EUROPEAN YOUTH EVENT – Online Programme

As the European Youth Event (#EYE2020) is postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the European Parliament presents a special online edition of the event, with different activities organised in digital formats.

 

EYE Online offers young people from all over the European Union and beyond a unique opportunity to virtually meet and inspire each other, share their stories and exchange their views with experts, decision-makers, activists and influencers.

All activities will be streamed on Facebook Live of the European Youth Event. The link will be provided 24h before the start of the activity.

Upcoming activities 🗓

📌 Wednesday 8 April, 17h30

Taking care of our mental health while maintaining social distance

Social distancing of any kind has adverse impacts – economically, socially, but most importantly psychologically. What can we do right now to keep mentally healthy? How can we ensure we live fully while we are maintaining social distance for public and personal health? What does this mean for mental health care going forward?

Speakers:

  • Thijs Launspach, Psychologist and author, 32, Dutch living in the Netherlands
  • Marie Salomonová, Co-founder & CEO, Nevypusť Duši, 28, Czech living in the Czech Republic
  • Maria Walsh, Member of the European Parliament

Moderator:

Hannah Maes, Youth Outreach Unit, European Parliament

📌 Friday 17 April, 11h00

Dealing with news: How do we know what is true in this chaotic mediascape?

How do we read the news correctly now? What are some tips and tricks to make sure you’re only reading and sharing information that is correct and helpful? And how do we unplug?

Speakers:

  • Juliane von Reppert-Bismarck, CEO and founder of Lie Detectors
  • Jesse Evers, Project Manager Counter-Disinformation, DROG, 27, Dutch living in the Netherlands
  • Irena Joveva, Member of the European Parliament

Moderator:

Niko Efstathiou, Journalist, Kathimerini, Int’l NYT, 27, Greek living in Greece

 

📌 Tuesday 21 April, 17h00

Using social media for good: Empowerment in the digital age

How can a strong digital community be a force for good? Can social media empower its users? Join this session to hear from social media influencers who use their words, stories and pictures to empower and discover how they have been using their platform to empower their audience while staying at home.

Speakers:

  • Maria Pettersson (@pilotmaria), pilot and social media influencer
  • Giulia Carla Bassani (@astro_giulia), aerospace engineering and social media influencer
  • Leonie Lippl (@healthyfeminism), social media influencer

Moderator:

Hannah Maes, Youth Outreach Unit, European Parliament

📌 Wednesday 22 April, 12h00

Q&A: All about the European Parliament

Would you like to know how the European Parliament actually works and learn about its particularities? Join this session to discover the Parliament, its role and functioning, and take the opportunity to ask all the questions you have about the Parliament as well as its response to Covid-19.

Speakers:

  • Maria Tuomela, Visits and Seminars Unit, European Parliament
  • Jan Rebrina, Visits and Seminars Unit, European Parliament
  • Sanne De Ryck, Spokeperson’s Unit, European Parliament
  • Viktor Almqvist, Press Unit, European Parliament
  • Thursday 23 April, 17h30

Future of education after Covid-19: What can we all learn from this?

As schools from primary schools to universities are moving their activities online, what are we learning about the future of education? What is helping you to stay engaged with school and learning? How are you homeschooling your kids? Could this lead to lasting changes in the education system?

Speakers:

  • Blake Boles, Founder, Unschool Adventures, 37, American living in the USA
  • Marc Fuster, Policy Analyst, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), 32, Spanish living in France
  • Salima Yenbou, Member of the European Parliament

Moderator:

Jan Wilker, Project Manager StartNet, Goethe-Institut, 35, German living in Belgium

📌 Wednesday 29 April, 17h00 (CET)

DIY Recycling Workshop

In times of confinement a lot of us have more time at our hands to get creative. However, it can be challenging to access the materials you think you need for your DIY project. But… have you ever wondered what you can create from old things you already have at home? How you could turn your old jeans that you’re not wearing anymore into something useful again? And how this could benefit people and planet? Join this workshop to find out more about recycling and get creative giving old things a new life!

