November: The 3-day long field trip to Brussels (Belgium) is anticipated for 20-22 November.
September: The 4-day long field trip with Cornell students to Florence (Italy) will probably take place from 1-4 September.
March to June: We are hosting the UCD Spring Seminar Series Labour Politics and the EU's New Economic Governance Regime - From Horizontal to Vertical Governance? We have invited 4 guest speakers from Germany and the USA: Alexandra KAASCH, Christian JOERGES, Martin SEELEIB-KAISER, and Nicolas JABKO.
March: The UCD HRM&ER Group became a member of a consortium of leading institutions, including the LSE, Cornell and Warwick University, that is organising an annual International Doctoral Workshop on Employment Relations. At this year's event at Warwick Business School (7-8 March), Vincenzo Maccarrone presented a PhD chapter on EU governance and Irish private sector industrial relations, while Roland Erne discussed two PhD chapters of students from SNS Florence and FAOS Copenhagen.
November: Roland Erne (UCD) and James Gross (Cornell University) hosted a joint video conference seminar on Migrant workers' rights as human rights on 15 Nov. Roland Erne and Jamie Jordan led the 3-day long field trip to Brussels (Belgium) from 21-23 November. The group stayed at the Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe.
October: On 11 October, we organised 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.
September: For the first time, Roland Erne and Vincenzo Maccarrone led a new study field trip to Florence (Italy, 1-4 September). The group was hosted by the CISL Study Center. Roland Erne was invited twice as a keynote speaker, namely to open the conference La fin d'un monde? Salariat, sundicats et politiques du travail face aux reformes liberales of the French Sociological Assiciation (AFS) in Paris (France, 6 September) and 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 on 11 September. As in the past years, Roland Erne was moreover invited to contribute a new chapter on 'Interest Groups' to the 2020 edition of the Oxford University Press textbook Comparative Politics. The textbook is a volume including some of the world's leading comparatists in political sciences.
July: On 17 and 19 July respectively, Roland Erne and Sabina Stan gave a presentation at the International Sociological Association (ISA) World Congress of Sociology 2018 in Toronto (Canada, 15-21 July).
June: Roland Erne and Jamie Jordan delivered a presentation at the UCD HRM & Employment Relations Research Seminar in the UCD Smurfit School of Business on 14 June.
May: On 17 May, Roland Erne attended the annual meeting of the Network of the European Masters in Labour Studies at Warwick Business School (UK). Unite the UNION had invited him to give a presentation at their Bargaining for Progress seminar in Dublin on 10 May. He also published two articles in the SAGE journal Transfer: European Review of Labour and Research. The full texts are accessible through the publications section.
April: The call for applications for Doctoral Fellowships within the ERC project Labour Politics & the EU's New Economic Governance Regime closed on 10 April. Ludwig Zurbriggen from the Lucerne School of Business in Switzerland joined as Visiting Fellow.
June: We organised a field trip to Eurofound on 13 June and hosted a UCD Jean Monnet Chair Lunchtime Seminar Series on 14/15 June. Rolle Alho from the University of Jyväskylä in Finland joined as Visiting Fellow.