International Conference: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on European Solidarity

Bristol, United Kingdom

24-25 June 2019

International Conference: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on European Solidarity


24-25 June 2019

University of the West of England (Bristol, UK)


Conference programme, abstracts, and other information are available here:




DAY 1: 24 June 2019



Registration and Welcome Address (Noelle Quenivet & Francesco Tava)


9:30-11:00 Keynote Lecture

Andrea Sangiovanni (EUI/King's College): Why is Freedom of Movement in the EU Worth Preserving?


11:00-11:30 Coffee Break


11:30-13:30 Panel A: Triggering Solidarity

​Karolin-Sophie Stüber (HFPH Munich): Understanding Solidarity as "Thinking without a Banister". Revisiting Hannah Arendt's Thoughts 

​Egle Dagilyte (Anglia Ruskin University): European Solidarity beyond Law: Posted Workers as a Case Study

Ann-Kathrin Reinl (GESIS Cologne): ​What Triggers Transnational Solidarity?


13:30-15:00 Lunch Break


15:00-17:00 Panel B: Actors and Social Objects

​Alessandro Volpe (UniSR Milan): Habermas' Account of Solidarity for Europe: A Critical Reading

Carlo Burelli (University of Eastern Piedmont): Legitimacy through Solidarity in the European Landscape

Alexander Heindl (HFPH Munich): Solidaristic Practices as a Form of Democratic Empowerment


17:00-18:30 Reception and Networking


18:30-20:30 Agora Europe: 'Solidarity and Europe' | 27th instalment of the itinerant symposium conceived by Caterina Di Fazio with Nadia Urbinati and Etienne Balibar. 

Speakers: Egle Dagilyte, Darian Meacham, Lydia Mitton, Abdi Mohamed, Ciaran Mundy, Noelle Quenivet, Andrea Sangiovanni, Frank Vandenbroucke. Chair: Francesco Tava.


DAY 2: 25 June 2019


09:00-10:30 Research Pilot: Solidarity, Bioethics, and RRI

​Darian Meacham (University of Maastricht): Bringing Solidarity into Responsible Innovation​

Peter West-Oram (BSMS): Technological Development and the Changing Boundaries of Solidarity Groups

Chair: Robert Gianni (SciencePo Paris)


10:30-10:45 Coffee Break


10:45-12:45 Panel C: ​Contested Definitions and Practices

​Andreas Busen (University of Hamburg): (European) Solidarity: A Realist View

Marie Wachinger (FU Berlin): EU Solidarity Based on What Relation?

Eva Fleischmann (LMU Munich): Solidarity Practices: Contrasting Cases Concerning the Voluntary Work with Refugees


12:45-13:45 Lunch Break


13:45-15:45 Panel D: Redistribution and Cooperation

Vassilis P. Tzevelekos (University of Liverpool) & ​Dimitrios Kagiaros (University of Exeter): Judge-Imposed Standards of Solidarity vis-à-vis Vulnerable (Groups of) Individuals: A Critique of the Approach of the ECtHR's Grand Chamber

Frank Vandenbrouke (University of Amsterdam): Solidarity in the European Monetary Union: What the People Think and What we Ought to Think


15:45-16:00 Coffee Break


16:00-17:30 Panel E: (Un-)Solidarities

​Dagmar Wilhelm (UWE Bristol): Transnational Solidarity as Negative Solidarity

Harriet Gray (University of Liverpool): Understanding the Solidarities of the Common European Asylum System: Diverse, Incoherent and Political

Yasha Maccanico (University of Bristol): The European Agenda on Migration: Make-Believe Solidarity to Undermine both Solidarity and Rights in Pursuit of Strategic Policy Goals  


17:30-19:00 Workshop (Roundtable and Discussions following Panel E)




Francesco Tava (UWE Bristol)

Noelle Quenivet (UWE Bristol)



Bristol Law School

Department of Health and Social Sciences of UWE Bristol


Royal Institute of Philosophy

Social Science in the City

Social Science Research Group of UWE Bristol

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