12 June:  Roland ERNE closed the seminar series with the question:The Multinational Firm - The Archetype for the New EU Governance Regime? 

30 May:  Martin SEELEIB-KAISER from University of Tübingen covered EU Citizenship, Freedom of Movement and Social Protection.

15 May:  Nicolas JABKO from John Hopkins University Baltimore talked about Contested Governance - The New Repertoire of the Eurozone Crisis  (article here).

20 March:  Emeritus Professor Christian JOERGES from Hertie School of Governance Berlin outlined that "Das Recht hört hier auf" (The Law Runs Out Here) - European Law after the Turn to New Modes of Economic Governance.

6 March:  The first invited speaker of our UCD Spring Seminar Series, Alexandra KAASCH from Bielefeld University, presented on European Health Policies in a Global Social Policy Context.

The seminars will take place at 12:00pm in the Quinn School, room Q233, except the seminar on 30 May at 13:00 in Q011.

All are very welcome! Please email to secure your place.


13 December:  Roland Erne outlined his ERC project 'European Unions' at the UCD Geary Research Day 2018.

Geary Research Day Poster
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11 October:  We hosted an international public seminar on the special issue 24-2, 2018 of the SAGE journal Transfer: European Review of Labour and Research  entitled Trade unions and the polity: agendas and alliances

UCD/ETUI public seminar - Trade unions and the polity: agendas and alliances
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11 September:  Roland Erne was invited as keynote speaker at the Industrial Relations in Europe Conference IREC 2018 in Leuven (Belgium, 10-12 September). The ERC project team delivered first research findings in two panels

6 September:  Roland Erne was invited as keynote speaker to open the conference La fin d'un monde? Salariat, sundicats et politiques du travail face aux réformes libérales of the Association Francaise de Sociologie (AFS) in Paris. 

17/19 July:  Roland Erne and Sabina Stan presented two papers at the International Sociological Association (ISA) World Congress of Sociology 2018 in Toronto (Canada, 15-21 July). The papers looked From Horizontal Market Integration to Vertical Integration Effected through the Direct Surveillance of Member States. Labour Movements and the EU's New Economic Governance Regime (17 Jul) and dealt with Migration, Access to Health and EU's New Economic Governance Regime (19 Jul).

14 June:  Roland Erne and Jamie Jordan introduced the European Research Council project at the UCD HRM & Employment Relations Research Seminar in the UCD Smurfit School of Business: Labour Politics and the EU's New Economic Governance Regime.

HRM & ER presentation
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10 May:  Roland Erne presented on collective bargaining in the EU at the Unite the UNION Ireland seminar Bargaining for Progress: Collective bargaining in Ireland - realities, aspirations and workers' rights.

Collective Bargaining in the EU
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13 March:  We celebrated publicly the start of the European Research Council (ERC) project Labour Politics & the EU's New Economic Governance Regime in the UCD Smurfit School of Business.

One of the world's leading scholars in European Union studies and comparative labour politics, Philippe C. Schmitter, from the European University Institute in Florence, delivered a thought-provoking keynote speech. Lisa O'Neill performed live three labour-related songs. Cooking for the end of Direct Provision, OurTable refreshed our numerous guests with delicious food and drinks.

ERC Launch Poster
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(Andy Storey mentions OurTable in his article about Direct Provision in Ireland.)


14/15 June:  We hosted a UCD Jean Monnet Chair Lunchtime Seminar Series with international speakers that was attended by students, researchers and industrial relations practitioners:

Jamie Jordan

University of Nottingham

Global Restructuring & Resistance

Labour Politics & the Euro Zone Crisis in Portugal & Greece

15 June 2017

Rolle Alho

University of Jyväskylä

Inclusion or Exclusion?

Trade Union Strategies and Labour Migration

14 June 2017

Stefano Gasparri

Warwick Business School

Between institutions and movements

Comparing union strategies in fashion retail in Italy and US

14 June 2017