Migration and Social Protection in the European Union: Public Policies, Migrant Practices and the Politics of Welfare


27/02/2019 – 01/03/2019


Wednesday 27/02

13.30 – 14.00: Conference registration

14.00 – 14.15: Welcome – Jean-Michel LAFLEUR (University of Liege) 

14.15 – 16.00:  Panel 1: Conditionality in welfare and its consequences
Discussant: Roberta PERNA (International and European Forum of Research on Migration)

  1. Exploring the links between residence and social rights for mobile EU citizens
    Sandra MANTU and Paul MINDERHOUD (Radboud University Nijmegen)
  2. We write for the courts, not for the people’. Irregular migrants, social workers and welfare bureaucracies in French-speaking Belgium
    Sophie ANDREETTA (Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology)
  3. The conditionality-dependency nexus in the social protection of young EU migrants: Dilemmas of financial dependence and precariousness
    Anna SIMOLA (University of Helsinki)paper co-authored with Sirpa WREDE
  4. Welfare, social protection and the deportation of foreigners: the Swiss case
    Ibrahim SOYSÜREN (University of Neuchâtel)

16.00 – 16.15: Coffee break

16.15 – 17.45: Panel 2: Obstacles in dealing with European welfare states
Discussant: Sandra MANTU

  1. Portuguese migrants in France and public institutions: an ethnographic approach of comparison within European working classes
    Yasmine SIBILOT (University Paris 8)
  2. Offers, use and effects of academic post- and further qualification for immigrant academics in Germany
    Ute KLAMMER (University of Duisburg-Essen) – paper co-authored with Matthias KNUTH and Alexandra GRAEVSKAIA
  3. Re-delimiting health care for migrants with irregular status in times of crisis. Spanish reform and counter-reform between symbolic politics, converging outputs and opposition from below
    María BRUQUETAS CALLEJO (Radboud University) and Roberta PERNA (International and European Forum of Research on Migration)

19.30: Dinner (L’aquilone asbl Bld Saucy 25, 4020 Liège)


Thursday 28/02

9.00 – 10.30: Panel 3: Diaspora policies as responses to the social protection needs of mobile EU citizens
Discussant: Angeliki KONSTANTINIDOU

  1. Diaspora policies and social protection in Czechia
    Eva JANSKA (Charles University Prague) – paper co-authored with Kristýna JANUROVA
  2. Germany: A reluctant land of emigration?
    Amanda KLEKOWSKI VON KOPPENFELS (University of Kent at Brussels/ Brussels School of International Studies)
  3. Social rights of Danish diaspora
    Romana CAJERA (University of Southern Denmark)

10.30 – 11.00: Coffee break

11.00 – 12.30: Panel 4: Diaspora policies as responses the social protection needs of third country nationals in the EU
Discussant: Jens SCHNEIDER (University of Osnabrück)

  1. A large network with a guichet unique: the historical structuring of social policies for Swiss nationals abroad
    Lorenzo PICCOLI (European University Institute and University of Neuchatel)
  2. Russia’s policy towards its diaspora
    Anna PROKHOROVA (Russia)
  3. Sending states’ private actors as social protection providers for diasporas. The case of Turkish clinics in Germany
    Inci Öykü YENER-RODERBURG (University of Strasbourg & University of Duisburg-Essen) – paper co-authored with Jean-Michel LAFLEUR

12.30: Lunch (conference venue)

13.45 – 15.30: Panel 5: Social protection and migration decisions: beyond the welfare magnet hypothesis
Discussant: Daniela VINTILA

  1. Welfare and migration aspirations: attracting, discouraging or facilitating? Empirical evidence from a factorial survey
    Petra DE JONG and Helga DE VALK (Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute)
  2. Endemic forms of migrant exclusion in European unemployment insurance systems
    Lutz GSCHWIND (Uppsala University)
  3. Situating health needs in the study of intra-European mobility. Experiences of young Southern Europeans in Germany
    Simone CASTELLANI (University Institute of Lisbon) – paper co-authored with Roxana BARBULESCU
  4. Transnational social protection of Romanians in Spain: welfare for working and linked-lives
    Angelina KUSSY (Autonomous University of Barcelona) – paper co-authored with Miranda Jessica Lubbers and José Luís Molina

15.30 – 15.45: Coffee break

15.45 – 17.15: Panel 6: Access to the Labour market and social protection
Discussant: Simone CASTELLANI (University Institute of Lisbon)

  1. Fast-track to employment? Reflections on newly arrived migrants’ opportunities to enter the Swedish labour market
    Elin ENNERBERG and Catarina ECONOMOU (Malmö University)
  2. Does locality matter? Comparing refugees’ experiences in the field of labour market inclusion in Germany and France
    Anja BARTEL (University of Strasbourg) and Thorsten SCHLEE (University of Duisburg-Essen)
  3. Private brokerage agencies for live-in migrant care work: improving “quality” in a Europeanised grey market between Germany and Poland?
    Simone LEIBER (University of Duisburg-Essen) – paper co-authored with Verena ROSSOW

18.00 – 18.30: Opening of the conference- Anne-Sophie NYSSEN, Vice-Rector of the University of Liege
Welcome address from CEDEM- Marco MARTINIELLO, CEDEM director
Overview of the ERC-funded project MiTSoPro- Jean-Michel LAFLEUR and Daniela VINTILA
Salle Académique, University of Liege, Place du 20 août 7

18.30 – 19.30: Keynote Lecture Prof Virginie GUIRAUDON, CNRS & Sciences-Po Paris, Who cares? Who benefits? The role of migrants in the restructuring of welfare states
Salle Académique, University of Liege, Place du 20 août 7

19.30 – 20.15Cocktail and Networking Event with Civil Society Organizations in cooperation with the H2020 project “Research Social Platform on Migration and Asylum” (ReSOMA),University of Liege, Place du 20 août 7

20.30: Dinner (Théâtre de Liège, Le Balcon de l’Émulation, Place du 20 août 16)


Friday 01/03

9.00 – 10.30: Panel 7: New concepts and approaches in the study of migration and social protection
Discussant: Ute KLAMMER (University of Duisburg-Essen)

  1. Conceptualizing the nexus of migration and social protection: assembling institutional doings of migration and politics of deservingness
    Anna AMELINA (University of Cottbus) and Karolina BARGLOWSKI (Technical University Dortmund)
  2. Comparing migrants’ access to social protection and diaspora policies in the EU
    Jean-Michel LAFLEUR and Daniela VINTILA (University of Liege)
  3. EU migration, varieties of capitalism and Brexit
    Adrian FAVELL (University of Leeds) – paper co-authored with Albert VARELA

10.30 – 11.00: Coffee break

11.00 – 12.00: Panel 8: Public opinion on migration and welfare
Discussant: Adrian FAVELL (University of Leeds)

  1. Public opinion and media coverage on irregular migrants in the United Kingdom, 2015- 2018
    Diem Tu TRAN (St Mary’s University, London)
  2. Welfare state access for newcomers? Comparing the opinions of native citizens and established migrants
    Jolien GALLE (KU Leuven)

12.00: Lunch (conference venue)