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EUI-YouGov ‘Solidarity in Europe’ project

This initiative explores how support for European solidarity varies by issue, instrument and by member state.

The EUI and YouGov are, since 2018, monitoring the development of Solidarity in Europe through a representative, large-N survey. The 2022 wave of the survey, covering 16 EU member states and the UK, was conducted in April 2022. The first rendition of the survey (2018) analyzed 10 EU members states and the UK, increased to 11 (2019) and then 13 (2020, 2021).

The survey, since the beginning of the project, explores how support for European solidarity varies by issue (solidarity for what?), instrument (solidarity how?) and by member state (solidarity by whom for whom?). The 2020 survey extended the scope of the research to issues of the ‘kind of society’ and ‘kind of Europe’ citizens wish to live in. The 2021 survey included additional questions on Covid-19 vaccines and restrictions, while the 2022 wave further expanded the questionnaire with questions on the war in Ukraine. The project produces research outputs such as datasets, scientific journal articles, policy briefs and media contributions, and will replicate and expand the survey annually in the upcoming years.

The datasets and publications are on this project page.

Since 2022, a yearly ‘EUI-YouGov Data Dissemination Conference’ is organized, preceded by a call for contributions. The 2022 edition took place as a hybrid event on 21 January. In 2023 the Dissemination Conference will take place in late January 2023, while the call for contribution will be sent out in early Autumn 2022.

The project is led by Philipp Genschel and Anton Hemerijck, in collaboration with Dietlind Stolle, Lorenzo Cicchi, Luis Russo (EUI), Mohamed Nasr (ETH Zürich), Stephan Shakespeare and Jonathan van Parys (YouGov). All datasets are publicly available on Open Access. Research based on such data is welcome (use contact email provided on this page).


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