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Snežana Bačlija Knoch

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Snežana Bačlija Knoch was born in Yugoslavia and now lives in Serbia with her family. She works fully freelance as a trainer and consultant and has been active for some years in facilitating the Training and Evaluation Cycle in EVS and now European Solidarity Corps. Snežana’s passions are value-based education, conflict transformation and educational game design. She is a member of the International Youth Work Trainers’ Guild. Snežana also enjoys the challenges of research (although she is not a researcher) and writing and has contributed to many different articles, publications, handbooks and reports.

Explore the author’s contributions to the discourse on solidarity.

Solidarity cake, anyone?

What is solidarity?

4 years ago this seemed to be a question that was buzzing through different circles of European youth work and the answer to it needed to arrive very fast!

Let’s go back just a little bit: Juncker’s State of the Union speech in 2016 had solidarity at the heart. There was an urgent need to reflect on the European Union’s reponse to the refugee crisis, to Brexit, to the rise of the far right political parties, to the climate crisis… to many things. Solidarity was seen as an answer under a new flagship programme of the European Union: European Solidarity Corps.

For many involved in youth work, the concept of solidarity has always been there, but under different names.

Europe Talks Solidarity Podcast | Looking for a common understanding of solidarity in Europe - Susie Nicodemi & Snezana Baclija Knoch

Looking for a common understanding of solidarity in Europe

What is solidarity? How would you define it? In this episode we’re talking to Susie Nicodemi & Snežana Bačlija Knoch. They are the authors of “Forethought on Solidarity”, a study looking for a common understanding of the topic in Europe.

From Snežana and Susie we want to know about their experience in creating the study, how the understanding of solidarity varies throughout the continent and why it matters to look for a shared concept.

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