Europe: Managing the COVID-19 Crisis

On 8 May 2020, the European University Institute will host a special online edition of the annual The State of the Union Conference. Renowned international experts will discuss how Europe is managing COVID-19 and its impact on health, the economy, global cooperation, citizenship and democracy.

In three sessions, policy-makers, scholars and other experts will look at COVID-19 in relation to:

  • Health Policy and Society
  • Global Cooperation
  • Economic Policies for the aftermath

More information about the programme and speakers will be made available in the weeks ahead. 


How this special edition came about

Challenging times call for creative solutions.

In a matter of weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the lives of billions of people around the world. While the world is trying to make sense of the impacts of COVID-19, The State of the Union Conference will go online with a new format, bringing expert voices together to discuss the implications of COVID-19 for key policy sectors.

We regret not being able to welcome you in Florence this year. However the well-being of all speakers, participants and staff is our upmost priority. We are happy to continue the conversation online and already look forward to welcoming you in Florence next year.

The EUI has postponed The State of The Union Conference “Europe as a Global Player” to 6-8 May 2021.
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