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

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

Young Voices of Europe

Participate in our Young Voices of Europe photo campaign collecting the opinions of thousands of young people on issues that matter to present and future generations.

What do you care about? Do you want to tell your story and talk about solutions?

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. For this edition, over 50 nationalities from each and every Member State in the EU, including participants from Asia, Africa and other parts of Europe will be participating to the #EYE2018.  Register for your activities, the full programme is now online. The festival will kick-off at 10am on Friday, 1 June.

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
details

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)
European Youth Event
National Youth Council of Ireland
JEF - Young European Federalists
European Endowment for Democracy
The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC)
Voices
TEJO, World Esperanto Youth Organisation
European Youth Forum
European Commission
France 3 Grand Est
Coze
UNOY
DiEM25
European Union of the Deaf Youth
European Patients' Forum - EPF
The Ubele Initiative
Federation of Young European Greens
Lifelong Learning Platform
S&G: System and Generation Association
Czech Council of Children and Youth (CRDM)
European Ombudsman
European Parliament
Forum Nazionale Giovani
Google
Council of Europe
ENGSO Youth
AEGEE-Europe
Cafebabel
Les Jeunes Écologistes
ESN International - Erasmus Student Network
British Youth Council
European  Educational Exchanges - Youth for Understanding
City of Strasbourg
Jeunesses Musicales International
IntersGoPro
Young Cyprus Greens
National Youth Council of Slovenia
IYNF - International Young Naturefriends
EFIL - European Federation for Intercultural Learning
International Falcon Movement – Socialist Educational International
YSAFE
Estonian Youth Council
ZoominTV
StartNet
Glitch! UK
World Scouting Organisation
International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations
Youth Work Ireland
Allianssi
EurActiv
National Youth Council of Macedonia
Maison Mahdil
OBESSU
CESI - European Confederation of Independent Trade Unions
Swedish Youth Council
Bundes Jugend Vertretung | Austrian National Youth Council
World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts - WAGGGS
Volt Europa
Cyprus Youth Council
National Youth Forum of Bulgaria
YEU International

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.