Tartu Research Meeting (online)

On October 18-19, 2021, another research meeting was held in Tartu, Estonia. Due to COVID19 restrictions the meeting again took place online. The main aim of this meeting was to summarize the results of research carried out in each country and to discuss with the evaluator prof. Nathan Lillie. The main emphasis was placed on identifying similarities and differences regarding the social partners’ view of migrants work in different sectors.

Scientific conference

On September 16-18, two researchers from UMCS – dr Karolina Podgórska and dr Dominika Polkowska participated in the scientific conference organised by the Committee on Migration Research of Polish Academy of Science (KBnM PAN) and University of Gdansk. They have presented the initial results of the polish case study. The title of the presentation was: The labour market of Ukrainian migrants in Poland from the social partners` perspective.

Zagreb Research Meeting (online)

On July 2, 2021, the second official meeting of the BARMIG project took place. Initially planned offline meeting in Zagreb in Croatia, due to the pandemic COVID-19 has been moved to the network platform ZOOM.

UMCS (Poland), UT (Estonia) and IRMO (Croatia), ZEPSR (Slovakia) will draft a country report covering their respective country and the analysis of social partner strategies vis-à-vis migrants’ work and working conditions of vulnerable groups in five sectors. CELSI will draft a country report covering the Czech Republic and Hungary.

At the meeting, project partners from UMCS (Poland), UT (Estonia) and IRMO (Croatia), ZEPSR (Slovakia) presented country reports covering their respective country and the analysis of social partner strategies vis-à-vis migrants’ work and working conditions of vulnerable groups in five sectors. CELSI has prepared and presented a country report covering the Czech Republic and Hungary. The background reports for Ukraine and Serbia were also presented. The aim of this meeting was to identify common and diverging issues in how social partners across the studied countries face the problem of migrants’ work in different sectors, to discuss emerging themes for a comparative study, and planning of remaining interviews and data collection if necessary, as well as the basis for background studies.

Interviews with national and sectoral stakeholders

The Barmig project has entered the implementation phase!
Our researchers conducted Interviews with national and sectoral stakeholders in five sectors:
1. healthcare,
2. the metal industry (electronics or the automotive industry),
3. construction,
4. services (retail, cleaning, gastronomy and accommodation),
5. the digital economy sector.
Interviews took place in Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. The project partners UMCS (Poland), IRMO (Croatia), UT (Estonia), ZEPSR (Slovakia), CELSI (Czech Republic, Hungary) conducted 10-20 interviews in the respective countries to collect evidence on social partners (and other stakeholders) strategies vis-à-vis migrants work and working conditions of vulnerable groups in the studied sectors.

Partners meeting (January 26th, 2021)

On January 26, 2021, a meeting of the partners participating in the BARMIG project took place. All national teams participated in the meeting via the zoom platform. The following topics were discussed during the meeting:
– literature review – brief evaluation;
– partners’ first experience with interviews;
– schedule and next steps: core research stage, and first drafts of national reports;
– platform work interview and interviewees (discussion on good respondents, and interview tool);
– additional tasks within the project.

Meetings of the Barmig team members

New year and new activities in the project. Our researchers met on 01/11/2021 in a remote form.

The first meeting between the Project Manager, Dominika Polkowska, PhD, and the scientific coordinator Tibor Meszmann, PhD was to summarize the Literature Review from each country and to plan a meeting with all project partners.

Another meeting of the Polish team concerned on the implementation of Task T. 1.3. Planning interviews with national stakeholders.

Literature review

Each project partner is currently reviewing the relevant literature on migrants’ work and working conditions in the respective country of research and beyond. The desk research also includes the analysis on current legislation, media sources, available collective agreements – to gather the best practices in Europe in relation to migrant workers’ issues. Using the input from country-specific literature and legislation made available by the project partners, the project coordinators UMCS and CELSI make a comparative literature review. The aim is to guide the interviews and other forms of data collection, and to develop a common analytical framework for the research across sectors and country studies, find best practices.

Kick-off meeting

On October 7th and 8th, 2020, the inaugural meeting of the BARMIG project was held at the Faculty of Philosophy and Sociology of UMCS.

More information on the Events page.

Photos from the meeting are available on the Gallery website.