Some members of the TRANSWEL project attend the 24th International Conference on Europeanists: ‘Sustainability Transformation’, July 12 – 14 in Glasgow.

087. The Emergence of Transnational Social Citizenship: Mobility and Portability of Social Security Rights within the European Union

4:00 to 5:45 PM – University of Glasgow WMB – Hugh Fraser Seminar Room 2

Chairs: Anna Amelina, Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main; Emma Carmel, University of Bath

European Portability of Social Security Rights As a Paradigmatic Example of Transnational Social Citizenship. Anna Amelina, Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main

What Is the European Union Anyway? How the Governance of Social Security and Free Movement Can Illuminate Our Understanding of the European Union. Emma Carmel, University of Bath

The Dominance of the National in the European Discourses of Portability? Florence Fröhlig, Södertörn University

Mobile EU Citizens’ Inequality Experiences: Barriers in Accessing Social Security and the Informal Protection Strategies of Mobile Bulgarians. Jana Fingarova, Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main

Discussant: Regine Paul, Bielefeld University

The program can be found here.


Public presentations at the University of Vienna: “Migration and social security in the EU: Theoretical approaches and empirical findings”. The program is available here. The abstracts can be downloaded here. Pictures of the event can be found below:


The first Working Paper has been published: Carmel, Emma; Sojka, Bozena with Papiez, Kinga (2016): Free to Move, Right to Work, Entitled to Claim? Governing Social Security Portability for Mobile Europeans. The Paper is available here.

New policy briefs have been published. They are available here.