Join the first SafeHabitus webinar on “Views from the fields: case-studies of migrant workers experiences in the European Agriculture” that will take place on 15 November, from 10:00am to 11:45am, Brussels time. Please register online here.
Globally, as the number of small farms declines intensive agriculture is at the heart of food supply chains, often based on a workforce filled by seasonal and migrant workers. These workers’ labour and working conditions are a growing concern for agriculture and food value chain stakeholders, including policymakers and consumers. This seminar, the first of the SafeHabitus Engage Programme, draws on existing research about this topic to have a first approximation to these issue for all consortium members.
10:00 – 10:05: Welcome to the SafeHabitus Engage Programme – David Meredith, Teagasc; SafeHabitus Project coordinator
10:05 – 10:10: Working and Labour conditions of migrant workers in Agri-food value chains: Key questions and issues – Carlos Ruiz, Oxfam Intermon; SafeHabitus – WP5 Leader
10:10 – 10:20: Setting the Scene: Industrial Agriculture & Migrant Work in Europe – Yoan Molinero, IUEM Comillas University; SafeHabitus
10:20 – 10:30: Working and living conditions of migrant workers in the berries sector in Huelva – Juan Castillo, IUEM Comillas University; SafeHabitus & Carlos Ruiz, Oxfam Intermon; SafeHabitus
10:30 – 10:40: Migrant workers conditions in the Italian field – Alessandra Corrado, University of Calabria
10:40 – 10:50: Migrant workers in Germany’s Asparagus, strawberry, and vegetable farms – Tim Zahn- Oxfam Germany
10:50 – 11:00: From Freedom of Movement to the Guestworker Visa: Evaluating the UK’s Recent Approach to Tackling Horticultural Labour Shortages – Sam Scott, University of Gloucestershire
11:00 – 11:10: Seasonal Migration in Agriculture Amidst Intra-European Romanians’ Mobility – Monica Serban, ICCV Romanian Academy & Alin Croitoru, Lucian Blaga University; SafeHabitus.
11:10 – 11:25: Questions, Answers and Discussion – Moderated by: Patricia Martínez, AEIDL; SafeHabitus
11:25 – 11:30: Reflections and Next Steps – Carlos Ruiz, Oxfam Intermon; SafeHabitus –WP5 Leader
11:30 – 11:35: SafeHabitus Engage Programme – Patricia Martínez, AEIDL; SafeHabitus