#7: Seasonal migrant workers during the COVID-19 pandemic
26 January 2021, 13:00 - 14:30 CET
The Covid-19 pandemic dramatically changed the situation of temporary labour migrants in the agricultural sector all through Europe. Besides border closures inhibiting arrivals as well as departures from home, unsafe housing, travel and working conditions received wide media-attention. In this webinar we will discuss these issues based on our fieldwork in Spain, Poland, Germany and The Netherlands. Next to Covid-19 induced problems, our fieldwork dealt with legal questions in case of 3rd country nationals, recruitment and the role of intermediaries, exploitative employment and housing conditions, as well as broader considerations about the essential contributions migrant workers make to agricultural production. In the light of this, a number of policy propositions for the EU as well as the national level will be formulated and discussed.
Facilitator: Advancing Alternative Migration Governance (ADMIGOV)
Moderator: Patrycja Matusz, Wroclaw University (ADMIGOV)
- Blanca Garces-Mascarenas, Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB), ADMIGOV
- Berta Guell, Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB), ADMIGOV
- Jeroen Doomernik, University of Amsterdam, ADMIGOV
- Eirini Aivaliotou, Wroclaw University, ADMIGOV
Livestream and recordings
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