About Us

Who we are

SOLIDAR is a European network of NGOs working to advance social justice in Europe and worldwide.

With 60 member organisations based in 27 countries (22 of which are EU countries), member organisations are national NGOs in Europe, as well as some non-EU and EU-wide organisations, working in one or more of our fields of activity.

The network is brought together by its shared values of solidarity, equality and participation.

How we work

SOLIDAR voices the concerns of its member organisations to the EU and international insitutions by carrying out active lobbying, project management and coordination, policy monitoring and awareness-raising across its different policy areas.

Who we work with

SOLIDAR works in cooperation with progressive civil society, labour movement organisations and progressive parties. SOLIDAR is a member of the SOCIAL PLATFORM (the European platform of social NGOs), CONCORD (EU NGO Confederation for Relief and Development) and Lifelong Learning Platform (European Civil Society Platfom on Lifelong Learning). See all our partners and alliances.

Structure

Read more about how SOLIDAR is structured: Annual General Assembly, SOLIDAR Board and Secretariat.

History

SOLIDAR was founded in 1948 to encourage international cooperation between social aid organisations connected to the labour movement. First know as International Workers’ Aid the organisation set up its headquarters in Brussels in 1995 and was renamed SOLIDAR. Read more about our history.

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