Sophie Goudet and Anthony Allen will be participating to the "State of the Union" conference this week

Between 6 and 9 May, Anthony and Sophie - both Senior Directors - will be participating in “The State of the Union” conference, organised by the European University Institute (EUI), an annual event for high-level reflection on the European Union.  The 2015 conference in Florence will bring together leading academics, policy-makers, civil society representatives, business and opinion leaders to discuss the future of Europe. The conference will focus on the need for a new compelling narrative for Europe, and whether a new Schuman declaration is needed to revitalise Europe’s raison d’etre and reengage with the citizen. Specific topics will include the impact of the financial crisis on banking supervision in the Union, mass surveillance and cyber security and discussion of the role of Europe in peacekeeping and stabilisation in the Balkans and Africa.