THE STATE OF THE UNION 2023

Building Europe in times of uncertainty

The 13th edition of The State of the Union conference, the renowned annual summit for high-level reflection on the European agenda, took place in Florence on 4-6 May 2023.

Unrivalled in the quality and breadth of its sessions, The State of the Union gathers leading scientific thinkers, academics, policy makers and journalists from various disciplines for in-depth analysis and discussion on the challenges and opportunities Europe is facing in uncertain times.

#SOU2023’s panels, conversations, and addresses fostered reflection on key policy areas including:

  • Challenges to democracy
  • Geopolitics and EU priorities
  • Green transition and energy security
  • Rethinking the global economic scenario
  • The digital and tech transition

Speaker line-up includes

Benedetta Berti

Head of Policy Planning, NATO

Tobias Billström

Minister for Foreign Affairs, Sweden

Rita Bissoonauth

Director, UNESCO Liaison Office to the AUC, ECA and Rep. to Ethiopia

Josep Borrell Fontelles

High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President, European Commission

Nadia Calviño

First Deputy Prime Minister, and Minister for Economic Affairs and Digitalisation, Spain

Dita Charanzova

Vice-President, European Parliament

Frank Elderson

Member of the Executive Board, European Central Bank

Timothy Garton Ash

Professor of European Studies, University of Oxford

Ditte Juul Jørgensen

Director-General for Energy, European Commission

Eva Maydell

Member, European Parliament


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