17 August 2016

EYE2016: Shaping Europe

Last May, the European Parliament in Strasbourg was transformed by 7500 young people coming from all over the continent and beyond for the European Youth Event (EYE2016). The event was filled with ideas, shows, debates and demands for solutions to today’s most pressing issues. The outcome is a report presenting the 50 most impactful ideas that will be handed over to all Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) in September 2016.

Graffiti wall at the EYE2016

"Together we can make a change" was the motto and the idea driving the debates on topics spanning from space and innovation to climate change, migration and democracy.

In an effort to collect and highlight the ideas shaped by the participants, a team of young reporters, coordinated by the European Youth Press, drafted a comprehensive report containing fifty of the most concrete ideas, grouped into the five themes of the event. The report also includes exclusive interviews of speakers, MEPs and participants, a series of infographics, graphs and social media content, plus a political commentary from the European Youth Forum.

The aim of the report is to serve as a source of inspiration for the MEPs and to provide them with a clear view about young people's concerns, dreams and future perspectives.

The ideas showcased in the report will be sent to various parliamentary committees for debate with the young originators during the coming months.

The report is now available in English from the link below and it will be followed by a French and German version in September 2016. Together with the report, you can also download the Idea tree, containing the full list of ideas written by participants during the event.

For more information and to download the full Report and Tree Idea: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/european-youth-event/en/news/shaping-europe.html