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State of the Union 2021
15 septembra @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Book your agenda for the 2021 State of the Union address! On 15 September, President Ursula von der Leyen will address Europeans in her State of the Union speech.
In her 2020 State of the Union address, President von der Leyen presented our opportunity to make change happen by design: NextGenerationEU. A €750 billion recovery instrument to boost the recovery and shape the world we want to live in. One year on, NextGenerationEU plans are being assessed and the recovery is taking shape on the ground enabling Europe to become green, digital and more resilient.
The State of the Union address is the speech the President of the European Commission delivers before the European Parliament every year in September. On this day, President von der Leyen will take stock of achievements of the past year and present priorities for the year ahead, address the most pressing challenges and propose ideas for shaping the future of the EU.
It marks the start of the dialogue with the European Parliament and the Council to prepare the Commission’s annual Work Programme. Anchored in the Treaty of Lisbon, the State of the Union address is set out in the 2010 Framework Agreement on relations between the European Parliament and the European Commission.
The President and the First Vice-President to send a Letter of Intent to the President of the European Parliament and the Presidency of the Council detailing the actions the European Commission intends to take by means of legislation and other initiatives.
The State of the Union address is followed by a plenary debate with Members of the European Parliament.
Find out more information about the State of the Union address here → ec.europa.eu/soteu2021