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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, President of the FMA and Former President 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 2018 edition will take place on 10 - 12 May 2018 and it will have 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.