Sharing Solidarity with Migrants


Youth Meet on “Ethics of Solidarity, Care and Protection” held in India in collaboration with the IWM.

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in 2020, India’s society saw a surge of solidarity with migrant workers. Activists provided food, shelter, medical treatment and assistance with passage among other things.

To bring together experts and solidarity activists from various backgrounds the Mahanirban Calcutta Research group organized a youth meet in Darjeeling in collaboration with the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM). From 13 to 16 March participants shared their experiences on different aspects of solidarity and protection.

The IWM also facilitated the participation of four researchers and artists within the Europe-Asia Research Platform on Forced Migration:

  • Doğuş Şimşek, former IWM fellow and Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminology at Kingston University London.
  • Ana Ćuković, Doctoral Fellow with the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Vienna and the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology at the Central European University.
  • Heather Marina Saenz academic, journalist, and cultural facilitator based in Vienna, Austria. 

Here you may access the report on the Youth Meet