A Europe fit for the next generation?
The 12th edition of The State of the Union was held on 5-7 May and counted 135 speakers, 43 sessions, 5 overarching streams and 40 hours of recordings. Policy leaders and experts from academia and beyond gathered in Florence to discuss the most pressing issues on the European agenda, including the climate emergency, the digital transition, the Next Generation EU recovery plan, the war in Ukraine and its complex geopolitical, economic, and legal ramifications.
The event was held in a hybrid format: the majority of the speakers participated in person in Florence (86%) along with a selected audience of over 500 people, while nearly 11,500 people attended via the live stream, via the digital event platform and the EUI YouTube channel. SOU2022 was possible thanks the precious support of 41 local and international partners.
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Speakers line up
Josep Borrell Fontelles
High Representative/Vice-President, European Commission
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
Director-General, World Health Organization
President, European Parliament
Prime Minister, Republic of Serbia
Member of the European Parliament, Volt
Teresa Ribera Rodríguez
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for the Ecological Transition, Spain
Member, European Parliament and President, European Movement International
Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms, European Commission
Vice-President for Democracy and Demography, European Commission
Energy Commissioner, European Commission
Vice-President for Values and Transparency, European Commission
Executive Director, International Energy Agency