Call for participants

European Youth Event  - EYE 2023

June 9-10 in Strasbourg

JEF Europe is looking for participants between 16 and 30 years old to join us in the European Youth Event (EYE) 2023 in Strasbourg from our JEF sections from across Europe.

About EYE

The EYE (European Youth Event) brings together at the European Parliament in Strasbourg and online 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 their views with experts, activists, influencers and decision-makers, right in the heart of European democracy.

EYE2023, the fifth edition of the event, will take place on 9 and 10 June and will feature both in-person and hybrid activities in Strasbourg.

During the event, participants will take part in activities co-created with institutions, international organisations, civil society, youth organisations and participants themselves, offering a space for discussions and networking.

In light of the European and global context and ahead of the European elections 2024, part of the programme will focus on the role of democracy and youth engagement.

Following the event, the ideas, expectations and concerns from young people will be collected in the EYE Report distributed to all Members of the European Parliament (MEPs). Some participants will be able to further develop the most inspiring ideas and present these directly to the MEPs during the EYE Hearing.

About JEF Europe’s participation in the EYE

JEF Europe will focus its participation in this edition of the EYE to bring activities to connect young Europeans, as well as bring attention to the upcoming European elections inspiring people to be active and take up space in politics and decision-making. Furthermore, JEF Europe is also supporting a group of young people joining the overall activities of the EYE, for which this call is launched for.

This group will be limited in numbers, therefore we also encourage interested individuals from JEF sections to also sign up through the general registration for individuals to the EYE 2023. The deadline is today, 24th February 23.59 CET, it would however increase your chances of taking part in this great event!

Selection criteria for participants

JEF Europe will be actively seeking for this application a diverse pool of participants and encourages candidates from all backgrounds to apply. JEF Europe will strive to build a diverse and equal group of participants which takes into account place of residence, gender identity, race, ethnicity, age, amongst other considerations. 

JEF Europe does not discriminate on the basis of disability, age, gender identity and expression, national origin, race and ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, or criminal record. We welcome all kinds of diversity. 

The European Parliament will not provide funding for participants who were previous beneficiaries from OMG funding from the European Parliament before. Nonetheless, you can still apply to be a participant in JEF Europe’s delegation to the EYE 2023, but you will not be eligible to receive financial support.

Responsibilities of the participants

  • You need to book your own travel and accommodation to Strasbourg and will be reimbursed afterwards through the financial support of the European Parliament according to its guidelines
  • You are highly encouraged to choose the mode of travelling which has the smallest carbon footprint possible 
  • You should favour hotels and accommodation that have in place sustainability measures 
  • Please be mindful that the EYE strives to promote equality, inclusiveness and sustainability with a strong commitment to accessibility for everyone. All participants will have to respect the Code of Conduct of the event, as well as participants of this group will have to respect the Code of Conduct of JEF Europe as well.
  • The aim of the EYE team, which JEF Europe shares, is to accommodate the needs of all participants and to implement solutions that make the event sustainable and environmentally friendly
  • You need to keep all original documents and receipts connected to your participation in the EYE for reimbursement purposes

Participation conditions

  • Participants must be residents in the EU, UK and candidate countries; (Ukraine, Moldova, Turkey, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Albania)
  • Third country nationals with those residency criteria fulfilled need to provide a residency permit or for students a student card with the year of studies
  • It is strongly recommended as far as possible to make flexible travel arrangements that can be cancelled without costs or take out cancellation insurance
  • The financial contribution from the European Parliament cannot be used to cover cancellation costs for participants who do not physically visit the European Parliament.
  • A cancellation insurance is an eligible expense only for participants who physically visit the European Parliament on the day of the visit.

How to apply?

Please apply by completing the following application webform: APPLICATION FORM

The deadline to apply is March 20th COB.

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