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European paths to transnational solidarity at times of crisis: Conditions, forms, role-models and policy responses

Objective

TransSOL is committed to the systematic, interdisciplinary and praxis-oriented analysis of European solidarity in times of crisis. It has three overarching objectives: (a) it will map and analyse solidarity in Europe by means of a cross-national database that comprises three surveys addressing the general population, organized civil society, and claims-making in the media; (b) it will gather systematic data on the contextual factors and engage into political and legal analyses to ascertain the influence of the socio-economic, political, and legal context on solidarity, in particular the impact of the crisis, the EU’s political responses and target-groups specific public policies; and (c) it will identify and develop best practices of transnational solidarity, draft evidence-based policy recommendations, and engage proactive dissemination and communication activities. The project comprises teams from Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland, Switzerland and the UK, including scientists from various disciplines and civil society practitioners, thus promising to deliver interdisciplinary and comparative analyses, knowledge-transfer and evidence-based, practicable recommendations.
The project will enable us to address the three topics of the call. First, TransSOL will provide the first rigorous and comprehensive analysis of transnational solidarity in Europe, its main forms, conditioning factors (e.g. individual features as gender and social class, spatial inequalities, and contextual factors), and underlying conflicts about contending norms, identities, and interests. Secondly, the project will address the impact of Europe’s cultural diversity and multiple identities on European solidarity by analysing public claims-making and debates within the media. And finally, we engage into a critical reflection about adequate policy responses, in particular about the potentials of social investments balancing civic virtues of solidarity with public responsibilities.

Call for proposal

H2020-EURO-SOCIETY-2014
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET SIEGEN
Address
Adolf Reichwein Strasse 2A
57076 Siegen
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 594 880,62

Participants (10)

UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Rue Du General Dufour 24
1211 Geneve
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FONDATION NATIONALE DES SCIENCES POLITIQUES
France
EU contribution
€ 296 125
Address
Rue Saint Guillaume 27
75341 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE GLASGOW CALEDONIAN UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 253 250
Address
Cowcaddens Road, City Campus 70
G4 0BA Glasgow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PANEPISTIMIO KRITIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 217 680
Address
University Campus Gallos
74100 Rethimno
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 241 570
Address
Piazza San Marco 4
50121 Florence
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIWERSYTET WARSZAWSKI
Poland
EU contribution
€ 240 875
Address
Krakowskie Przedmiescie 26/28
00 927 Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 308 125
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 134 980
Address
Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EUROPEAN ALTERNATIVES LIMITED LBG
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 50 022,50
Address
The Nexus Building Suite 501 Broadway
SG6 9BL Letchworth Garden City Herts
Activity type
Other
EUROPEAN ALTERNATIVES BERLIN E V
Germany
EU contribution
€ 146 296,88
Address
Oranienstrasse 39
10999 Berlin
Activity type
Other