Events


2019

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

30 May:  The fourth event will be held by Martin SEELEIB-KAISER from University of Tübingen and covers EU Citizenship, Freedom of Movement and Social Protection.

15 May:  In the third seminar, Nicolas JABKO from John Hopkins University Baltimore, will talk about Contested Governance - The New Repertoire of the Eurozone Crisis  (article here).

20 March:  Our second guest, 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 bianca.foehrer@ucd.ie to secure your place.



2018

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

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21-23 November:  The 3-day long field trip to Brussels gave the students of the European IR & HRM module and the WEGE 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 (MEPs Martina Anderson and Sean Kelly, Ireland), the European Trade Union Confederation (Pablo Sánchez Centellas, EPSU; Torsten Müller, ETUI), BusinessEurope (Jessie Fernandes, Advisor; Sascha Daghofer, Advisor Federation of Austrian Industries), and the European Commission (Stefano Filauro, Tim Van Rie, Filip Tanay, DG EMPL).

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At the European Parliament with MEP Sean Kelly.


15 November:  Migrant workers' rights as human rights was the topic of the joint video conference seminar between UCD and Cornell University. Whilst James Gross (Cornell) provided US persepctives, Roland Erne (UCD) gave his European views.

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

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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. 

1-4 September:  A new 4-day long field trip to Florence took 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), the academic center of New York University (NYU) and the national Centro Studi CISL of the reformist Italian trade union confederation (CISL). The trip explored 'The state of social and political conflict in Europe'.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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


2017

22-24 November:  The 3-day long field trip to Brussels gave the students of the European IR & HRM module and the WEGE 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).

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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


13 June:  As part of the WEGE module, we organised a field trip to Eurofound (European Foundation for the Improvement of Working and Living Conditions) 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).


2016

16-18 November:  The 3-day long field trip to Brussels gave the students of the European IR & HRM 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-Thomas, DG GROW).

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