About us


SOLIDAR is a European network. Member organisations are national NGOs in Europe, as well as 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 and works towards all people living in dignity.


For example in Sweden, ABF and Olof Palme International Centre are members of the network.




SOLIDAR was founded in 1948 to encourage international cooperation between social aid organisations connected to the labour movement. First known as International Workers’ Aid the organisation set up its headquarters in Brussels in 1995, moving from Bonn, and was renamed SOLIDAR.


How we work


The SOLIDAR Secretariat voices the concerns of its member organisations to the European and international institutions by carrying out active lobbying, project management and coordination, policy monitoring and awareness-raising across its different policy areas: social affairs, international cooperation and lifelong learning. 


Areas of work

3 main pillars:

Social Affairs - Social inclusion and decent work; social/health services; social economy; volunteering.

International Cooperation - Building global civil society; decent work and social protection for all; development and humanitarian actions.

Education - New skills and competences; learning societies; dialogue-2-change.


As well as transversal topics:

Migration - Migration and development; Integration and migrants rights in Europe.

Enlargement and Neighbourhood - Decent Work in the Western Balkans


You can find out more about SOLIDAR’s work on www.solidar.org

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