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Susie Nicodemi worked for the UK National Agency of the Youth in Action Programme, and for the SALTO Cultural Diversity Resource Centre, before moving on to other programmes and projects in Europe and the wider world with the British Council. In her free time, Susie has been fighting against Brexit and is passionate about Europe and about Solidarity (in a geeky way). She is involved in various  projects in the role of expert, trainer, rapporteur, author… and tries to balance working in international projects with local action in the community where she lives.

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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