EUI-YouGov ‘Solidarity in Europe’ project

The EUI and YouGov are, since 2018, monitoring the development of Solidarity in Europe through a representative, large-N survey. The 2020 version of the survey, covering 13 EU member states and the UK, was conducted in April 2020 at the height of the Corona pandemic in Europe. Two earlier renditions of the survey (2018, 2019) analyzed 10 EU members states and the UK. The survey explores how support for European solidarity varies by issue (solidarity for what?), instrument (solidarity how?) and by member state (solidarity by whom for whom?). In addition, the 2020 survey has been expanded with questions on the ‘kind of society’ and the ‘kind of Europe’ citizens wish to live in. The 2021 survey, also covering 10 EU member states and the UK, has additional questions on Covid-19 vaccines and restrictions. 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 project is led by Philipp Genschel and Anton Hemerijck, in collaboration with 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, for any inquiry please contact


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