What is EYE Santander?
The European Youth Event (EYE) is a biannual event organised by the European Parliament at its headquarters in Strasbourg, which brings together European youth aged 16-30 to interact, be inspired and exchange views with experts, activists, influencers and policymakers. This year, for the first time, local editions of this event will be physically held in two European cities chosen by the European Parliament, with Santander hosting the first one.
The event is organised by 6 leading European youth organisations in our country: Erasmus Student Network Spain (ESN Spain), Jóvenes del Consejo Federal del Movimiento Europeo en España (CFEME), Talento para el Futuro, Federación de Asociaciones Europeístas y Federalistas de España (JEF España) and Equipo Europa, as well as the Consejo de la Juventud de España (CJE).
EYE Santander 2022 will be held from 14-16 October and will host 700 young people in person and 3,000 online. The agenda will be co-created by young people themselves and will feature more than 70 activities (debates, panels, cultural and leisure activities, sports, etc.). This event is co-funded and supported by the European Parliament as well as by the Spanish Secretary of State for the European Union. It is also supported by the Government of Cantabria and the Santander City Council.
This event is seen as a unique opportunity for Spanish youth. In the framework of the European Year of Youth, EYE Santander will provide an exceptional collaborative platform for young people from all over the country to meet and jointly identify their main challenges and proposals for changes for the future