Kick-off meeting

The first meeting, the “kick-off meeting”, the formally opening meeting of the research project entitled “Negotiating the working conditions and social rights of migrant workers in Central and Eastern European countries” took place in the hybrid formula on 7 and 8 2020.

The aim of the “kick-off meeting” was, inter alia, analysis of the design situation during the COVID-19 pandemic, in this case the position of work time to dynamic changes, e.g. a point from national restrictions that live in, where design projects will be located. Representatives of the BARMIG project partner institutions from Slovakia, Croatia and Estonia, together with the project team at UMCS, also discussed the ways of disseminating the project results and constant substantive cooperation, using the most modern communication tools.

BARMIG Project – Project co-financed by the Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion of the European Commission. The aim of the project is research orientation, political leadership in transport in Central and Eastern Europe. In particular, it is about finding out how negotiations, employers and other stakeholders are solved when it comes to hiring non-EU workers. As part of the analysis, five sectors were found: healthcare, metal, construction, services and digital economy in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, ie Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia.

The project is coordinated by dr Dominika Polkowska, Deputy Director of the Institute of Sociology at UMCS.