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2011 State of the Union The State of the Union Conference 2011

The State of the Union 2011

The State of the Union’s first edition, was the key event of the Festival of Europe, which took place in Florence on 6th – 10th May 2011.

The conference welcomed to Florence and the European University Institute (EUI) high-level political personalities and, in particular, representatives from community institutions, national governments, heads of state, opinion leaders, prominent academics and internationally known journalists

Among the participants were: Jerzy Buzek, President of the European Parliament; Franco Frattini, Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs; Janos Martonyi, Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs; Androulla Vassiliou, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth.

Over the two days, the debate was articulated on four important topics: The Functioning of the EU after the Lisbon Treaty, Europe in the Globalised world, the Euro and the Global Economic Governance, Growth employment, Financial Stability after the Crisis.