Stories of a Summer of Solidarity

The summer of 2020 isn’t like any other we’ve known. With restrictions in place and the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic on the rise, caution comes before comfort. Summer of Solidarity has set out to address the hardship of connecting with others by collecting personal stories and reflections from throughout Europe and in a wide variety of genres, which you can check out and follow on their website. Eurozine is glad to join the project, contributing the cultural journals’ perspective.

This is a grassroots, spontaneous initiative built in just a few weeks by a group of enthusiasts and concerned citizens from across Europe from the world of journalism, culture, citizens networks, civil society. Summer of Solidarity is an attempt to take part in the emergence of a European public space, at a time when showing empathy and listening to one another feels like the right thing to do – and to enjoy.