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Labour Law & Social Rights in Europe: The Jurisprudence of the International Courts

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Meeting of the
European Young Scholars’ Embryo
Labour Law & Social Rights in Europe:
The Jurisprudence of the International Courts
Santiago de Compostela, Faculty of Law

4-5 June 2015

Promoted by:
Universidade de Santiago de Compostela
and
AEDTSS – Asociación Española de Derecho del Trabajo y de la Seguridad Social
Under the auspices of
ISLSSL – International Society for Labour and Social Security Law

Organization Committee

Stefano Bellomo, ISLSSL, Università degli Studi di Perugia; Jesús Cruz Villalón, AEDTSS, Universidad de Sevilla; Yolanda Maneiro Vázquez and José María Miranda Boto, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela.

The Philosophy

This meeting of the European YS Embryo is the continuation of the session held in Dublin in September 2014. There, all the Young Scholars who attended it confirmed their gladness and satisfaction and their will to being involved in the future activities related to the European embryo and of the future ISLSSL Young Scholars’ Section. The same availability and willingness have been expressed by many scholars who attended and appreciated the contents of the meeting.

Implementing these intentions, the meeting in Santiago de Compostela will have two aims.

First of all, a scientific objective, the exam of the jurisprudence of supra-national courts, a meeting point for all the countries of the European area (Austria, Belgium, Belarus, Bosnia Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and United Kingdom). Thus, a common field for debate is easily found, as the same decisions from these Courts can have very different impacts on each country. The mechanics of the meeting are based on debate, following the successful model already implemented twice by the Spanish Young Scholars’ Section. Short dual presentation of 10 selected rulings will be followed by open, wide debate, free of the formalities of a Major Congress, and with a good deal of time to talk without restriction.

The second aim is an organizational aim. The World Congress in Cape Town, September 2015, will be the birthplace of the ISLSSL Young Scholars’ Section, joining young scholars from the entire World. The meeting in Santiago will be the occasion for brainstorming and sharing ideas for a possible European Regional subsection and further collaborations in the future.

Attendance Rules

Participation will be possible in this Meeting under two roles: discussant and attendant. The discussants, in couples, will expose the judgments to open the debate. Each National Association affiliated to the International Society of Labour and Social Security Law will propose one or two discussants, up to 20 participants; the nomination will be communicated to both stefanobellomo@mmba.it and josemaria.miranda@usc.es before the 10th March 2015. If this number is not reached, an open call for discussants will be made, and a number of grants will be distributed, according to a merit-based selection process managed by the ISLSSL, to fill the number of 20 discussants, coming from the indicated countries from the European area. In any case, no more than one discussant per country will be selected according to this second procedure. The choice of the rulings will be made though the YS website (http://www.euryoungscholars.unimi.it/) under the supervision of the ISLSSL, during the month of March.

As attendants, each National Association can appoint a wider number of representatives according to its own rules – no grant will be given to them by the ISLSSL. Furthermore, the attendance to the academic session and to the debate is open to each Young Scholar who is interested in studying the issues that will be examined and debated in the Seminar. Attendants are invited to engage in the debate following the exposition by the discussants. Of course, attendants from extra-European countries are welcomed to participate in the meeting.

Anyway, the organizers wish that the Seminar could represent an occasion for the National associations to establish and promote the activity of the respective national Young Scholars’ Sections.

The working language will be English and the dress code is casual.

Registration fees

120 Euros. The fees include academic materials, accommodation for two nights, one lunch, two dinners and social events.

The ISLSSL will give a grant of 50 Euros to each of the discussants, up to two per country, with a top expenditure of 1000 Euros.

Payment

Please, make a bank transfer to:

Banco Santander Central Hispano (BSCH)
SWIFT code: BSCHESMM
IBAN code: ES40 0049 2584 90 2214002210
(Bank Code: 0049, Counter Code: 2584, Account Number: 2214002210, Key: 90)
Bank Account Holder: Universidade de Santiago de Compostela-Congresos.
Address of the bank: Rúa Calderería 56/58, 15703, Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
Address of the bank account holder: Casa da Balconada, 15782, Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

In order to guarantee the university accommodation, the total amount of the registration and accommodation fees has to be paid before April 30, 2015. Please mention YSM-USC and the full name of the participant in the bank order. Payments must be made in Euros. Possible transfer fees are on the participant’s charge.

Contact

José María Miranda Boto
josemaria.miranda@usc.es
Facultad de Derecho, s/n
15782 Santiago de Compostela
España
(34) 881814719

Timetable

Thursday, 4th June

16:00 Welcome speech
16:10 Presentations and debate

Each couple of discussants from two different countries will study one recent ruling of an international Court, as e.g. the ECJ or ECHR (10 chosen beforehand in collaboration with the organization), talk about it for 15 minutes and a general discussion will follow.

