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SOLIDUS: “Solidarity in European societies: empowerment, social justice and citizenship”

Objective

The current crisis has indirectly contributed to questioning the efficiency of financial markets and democratic institutions at European and national levels. Recent data from the Eurobarometer (July 2013) shows a continuous decrease in the trust levels that citizens from the European Union have on national governments and parliaments, radically decreasing in more than 25 points in the last six years (European Commission, 2013). This situation is jeopardizing the European project while at the same time a lively public debate about the meaning of European identity is taking place across Europe. Several social scientists have argued that the social and economic inequalities in the new global order are contributing to civil social reactions, based on solidarity, aiming to achieve a better society for all (Touraine, 2007; Wright, 2010).
This project aims to analyzing in depth the acts of solidarity which are being developed across Europe, the extent to which they respond to dialogic and inclusive processes, the related outcomes and the policy developments. The project starts from previous findings on successful actions which are combating the crisis – by creating employment or improving access to health – through acts of solidarity. These acts are thus contributing to construct more inclusive and prosperous societies, by influencing at the macro-level (social inequalities) and micro-level (psychological wellbeing).
In this regard, the research will identify common elements among these acts in order to examine their transferability to different contexts. To cover this objective, effects of these actions in five social areas will be studied in depth: housing, education, employment, engagement and health. Simultaneously, special attention will be paid on social investment policies which are supporting these initiatives.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/employment
  • /social sciences/sociology/social problems/social inequality

Call for proposal

H2020-EURO-SOCIETY-2014
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Address
Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes 585
08007 Barcelona
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 379 633,62

Participants (13)

KOZEP-EUROPAI EGYETEM
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 138 406,25
Address
Nador Utca 9
1051 Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
OSLOMET - STORBYUNIVERSITETET
Norway
EU contribution
€ 169 780
Address
Pilestredet 46
0167 Oslo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 107 315
Address
Campus De Campolide
1099 085 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 170 905
Address
Belfield
4 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ROSKILDE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 153 198,75
Address
Universitetsvej 1
4000 Roskilde
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 91 780
Address
Kallipoleos Street 75
1678 Nicosia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 142 047,50
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERZITA MATEJA BELA V BANSKEJ BYSTRICI
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 83 081,88
Address
Narodna 12
974 01 Banska Bystrica
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET LEIPZIG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 513 625
Address
Ritterstrasse 26
04109 Leipzig
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 159 026,25
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF PELOPONNESE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 127 273,75
Address
Stavrou 28 Kai Karyotaki 28
221 00 Tripolis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 155 180
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DE LA IGLESIA DE DEUSTO ENTIDAD RELIGIOSA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 104 355
Address
Avenida De Las Universidades 24
48007 Bilbao
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments