29 & 30
May 2020
Strasbourg,
France
At the European
Youth Event
Practical information

The festival is open to all 16 to 30-year-olds

And it takes place outside the European Parliament, in Strasbourg, France.

Access to Yo!Fest is free but you will need to go through the accreditation center and to present an ID card or a passport at the entrance for security check.

The site will open at 9am on Friday, 29 May, and close at 9.30pm after a full day of activities, music and art performances. It will open again on Saturday, 30 May, at 9am and continue with more workshops, activities and a concert until midnight.

How to get to Strasbourg?

At Yo!Fest, we promote green travel and we encourage participants to use the most sustainable mode of transport. If you are unable to do so we encourage you to consider carbon-offsetting your trip.

Feel free to check out travel options on Rome2Rio.

By train

Strasbourg’s train station offers a wide range of connections with other cities in France as well as in Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands and other European countries. Another option is to get a train to Kehl or Offenburg, located in Germany, and well-connected to Strasbourg.

By road

With your own car or carpooling.

From West (Paris, Benelux) taking the A4 highway or E25; it’s roughly a 4-hour drive from Paris. From the South (Switzerland, Lyon), taking the A35 highway or E25; Strasbourg is about 5 hours away from Lyon driving. And North and East (Germany), taking the A5 highway or E35.

By bus

There are many bus companies travelling from across Europe to Strasbourg; take a look at Flixbus, Ouibus, Eurolines and more.

By air

In addition to the city airport situated 10km away from the city centre (20-25 minutes by bus shuttle), Strasbourg can easily be reached from other international airports such as Karlsruhe-Baden or Basel-Mulhouse, located nearby.

Feel free to check out options on Skyscanner.

Where to stay in Strasbourg?

There is a variety of options close to the European Parliament and to the city centre. The Strasbourg Tourist Office lists out several hotels on their website; and for those who prefer cheaper options, hostels are also available. If you want to discover Strasbourg through the eyes of its locals, feel free to take a look at CouchSurfing or AirBnB’s offers.

Make sure to book your accommodation as early as possible to avoid any disappointment; it’s a busy time in Strasbourg.

Feel like wondering around?

When you’re not busy taking part in our exciting programme, Strasbourg is a great city to enjoy and explore. Described as the perfect overture to all that is idiosyncratic about Alsace – a city that feels both French and German and reflects both it’s medieval past and a progressive future, it pulls off its act in inimitable Alsatian style.

Find out more about Strasbourg and what all that is going on by visiting the Strasbourg Tourism board website.

Site Accessibility

We want Yo!Fest to be accessible for all young people and we’re making adjustments to our venues and our programme to allow all to participate. Feel free to get in touch with the Yo!Fest team for any specific question.

Mobility

Yo!Fest is uniquely located on the grounds surrounding the European Parliament, in Strasbourg. The majority of the site is asphalt or concrete or with temporary level flooring making the site very accessible. However, there are some grass-covered areas which may cause issues to some participants particularly in bad weather conditions.

We cannot offer any internal transport due to the limitations of moving around the site.

Seating is also available throughout the site for all participants.

It is our commitment to make Yo!Fest accessible to everyone and we are happy to accommodate participants who would need to be accompanied by a personal assistant.

Lighting effects

We would like to advise all participants that flicker, laser, strobe and other lighting effects may be in use at the festival site.

Noise

We recognise that some participants may benefit from a space to step away from the crowds and noise. Re-admittance is permitted to those who leave the site for this reason. Hearing protection will also be available free of charge to participants.

The concert will have a large PA system playing amplified sound through the evening. The whole site will remain open throughout the evening should participants prefer to enjoy the concert from a distance.

Accessibility for deaf participants

There will be a fixed amount of interpreters onsite to support members of the deaf community. We encourage those who require additional assistance to attend the event with a person who is able to assist.