Petra Ezzeddine, PhD., is a social anthropologist and an assistant professor at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Faculty of Humanities, Charles University in Prague. Her research focuses on migration, transnational care practices, globalization of care, and aging in migration. She is a research fellow in the Global Conflicts and Local Interactions research programme (Strategy AV21) at the Czech Academy of Sciences. She closely cooperates with Czech and Slovak non-governmental and international organizations working with migrant women and migrant care workers.
Borderscapes of Care in the Time of Crisis
In my paper, I will reflect on the impact of the contemporary senior care crisis and 'care fixes' that are built on structural inequalities in the EU. I will also analyse the moral economy of care in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, which has fully exposed the unsustainable system of cross-border senior care based on transnational care chains in the region of CEE. Can we even envision resilient decent care while maintaining fair working conditions and equal social rights for (migrant) care workers? Moreover, what are potential care alternatives for our future?