COVID-19 and systemic resilience: What role for migrant workers?
On 9 November 2020 the Migrants and Systemic Resilience Hub (MigResHub) marks its launch with an online research and policy conference, COVID-19 and systemic resilience: What role for migrant workers?
MigResHub, a joint initiative of the Migration Policy Centre (MPC) at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence and Migration Mobilities Bristol at the University of Bristol, aims to facilitate research and policy debates on how migrant labour shapes the resilience of essential goods and services to the current COVID-19 pandemic and to similar shocks in the future.
This conference will provide an opportunity for discussion of key themes and priorities for a new research and policy agenda on migrants and systemic resilience, with a focus on food production, health services, and social care. Below is a brief outline of the preliminary programme:
9:00-9:15 Welcome and overview of MigResHub
9:15-10:30 Linking ‘systemic resilience’ to migration research and policies
10:45-12:00 Migrants, cross-country supply chains, and systemic resilience
13:00-14:15 Migrants and systemic resilience in health services
14:30-15:45 Migrants and systemic resilience in social care
16:00-17:15 Migrants and systemic resilience in food and agriculture