EYE2023 (European Youth Event 2023) will be opened by the President of the European Parliament, Roberta Metsola, on Friday 9 June at 11:00 in the Strasbourg hemicycle. In the afternoon, at 15:00, Parliament’s spokesperson Jaume Duch will brief journalists on the schedule and events ahead.
Around 10 000 young people are expected to participate in 250 in-person and hybrid activities – debates, discussions, networking opportunities, artistic performances, sports and interactive workshops-, organised by the European Parliament in cooperation with youth organisations, other EU institutions, civil society and the participants themselves.
The event will focus in particular on the 2024 European elections, the role of democracy and youth engagement.
Find here the full programme (the final list of speakers will be available at the end of May).
At the closing session, the ideas, expectations and concerns of young people will be brought together in an Youth Ideas Report to be distributed to all Members of the European Parliament.
All EYE2023 activities are open to the press. Journalists who do not already have a (yellow) access pass to the EU institutions must apply for accreditation via this link before 5 June 2023.
The European Youth Event, taking place for the fifth time, brings together thousands of young people from all over the European Union and the world, to share and shape their ideas on Europe’s future. It is a unique opportunity for 16 to 30-year-olds to interact, inspire each other and exchange views with experts, activists, influencers and decision-makers, right in the heart of European democracy.
In 2021, the EYE obtained the ISO 20121 certificate for sustainable event management, which will be renewed for the 2023 edition.