Minorities, belonging and values
Who gets to be part of the European story? The much-touted European value of solidarity features centrally in the conversations in this second volume of the series [Talking about] European values. Heleen Touquet talks to three eminent scholars about European values, minorities and belonging in Europe. Lilian Tsourdi (University of Maastricht), Akwugo Emejulu (University of Warwick) and Nuno Ferreira (University of Essex) explore the different meanings of the concept, analysing the non-solidarity between member states in the context of the political discussions and tensions about migration, solidarity through and despite exhaustion among African feminist activists in Europe, and the lack of solidarity with queer asylum seekers despite member states’ support for LGBT rights. The conversations between Heleen Touquet and her interlocutors took place within the framework of the lecture series on European values, citizenship and belonging at the University of Antwerp in the fall of 2020, organized in collaboration with UCSIA.