Speaker:
Laura Vicaria, CSR Manager, MUD Jeans, 29, Swiss/Colombian living in the Netherlands

Moderator:

Ringailė Razauskienė, Visits and Seminars Unit, European Parliament

📌 Thursday 30 April, 17h00 (CET)

Slow shopping: Local Solutions

The crisis makes us more aware of global production chains than ever: there are delivery problems of things such as masks and gel produced in China and local businesses are losing jobs. How will this crisis change our shopping behaviour in the future? Could it introduce a shift in our consumerism to buy more locally also after the crisis and find new solutions to the current fast shopping system? Should we start to make our own things, share, recycle and repair what we have so that we don’t have to rely on far away production chains?

Speakers:

  • Laura Vicaria, CSR Manager, MUD Jeans, 29, Swiss/Colombian living in the Netherlands
  • Alex Green, Edinburgh Tool Library, 27, British living in the United Kingdom
  • Anna Cavazzini, Member of the European Parliament

Moderator:

Fiona Breucker, Youth Outreach Unit, European Parliament

📌 Monday 4 May, 11h00

The European Solidarity Corps: How young participants help to tackle Covid-19 crisis

The European Solidarity Corps creates opportunities for young people willing to make a meaningful contribution to society and help show solidarity. How the ongoing activities adapted to the crisis situation? What do participants do to help those in need? How can you get involved?

Speakers:

  • Yasmina, Founder, Freshtable, the Netherlands
  • Yannick Daliphard, volunteer from France in TRATWA Association in Poland
  • Matija Blaće, expert in European Solidarity Corps Team, Agency for Mobility and EU programmes in Croatia

Moderator:

Violeta Birzniece, programme officer for the European Solidarity Corps, DG Education, Youth, Sport and Culture, European Commission

📌 Wednesday 6 May, 17h00

How to maintain youth work activities online

It’s possible to stay at home to stop the spread of COVID-19 and continue youth work. Join the scouts in this interactive session to discover tips and tricks, and share your best practices to maintain youth work activities online during this crisis!

Speakers:

  • Samia Fitouri, Communications Manager, World Scout Bureau – Europe Support Center, Belgian
  • Reinout Joostens, Youth representative, European Scout Region, Belgian
  • Caillum Hedderman, Youth representative, European Scout Region, Irish

Moderator:

Natascha Skjaldgaard, Youth representative, European Scout Region, Danish

 

📌 Thursday 7 May, 14h00

Become an EU activist: Join the together.eu community!

You have great ideas for the EU and you’re ready to devote your time and energy in bringing them to life – but you don’t know where to start? Join the together.eu community! Follow this session to hear from three together.eu activists, get inspired, learn from their experiences,

including what they are doing during this pandemic, and ask them anything!

  • Speakers:
    Ármin Ladányi, Hungary
  • Julia Fernández, Spain
  • Álvaro Quintela, Malta

Moderators:

Gaia Manco and Lucile Barjot, Web Communications Unit, European Parliament

📌 Friday 8 May, 12h00

E-citizenship and Covid-19

How do you stay an engaged, empowered citizen, while also staying safe and staying at home? How will this change democratic engagement going forward? What examples of e- democracy can we look toward? For elections planned during the pandemic, could e-voting be considered?

Speakers:

  • Wietse Van Ransbeeck, Founder & CEO, Citizen Lab, 26, Belgian living in Belgium
  • Brando Benifei, Member of the European Parliament

Moderator:

Caroline Tranberg, Journalist, Spektrum, 28, Danish living in Denmark

📌 Saturday 9 May, 14h00

Q&A with Committee Chairs: The European Parliament’s response to COVID-19

Join this online Q&A to find out how EP works and what the EP and the EU are doing to tackle the COVID-19 crisis. You will also learn about #EuropeansAgainstCovid19, the campaign celebrating the solidarity of Europeans in times of crisis.

Speakers:

  • Petra de Sutter, Member of the European Parliament and chair of IMCO – Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection
  • David McAllister, Member of the European Parliament and chair of AFET – Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • Juan Fernando López Aguilar, Member of the European Parliament and chair of LIBE – Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs

Moderator:

Maria Tuomela and Axel Heyer, Visits and Seminars Unit, European Parliament

📌 Saturday 9 May, 16h00

Europe in 2020: 70 years after Schuman Declaration

70 years ago, the Schuman declaration was signed, laying the foundation for the European Union. When facing challenges such as the Covid-19 pandemic European solidarity is more important than ever. But who was Robert Schuman and what was his vision for Europe?
What does the Schuman spirit look like in 2020, 70 years after the Schuman declaration? How do his believes of peace, solidarity and togetherness live on in times of crisis and beyond?

