Paul & Ian have arrived in Strasbourg for #EYE2016!
Follow them here, on Twitter and on SnapChat as they report on the European Youth Event. #IrishEYE
“Arrived and Ready” – by Ian Fahey & Paul Dockery
It’s now 21:20 (GMT+1) and we’re only just getting a few minutes to write this piece! The last few hours have included howling in laughter at our amazing hotel room; trawling through the Strasbourg Rues out of interest (and for food); and taking over the SpunOut.ie SnapChat account. And while we feel that we’ve covered the lead-up of EYE2016 very well, we’ve forgotten that the serious work begins tomorrow at 10am sharp!
Over the next 3 days, we shall be reporting on every Social Media outlet that you can think of – personal accounts and SpunOut.ie accounts:
Facebook; Twitter; Instagram; SnapChat; Websites; Blogs. We know that each Social Media Outlet provides their different benefits and challenges – but the most important thing is that the message will be reaching our audience in many different ways.
We’re over here to report on EYE2016 – an event for empowering young people, so that they can learn the skills to shape the Europe that they want to live in. 7500 participants shall be taking part in this conference – 75 of which are from Ireland. Between the tens of workshops, lectures, panel discussions and debates, we hope that we will gain a greater insight into how young people feel about our great continent.
Over the next 3 days, myself and Paul will hardly see each other! There are so many activities to choose from and report from – we’ll have our work cut out for us. We’ll be tracking down Irish delegations to ask them what they hope to achieve from EYE 2016; along with some of the incredible guest speakers: Martin Schulz, Mairéad McGuinness and Joey Kavanagh. We cannot wait to receive our Media passes tomorrow morning – there’s too much to do and so little time to do so! Whatever you do, make sure that you follow Ian (@ian_fahey94) and (_Paulitics) on Twitter to follow our travels in Strasbourg. Alternatively, you can keep up to date with all of the Irish delegations at #IrishEYE.