The R&I Days 2020 were 3 days of virtual events organised for the European Commission. The aim of this event was to bring together all the stakeholders involved in research and innovation in Europe, as well as a maximum number of citizens, in order to shape the future landscape of these disciplines. To achieve the objectives of this event, VO Event, under the coordination of VO Europe, set up no fewer than 5 TV studios within the Commission buildings, creating a fully customised digital platform. The company also brought together and coached 479 speakers, organised 77 live open sessions, 10 digital hubs, 120 live co-design and workshop sessions, and a 100% virtual exhibition for Science is Wonderful. All with the involvement of more than 35,000 participants from all over the world. Copyright @European Union 2020 all rights reserved.View video
For 3 days, the Kanal was the scene of a unique event aimed at defining the future of research and innovation in Europe. Organised for the European Commission, in collaboration with VO Europe, VO Event took advantage of an unusual venue that broke with the kind of setting traditionally chosen for this type of event. 20,348 m2 of gross space was thus set up, notably with 13 conference rooms to accommodate no less than 660 speakers. In the end, more than 8,367 participants from the four corners of the globe were able to hold discussions, be inspired and exchange ideas in a collaborative manner, thanks to the new conference format. It was a successful gamble for VO, which was able to reinvent the codes of the traditional European convention by making the R&I Days the most visible event of the year in the field of research and innovation.
It was a winning combo for VO Event and VO Europe, who once again collaborated to offer an innovative concept that was acclaimed by the press. Drawing on their entire arsenal of strengths, an escape room was imagined in its entirety in order to create an activity as part of the #YOUREURIGHT campaign. Combining trends and news, gamification was used to develop an engaging and motivating team game based around 4 current themes. This was a real challenge for VO, whose mission was to inform and raise awareness among participants of a series of rights that they can claim, while implicitly underlining the role of the EU. The escape room travelled to 10 countries and welcomed an average of 250 people every day. UNLOCK YOUR RIGHT was a fun, educational event experience.
The European elections were celebrated with jazz music on the Place du Luxembourg on 26 May 2019. Designed to offer a new take on the elections, European citizens were the guests of honour. VO Europe and Event thus invited a group of citizens to come together to discuss and debate current political trends. At the request of the European Parliament, VO made this election day a springboard for Europe and democracy. By demonstrating transparency and giving the participants an opportunity to take ownership of the political arena, this public event provided a breath of fresh air and embodied the slogan “Choose your future”.