Landecker Fellow Flavia Matei was interviewed for the Austrian magazine Kompetenz to discuss 24-hour care workers in the times of the coronavirus pandemic.
In Flavia’s eyes, 24-hour personal care is an important but also exhausting job for the Austrian society. It is often done by migrants from Eastern European countries. Hardly anyone wants to do it, and yet these workers are very poorly paid.
In Austria, approximately 80,000 24-hour supervisors from Eastern Europe. Half of them come from Romania.
To read the article in the original German, follow this link.
Flavia is one of thirty Landecker Democracy Fellows. This fellowship, a collaboration between the Alfred Landecker Foundation and Humanity in Action, was created to strengthen a new generation of leaders whose approaches to political and social challenges can become catalysts for democratic placemaking and community building. Read more about the fellowship here.