Type: Contribution to book
Civil society activism in Italy across different fields : a multifaceted picture of solidarity in hard times
Christian LAHUSEN, Ulrike ZSCHASCHE and Maria KOUSIS (eds), Transnational solidarity in times of crises : citizen organisations and collective learning in Europe, Cham : Palgrave Macmillan, 2020, pp. 61-89
MAGGINI, Nicola, FEDERICO, Veronica, Civil society activism in Italy across different fields : a multifaceted picture of solidarity in hard times, in Christian LAHUSEN, Ulrike ZSCHASCHE and Maria KOUSIS (eds), Transnational solidarity in times of crises : citizen organisations and collective learning in Europe, Cham : Palgrave Macmillan, 2020, pp. 61-89 - https://hdl.handle.net/1814/69395
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Over the last years, Italian civil society organisations have been working on a daily basis to mitigate the impact of both the global economic crisis and the refugee crisis, which have increased social vulnerabilities. Relying on the data gathered through 30 in-depth interviews with transnational solidarity organisations’ representatives, this chapter analyses solidarity practices in three fields of activity: disability, unemployment and migration. Results show that solidarity attitudes, practices and discourses are strongly influenced by the policy domain in which the organisations are active. Furthermore, the crisis led organisations to search for new strategies and approaches, even though it has been an ineffective vector of transnationalisation due to lack of resources, and the necessity to cope with pressing needs at national and local level/s.
Cadmus permanent link: https://hdl.handle.net/1814/69395
Full-text via DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-49659-3_3
Grant number: H2020/649435/EU
Sponsorship and Funder information:
Results presented in book have been obtained through the project ‘European paths to transnational solidarity at times of crisis: Conditions, forms, role-models and policy responses’ (TransSOL). This project was funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No. 649435).