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

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.
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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 (14)

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KOZEP-EUROPAI EGYETEM

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 138 406,25

OSLOMET - STORBYUNIVERSITETET

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 169 780

UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 107 315

ESCOLA NACIONAL DE SAUDE PUBLICA

Portugal

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 170 905

ROSKILDE UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 153 198,75

UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS

Cyprus

EU Contribution

€ 91 780

THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 142 047,50

UNIVERZITA MATEJA BELA V BANSKEJ BYSTRICI

Slovakia

EU Contribution

€ 83 081,88

UNIVERSITAET LEIPZIG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 513 625

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 159 026,25

UNIVERSITY OF PELOPONNESE

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 127 273,75

UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 155 180

UNIVERSIDAD DE LA IGLESIA DE DEUSTO ENTIDAD RELIGIOSA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 104 355

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 649489

  • Start date

    1 June 2015

  • End date

    31 May 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.6.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 495 608

  • EU contribution

    € 2 495 608

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA

Spain

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