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Mo., 18. Sept.



!!! Wien !!! Memorandum of (Mis)understandings

Einblicke in die Erfahrungen philippinischer Krankenschwestern und Migrant*innenInnen Das Projekt Sulyap umfasst verschiedene künstlerische Ausdrucksformen wie einen Kurzfilm, eine Installation, eine Ausstellung und Podiumsgespräche. Es zielt darauf ab, nicht nur die Erfahrungen und Geschichten...

!!! Wien !!! Memorandum of (Mis)understandings
!!! Wien !!! Memorandum of (Mis)understandings

Zeit & Ort

18. Sept. 2023, 10:00 – 12:00

Wien, Schillerplatz 3, 1010 Wien, Österreich

Über die Veranstaltung

The Filipinx health workers have been a substantial part of Austrian society ever since the 1970s. To this day, many well-trained and (over)qualified Filipinx work as nurses or in healthcare facilities. They have learned the German language and adapted to the local customs, traditions and norms. Despite the ongoing shortage of nursing staff in the European Union, the long nostrification process makes it difficult to work in Austria. The attempt to sign a newest Memorandum of Understanding between the Philippines and Austria in order to attract new workers to Austria seems to have receded into the distant future, despite efforts.

In this panel we will discuss questions around the working conditions of the Filipinx healthcare workers in Austria. How are they welcomed and how do the repatriation projects look like? Could we speak of reciprocity? Where does Austria stand in relation to the EU in terms of acquiring new labor power? What role do diplomatic and political functions play?


Camilo Antonio, artistic activist at UrbanNomadMixes, Vienna

Patricia Yvonne Caunan, Undersecretary for Policy and International Cooperation, Department of Migrant Workers, Republic of the Philippines

Ellene Sana, Executive Director, Center for Migrant Advocacy, Republic of the Philippines

Moderator: Ralph Chan, Sociologist, Vienna

Organized in collaboration between WIENWOCHE and the Austrian Embassy Manila as part of the Sulyap project.

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