who must be at least 18 (and may be older than 30) as of June 2018. For detailed information check the "Take part" section.

Pictures and videos of me
- What if I don't want to be in pictures or videos?
You will have to let us know in advance by dropping us an email.

Security
- What security measures will be in place at the event?
Several security checks will be organised in the Accreditation Centre, in the YO!Fest and to allow access to the Parliament buildings. Security agents will be present everywhere on the premises. More detailed information will follow closer to the event.

Speakers
- What kind of speakers will address the event?
The EYE will invite mostly young, inspiring thinkers, political decision-makers and key figures from the fields of business, research, culture and civil society. Stay tuned to our 'programme' page for more details.

Taking pictures and videos
- Can I take pictures and make videos?
If you are bringing a professional camera you will need to get special accreditation by writing to: Media.accreditation@ep.europa.eu No special accreditation is necessary for a smartphone or small digital camera.

Target group
- Does the EYE target a specific group of young people?
The EYE aims to involve young people from a variety of backgrounds. Whether you are at school or university, a member of a youth organisation or just a group of friends, your participation in the event will be of great value.

Transport in STR
- How can I best move around in Strasbourg?
The best option is to use public transport. Participants will be able to purchase a discounted tram ticket for travel around the city and to reach the Parliament. More information on transportation can be found in the 'practical details' section.

Transport to STR
- How should I travel to Strasbourg?
Strasbourg is connected to the European rail and road system. It also has an international airport and is not very far from other international airports in Paris, Frankfurt, Baden-Baden and Basel. More info can be found in the 'practical details' section.

Visa
- I need a visa; can you provide me with an official invitation?
Yes, you will obtain more information once your registration is confirmed.

Weather
- What is the weather like in Strasbourg in June?
The average high temperature during June in Strasbourg is 22° and the average low is 9°. Although is almost summer, better bring your umbrella!

Wi-Fi
- Will there be free access to Wi-Fi?
You will have free Wi-Fi access on the premises of the event.

EYE2018 Helpline

For all your practical and logistical questions

Call us
+32 (0)2 28 42 510 (standard (international) rate applies)

or save money and contact us on
  • WhatsApp +33 6 18 24 75 41
  • Viber +33 6 15 38 80 85
  • Skype at helplineteam.2018
The helpline is available in English, French and German  from Monday to Friday from 2 pm to 6 pm, CET.

Or let us call you!
Send us a message on WhatsApp or Viber saying "Call us" and indicating the name of your group and we will call you back as soon as possible.

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