Speakers:

  • Miguel Manuel Pastor Moreno, from youth-led initiative @70Schuman
  • Etienne Deschamps, Information specialist, European Parliament Research Service, European Parliament

Moderator:

Hannah Maes, Youth Outreach Unit

📌 Monday 11 May, 11h00

DIY workshop: Fashion upcycling – how to make your own anti COVID-19 mask?

Now that you are spending more time at home, why not learn more about the European Parliament’s efforts in boosting a circular economy and get some hands-on skills. Do you

have some spare shirts lying around? Join Katarína Peterová from La Florita and learn tips and tricks on how to turn your old items to life again and make something useful out of them: anti COVID-19 masks!

Organised by Web Communications Unit, European Parliament

Speaker:

Katarína Peterová, Slow fashion & sustainable blogger, La Florita Blog, 26, Slovakian

Moderator:

Petra Rusinova, Web Communications Unit, European Parliament

📌 Monday 11 May, 14h00

In the shoes of an MEP: Ask your questions to European policy makers! (in German)

Have you ever wondered, what the life of a Member of the European Parliament looks like? How elected officials organise themselves in home-office and how they deal with the current situation? What has changed for them since the outbreak of Covid-19 and what are their plans for after the crisis? Join us to meet one Member of Parliament online and find out how it is to be in the shoes of that MEP!

Speaker:

Othmar Karas, Vice-President of the European Parliament

Moderator:

Hannah Maes, Youth Outreach Unit, European Parliament

📌 Tuesday 12 May, 17h00

The impact of COVID19 on social inequalities and how to address them

The Coronavirus pandemic is challenging the functioning of our societies, putting doctors, nurses and workers at the front-line of the crisis. The consequences of COVID-19 will have a direct impact on youth, women and minorities in Europe, leading to increased precariousness in addition to already existing discrimination. How do we ensure that our governments build a strong and inclusive response for all? How can we address the concerns of youth, women and minorities. Organised by youth organisation We Belong.

Speakers:

  • Ines Seddiki, founder of Ghett’Up
  • Linh Lan Dao, TV Journalist at France Info
  • Brando Benifei, Member of the European Parliament

Moderator:

Yasmine Ouirhrane, Founder of We Belong

📌 Wednesday 13 May, 12h00

Universal Basic Income: urgency or emergency

What is the role of Universal Basic income in the face of the COVID-19 crisis? Is it just an emergency policy, or rather an urgent and more permanent measure that increases resilience in the face of emergencies? Let’s find out! Organised by UBIE youth group.

Speakers:

  • Leire Rincon, President of Unconditional Basic Income Europe; PhD candidate at the University of Barcelona and IBEI
  • Caroline Teti, Africa Director, Recipients Advocacy at GiveDirectly
  • Hilde Latour, Boardmember for Dutch BIEN – Guest lecturer on Basic Income and The Commons at The Hague University of Applied Sciences

Moderator:

Antonios Triantafyllakis, Coordinator of UBIE Youth Delegation to EYE2020, Social Entrepreneur

📌 Wednesday 13 May, 14h00

In the shoes of an MEP: Ask your questions to European policy makers!

Have you ever wondered, what the life of a Member of the European Parliament looks like? How elected officials organise themselves in home-office and how they deal with the current situation? What has changed for them since the outbreak of Covid-19 and what are their plans for after the crisis? Join us to meet one Member of Parliament online and find out how it is to be in the shoes of the MEP!

Speakers:

Tiemo Wölken, Member of the European Parliament

Moderator:

George Stylianou, Visits and Seminars Unit, European Parliament

📌 Wednesday 13 May, 17h00

In the shoes of an MEP: Ask your questions to European policy makers!

