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Horizon 2020 grant for 'Solidarity in diversity' research network

5 June 2020


The MSCA European Training Network Solidarity in Diversity (SOLiDi), coordinated by prof. Stijn Oosterlynck, University of Antwerp, passed the first phase of selection of the so called ITN grant, with a score of 96.6%. Innovating Training Networks (ITN) grants are set up by the European Commission to train a new generation of creative, entrepreneurial and innovative early stage researchers. They form part of the Horizon 2020 program. The network has been invited by EU to start the grant preparation. The University of Humanistic Studies is one of the beneficiaries in the project.


Thomas Kampen, prof. Evelien Tonkens and prof. Sawitri Saharso will be the scholars in charge for the University of Humanistic Studies, joining a network of 10 beneficiaries and 23 partner organizations from eight European countries. The network will develop a training and research program focused on how to generate solidarities across cultural boundaries, taking the proximity of citizens with different ethnic-cultural backgrounds in specific places and the practices they engage in as starting point. 


In particular, SOLiDi will train 15 early stage researchers in relevant theories, research methods and ethics and paradigms of social change such as public pedagogy and policy and organisational change to study practices of place-based solidarities in diversity in different geographical, policy and organisational contexts. 


The aim is to articulate a new vision on solidarity adapted to superdiverse societies and to better equip professionals and organisations with adequate and innovative tools for facilitating solidarity in diversity. In the context of the rise of national populisms with an increasingly successful capture of the notion of solidarity by radical right and anti-liberal democratic forces, SOLiDi challenge for European democracies is to identify the conditions under which solidarities in diversity can be nurtured.

The MSCA European Training Network Solidarity in Diversity (SOLiDi), coordinated by prof. Stijn Oosterlynck, University of Antwerp, passed the first phase of selection of the so called ITN grant, with a score of 96.6%. Innovating Training Networks (ITN) grants are set up by the European Commision to train a new generation of creative, entrepreneurial and innovative early stage researchers. They form part of the Horizon 2020 program. The network has been invited by EU to start the grant preparation. The University of Humanistic Studies is one of the beneficiaries in the project.