CYFI was delighted to be taking part in the second European Youth Event (EYE)! The EYE took place at the European Parliament in Strasbourg from 20-21 May 2016 and offered a unique opportunity for thousands of young Europeans to make their voices heard.
During the event, young people exchanged ideas and perspectives on youth-related issues, developed innovative solutions to crucial questions for the future and met with European decision-makers and speakers with a wide range of professional experience.
The EYE 2016 included a large variety of activities run under the motto "Together we can make a change" from a political, social and cultural perspective. Activities focused on five main themes:
- War and Peace: Perspectives for a Peaceful Planet
- Apathy or Participation: Agenda for a Vibrant Democracy
- Exclusion or Access: Crackdown on Youth Unemployment
- Stagnation or Innovation: Tomorrow's World of Work
- Collapse or Success: New Ways for a Sustainable Europe
CYFI was one of several organizations facilitating workshops in the Innovation Hub, focusing on youth unemployment, financial inclusion and entrepreneurship. During the "SWOT or Not?" workshop, CYFI spoke with youth from various European countries about their dream jobs, the skills youth need in order to become employed and best practices of NGOs, corporates and public institutions, in order to decrease the rate of youth unemployment. During the “Pitch Perfect” workshop, CYFI worked with a group of young people to give tips and tricks to help strengthen their presentation skills and to perfect their business pitches.