The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the European Union, its member states and neighbouring countries is the latest stress test on Europe’s solidarity. After initial failures to respond to the COVID-19, the EU bounced back and is currently playing a key role in the management of, and the recovery from, the pandemic. Its future is shaped by actions the member states are willing to take individually and collectively in the months and years to come. What are the key political trends shaping the debate on EU solidarity and the future of Europe, across Europe? How is EU solidarity perceived in Italy, Finland, and Brussels?
This event marks the publication of the book European Solidarity in Action and the Future of Europe: Views from the Capitals (2021), edited by Michael Kaeding, Johannes Pollak and Paul Schmidt.
The webinar is organised in cooperation with the European Parliament and the Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA). It is co-funded by the Europe for Citizens Programme of the European Union.