Have you ever wondered, what the life of a Member of the European Parliament looks like? How elected officials organise themselves in home-office and how they deal with the current situation? What has changed for them since the outbreak of Covid-19 and what are their plans for after the crisis? Join us to meet two Members of Parliament online and find out how it is to be in the shoes of these MEPs!

Speaker:

  • Dimitrios Papadimoulis, Vice-President of the European Parliament
  • Stelios Kympouropoulos, Member of the European Parliament

Moderator:

George Stylianou, Visits and Seminars Unit, European Parliament

📌 Thursday 14 May, 11h00

Work in times of crisis and after

What impact does Covid-19 have on our work? For many people, the crisis leads to economic hardship, loss of income or a struggle to find a job. Could the crisis also entail the opportunity to rethink the way we work? Can this crisis lead to a lasting culture change for teleworking solutions and more flexibility such as a reduction in working hours? Are we taking a step back and reconsidering what we consider to be meaningful jobs?

Speakers:

  • Katarina Barley, Vice-President, European Parliament
  • Miklós Antal, Dr, researcher, MTA-ELTE Lendület New Vision Research Group, 36, Hungarian living in Hungary
  • Erik Roebroek, Founder, Meaningful Work, 32, Dutch living in the Netherlands

Moderator:

Monika Kiss, Policy Analyst, European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS)

📌 Thursday 14 May, 15h00

Training online trainers

During the epidemic crisis, a significant part of youth work had to be moved online. But how do we actually hold successful trainings, support groups, classes, meetings or workshops? If you would like to learn a little more about facilitating online workshops or interactive trainings, groups and meetings, join our…. well, online workshop on doing online workshops.

Organised by IGLYO (International LGBTQI Youth and Student Organisation)

Speakers:

  • Mari Kurtanidze, Board Member IGLYO (International LGBTQI Youth and Student Organisation)
  • Yuri Yourski, Board Member, IGLYO (International LGBTQI Youth and Student Organisation)

Moderator:

Tudor Kovacs, Capacity Building Manager, IGLYO (International LGBTQI Youth and Student Organisation)

📌 Thursday 14 May, 18h00

Domestic violence in times of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic does not impact everyone in the same way: those who are already marginalised and at risk of violence and exploitation see their situation worsened due to a one-size-fits-all confinement measures. For women in abusive relationships, being forced to remain at home with their partner results in a higher risk of psychological and physical violence, and asking for help becomes nearly impossible. What are the local and European responses to this hidden crisis? How do we ensure measures are gender-sensitive? Organised by AEGEE-Europe / European Students’ Forum

Speakers:

  • Jurgita Pečiūrienė, European Institute for Gender Equality, Gender-based Violence researcher
  • Alicja Switon, Executive Manager, WAVE Network (Women Against Violence Europe)
  • Kika Fumero, General Director of the Canary Islands Institute for Equality and initiator of the initiative “Mascarilla-19”
  • Léa Thuiller and Amélie Durand, representatives of the organisation En avant toute(s), running the initiative tchat
  • Marcella Pirrone – representative of the International Working Group of D.i.Re “Donne in Rete contro la violenza”, the Italian network of non-institutional and self-led women’s shelters

📌Friday 15 May, 11h00

Trash me on: Reusing your waste while staying at home

Did you spring clean your closet during confinement? Join this workshop offered by Plan BE to bring your old t-shirts to life again as a bag. No special equipment needed – just you and your imagination.

Organised by the youth organisation Plan Be

Speaker:

Eliza Kozakou, Project Manager, PlanBe, Plan it Be it

Moderator:

Juliane Boelke, Eco-management and audit scheme Unit (EMAS), European Parliament

📌 Friday 15 May, 13h00

In the shoes of an MEP: Ask your questions to European policy makers! (In French and English)

Have you ever wondered, what the life of a Member of the European Parliament looks like? How elected officials organise themselves in home-office and how they deal with the current situation? What has changed for them since the outbreak of Covid-19 and what are their plans for after the crisis? Join us to meet tw0 Members of Parliament online and find out how it is to be in the shoes of these MEPs!

Speakers:

  • Salima Yenbou, Member of the European Parliament
  • Klara Dobrev, Member of the European Parliament

Moderator:

Marie Ramot, Visits and Seminars Unit, European Parliament

📌 Monday 18 May, 11h00

In the shoes of an MEP: Ask your questions to European policy makers!

