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European Youth Event 2014

Enabling young people to have their say on Europe’s future


The moment thousands of young people have waited months for has finally arrived. This weekend the Parliament building in Strasbourg will host the European Youth Event 2014 (EYE 2014), a unique opportunity for the next generation to generate ideas, discuss opinions and set the agenda for tomorrow’s Europe! In addition a mobile app will help participants to get around to the hundreds of performances and workshops being hosted in and out the European Parliament buildings.

The European Youth Event 2014 in Strasbourg on 9-11 May
The European Youth Event 2014 in Strasbourg on 9-11 May

EYE 2014 features hundreds of activities grouped around five themes: youth unemployment, digital revolution, future of the European Union, sustainability as well as European values. The event will welcome more than 5,000 participants, 200 speakers and dozens of supporting partners and youth associations.

A free mobile application has been released – available for Apple and Android devices – to allow participants to make the most of their weekend. The application offers speakers’ information, the full programme, geolocalised maps, and even gives participants a personalised schedule with notifications to help them navigate their way through the event.

Even people who are unable to attend in person are able to participate as they can follow 16 top activities live, including Sunday’s closing ceremony in the Parliamentary chamber. They can also debate with speakers and participants live on Twitter using the hashtag #EYEstream.

In addition the European Parliament organises the first Instameet for all the participants passionate about photography coming to Strasbourg. Here they will have the opportunity to work with professionals and post pictures on Instagram of unique spots inside and around the Parliament building.

There is also the YO!Village, organised by the European Youth Forum, featuring music and other forms of entertainment.On Friday night, the European Youth Forum and the city of Strasbourg will host an open an air concert in Place Kléber with performances by Asian Dub Foundation and La Fanfare en Petard. On Saturday the YO!Fest Club Night will feature Puggy, DJ Falcon and DJ Riva Starr.

EYE website
EYE stories from the European Parliament