What's next?


The hearings allow selected EYE2018 participants to present some of the most impactful ideas from the event in parliamentary committees, exchange views with MEPs and have an impact on the agenda of Parliament.

EYE participants presenting the ideas are selected on the basis of their active participation during the EYE, taking into account gender and geographical balance. They are not "experts" in the field of the ideas they present, but rather rapporteurs, expressing key ideas proposed during the EYE.

The format of the hearings is an "Ideas Check" - a special format developed for the EYE. In a 45-60 minutes hearing, three participants play the role of "idea givers", pitching each two ideas, and the MEPs are "idea catchers" giving feedback on the ideas. Both idea givers and idea catchers have two minutes' time to speak.

You can follow live the hearings on the European Youth Event Facebook page and join the debate on social media using hashtag #EYE2018..

  • Culture and Education (CULT) 10 October, 15:00-15:45 (A1G3)
  • Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE)19 November, 15:00-16:00 (JAN 2Q2)
  • Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL) 20 November, 14:30-16:00 (P1A002)
  • Transport and Tourism (TRAN) 21 November, 14:30-15:15 (P3C50)
  • Constitutional Affairs (AFCO) 27 November 9:15-10:15 (A1G3)
  • Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) 27 November, 11:00-12:30 (JAN 2Q2)
  • Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) 23 January, 11:30-12:30

Hearing in CULT committee: “Create the solutions that meet the actual needs”

The very first hearing following the European Youth Event (EYE2018), in the committee for Culture and Education (CULT), sparks up a lively debate between the young so called „idea givers" and the Members of the European Parliament (MEPs). Read on to find out how it went.

Youth Hearing in LIBE committee

On Monday 19 November, three passionate EYE2018 participants arrived at the hearing of the Committee for Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee (LIBE) in the European Parliament in Brussels to discuss ideas with MEPs. Their names are Rachele Antonia Gianfagna, Lukas Feuchter and Simón Cabrera Ebers.

Youth Hearing in TRAN Committee

On Wednesday 21 November, three "idea givers" from the EYE2018 addressed the Committee for Transport and Tourism (TRAN) at the European Parliament in Brussels. Their names are Philipp Voss, Eva Günther and Pelumi Fadare and they had come to pitch youth ideas to MEPs

Youth Hearing in EMPL committee

On Tuesday 20 November, three rapporteurs (idea givers) arrived in the European Parliament in Brussels to pitch ideas from the EYE 2018 to Members of the EMPL committee. Their names are Arthur Corazza, Guillemette Dejean and Christian Mølby.

Youth Hearing in the AFCO Committee

Young people call for post-Brexit opportunities and multilingual TV Debatesat AFCO Committee - On Wednesday 27th November, three participants from the EYE 2018 presented sixideas from the event to MEPs of the Constitutional Affairs Committee of theEuropean Parliament. The idea givers were Andrea Ugrinoska, Kalojan Hoffmeisterand Dénes András Nagy.

Youth Hearing in the ENVI Committee

Young people called for electronic medical records, sugar taxes and sustainable cities at ENVI Committee - On Tuesday 27 November three idea givers from the EYE 2018, Viviane Gerger, Jade Maylien Pradines and Anna-Maria Renny, addressed the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety of the European Parliament.

Youth Hearing at the ITRE Committee

On Wednesday 23 January three idea givers from the EYE 2018, Jonathan Pugh, Francesca Episcopo and Frauke Gehrau, addressed the final Youth Hearing at the Industry, Research and Energy Committee of the European Parliament calling for robotic agencies, disposable module legislation and genetic amendments.

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