SOLIDUS: Solidarity in European Societies

Duration: 
June, 2015 to May, 2018
Funding: 
EU Horizon 2020
Research Area: 
The SOLIDUS project analyses 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 aims to 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 is paid on social investment policies which are supporting these initiatives.
 
This project will be carried out with the participation of 14 partner institutions from 12 European countries (Cyprus, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, United Kingdom). The consortium is coordinated by the research center CREA, University of Barcelona.