The State of the Union 2022

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.

Have a look at the Final Report to find out more!

Speakers line up

Josep Borrell Fontelles

High Representative/Vice-President, European Commission

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Director-General, World Health Organization

Roberta Metsola

President, European Parliament

Ana Brnabić

Prime Minister, Republic of Serbia

Damian Boeselager

Member of the European Parliament, Volt

Teresa Ribera Rodríguez

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for the Ecological Transition, Spain

Eva Maydell

Member, European Parliament and President, European Movement International

Elisa Ferreira

Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms, European Commission

Dubravka Šuica

Vice-President for Democracy and Demography, European Commission

Kadri Simson

Energy Commissioner, European Commission

Věra Jourová

Vice-President for Values and Transparency, European Commission

Fatih Birol

Executive Director, International Energy Agency

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