The State of the European Union
This cornerstone fixture in the European Parliament's diary is an intense democratic exercise that takes place every year. This edition will be a special one, not least due to the economic and social disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on European society.
On 15 September, MEPs unite in a standout plenary session that debates the foremost priorities for the EU's policy-making. What gives this event additional weight is its active involvement of citizens across all 27 member states. From the climate crisis to economic uncertainty, rising unemployment and concerns about migration, all the biggest issues are tackled by Parliament in response to the input of the people.
The opportunity to contribute to this year's State of the European Union is close to home. Our office is organising an online event entitled "Imagine Europe", which will invite you to do just that: use your imagination to propose ideas that can create the EU you wish to see at your service.
MEPs Miriam Dalli, Josianne Cutajar, and Dragoș Pîslaru, along with academics, youth and representatives from the Malta-EU Steering Action Committee (MEUSAC), Aditus, Young European Federalists (JEF) Malta, European Studies Organisation (ESO), the National Youth Council (KNŻ), Solidarity Overseas Service (SOS) Malta, and MaltaTogether, will be comprising three separate panels where the most pertinent EU affairs will be analysed and discussed.
Tune in on Thursday 10 September from 16:30 onwards on our Facebook page to watch experts give their take live and discuss your thoughts directly with them. To book a Q&A slot for any of the panels, contact us on social media or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.