The Polish-German project „Euro Agency Care“ looks at cross border care migration between Poland and Germany resulting in so called live-in arrangements. This field is highly influenced by EU regulation and Single Market integration. Since EU Eastern enlargement, in Germany (as well as Austria and Switzerland), private brokering agencies placing Polish care workers in German households have spread considerably. They have become new players in the European care market and – first steps in this direction are observable – in European politics.
How do these new players act in a legally uncertain and complex environment? Which economic and political strategies do the companies pursue and in how far do they differ from each other? How can we describe the growing market of professionalized live-in care brokerage companies and which role can they play in what may be understood as ‘quality enhancement’?
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