Enhancing cooperation among the Prague Process states

Webinar ‘Implications of the Covid-19 Crisis for Mobile Care Workers in Europe’

Thursday, 11 March 2021, 10:30 - 12:00

Location: Remote

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The Prague Process webinar ‘Implications of the Covid-19 Crisis for Mobile Care Workers in Europewith Ms. Mădălina Rogoz, Researcher at ICMPD, and Mr. Bernhard Perchinig, ICMPD’s Senior Researcher, will take place on 11 March 2021 at 10:30 CET.

The webinar will give a short introduction into the different types of long-term care regimes in Europe and discuss the relevance of migration and mobility for long-term care provision. It will then discuss the links between care funding systems and mobility regimes for care workers, highlighting the links between mobility regimes and care work. Focusing on the case of the long-term care regime in Austria, it will discuss the challenges posed by existing regulations and the effects of Covid-19 crisis on mobile care workers. While the pandemic highlighted the relevance of care workers for long-term care systems in many EU Member States, it also deepened the inequalities and dependencies already existing in transnational care arrangements. The case of Romanian and Slovak live-in carers in Austria underlines the need to better balance the interests of sending and receiving countries in the field of long-term care in Europe.

Please register for the event through the link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ftPynUMfSSmrfYJBFfEeyA You will receive the link to the virtual room, as soon as your registration is approved.

The webinar will be held in English with simultaneous interpretation into Russian. The approximate duration will be 1,5 hours. The event will be carried out via Zoom and can be accessed directly through your browser, following the link received. Should you have not received the confirmation email with the link, please do the following:

  1. On 11 March, go to the event registration page, fill out the form indicating your email address and submit the data.
  2. Scroll down the page until you see the link at the bottom. By following this link, you will be able to join the event.

The webinar will be followed by a Q&A session. Kindly submit your questions (in English and Russian) during the event through the chat.

Time: 11 March, 10:30 AM CET (Berlin time), 12:30 AM (Moscow time) or 03:30 PM (Nur-Sultan time)

About the speakers

Mădălina Rogoz is a Researcher at ICMPD with more than a decade of experience in conducting research in the field of migration policies. She has been involved in several collaborative projects in the area of migrant integration, migration data collection, anti-trafficking policies, care work mobility and migration and security.

Bernhard Perchinig is a political scientist with more than 30 years of research and consultancy experience in the field of migration, integration and citizenship studies. He is Senior Researcher at ICMPD and a Faculty Member of the Department of Law and International Relations of the Danube University Krems. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Sciences from the University Vienna.