Past Events

The myths and veracities of the European migration challenge

Europe has been going through multiple challenges, including aging populations, skill shortages, economic recession and financial crisis, and the current migration crisis. The ensuing complexities have confused many key actors, including the general public and voters, as to their perspectives on the role of labor mobility for European societies and economies. In this talk I will shed light on some of the key questions asked in the migration debate: Do migrants take our jobs and welfare?


Workplace innovation as a form of social innovation in the workplace

This session will discuss the findings of the study, and the implications it may have for other work organisations. In the (interactive) discussion it seeks to link with the broader notion of social innovation: what is ‘social’ about WPI and in what way does it address ‘social issues’?


Cross-border mobility of health professionals

International seminar
2017-06-20 - 2016-06-20

According to the OECD, cross-border mobility of health professionals has constantly increased in Europe but the magnitude and directions of flows have changed following major geo-political and economic events. The presentation discusses current trends in cross-border mobility and its effects for parients, care professioanls and the care systems of sending and receiving countries.


Care in crisis

The seminar will also draw attention to the longer-term implications of current policies, in undermining any notion that access to publicly-funded long-term care might be linked to concepts of citizenship and based on rights and entitlement; rather, long-term care is likely to become increasingly variable across the UK, dependent on local political priorities and discretionary decision-making.


Explaining transformations of care in European societies

An interesting research question then becomes the extent and nature of the ‘care deficit’ problem in European societies and how effective the different care regimes are in dealing with these problems through policy innovation. However, in comparative research the definition dependent and independent variables are often underspecified deriving in problems of causality. I will discuss the ‘care deficit’ issue using as dependent variables quantity and quality of care and working conditions of carers and the institutional and socio-economic contexts.