Yes. Depending on your disability, tasks can be identified and you would be welcome in the Blue Team. Moreover, it would be great if you could tell other people you know with a disability that they can also volunteer at EYE2020.
The volunteer recruitment period closes on 20 December 2019.
The selection of EYE2020 volunteers will be completed at the end of 2019, and you will then receive a definitive answer.
For insurance and responsibility reasons, volunteers must be at least 18 years of age on the date of EYE2020 (29 & 30 May 2020).
Under certain conditions, volunteers who want to participate in EYE activities will have the chance to do so. However, a specific process and some rules need to be respected. This process is available on request by sending an e-mail to coordinateur@eye2020-volunteers.eu.
If you have any questions about EYE2020 volunteering, send an e-mail to coordinateur@eye2020-volunteers.eu.
You can try again (your answers are still entered in the form) and if it still doesn’t work, you can send your form as a Word document by e-mail to coordinateur@eye2020-volunteers.eu. Please respect the same order as in the online form.
EYE2020 takes place at the European Parliament’s seat in Strasbourg on 29 & 30 May 2020. Volunteers will be representatives of EYE2020. They will be in direct contact with participants and all the stakeholders of EYE2020. Their tasks are varied but mainly consist of assisting, guiding and answering the questions of participants and other actors in the different venues of EYE2020.
The European Parliament does not cover any expenses related to your volunteering. This includes travel costs, accommodation and meals before, during or after the event nor for training sessions/visits that precede the event.
Yes, we require volunteers to be able to speak French at what we call ‘level 2’ (medium-low intermediate or B1) because volunteers will have to work with the French speaking logistical team and French will be the main language used among volunteers. It is also mandatory to speak English at ‘level 3’ (medium-high intermediate or B2) because English is the main language used by the European Parliament and EYE2020 participants.
We ask all volunteers to attend at least one training session and one visit of the European Parliament (this can be on the same day) before EYE2020.
Attending one training session is a minimum requirement and part of the selection process. Volunteers will have to guide, answer and help participants. Therefore, they need to fully understand their tasks and be familiar with the European Parliament and its different buildings. Two or three visits are strongly recommended.
For training sessions you cannot attend, you can request a training session report, which can be a video, written document, skype call with your team leader, etc.
Here is a provisional calendar for the different training sessions:

November 2019

Week 47

1st information meeting

December 2019

Week 51

2nd information meeting

February 2020

Week 9

Interviews with potential team leaders

March 2020

Week 11

1st global meeting for volunteers

Week 11

1st team leaders training sessions

Week 13

2nd team leaders training sessions

Week 13

2nd global meeting for volunteers

March, 31st

Deadline to block volunteers’ availabilities for the event

April 2020

Week 15

3rd team leaders training sessions

3rd global meeting for volunteers

1st volunteers training sessions

April - May 2020

From week 16 to 20

EP visits

May 2020

Week 19

4th team leaders training sessions

4th global meeting for volunteers (by areas)

2nd volunteers training sessions

Weeks 20 and 21

Group meetings organised by team leaders

Week 22

Meetings between EP members, team leaders and volunteers

29-30 May

EYE 2020

A team leader is in charge of a group of volunteers. This means he/she is responsible for these volunteers and for the delivery of group missions. The team leader will communicate all information to volunteers related to their role (timetable, missions, last minute changes, etc.). He/she is the link between the organisation and the volunteers. He/she needs to be a good people manager.
Team leaders have to be more present in Strasbourg than regular volunteers. They have to attend more training sessions, they receive more responsibilities, and they should already have a network and be able to create more contacts. There is a first selection phase based on your written application. For those who are then selected, there will be a face-to-face interview with the volunteers coordinator (by Skype if the volunteer cannot be in Strasbourg at the time of the interview).