18th - 20th May 2016
Grensoverschrijdende arbeidsmobiliteit en
migratie in de Europese regio biedt nieuwe mogelijkheden in een tijd van
demografische verandering en globalisering.
But it is at the same time in many ways challenged by national regulations and restrictions causing structural barriers.
The European welfare systems are to various
degrees put under pressure, causing social inequality as the established
structures of work and welfare are reorganised as a consequence of the freedom
of movement and the social rights of EU citizens. The present migratory
movements are furthermore shaped by both existing and new networks facilitating
mobility, spreading information about job, housing and transportation
possibilities. The networks developed in transnational social spaces link
together the countries of entry and exit. Within transnational social spaces
boundaries of gender, class, nationality, ethnicity, and legal statuses are
intersecting in various ways, producing changes and new forms of both equality
and inequality in exit as well as entry societies.
At this conference we wish to explore the
diverse links between movements of workers, social positions and institutional
changes. The conference will discuss the differences and similarities in
migration and integration processes based on analyses of contemporary labour
movements in the EU region. Papers dealing with these issues are invited cf the
conference workshops below.
The conference is organised by the MIDA
project (Migration and inclusion in the labour market), which is a
collaboration between the Research Centre for Migration and Diversity (CoMID)
at Aalborg University and the Department of Occupational Medicine at the Regional
Hospital West Jutland.
Challenges of cross-border labour mobility and migration within the EU.
Welfare attitudes and social inequalities in a changing Europe.
- Transnational networks and labour market inclusion.
- Occupational positions, health and working conditions.
Labour mobility, belonging and identity construction.
Website conference website