Opening: Solidarity as founding principle in Europe – why do we need research?
Yuri Borgmann-Prebil, Policy Officer, DG. Research & Innovation, European Commission
Christian Lahusen, University of Siegen.TransSOL Main Researcher
Marta Soler, University of Barcelona. Solidus Main Researcher
Landscapes of solidarity in the EU: Multiple types of organizations and actions; multiple impacts on society.
Chair: Hans-Jörg Trenz, University of Copenhagen
Miranda Christou, University of Cyprus
Maria Kousis, University of Crete
Gabriella Civico, Director European Volunteer Center
Transnational solidarity in Europe: What do European citizens say?
Chair: Maria Theiss, University of Warsaw
Holger Lengfeld, Leipzig University
Maurizio Cotta, University of Sienna. EUEngage Main Researcher
Integrating institutional and grassroots solidarity: achieving political impact from below.
Chair: Lena de Botton, University of Barcelona
Ramon Vilchez, Director of Roma People and Social Innovation Programme, Department of Welfare, Catalan Government
Marco Cilento, Senior Advisor, European Trade Union Confederation
Abdourahmane Diop, member of Diomcoop, cooperative of street vendors
Maria Vieites, Project Manager, SEAS4All (Erasmus + European Commission)
1) Solidarity in action: drivers and barriers
Chair: Marit Hopman, Utrecht University
Simone Baglioni, Glasgow Caledonian University
Bjorn Hvinden, Oslo Metropolitan University
2) Fish Bowl Conversation: inviting CSOs and citizens to speak and dialogue
Moderator: Jennifer Eschweiler, Roskilde University
The role of European institutions in fostering sustainable solidarity.
Chair: Patricia Melgar, University of Girona
Stefaan Hermans, Director for Policy Strategy and Evaluation, DG. Education and Culture, European Commission
Kieran McCarthy, Vice-president of the European Alliance Group, European Committee of the Regions
Brikena Xhomaqi, Director of the Lifelong Learning Platform
Award Ceremony: Young artists on solidarity. Documentary on Solidarity in Europe. Brief presentation & debate.
Giuseppina Tucci and Marta Cillero. European Alternatives
Closing remarks: How to support and broaden a European solidarity.
Kathleen Lynch, University College Dublin
Andreas Obermaier-Muresan, Project Adviser, Research Executive Agency, European Commission