11 January 2022
As many other developed countries, the EU member states and the European Union as a whole are torn by a deep contradiction: their increasing reliance on migrant labour in key sectors of the economy, such as agriculture and care, on the one hand, and the incapacity to improve the more-often-than-not indecent working conditions of those very same migrants and to implement viable social and labour protection schemes to ensure decent and equal treatment.
The exploitative and abusive working conditions under which migrant workers are often employed in Europe, affect their capability to integrate and increase their social and economic exclusion and vulnerability.
The Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) and the Think-Tank for Action on Social Change (TASC) are pleased to present their latest study on “Migrant key workers and social cohesion in Europe”, which has focused on four countries – Germany, Greece, Ireland and Spain – to investigate working and living conditions of migrants employed in the agricultural and care sectors in Europe, to assess how these conditions impact on the migrants’ daily life and on their capability to partake in community life. It also considers to what extent improper legislation hinders rather than facilitates migrants’ inclusion.
26 - 28 may 2022, Certosa di Pontignano (Siena)
This Vision conference organized with the University of Siena, the participation of the European Liberal Forum, the Foundation for European Progressive Studieslearn more
Amsterdam, 28 May 2022
On 28 May 2022 the Afrikadag will be held LIVE at the KIT in Amsterdam! After two years in which it was not possible to organise the Afrikadag due to Covid-19, a partnership of FEPS and the FMS will once again host the largest even... learn more
Hybrid Conference, Berlin (Germany), 30-31 May 2022
We are embarking on the frequently invoked “decade of modernisation,” which will be accompanied by massive investment and expenditure needs. In the wake of the Corona pandemic, however, public deb... learn more