Flexi in Security

Multicultural Center Prague has launched a new project called “FLEXI-IN-SECURITY” aiming at human and social rights of migrant workers. Member States of the European Union have pledged to support the principle of "flexicurity", that is to say the balance between labor market flexibility ("flexi") and social security provision ("security"). The impact of the economic crisis on labor migrants, who often lost everything when laid off from their jobs, showed the inability of states to provide basic social security rights for migrants in spite of the more flexible labor market which the employment of the migrant workers brought about. The flexibility of the labor market is in many cases a result of the exploitation of migrants by intermediaries and job agencies, who take advantage of the migrants' dependency. Is the situation of migrants in the Czech Republic singular, or do we face similar situations in other EU countries as well? Are there are some mechanisms in these countries that protect the migrants more effectively?

Migrants were among the first victims of the global economic crisis and their situation has become increasingly critical, in a way its own subcrisis. Flexi-in-security, the joint project of five cultural organisations in the Czech Republic, Poland, Germany, Sweden and Belgium, has been developed in reaction to this crisis within a crisis.

It is a cultural project with a clear political purpose. While being shocked about the human tragedies and worried about the governments’ lack of compassion for the situation of migrants, we welcome that the crisis has opened a much-needed discussion about the way migration is organized.

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