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“The State of the Union” conference


The State of the Union conference, organised by the European University Institute (EUI), is an annual event for high-level reflection on the European Union (EU) and the world.

Mr Enrique Barón Crespo, Former President of the FMA and of the EP, participated in the prestigious event “The State of the Union” conference.

The 2016 edition took place from 5 to 7 May in Florence and a delegation formed by the FMA President Enrique Barón Crespo and Monica Baldi attended the event organised around the theme “Women in Europe and the World”. Mr Enrique Barón Crespo participated in one of the panels that brought together academics and politicians to discuss Populism in Europe and the current state of democracy in Europe.

The 2017 edition took place on 4-6 May 2017, under the title "Building a People’s Europe", revolved around the theme of European Citizenship.

The former FMA President Enrique Barón Crespo and Monica Baldi, FMA Board member responsible for relations with the European University Institute, represented the FMA at the eighth State of the Union conference.

The 2018 edition took place on 10 - 12 May 2018 and it had a special emphasis on Solidarity in Europe, an overarching theme relevant to European economic, monetary and fiscal policies, social investment, strategies of EU defence and security, migration, climate change and energy programmes.