EUI-YouGov ‘Solidarity in Europe’ (SiE) project

The EUI and YouGov are, since 2018, monitoring the development of Solidarity in Europe (SiE) through a representative, large-N survey. The 2022 wave of the survey, covering 16 EU member states and the UK, was conducted in April 2022. The first rendition of the survey (2018) analyzed 10 EU members states and the UK, increased to 11 plus the UK (2019) and then 13 plus the UK (2020, 2021).

The survey, since the beginning of the project, explores how support for European solidarity varies by issue (solidarity for what?), instrument (solidarity how?) and by member state (solidarity by whom for whom?). The 2020 survey extended the scope of the research to issues of the ‘kind of society’ and ‘kind of Europe’ citizens wish to live in. The 2021 survey included additional questions on Covid-19 vaccines and restrictions, while the 2022 wave further expanded the questionnaire with questions on the war in Ukraine. 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.

Since 2022, a yearly SiE Data Dissemination Conference is organized, preceded by a call for contributions. The 2022 edition took place as a hybrid event on 21 January. The 2023 SiE Data Dissemination Conference will take place on 20 January 2023.

The project is led by Philipp Genschel (Bremen and EUI), Anton Hemerijck (EUI) and Dietlind Stolle (McGill and EUI), in collaboration with Lorenzo Cicchi (EUI), Luis Russo (EUI), Stephan Shakespeare and Jonathan van Parys (YouGov). Mohamed Nasr (ETH Zürich) has worked for the 2019-2021 waves. All datasets are publicly available in Open Acces, both at Gesis and at the EUI data repository, Cadmus (all links below).

Research based on SiE data is welcome, for any inquiry please contact

Datasets (Cadmus)

Datasets (Gesis)

Publications and multimedia