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Pre-SOU Town Hall Conversations

The Young EUI Democracy Forum Presents: Pre-SOU Town Hall Conversations on the Future of Europe

Pre-SOU Conversations on the Future of Europe is a series of conversations happening between March and April leading up to the State of the Union which will be held in Florence, Italy between 5-7 May, 2022. The aim of these conversations is to gather fresh insights, perspectives and thoughts from young people on the Future of Europe.

These conversations are inspired by Professor Kalypso Nicolaïdis, the keynote speaker on this year's EUI State of the Union lecture on the topic 'A Europe fit for the next generation.' She strongly believes that the best people to answer this question are young people themselves who will be a part of this said future. These conversations present the opportunity for everyone within and outside of the EUI to feed your ideas and disciplinary perspectives into an important conversation on Europe’s future.

What do you think best represents the next generation? Is it possible to advocate for their collective interests without approaching them as a monolith? Do you have any creative ideas on how we can best capture their worries, hopes and impressions on the present and future to come? Do join us and have your say!


Next Events:

  •  TBA


Previous Events:

  • Final Pre-SOU Town Hall Conversation: The Theater, Badia Fiesolana - April 19, 2022 from 18:00 to 20:00. (Please put your name down here if you are in Florence and will be attending).
  • War in Europe: Is the EU fit to fight for peace?: Online - April 21, 2022 from 17:30 to 19:00.
  • Seminar with Dahrendorf and Max Weber Fellows: Sala Triaria, Villa Schifanoia - Wednesday April 7, 2022 from 10:00 to 11:30.
  • Conversation on the Future of Europe with First year Masters Students: Palazzo Buontalenti - Thursday March 31, 2022 from 12:00 to 13:00.
  • General Pre-SOU Conversation: Badia’s Refectory - Wednesday March 23, from 18.00 to 19.00.
  • General Pre-SOU Conversation: Badia’s Refectory - Friday March 18, from 18:00 to 19:00.
  • General Pre-SOU Conversation: Badia’s Refectory - Friday March 4, from 18:00 to 19:00.



These are open debates. To request more information or express your interest to take part, please contact [email protected]

Page last updated on 26/04/2022

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