Solidarity and care economy in times of ‘Crisis’: A view from Greece and Hungary between 2015 and 2020

Penny Travlou*, Anikó Bernát

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract / Description of output

This chapter describes the emergence of solidarity actions in two European countries—Greece and Hungary—in response to two recent crises: the arrival of large numbers of refugees in 2015 and the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Focusing on the experiences in two European countries with different socio-political, historical trajectories and civic traditions, we look at how solidarity economy emerged in crisis and how it was framed not only on monetised value but also on care and nurture. Our accounts of Greece and Hungary draw from ethnographic fieldwork and other qualitative social research (interviews and focus groups) with grassroots solidarity collectives.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Sharing Economy in Europe
Subtitle of host publicationDevelopments, Practices, and Contradictions
EditorsVida Česnuitytė, Andrzej Klimczuk, Cristina Miguel, Gabriela Avram
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages30
ISBN (Electronic)9783030868970
ISBN (Print)9783030868994, 9783030868963
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jan 2022

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • solidarity economy
  • economy of care
  • affective infrastructures
  • refugees
  • Covid-19
  • Greece
  • Hungary


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