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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.

The 2018 edition took place from 10 to 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. The former FMA President Enrique Barón Crespo and Monica Baldi, FMA Board member responsible for relations with the European University Institute represented the FMA.

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

The 2016 edition took place from 5 to 7 May 2016 in Florence, the event was organised around the themeWomen 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.