19:30 End of sessions
20:00 Social activities and dinner

Friday, 5th June

10:00 Presentations and debate
14:00 End of sessions – Lunch
16:00 Presentations and debate
18:00 Assembly of the European YS Embryo
19:30 End of sessions
20:00 Social activities
21:30 Pulpada (typical Galician dinner with octopus)

Latest reports from the Young Legal Scholars

Young Scholars Section – European Embryo

When the initiative of the Young Scholars’ Session started, each national representative has been requested to prepare a report to expose the impact of the economic crisis on the recent evolution of the National Labour Law systems in the European Countries (by the different sides of employment contract law, trade union law and collective bargaining and the social security law). On this page you can find the reports which have been sent until now (12), that are the results of the effort of each national group of young scholars of the European embryo, which will be illustrated by the respective national representatives during the Session scheduled in Dublin next 17th of September.

Young Legal Scholars Society – South Africa

Sarvani Morgan, Labournet; Nic Preston, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr; and Neil Searle, Fasken Martineau are members of the SASLAW Young Legal Scholars society.  This team has been active in recruiting student memberships since the beginning of 2014.

Their activities include:

  • The creation of a project and marketing plan
  • Visits to the Universities of Pretoria and Johannesburg to a student career day and to a 4th year class to promote SASLAW membership
  • The creation of a Twitter account – @SASLAW0
  • The planning of a student conference in July 2014 at the University of Pretoria
  • The committee made a proposal to the SASLAW national committee to attend the Dublin Regional Conference in September. SASLAW will assist with accommodation and registration, and the committee members are to find sponsorship for their own flights

The SASLAW national committee has sent out a call to the Durban, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth chapters to appoint a young scholar/attorney to the national YLS committee.

April 2014

Reports from Guayaquil – Young Legal Scholars Section (Latin American Branch)

In the Spanish version of this website, you will find the reports prepared by the national delegations participating in the Young Legal Scholars Section (Latin American Branch) which were presented at the recent Regional Congress of the Americas held in Guayaquil (Ecuador). All the reports will be published in a joint volume between the Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and the International Society.

Activities of the Young Legal Scholars Section Update

The Latin American Branch

After the very interesting session that took place during the American Regional Congress, the Latin American Branch of the Young Legal Scholars Section is currently working on the edition of the reports presented on that occasion by the various national delegations. The draft of the book will be submitted to a double-independent opinion, before being published by the Law Research Institute (IIJ) of the National Autonomous University of Mexico – UNAM.

The Branch has also launched a doctrinal development investigation around the theme of the “employment relationship” that will be discussed at the International and Comparative Seminar of Margarita Island. To this end, we have defined four main themes, namely: 1. “The role of private or voluntary initiative in the establishment and modification of working conditions”; 2. “The construction of the concept of the employment relationship”; 3. “The employment relationship and labour law” and 4. “Building up the notion of the employment relationship with the aim to preserve labour law”, whose respective coordination is assigned to lawyers of various nationalities.

We are pleased to note that the national associations of Argentina (also their subsidiary in the province of Cordoba), Chile, Costa Rica and Peru have formed their own sections of young legal scholars, in response to the call of ISLSSL.

All young American legal scholars who are interested in participating in these activities may contact Dr. Juan Pablo Mugnolo (jmugnolo@yahoo.com.ar).

The European Branch

During the next European Regional Congress of Dublin, there will be a Young Scholars Session, in parallel with the first experience of the American Regional Congress of Guayaquil. The session has been scheduled in the Congress’ program on Wednesday, 17th September, 12:15 (beginning of participants’ registration) – 2:30 p.m., in the Sutherland School of Law. The guideline document containing the call for participants, as drawn up from the European coordinator Prof. Stefano Bellomo and his working group, has been posted on the ISLSSL website and will be sent in the next weeks to each European National Member.

Concerning the activities of the National Members, it should be noted that the Spanish Association of Labour Law and Social Security has created its own Young Legal Scholar Section, already very active and which organizes its yearly meetings in September (for more information, please contact the section’s responsible: Mr Josè Maria Miranda Boto at (jmmiranda@gmail.com).

Also the South African Association, SASLAW has recently created its Young Scholar Section, whose head is Sarvani Morgan (smorgan@labournet.com).

Finally, the Austrian Society for Labour Law has appointed Ms Elisabeth Kohlbacher from the Business University of Vienna (Elisabeth.Kohlbacher@wu.ac.at) and Mr Elias Felten from Salzburg University (Elias.Felten@sbg.ac.at), as contact persons for Austria in order to establish the Young Scholar Section. The Austrian Society also announced that during its next national conference, to be held from 26 to 28 of March 2014 in Zell am See (Salzburg) there will be a meeting of young labour lawyers.

Young Scholars Session: Opening a discussion and call for participants

European Regional Congress – Dublin, 17-19 September 2014

To the National European Associations and Institutions members of ISLSSL:

The aim of this communication is to provide for guidelines to drive national reports that will be made during the Dublin Congress. Each report will be made by single scholars or scholars as research group, and they will be appointed by the ISLSSL members to which the same communication is transmitted.

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