Programme

Time
Session
8.30-9.00
Registration
9.00-9.30
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

9.30-10.30
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

10.30-11.15
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

11.15-11:45
Coffee break
11.45-13.00
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)

13.00-14.00
Lunch
14.00-15.30
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

15.30-16.00
Coffee break
16.00-17.00
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 

17.00-17.45
Award Ceremony: Young artists on solidarity. Documentary on Solidarity in Europe. Brief presentation & debate.

Giuseppina Tucci and Marta Cillero. European Alternatives

17.45-18.00
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