University of Vienna presented TRANSWEL Project results on its Societal Impact Plattform. You can read the article in German: Zwischen Braindrain und sozialem Abstieg

Upcoming events:

26-27 April 2018 in Lübbenau Castle – International workshop ‘Transnational Social Citizenship in an Age of Uncertainty: Migration and Social Protection in Europe and Beyond’
Organizers: Anna Amelina (University of Cottbus), Emma Carmel (University of
Bath), Ann Runfors (Södertörn University), Elisabeth Scheibelhofer (University of

Available for download: workshop_program_transnational_citizenship_final

Working papers in 2018: 

Maarja Saar, Florence Fröhlig and Ann Runfors (2018): Welfare Negotations Among Estonians Working in Sweden. Experiences, Barriers and Narrated Coping Strategiess. Available for download here.


Listen to an interview with Elisabeth Scheibelhofer (March 2018) for the German online magazine “derkontext”: (for subscribers)

Past events:

5-6 December 2017 WSF Thematic Workshop on “Migration and Welfare” Birmingham, UK Anna Amelina (TRANSWEL), Jenny Phillimore (UPWEB)

19-22 September 2017 – TRANSWEL Workshop

We are happy to announce that the researchers from our four country-team pairs (Bulgaria-Germany, Hungary-Austria, Sweden-Estonia, Poland-UK) met in Frankfurt for our final TRANSWEL Workshop. Results from a three-year work have been shared and discussed, and future publications were prepared.

New working papers in 2017: 

Florian Zabransky and Anna Amelina (2017): Intra-EU Mobility and Selective European Social Citizenship: Profiles of Welfare Inclusion and Exclusion in the Context of EU Social Security Coordination. Available for download here.

Jana Fingarova (2017): Intra-EU Mobility and Portability of Social Security Rights between Bulgaria and Germany: Formal Regulations and Barriers to Mobile Bulgarians. Available for download here.

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

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, Brandenburg Unversity of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg; Emma Carmel, University of Bath

European Portability of Social Security Rights As a Paradigmatic Example of Transnational Social Citizenship. Anna Amelina, Brandenburg Unversity of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg

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, Brandenburg Unversity of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg

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.