#SOU2022 will take place in a hybrid format.
The majority of speakers will take part in the event in person in Florence.

In-person participation will be restricted to a small select audience, with attendees able to join the event online. Though participation is by invitation only, the event will be live-streamed to the public around the world.

On Thursday 5 May, the conference will take place at the EUI’s stunning hilltop hub. This first day will centre around an extensive programme of mostly in-person parallel sessions. These sessions will predominantly be panels and roundtables exploring the conference’s main streams from an array of academic and policy perspectives.

On Friday 6 May, The State of the Union will move to Palazzo Vecchio, home to Florence’s city council, in the heart of the historic city. It will host heads of state and EU leaders, prime ministers and diplomats, academics, civil society representatives, journalists, business people, and opinion leaders from Europe and beyond in a state-of-the-art TV production format.

On Saturday 7 May, the EUI will open the doors and gardens of Villa Salviati, home to the Historical Archives of the European Union.