The economic crisis in Europe has placed solidarity at the top of public and policy agendas. But how strong is solidarity amongst Europeans, after almost 60 years of European integration? What do we know about beneficial and detrimental factors? And what should be done to safeguard or enhance European solidarity at the level of citizens, non-governmental organisations and policies? These and other questions were at the centre of TransSOL.
TransSOL was a transnational research project dedicated to providing systematic and practice-related knowledge about European solidarity at times of crisis. It brought together researchers and civil society practitioners from eight European countries—Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. The project started in June 2015 and ran until May 2018.
October 2022: TransSOL researchers Tom Montgomery and Simone Baglioni have been shortlisted for the Social Movement Studies Britta Baumgarten Memorial Prize 2022 with their TransSOL-based article “‘Nothing about us without us’: organizing disabled people’s solidarity within and beyond borders in a polarized age“. Congratulations for this excellent achievement from all TransSOL colleagues!
We have published three new collective TransSOL books presenting our empirical findings about transnational solidarity in relation to civic engagement and public discourses in times of crisis. Find out more!
Out now: Our Special Issue in American Behavioral Scientist!
TransSOL researcher Nicola Maggini has published a blog post discussing results from our population survey.
Interview with Coordinator Prof. Christian Lahusen on the aims and results of TransSOL in the research*eu results magazine.
Check out the article on TransSOL results in the web-based journal ‘The Conversation’: Prof. Simone Baglioni on the state of solidarity in Europe.