Our COST Action “Who Cares in Europe?” mourns the loss of our friend and colleague Paul Ginsborg, who passed away on Wednesday 11 May 2022. We have had the great pleasure and privilege of working with Paul since 2014, when he joined Sally Alexander, Clarisse Berthezène, Laura Lee Downs, Axelle Brodiez-Dolino and Pat Thane in a series of workshops that would soon become the basis for our first research network “European Trajectories in the Quest for Welfare and Democracy: Families, Associations and States, 1880s-present,” organized at the European University Institute in Florence. It was on the basis of this initial network that our Cost Action “Who Cares in Europe?” first saw the light of day. Paul played a vital, indeed, inspirational role in the life of both networks. A gentle soul behind whose kind manner burned a fierce and engaged intellect, Paul Ginsborg brought to our work a spirit of collective endeavor; a generous readiness to engage with the ideas of others while sharing his own remarkable insights. We will miss you terribly, dear friend and fellow traveler.