Enhancing cooperation among the Prague Process states

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28 April 2021


This is the video recording of the Prague Process Webinar 'Implications of the Covid-19 Crisis for Mobile Care Workers in Europe' with Ms Mădălina Rogoz, Researcher at ICMPD, and Mr Bernhard Perchinig, ICMPD’s Senior Researcher, that took place on 11 March 2021.

The webinar introduced the different types of long-term care regimes in Europe and discussed the relevance of migration and mobility for long-term care provision. Using the example of Austria, it also addressed the challenges posed by existing regulations and the effects of the Covid-19 crisis on mobile care workers. While the pandemic highlighted the relevance of care workers in the 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 underlined the need to better balance the interests of sending and receiving countries in the field of long-term care in Europe.

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 a Senior Researcher at ICMPD and a Faculty Member of the Department of Law and International Relations of the Danube University Krems. He holds a PhD in Political Sciences from the University Vienna.


The webinar was organised by the Prague Process Secretariat at ICMPD.