Have you ever wondered, what the life of a Member of the European Parliament looks like?

How elected officials organise themselves in home-office and how they deal with the current situation? What has changed for them since the outbreak of Covid-19 and what are their plans for after the crisis? Join us to meet two Members of Parliament online and find out how it is to be in the shoes of those MEPs!

Speakers:

  • Damian Boeselager, Member of the European Parliament
  • Mohammed Chahim, Member of the European Parliament

Moderator:

Hannah Maes, Youth Outreach Unit, European Parliament

📌 Monday 18 May, 13h00

EU & Youth during crises (Organised by the Cyprus Youth Council)

What new opportunities for young people arise from situations of crises? How has the EU responded and contributed to these opportunities? How is our European identity shaped during periods like these? We’ll discuss this and more as we highlight initiatives that help young people cope with the upcoming effects of the pandemic.

Speakers:

  • Susanne Conze, Spokesperson, Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency
  • Benjamin Günther , Board Member, European Youth Forum
  • Yasmine Ouirhrane, Founder and Podcast Host at We Belong, Young European of the Year 2019

Moderator:

Christiana Xenofontos, Vice President, Cyprus Youth Council

📌 Monday 18 May, 15h00

Living with disabilities in times of Covid-19 (Organised by the European Disability Forum (EDF))

How do we ensure that young people with disabilities are not left behind in these special and difficult circumstances. This activity will be using the international sign language interpretation, the English captions will be available via this link.

Speakers:

  • Stelios Kympouropoulos, Member of the European Parliament
  • Francesca Sbianchi, EDF Youth Committee member and World Blind Union Youth group member
  • Matthieu Chatelin, EDF Youth Committee member, and Disability task force working on COVID-19, France

Moderator:

Loredana Disci, Membership, Internal Communication and Youth Officer, European Disability Forum (EDF)

📌 Monday 18 May, 17h00

In the shoes of an MEP: Ask your questions to European policy makers!

Have you ever wondered, what the life of a Member of the European Parliament looks like? How elected officials organise themselves in home-office and how they deal with the current situation? What has changed for them since the outbreak of Covid-19 and what are their plans for after the crisis? Join us to meet two Members of Parliament online and find out how it is to be in the shoes of those MEPs!

Speakers:

  • Niklas Nienass, Member of the European Parliament
  • Nicolae Ştefanuta, Member of the European Parliament

Moderator:

Maria Eveliina TUOMELA, Visits and Seminars Unit, European Parliament

📌 Tuesday 19 May, 11h00

In the shoes of an MEP: Ask your questions to European policy makers!

Have you ever wondered, what the life of a Member of the European Parliament looks like? How elected officials organise themselves in home-office and how they deal with the current situation? What has changed for them since the outbreak of Covid-19 and what are their plans for after the crisis? Join us to meet two Members of Parliament online and find out how it is to be in the shoes of those MEPs!

Speakers:

  • Samira Rafaela, Member of the European Parliament
  • Assita Kanko, Member of the European Parliament

Moderator:

Ringailė RAZAUSKIENĖ, Visits and Seminars Unit, European Parliament

📌 Tuesday 19 May, 13h30

The future of farming in Europe post Covid-19

(Organised by Breda Larkin and Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture)

📌 Tuesday 19 May, 15h00

The Translator vs The Interpreter. What do they do and how do they do it?

Is translating different from interpreting? If so, how? Are they interchangeable? What makes a good translator or a good interpreter? What does the life of a translator or an interpreter look like, what do they actually do?

Speakers:

  • Valerija Podrzavnik, Translator, European Parliament
  • Tim van Hauwermeiren, Interpreter, European Parliament

Moderator:

Mirja Bouchard, Head of the Finnish and Polish Interpretation Units, European Parliament

 

📌 Tuesday 19 May, 17h00

What Europe does for me: Behind the scenes of the online platform

How does Europe affect our everyday lives – also in these challenging times of the Coronavirus crisis? How is Europe present in our cities and regions and how does it impact our jobs, our families, our health care, our consumer choices or our social rights? Discover the making of and the many features of the continuously evolving ‘What Europe does for me’ website.

