The role of essential migrant workers in the EU’s recovery: Why does gender matter?
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
The pandemic has made the contribution of essential migrant workers more visible in the public's eyes, but the gender dimensions of the current EU legal migration schemes and practices on the ground are less visible. Research increasingly explores gendered migration patterns, namely, the overrepresentation of migrant women in precarious, informal jobs, such as domestic work and agriculture, and how migrant women tend to be overqualified for the types of jobs they perform. These are some of the issues the ITFLOWS H2020 project explores as it compares the gender-disaggregated outcomes of mobility and migrant integration.
This session will look into both opportunities for and barriers to migrants’ participation in the areas highlighted by the EU’s Recovery Plan for Europe, from a gender perspective. The speakers will explore the role of EU migration schemes, examining how far they enable essential migrant workers to contribute to the EU’s recovery. How does the intersection of gender and migration play out in this context?
This session is organised as part of ITFLOWS, a project that has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.