International conference “Borders, Mobility of Care and Translocal Social Reproduction”

2 December 2021
Academic Conference Centre
Husova 4a, Prague 1 + ZOOM (online)

The Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences and Faculty of Humanities, Charles University in Prague, in collaboration with Association for Integration and Migration invite you to the international symposium Borders, Mobility of Care and Translocal Social Reproduction.

Recent developments in response to the COVID-19 pandemic have highlighted the deficit of care and social inequalities within the EU that are linked to the provision of care. Closing the borders at the beginning of the pandemic has highlighted the fact that the care system in many European countries depends on cheap labour and the exploitation and abuse of care workers’ mobility. The symposium will focus on the regional perspective of Central Europe, where the cross-border care market is based on an institutionalized combination of inclusion (in the EU through access to the labour market) and exclusion of migrant workers from some aspects of labour and social rights.

Program (PDF)
Abstracts (PDF)

More information about the afternoon Pecha Kucha panel with representatives of NGOs that provided support to migrant women living in the Czechia during the Covid-19 pandemic, and activated migrant diasporas to resolve the pandemic crisis, is available on SIMI webpage.

The symposium will be a hybrid event. Please, register to the event. We will send you the link and ID if you prefer to participate online. The capacity in the room is limited due to antipandemic restrictions.

The participants will have to meet one of the following requirements: complete vaccination or evidence of protection period after a laboratory-confirmed Covid-19 disease.

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