Corona Crisis and Social Cohesion

Kick-off event on solidarity in times of Covid-19 reveals lines of conflict

Photo: Laura Adai, Unsplash, Free Use.

Photo: Laura Adai, Unsplash, Free Use.

In times of the Corona crisis, solidarity is a common word. At the same time, however, the question arises as to how sustainable this boom will be and what a “post-Covid” future of solidarity might look like.

This was the topic of the digital kick-off event of the “Frankfurt Inter­disciplinary Live Debate” on May 12. Nicole Deitelhoff (PRIF), Stefanie Dimmeler (CPI), Rainer Forst and Klaus Günther (Normative Orders) as well as Jan Pieter Krahnen (Leibniz Institute for Financial Market Research SAFE) discussed with hr journalist Doris Renck among other things “internal solidarity” and the distinction between solidarity and self-­interest.

Here you can find the detailed report on the event as well as the recording on YouTube (both in German).

The series of panel discussions will continue through the summer months.

About the series

Launched as a blog series in 2020, the Frankfurt Debate  continues as a series of panel discussions in 2021. The initiators of the dialogue platform will take up perspectives from different scientific disciplines on current issues around the topic of “Future Post-Covid”.
The organizers of the format are the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF), the Research Alliance “Normative Orders” at Goethe University Frankfurt and the Cluster of Excellence “Cardio-­Pulmonary Institute” (CPI) at the Universities of Frankfurt and Gießen together with the Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research.