#SOU2023 Programme


13th edition | 2 days conference| + 20 panels | +80 speakers | + 40 nationalities | + 40 partners

World policy leaders, journalists, experts from academia and beyond will gather once again at the EUI’s stunning hilltop hub in Fiesole and at the beautiful historic surroundings of Palazzo Vecchio in Florence for in-depth analysis and discussions on the challenges and opportunities Europe is facing in uncertain times.

SOU2023’s panels, conversations, and addresses will foster reflection on key policy areas including challenges to democracy; green transition and energy security; geopolitics and EU priorities; the global economic scenario; the digital and tech transition.

The State of the Union conference will include the Partners Programme and will contribute with alternative perspectives to the overarching #SOU2023 theme “Building Europe in times of uncertainty “.

As the concluding event of The State of the Union 2023, the Historical Archives of the European Union will welcome the public to visit the archives and Villa Salviati on Saturday, 6 May.

Please note that timings and sessions are subject to change.