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Migrants in key sectors and in public opinion

RESIL final conference

  • English
  • Date: 22.05.2024, 14:00 - 18:30
  • Place: Eurac Research
  • Typology: Workshop
  • Info:

    SCIENTIFIC COORDINATOR Friedrich Poeschel (Eurac Research)

    Registration is required. Please register here.

    Participation in the conference is free. The event will be held in English.

In this scientific workshop, researchers will present and discuss their recent work on the following topics:

  1. migrants who are essential workers, those employed in key sectors such as health, long-term care and food supply;
  2. attitudes of the public towards immigration, a surprisingly complex factor with real consequences.

Both topics are often studied in the context of the crises that have arisen in recent years. Public attention to the role of migrants during the COVID-19 pandemic even suggests that these two topics may be linked.

Presentations at the workshop will explore whether migrants are over-represented among essential workers. The situation of migrant workers in key sectors will be examined and how they fared during the pandemic. It will be discussed whether public opinion favours this type of migrants and if crises play a particular role in forming public attitudes to immigration.

Further presentations will examine whether high levels of migration have benefitted populist parties and whether public attitudes matter for migrant integration.


14:00 - 15:30

Chair: Johanna Mitterhofer, Eurac Research

Migrants in the labour markets of European regions and cities
Wessel Vermeulen, OECD

What role for migrants in key sectors – and why Martin Ruhs, European University Institute

Working conditions in essential occupations and the role of migrants Anton Nivorozhkin, IAB Institute for Employment Research

Occupational essentialness and attitudes towards labor migration Mariña Fernández-Reino, University of Oxford

15:30 - 15:45

Coffee break

15:45 - 17:15

Chair: Friedrich Poeschel, Eurac Research

Are the kids alright? The impact of negative economic shocks on political preferences Steven Stillman, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

Are natives collar-blind? Cross-regional differences in attitudes towards immigration Lenka Dražanová, European University Institute

The impact of natives’ attitudes on refugee integration Pia Schilling, University of Konstanz

Us yesterday, them today: leveraging emigration history to increase pro-immigrant attitudes Elie Murard, University of Trento

17:30 - 18:30

Chair: Verena Wisthaler, Eurac Research

What neighborhood effects miss. The total electoral effects of the 2015 refugee crisis Andreas Steinmayr, University of Innsbruck

Mobility governance and categorizing key workers during the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK Eloise Thompson, Université de Neuchatel

How resilient were workers in Italy during the COVID-19 pandemic? Friedrich Poeschel, Eurac Research

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