13 March 2018, 17.30 - 19.00, UCD Smurfit School of Business, Blackrock
We will celebrate the start of the European Research Council project 'European Unions' at our ERC Public Launch event.
One of the world's leading scholars in European Union studies and comparative labour politics, Philippe C. Schmitter, from the European Union Institute in Florence, will give the keynote speech. Refreshments and some music will also be provided.
Everyone is very welcome. Please register online here.
September: UCD appointed Dr Stavroula Demetriades - Senior Research Manager at Eurofound - to the position of Adjunct Professor in HRM and Employment Relations.
June: We hosted a UCD Jean Monnet Chair Lunchtime Seminar Series on 14/15 June 2017 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
As part of the WEGE module, we organised a fieldtrip to Eurofound on 13 June 2017, 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).
November: Between 16 and 18 November 2016, a 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).