The European Parliament has launched a call for participants for the European Youth Event (EYE), taking place from 9 to 11 May 2014 at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France. 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, - European Values. 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. On Friday, besides the regular programme, there will be additional activities targeted at school groups.
There are three ways to actively participate in the EYE 2014:
1. Register for, take part and engage in political debates, workshops and other activities (in English, French and German) during the three days of the EYE.
2. Apply to stage an artistic performance: be it music, dance, acrobatics, sketches or anything else.
3. Apply to present a special initiative that is related to the five main topics.
Who can apply: Young Europeans from Member States, candidate states and neighbourhood countries aged between 16 and 30 years are invited to join the event. Due to the specific nature of the activities, only group reservations can be accepted.
The minimum group size is 10. Every group needs to have a group leader, who will take responsibility for the group's registration process, logistics, programme and accommodation. To qualify as a group leader, participants must be at least 18 years old and an EU national. Interested groups of young people can register either for the whole three-day event or for individual days. There will be two phases of registration. In the first phase, group leaders will be able to apply to participate in the event through an online registration system. In the second phase individual participants in a group will be signed up for programme activities. There is no fee for attending the EYE 2014 event. However, participants will need to cover their own transport, accommodation and meals. Find out more: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/eye2014/en/news/news.html
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