2021, issue 46, Marta Soler-Gallart: This new issue of The European Sociologist had to be released with some delay, due to technical issues in the Office and with our web provider. Notwithstanding, ESA members’ contributions to this special issue are still relevant and timely, amid changing scenarios of the Covid-19 pandemic, in which all citizens are expectant of how the pandemic will evolve, the effectiveness of the vaccines, with lots of uncertainties and hopes mixed all together.
2020, issue 45, Marta Soler-Gallart: More than three months have passed since we had the outbreak of Covid-19 in Europe and so many things changed for European citizens since then. This special issue on Pandemic (Im)possibilities and the great response to this from our membership prove that sociological knowledges and analyses are especially needed to tackle the social consequences of this crisis and the definition of a new normal life for all.
2020, issue 44, Marta Soler-Gallart: When citizens are asked about their worries and concerns, most of them are social issues or have an important social dimension. Moreover, today research programmes like Horizon Europe include open and free access to the evidence provided by all sciences and also citizens’ collaborations in the co-creation of them. Citizens want to use this knowledge to improve their lives, their communities and their societies.
2018, issue 41, Marta Soler: Science has always been oriented to the advancement of knowledge for the improvement of humanity and the human condition. Lately however, citizens’ growing push for transparency and accountability in all dimensions of the public sphere has also pushed the world of science and scientists to show how research is leading to these social improvements. Sociology and sociological research are not outside of this general trend.