The State of The Union 2021


Global connections, expert knowledge and human interactions set against the beautiful backdrop of Florence have been at the core of The State of the Union since its beginnings in 2011. Unfortunately, developments in the COVID-19 crisis force us to postpone The State of the Union 2020 Conference to 6-8 May 2021. While we regret this decision, the well-being of all speakers, participants and staff is our upmost priority.

Recent months have underscored the importance of Europe’s role in, and connections with, the wider world. We will be working on an exciting programme around the theme of ‘Europe as a Global Player” and look forward to welcoming you in Florence next year.

As challenging times call for creative responses, we invite you to watch this years The State of the Union 2020 Online Conference with a tailored expert response to the COVID-19 crisis and its implications for a range of policy fields.

While nothing compares to discussing key policy issues face-to-face, we are eager to keep the digital conversation going in what is a difficult moment for our continent and the world at large.

Thank you for your understanding!