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State of the Union 2017 conference by the European University Institute: Building a people's Europe

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Start date : 04/05/2017
End date : 06/05/2017
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Florence, Italy
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Culture, education and youth, Enlargement, external relations and trade, Justice and citizens’ rights,

The State of the Union conference, organised by the European University Institute (EUI), is an annual event for high-level reflection on the European Union (EU). Now in its 7th year, it has become a reference point in the EU agenda for policymakers, civil society representatives, business and opinion leaders, and academics.

In 2017, the conference, under the title ‘Building a people’s Europe’, will revolve around the theme of European citizenship. Sessions will deal with the future of citizenship; direct democracy and populism; the impact of the global refugee emergency on Europe; the financial crisis, the free movement of persons and the labour market; and security, in a broad sense of the word.

Antonio Tajani, President of the European Parliament, Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the EU and Vice-President of the European Commission, and European Commissioners Tibor Navracsics and Věra Jourova, will speak at this event.

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