Aim of the international seminar: to demystify the concept of solidarity and create a common understanding.
Solidarity arouses a widely proclaimed value in individuals across Europe. It is a subjective topic but there is very limited analysis of what is meant by solidarity. Is it a rhetorical device to appeal to moral sentiments in their absence? How does it differ from charity and from reciprocity?
This seminar will explore what is meant by solidarity, what undermines it in its various forms, and what facilitates it. Through the engagement of experts in the field, it will also explore the operation of solidarity in practice
The seminar will make connection between the meaning of ‘solidarity’ with the new European Solidarity Corps Programme.