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25 October 2022

International CareOrg Research Project Awarded the Prestigious Volkswagenstiftung Grant

Petra Ezzeddine, a member of the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, together with her team, has won the prestigious Volkswagenstiftung grant for the international CareOrg research project Researching the transnational organization of senior care, labor and mobility in Central and Eastern Europe. The project is ready to start on 1 January, 2023, and will last four years.

We offer our congratulations on the grant!

About the project

The CareOrg project’s aim is to study the specific infrastructure of the migration of care in the transnational context of the receiving and sending countries within the Central and Eastern Europe. The team is comprised as an interdisciplinary consortium of midcareer and junior scholars from Germany, Czechia, Hungary, Holland, Romania, and the Ukraine. The team of the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology will be focusing on the ethnographic research of political mobilization, the ways of the professionalization of caregivers and on describing the practice of informal care in the shared Czech-Slovak infrastructure of the migration of care; under the leadership of Dr. Petra Ezzeddine.

The Charles University, Goethe University in Frankfurt, University of Amsterdam, Center for Social and Labor Research Kiev, Universitatea Babes-Bolyai Cluj and Centre for Social Sciences all work together on the project.

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