DANDELION at the Conference State of the Union in Florence

DANDELION at the Conference State of the Union in Florence

DANDELION at the Conference State of the Union in Florence

Under the title "Building a People’s Europe", the conference will revolve around the theme of European Citizenship.

Represented by DANDELION's partner, Dr. Georgios Kolliarakis from Goethe Universitaet Frankfurt, the project is currently attending the conference State of the Union that is taking place in Florence, on the 4-5 of May 2017.

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).

This year, under the title Building a People’s Europe, the State of the Union will revolve around the theme of European Citizenship, a multi-faceted topic of acute relevance across all EU member states. 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.

Some first insights collected from the conference are:

  • EUI president Renaud Dehousse claims that also SSH scientist have to promote and defend European values under the current compromising circumstances.
  • President of the Italian senate, Pietro Grasso, urged to take action both at EU and at Member state level in order to strengthen participation and inclusion of citizens!

More information about the event HERE 

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