Yo!Fest @ the EYE2018
Strasbourg, 1-2 June

Bringing over 8,000 young people together for passionate debate and
engaging politics at Europe’s biggest youth political festival.

Join thousands of us for

discussion
good times
dialogue
activism
peace
ideas
music
politics
information
film
friendship
a celebration
inspiration
fun
debate
workshops
a chat
love
a dance
entertainment
respect
a stronger Europe
a circus
theatre
analysis

Join Us

Check out our 100+ activities created by youth organisations from across Europe! 

Can’t join us for Yo!Fest 2018? Don’t worry, there’s still be plenty of ways to get involved. Stay tuned for more information.

Who We Are !

2018 marks the anniversary of the tenth edition of Yo!Fest and the third time the European Youth Forum joins forces with the European Parliament to create the European Youth Event (EYE). With hundreds of free activities taking place over two days, Yo!Fest @ the EYE is one of the most dynamic, youth-led events in the European Calendar.

The Festival combines debates, workshops, talks, exhibitions and performances to celebrate what it means to be a young European. We bring young Europeans together with world leaders, internationally renowned experts, politicians and Youth Organisations to talk about the issues and look for real solutions.

Yo!Fest will stimulate vivid debates around five core themes: Keeping up with the Digital Revolution, Staying Alive in Turbulent Times, Working out for a Stronger Europe, Protecting our Planet and Calling for a Fair Share. During the Festival, young people's ideas will be collected and later presented to decision-makers. 

Whether you’re part of a grassroots organisation, you’re associated with a self-organising movement, you’re a member of a youth organisation, or you’re a young person who wants to have your say on what you’re passionate about on an international level, Yo!Fest @ the European Youth Event (EYE2018) is the place for you. 

The next Yo!Fest, organised by The European Youth Forum, will take place on 1-2 June 2018, outside the iconic Louise Weiss building of the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

If you’re between 16 and 30 and want to get involved you can find out more on the EYE website.

Yo!Fest @ the EYE is for every young European so if you’re not able to join us in Strasbourg keep an eye on our Facebook and Instagram pages where we’ll be providing you with plenty of other opportunities to get involved in one of Europe’s largest youth-led political festivals. 

Keeping up with the digital revolution

The world is changing and technology is playing a huge part in shaping our every-day life. But, are things moving so quickly that we can't keep up?

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Calling for a fair share

Across Europe, young people are facing different difficulties. How can we make sure young European have an equal playing field?

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Working out for a stronger Europe

When the world of politics and public opinion is going through a change, is this our opportunity to transform the way politics is done to ensure the voices and experiences of young Europeans are being heard at the highest level?

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Staying alive in turbulent times

We’re facing challenges on a global level. From the migration crisis to civil wars and international terrorism: communities are becoming divided and populism is on the rise.

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Protecting our planet

We’re all having to face-up to the realisation that we need to bring about change in order to protect our planet. But what steps can we take now to ensure future generations have a healthy and clean environment to nurture?

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Cultural Programme

The programme for our cultural and night activities is coming soon. We will bring to you international artists, an Emerging Bands Contest, filmmakers and performers for an unforgettable experience. Stay tuned!

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Practical
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Find out all the practical information you need for joining us at Yo!Fest @ the EYE2018. Find out how to get here, where to stay, what there is to do and what you can expect when you get here!

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Thank you to our official partners

German Federal Youth Council (DBJR)
Allianssi
Cyprus Youth Council
Estonian Youth Council
Maison Mahdil
ENGSO Youth
Lifelong Learning Platform
EFIL - European Federation for Intercultural Learning
Les Jeunes Écologistes
European Youth Forum
European Commission
Cafebabel
European Youth Event
European  Educational Exchanges - Youth for Understanding
City of Strasbourg
S&G: System and Generation Association
Jeunesses Musicales International
National Youth Council of Macedonia
Council of Europe
British Youth Council
European Endowment for Democracy
Young Cyprus Greens
The Ubele Initiative
IYNF - International Young Naturefriends
TEJO, World Esperanto Youth Organisation
AEGEE-Europe
World Scouting Organisation
National Youth Council of Slovenia
YEU International
UNOY
International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations
OBESSU
Coze
National Youth Council of Ireland
Bundes Jugend Vertretung | Austrian National Youth Council
European Parliament
National Youth Forum of Bulgaria
Federation of Young European Greens

Get in Touch

More information will be added to this site in the coming months, make sure to stay tuned. If you want to get in touch with the Yo!Fest team please use the contact form.

For media related inquiries please get in touch with our Communications Officer via email bibbi.abruzzini@youthforum.org or on +32 2 793 75 37.