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Bordering and establishment of gray zones in context of migration, health care and social welfare in Europe 
Paweł Lewicki (University of Pittsburgh)
Karolina Follis (Lancaster University)
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Iris Sportel (Radboud University Nijmegen)
Peter Froggatt Centre (PFC), 03/017
Thursday 28 July, -
Time zone: Europe/London

Short Abstract:

This panel seeks anthropological contributions to research on migrant and refugee health care and access welfare protection at and within the increasingly securitized borders of the European Union

Long Abstract:

Migration both within the European Union (EU) and into the EU often challenges the normal functioning of state social welfare and health care provisions. While inside of the EU border controls diminish and people move predominantly from the East to the West, there is a growing tendency to tighten and securitize border control on the outer EU borders and establish more complex bordering mechanisms within the EU. This renders the access to rights for EU citizens and to EU territory for people on the move from third countries more difficult. Nevertheless, over the past three decades European societies have become more diverse. Hand in hand with new systems of border and migration control come new developments in the recognition of rights and access to different forms of support, such as health care. In this panel we explore the intersections of border, health and welfare systems in order to delineate power mechanisms that enable the differentiation between those deemed worthy of support by the state, and those left in gray zones without access to protection of their health and welfare by the state. A recently completed Wellcome Trust-funded interdisciplinary project Doctors within Borders has initiated the process of mapping research in this area. With this panel we seek to invite anthropological contributions on health, welfare and movement across borders in conditions of border securitization.

Accepted papers:

Session 1 Thursday 28 July, 2022, -