My most recent research project seeks to shed light on the regulation and politicisation of forced migrants’ access to healthcare in different European countries. In this project, I examine through a comparative lens how comprehensively and efficiently the arriving persons’ healthcare can – and is intended to – be guaranteed in different types of national incorporation and healthcare 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 recent polycrisis context determined i.a. by the so-called ‘migration [management] crisis’, the COVID-19 pandemic, and Russia’s war against Ukraine. Initially, the research project focuses on the cases of Germany, Italy, Sweden and the UK, but I intend to extend it to further European healthcare and welfare systems in the mid- to long term.


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