ICF Mostra recently took on the challenge of coordinating a series of eight livestreamed debates that took place on-site at the European Youth Event (EYE). The event gathered over 7 000 young persons at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France over the weekend 20-21 May 2016, with many more following the proceedings online. Now in its second edition, the idea was for Europe’s youth to exchange ideas and perspectives on a variety of issues with European decision-makers.
ICF Mostra was tasked by the European Parliament (EP) to provide holistic coverage of the event on the EuroparlTV channel, the web TV of the EP. The live debates were the most challenging to organise, as the idea to hold these came about relatively late and ICF Mostra had less than month to set up the content, confirm speakers and arrange all the technical aspects. To pull off the logistical organisation of all this, on location ICF Mostra had 5 VJs, 2 presenters, and a behind-the-scenes production crew of 13.
Seven debates were held in English and one in French on topics such as climate change, employment, and of course the refugee crisis. ICF Mostra secured prominent panellists for the debates, including Denis Mukwege, winner of the UN Prize for Human rights in 2008 and the Sakharov Prize in 2014, and ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, among others such as MEPs.
As follow-up to the event, a report with key outcomes will be made available to MEPs in September 2016 and some participants will have the opportunity to present these to parliamentary committees.
ICF Mostra is especially proud to have been involved in such a prestigious event that was linked to Europe’s future.
Wrap up video #EYE2016