Welcome to the Social Cohesion Hub

Note that this collaborative hub was only recently launched. The current version is only the starting point for a complete hub that will develop in the next months. Contribute content to increase your work’s visibility, connect with others and help the hub grow!

The togetherness of societies is not only intrinsically valuable, but it is also central to stable and peaceful societies, to the effectiveness of policies and to sustainable development. The Social Cohesion Hub is a collaborative platform that brings together knowledge and experiences on social cohesion, including different concepts, data, publications and projects in the field of development cooperation. Use the Hub to discover what social cohesion is, how it is measured and how projects aspire to foster it, and read recent academic and policy insights on the subject.

The #SoCoHub is a knowledge-sharing platform and, therefore, depends on your input. Contribute to the Hub by adding information about your own work on social cohesion here.

 
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Overview

Concepts

Concepts

Find out what social cohesion is by browsing varied concepts and definitions
Data

Data

Learn how to measure social cohesion and where to find data and indicators on it
Library

Library

Read academic and policy publications on social cohesion
Projects

Projects

Get to know projects from around the world that aim to strengthen social cohesion

Events

16.09.2021 - 17.09.2021

Leipzig and online
Social Cohesion: Communication and Consensus – #mpaed2021

The concept of social cohesion is booming. The term, which until recently was virtually unknown beyond the world of think tanks, has become an integral part of media debates and political…

29.09.2021 - 01.10.2021

online
Cohesive Societies? 2021 3rd Academy of Sociology Conference Online

Contemporary societies face challenges that require a high degree of social cohesion in terms of effectively addressing them. Some argue that societies are characterized by declining social cohesion,…

15.11.2021 - 17.11.2021

Trier, Germany (If necessary, the conference will be staged digitally)
Paul Ricœur on Collective Identities

Over the last four decades, the concept of collective identity has attracted considerable attention and generated extensive discussions in the various branches of philosophy, as well as in the human…

Recent publications

What Works and What’s Next for Social Stability in Jordan?
Neil Ferguson / Jon Kurtz / Zaid Hatoky / Hannah Kazis-Taylor
Technical/Evaluation report (2019)

What Works and What’s Next for Social Stability in Jordan?

Peace Through Development II: Burkina Faso, Chad, and Niger
Steven E. Finkel / Chris A. Belasco / Christian Gineste / Michael Neureiter / John McCauley
Technical/Evaluation report (2018)

Peace Through Development II: Burkina Faso, Chad, and Niger

Can we teach peace and conflict resolution? Results from a randomized evaluation of the Community Empowerment Program (CEP) in Liberia: A program to build peace, human rights, and civic participation
Christopher Blattman / Alexandra C. Hartman / Robert A. Blair
Technical/Evaluation report (2011)

Can we teach peace and conflict resolution? Results from a randomized evaluation of the Community Empowerment Program (CEP) in Liberia: A program to build peace, human rights, and civic participation

Explore the hub

graph_concept_DIE's Concept of Social Cohesion
Concept

DIE's Concept of Social Cohesion

graph_data_Social Cohesion in Asia: What holds Asian Societies together?
Data

Social Cohesion in Asia: What holds Asian Societies together?

graph_publication_Economic Transfers and Social Cohesion in a Refugee-Hosting Setting
Library

Economic Transfers and Social Cohesion in a Refugee-Hosting Setting

image_project_The Social Cohesion Fund in Burundi
Project

The Social Cohesion Fund in Burundi