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SafeHabitus Policy Seminar – “Seasonal and migrant workers in agri-food value chains”

Feb 27, 2024 | Events, News

Workshop co-organised by the EESC NAT Section and the SAFEHABITUS project

Date: 10th April 2024 from 09.15 to 13.00. Location: European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), Brussels

Join the SafeHabitus project for a pivotal event on the living and working conditions of migrant workers in European agriculture.

An ever-growing share of the EU’s agri-food salaried workforce is composed of seasonal and migrant workers (both intra- and extra-EU), as highlighted most vividly during the pandemic. Such workers may find themselves vulnerable to abuses or have insufficient access to basic services. This seminar will aim to develop a strategic approach to address these challenges in a systematic and forward-looking way, involving both policymakers and stakeholders at the EU level, and to share the outcomes of the seminar with the EU agri-food Strategic Dialogue.

Event Objectives

With this multi-actor workshop, we expect to contribute to the public discussions needed to bring about change, synthesising the latest and most relevant scientific research and practical insights from a wide variety of stakeholders. We will facilitate debate and sharing of perspectives between actors and European policymakers directly involved on issues related to labour standards and living and working conditions of migrant and seasonal workers. By gathering the latest evidence, we seek to provide policymakers with the knowledge and evidence needed to drive positive change.

Why Attend

This workshop offers a unique opportunity to interact with stakeholders from diverse backgrounds, contribute to the public conversations, and shape policies that impact the lives of hundreds of thousands of migrant and seasonal farmworkers. Whether you’re a policymaker, researcher, or practitioner, your participation is crucial in driving meaningful change towards fair and sustainable labour practices.