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Relocating Care within Europe: Moving the elderly to places where care is more affordable

Project description

Shedding light on the transnationalisation of elderly care

Rising costs of long-term care in retirement centres means increasing numbers of elderly Europeans are forced to look for cheaper alternatives. For instance, elderly in Germany and Austria are relocating to other countries, mainly in central and eastern Europe (such as Poland and Hungary), where care is more affordable. This phenomenon is sometimes referred to as ‘grandmother deportation’ or ‘geriatric colonialism’. The EU-funded ReloCare project will study the impact of this care relocation on the places involved. Alongside in-depth ethnographic studies of daily life in these care homes, the project will also investigate the nexus between care entrepreneurs and state insurances, and will also research into the histories of places and regional migration.

Host institution

UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Net EU contribution
€ 1 499 978,00
Address
Spui 21
1012WX Amsterdam
Netherlands

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Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (1)

UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 1 499 978,00
Address
Spui 21
1012WX Amsterdam

See on map

Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00