Promoting solidarities across ethnic-cultural boundaries
The rise of national populism and
far-right parties in Europe poses a big threat to all forms of solidarity,
especially solidarity between members of various ethnic-cultural groups.
European democracies should therefore identify the conditions that can encourage
and promote solidarity in diversity, taking into account the social
inequalities and unequal positions of power between various groups.
The EU-funded SOLiDi project has developed a training and research program to train 15 early-stage researchers in relevant theories, research methods and ethics from a variety of disciplines. The training and research program will also focus on paradigms of social change, studying how scientific insights on solidarity in diversity can be applied in different policy contexts and organisations.
Ultimately, the project will provide professionals and institutions with insights and instruments for building cohesive European societies.