The COVID-19 pandemic has overshadowed Ursula von der Leyen’s first year as Commission President. State of the Union 2020 will be an opportunity to reset and refocus on the Commission’s vision for the future. Recovery funding, the European Green Deal, strategy for a Digital Europe, and European unity are expected to make up the key themes of von der Leyen’s speech, and the debate with MEPs that will follow.
The European Union Centre of Excellence will host an online panel discussion of the EU State of the Union address on Thursday 17 September, at 12-2pm AEST.
This panel will review the key messages from SOTEU and reactions from various audiences across Europe. It will also consider the implications for partnerships with Australia, and how Australia might address some of its own challenges in the future.
This event is co-hosted by:
European Union Centre of Excellence at RMIT University
European Studies Association Australia New Zealand (ESAANZ)