Hungarian Mobile Citizens and their Experiences with (Transnational) Social Security Access in Austria – New Working Paper by Project TRANSWEL
by Noémi Bakonyi, Erika Nóra Regös, Clara Holzinger and Elisabeth Scheibelhofer
The TRANSWEL working paper on ‘Any transnational social security out there?’ Hungarian mobile citizens and their experiences with (transnational) bureaucratic procedures in Austria presents the main results of the qualitative interviews with Hungarian mobile citizens who live and/or work in Austria. The paper illustrates the main categories identified during the Grounded theory-based analysis of twenty interviews with Hungarian migrants in Austria and five interviews with their significant others in Hungary. We elaborate upon a range of barriers and strategies Hungarian migrants encounter and apply in order to access their social rights. A wide range of (transnational) practices demonstrates the ways in which migrants secure their rights in the complex and long-lasting social security system while being mobile.