EYE2018 includes a wide range of activities in English, French and German run under the motto “The plan is to fan this spark into a flame.” (Hamilton, My Shot)

The activities centre around five main themes:
  • Young and old: Keeping up with the digital revolution
  • Rich and poor: Calling for a fair share
  • Apart and together: Working out for a stronger Europe
  • Safe and dangerous: Staying alive in turbulent times
  • Local and global: Protecting our planet
The two-day event offers:
  • A wide range of activities with political decision makers and inspiring personalities on the European stage
  • Concerts and artistic performances, so you can experience the rich cultural variety that Europe has to offer and have lots of fun
  • The YO!Fest, organised by the European Youth Forum, taking place outside the Parliament's buildings

Timing of activities

  • Friday, 1 June - activities (including the opening ceremony) start at 10am and finish at 7pm
  • Saturday 2 June - activities start at 9 am and the last debate of the event - the closing session - finishes at 7pm
Cultural evening activities from 8pm onwards, will take place on both days outside the Parliament premises and in the city of Strasbourg.

During both days, every participant will be able to attend 3 to 4 activities, booked in advance, and attend more activities without booking at the Yo!Fest, outside the Parliament premises. Hence, it is in your hand to define the start and end of your EYE experience - and to adapt it to your travel plans!


EYE programme
Discover the first draft of the programme!