In the last decades, the working and living conditions of millions of workers all across Europe have significantly deteriorated. The organisers of this research project not only talked about workers but talked with them, on issues such as working and living conditions, the perceived causes of their situation, and the impact of the pandemic.
In semi-structured interviews carried out between August and November 2020, 46 workers, men and women, from three European countries (France, Germany, and Italy), both in secure and precarious jobs, the following research questions were addressed:
1. How do the respondents perceive themselves and their living conditions in relation to their employment situations?
2. Who do they think is responsible for their conditions?
3. What was the impact of the first wave of the pandemic on them?
4. What are the interviewees’ hopes and desires? Can they imagine a way to fulfil them, and does this entails collective political action?
Edoardo Esposto (postdoctoral researcher at University of Rome Sapienza);
Nathan Gaborit (graduate student at the Sciences Po School of Research and at the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences);
Beatriz Casas González (researcher at the ISF, PhD candidate at the Hamburg University, RLS scholar);
Alessia Gasparini (translator of the Italian version and contributor for Left magazine and transform! Italia);
Roberto Morea (member of transform!italia and member of the transform! europe Managing Board)
The event will be streamed via Facebook Live. The event can also be watched in the stream without having a Facebook account. Questions can be asked via the chat function. Afterwards, the event can be seen on our Youtube channel.
The event will be presented in English.
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An event of KEV in cooperation with transform europe!
Dr. Julia Killet
Regional Office Director, Bavaria, Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung Bayern/Kurt-Eisner-Verein
Phone: +49 89 51996353