Towards a Scarcity of Care – Structural Deficiencies and inequalities of the Live-In Care Market in the EU

23.06.2021, Online Event, 14h00 – 15h30 CET

Demographic aging and neoliberal policy making lead us to a growing crisis of care. A competitive care market has developed that in large parts builds on cheap migrant labour force, especially in the live-in or 24 hour care market. Our forthcoming discussion paper “The dependency on East to West care labour migration in the EU: addressing inequalities and exploitation of live-in carers” by gender equality and care experts Noémi Katona and Elena Zacharenko takes a closer look on the working conditions of migrant care workers from Eastern Central Europe.

Join us for the launch event of the paper on Wednesday, 23 June at 14h00. After a short presentation of the paper, the authors will be joined by further speakers MEP Radka Maxová, Kathrin Riedler (DG Employment), Adam Rogalewski (EPSU), and Dora Anelita (DREPT). The discussion will be moderated by Eszter Kováts.

The paper is available here.

This event is organised in cooperation with our Budapest Office and as part of our ongoing #Care4Care campaign. Find out more about our activities on the project website

Contact: Agnes.Mach(at)fes-europe.eu

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