My most recent research project seeks to shed light on the regulation and politicisation of asylum seekers’ and refugees’ access to health care in different European countries. It compares how comprehensively and efficiently the arriving persons’ health care could be – and was intended to be – guaranteed in different types of national incorporation and health-care systems. This includes a discussion of the motives driving policy makers’ actions at different levels (European, national, regional, communal), with regard to the adoption and interpretation of health policies under the influence of the so-called ‘refugee crisis’, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Moreover, this project studies the role played by the involved migrating persons in these processes. Initially, the research project will focus on the cases of Germany, Italy, Sweden and the UK, but I intend to extend it to further European health-care and welfare systems in the mid- to long term.


  • Different Systems, Similar Responses: Policy Reforms on Asylum-Seekers’ and Refugees’ Access to Healthcare in Germany and Sweden in the Wake of the 2015-17 ‘Migration Crisis’. In M.-L. Jakobson et al. (eds.), Anxieties of Migration and Integration in Turbulent Times, Springer (forthcoming).

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