Revisiter les solidarités en Europe : Actes du Colloque - 18 et 19 juin 2018 - Collège de France

Abstract : The neoliberal prophecy of an erasure of human solidarity in the catallactic order of a Great Globalized Society is contradicted by the facts. Solidarities do not disappear, but they move, so that the weakening of the social state combined with the lack of European or international social solidarity leads to a return to nationalist, ethnic or religious solidarity. Globalisation also goes hand in hand with the emergence of systemic risks that have considerably strengthened banking and financial, but also ecological, interdependencies. In order to approach the scenarios devised by the European Commission in a critical and thoughtful way, it is essential to take into account the diversity of representations of the European crisis in its Member States. One of the most obvious weaknesses of the Union is that it does not give rise to any European public debate, but to the juxtaposition of national debates. Having assessed the solidarity implemented at European level in a few key areas (such as migration, financial risks, taxation, public services or employment), the aim of the conference was therefore to take stock of the state of national debates on the European institutions and to assess the relative weight in each country of the return to national solidarity and the call for enhanced European solidarity. Moreover, after this colloquium, a number of academics gathered on this occasion agreed to prepare a discussion-opener for various major European newspapers to engage in a continent-wide democratic debate on the deep crisis facing the European Union and how to overcome it. To date, this call has been published in Germany in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, in Portugal in Il Publico, in France in Le Monde, in Greece in Ta NEA, in Poland in Rzeczpospolita, in Doxaludo in Belgium, in Spain in El País and in Great-Britain in Open Democracy. The call, written in French by Alain Supiot, is presented here in its original version and then in its various versions in chronological order of publication. It should be noted that some of the versions published by the major newspapers have been abbreviated and published without footnotes, here the texts are in full and, when necessary, footnotes have been reintegrated.
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Alain Supiot. Revisiter les solidarités en Europe : Actes du Colloque - 18 et 19 juin 2018 - Collège de France. Revisiter les solidarités en Europe, Jun 2018, Paris, France. 2019. ⟨halshs-02005204v2⟩

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