My most recent research project seeks to shed light on different reactions of a selection of EU member states to the increased numbers of asylum seekers, and migrants more generally, in recent years with regard to health policy. It compares how comprehensively and efficiently the arriving persons’ health care could be – and was intended to be – guaranteed in different types of national 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’. 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 Sweden and Germany, but I intend to extend it to further European healthcare and welfare systems in the mid- to long term.
- The impact of national values on health-care provisions for asylum seekers and refugees in Germany and Sweden. DPCE Online, 45:4 (2020), pp. 5208-5225.
Posts on this research project
- Upcoming talk: The (construed) role of the EU in national policies on asylum seekers’ and refugees’ access to health care