From 9-11 May 2014, Parliament will open its doors to up to 5,000 young Europeans to come and participate in the European Youth Event. They will have to be aged between 16 and 30 and come from one of the EU member states or the candidate countries.
What is it? The European Parliament will open its doors to thousands of young people from all over the EU and invite them to meet with European decision-makers and speakers with a wide range of professional experience to exchange ideas and perspectives on youth-related issues, develop new, innovative ways and solutions to crucial questions for the future and experience the rich cultural diversity within the European Union through the staging of various cultural performances.
When? On 9-11 May 2014, from Friday morning to Sunday noon.
Where? Strasbourg, France, inside and outside the European Parliament's premises.
How? The EYE 2014 will include a large variety of activities run under the motto "Ideas for a better Europe" in a political, social and cultural sense. Activities will focus on five main themes: youth unemployment, digital revolution, future of the European Union, sustainability and European Values.
Altogether, the three-day event will offer political debates and workshops, roleplay games, a youth village and a festival organised by the European Youth Forum, a concert and a street festival
Who? Young Europeans from EU member states, candidate states and neighbourhood countries aged between 16 and 30 years.
For three days, the European Parliament in Strasbourg will open its doors to young people from all over Europe. Young people will debate hot topics and discuss with inspiring personalities. You will have the chance to meet other young Europeans, enjoy three days of political debate and a fun-filled time!
We want to hear from you on how the crisis is affecting your lives and what you believe still needs to be done. We want to hear from you about how we can restore confidence in Europe's future and regain your trust. We want to hear from you about what Europe should look like in the future. We want to hear about your dreams and hopes for our continent and beyond.
The European Parliament will become a forum to debate issues you care about. My colleagues and I will listen to your ideas and take them on board into the next European Parliament legislature.
The EYE is your chance to make a difference to our work! The EYE is your chance to set the agenda for the next five years! The EYE is your chance to re-invent Europe from the bottom-up!
Make your voice heard - Make a difference! I look forward to meeting you, listening and acting on your ideas. Enjoy the event!
Martin Schulz President of the European Parliament