21-23 November: The 3-day long fieldtrip to Brussels is anticipated.
1-4 September: A new 4-day long fieldtrip to Florence has been organised that will take students from our US partner university Cornell to the prestigious European University Institute (EUI), the renowned Centre on Social Movement Studies (Cosmos) at the Scuola Normale Superiore (SNS), and the national Centro Studi CISL of the reformist Italian trade union confederation (CISL).
14 June: Roland Erne and Jamie Jordan introduced the 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.
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.
13 March: We celebrated 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.
22-24 November: The 3-day long fieldtrip to Brussels gave the students of the European IR & HR module the opportunity to visit EU institutions as well as business and trade union confederations. The students met with EU officials and practitioners from the European Parliament (MEP Matt Carthy, Ireland), the European Trade Union Confederation (Pablo Sánchez Centellas, EPSU; Aline Hoffmann, ETUI; Matthieu Méaulle, ETUC), BusinessEurope (Guillaume Cravero, Senior Advisor), and the European Commission (Grzegorz Drozd, DG GROW; Tim Van Rie, DG EMPL).
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:
Global Restructuring & Resistance
Labour Politics & the Euro Zone Crisis in Portugal & Greece
15 June 2017
Inclusion or Exclusion?
Trade Union Strategies and Labour Migration
14 June 2017
Between institutions and movements
Comparing union strategies in fashion retail in Italy and US
14 June 2017
13 June: As part of the WEGE module, we organised a fieldtrip to Eurofound on 13 June, where we met the following EU officials: Erika Mezger (Deputy Director); Christian Welz (Senior Project Manager) and Peter Kerckhofs (Research Officer) in the Working Life Unit; Stavroula Demetriades (Senior Research Manager, Employment Unit).
16-18 November: The 3-day long fieldtrip to Brussels gave the students of the European IR & HR module the opportunity to visit EU institutions as well as business and trade union confederations. The students met with EU officials and practitioners from the European Parliament (MEP Lynn Boylan, Ireland), the European Trade Union Confederation (Martin Todd, EPSU; Thorsten Müller, ETUI), BusinessEurope (Guillaume Cravero, Senior Advisor), and the European Commission (Stefano Martinelli, DG EMPL; Henning Ehrenstein, Adrian Poignant, Frank Siebern, DG GROW).