EYE 2018: 8,000 young people, two days, countless ideas for Europe’s future 

The EYE event will attract thousands of young people from around Europe 

With under a year to go to the next EU elections, 8,000 young people descend on Strasbourg for two days of ideas and debate at the Parliament's third European Youth Event.

On Friday and Saturday, 1-2 June, the heart of Europe’s democracy opens its doors to more than 8,000 young people from across the EU and beyond. The third European Youth Event (EYE) will see a record number of participants engage in 400 activities, debates, performances and workshops at Parliament’s premises in Strasbourg. You can check out the programme here.


Parliament’s President Antonio Tajani kicks off EYE 2018 in Parliament’s plenary chamber at 10.00 CET on Friday. The ideas from the two-day event will be wrapped up in a report with the best of them presented to Parliament’s committees after the summer.


Not in Strasbourg on Friday and Saturday? You can follow the debates live on Parliament’s website. You will also find live coverage, including interviews with guests and participants, on the Facebook pages of Parliament and the EYE. Also, make sure to sign up at the official event page on Facebook.


We will also have live interviews on Parliament’s English and French-language Twitter accounts. Want to take part in the debate online? Use the hashtag #EYE2018! You can also follow our live coverage on Instagram and Snapchat, or use the EYE 2018 app, available on the App Store, Google Play and desktop.


If you are in Strasbourg, make sure you come and visit Parliament’s social media team at the Espace Emilio Colombo, where you can meet fellow Instagrammers, unlock our EYE Snapchat lens, try out our “I love EU” photo stand and much more.