Speakers:

  • Marie Lecerf, Policy Analyst, European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS)
  • Albin Boström, trainee, European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS)

Moderator:

Michael Kaczmarek, Policy Analyst, European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS)

 

📌Wednesday 20 May, 09h15

In the shoes of an MEP: Ask your questions to European policy makers!

Have you ever wondered, what the life of a Member of the European Parliament looks like? How elected officials organise themselves in home-office and how they deal with the current situation? What has changed for them since the outbreak of Covid-19 and what are their plans for after the crisis? Join us to meet two Members of Parliament online and find out how it is to be in the shoes of these MEPs!

Speaker:

  • Monica Semedo Member of the European Parliament
  • Irena Joveva, Member of the European Parliament

Moderator:

Albrecht John, Visits and Seminars Unit, European Parliament

📌 Wednesday 20 May, 11h00

Student experiences in COVID-19: Local and Erasmus+ life

(Organised by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Education and Culture)

How has the ongoing COVID-19 crisis affected students, especially those on Erasmus+ exchanges? What do you miss most about the student lifestyle and how can we bring the campus closer to home? What are some concrete tips, ideas and activities that could help?

Speakers:

  • Kostis Giannidis, President of the Erasmus Student Network
  • Gohar Hovhannisyan, Vice President, The European Students’ Union (ESU)

Moderator:

Oana Dumitrescu, Assistant Policy Officer, European Commission’s Directorate-General for Education and Culture

📌 Wednesday 20 May, 13h00

Youth participation and policy action in times of Covid-19

(Organised by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Education and Culture)

Young people’s active participation in times of crisis like the COVID-19 is more important than ever. The world is rapidly changing and we need to hear young peoples’ opinion on how to react quickly and effectively. How can young people and youth organisations contribute to shaping policies in the aftermath of the COVID-19 and can you do it without leaving the comfort of your home? Join us to discuss how the change in society can be brought about by using participation tools like the EU Youth Dialogue and much more.

Speakers:

  • Maria- Francesca Cristea, International Affairs Vice-President, Romanian Youth Council (CTR)
  • Marius Schlageter, Vice President, German National Youth Council (Deutscher Bundesjugendring)
  • Petar Mladenov, Youth-led advocacy, CSE and digital technologies Analyst, United Nations Sexual and Reproductive Health Agency (UNFPA)

Moderator:

Silja Markkula, Board Member, European Youth Forum

📌 Wednesday 20 May, 15h00

Trade Union Therapy: Young people on the current labour market (Organised by ETUC (European Trade Union Confederation))

Where do young people stand on the labour market in the aftermath of the pandemic? What are the similarities between the COVID-19 pandemic and the financial crisis of 2009? Why young workers are one of the hardest-hit groups in times of crisis and what can we do to fight for our labour rights? Join us on an informal exchange on how to ensure the European recovery plan puts the citizen’s well being at the top of the agenda.

Speakers:

  • Chloe Bourguignon, Youth Bureau Member, European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC)
  • Adriana Ciacaru, Youth Vice President, European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC)
  • Tea Jarc, Youth President, European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC)
  • Ludovic Voet, Confederal Secretary, European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC)

📌  Wednesday 20 May, 17h00

#EuropeansAgainstCovid19 tell their stories

Inspiring stories from the testimonials of the campaign, sending a strong message to other citizens.

Speakers:

  • Pedro SILVA PEREIRA, Vice-President of the European Parliament
  • Hugo Filipe Ribeiro, Corona Fight Club Game Story

Moderator:

Hannah Maes, Youth Outreach Unit, European Parliament

📌  Friday 22 May, 17h00

Impact of COVID-19 on mental health: After the crisis

If you are diagnosed with a mental health problem, this is also recognised as a psychosocial disability. But do people with mental health problems recognise themselves as disabled? Do they want to be? And what support is available for them? What will be the impact of the COVID-19 crisis? How can public health officials make sure young people receive effective support during this time and in the aftermath? Join Euro Youth Mental Health activists as we explore this topic

Speakers: TBC
Moderator: TBC

EYE Online – Final Week