Migrant workers are part of the everyday economic life of Europe. Today we find Ukrainian agricultural workers in Spain,
Romanian workers in German meat factories, and Slovakian, Czech and Hungarian geriatric nurses assisting
Austrian families - to name a few. Usually these workers are "invisible." Many of them are exploited both socially
and economically. During their time of employment, they live in poverty level accommodations. Employee rights,
such as hours or work breaks, have been ignored. During this time of COVID-19 crisis these invisible migrant
workers have become visible. The lines of exploitation often run between Western and Eastern Europe;
but also occur between EU and non-EU states.
Join us on 21 May2021 for a conference,
INVISIBLE MIGRANT WORKERS AND VISIBLE HUMAN RIGHTS
for the 2020/21 CRISIS project called Social Solidarity in Europe: Migrant Workers from Eastern Europe for Western Europe
Migrant Workers. The single day conference will take place virtually at the PONTIFICAL UNIVERSITY OF ST. THOMAS AQUINAS
in ROME (FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES) in collaboration with the INSTITUTE MARIE-DOMINIQUE CHENU of BERLIN.
Among the main speakers presenting their papers will be Assoc. Prof. Michal Opatrný, Vice-Dean for Research and Development,
Faculty of Theology USB and Dr. Emanuele Lacca, assistant professor at Department of Social and Charity Work, Faculty of Theology USB.
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