Labour law and welfare: Position paper by Prof. Tiziano Treu

Dear colleagues and friends,

With a view to opening a discussion among our members within the newly established website of the ISLSSL, we have asked to Professor Tiziano Treu – one of the greatest contemporary Italian jurists – to prepare a position paper to start a debate on how labour law and social protection systems should “surf” in the present and future contexts.

You will find attached Professor Treu’s paper that you can also find in the Open Forum section of our website. We kindly ask you to forward it to the members of your respective national associations. The text in its original English version is in the three versions of the website with the purpose of giving direct access to everyone without delay. At the same time, we are translating it into French and Spanish, so we can post it in the respective web sites as soon as translation is available.

The debate is open. We look forward to your contributions and reciprocal exchanges, and we ask you to send your contributions to the following address ( and for incorporation in their original language in our website. The hierarchy and depth of the exchange, suggested by Professor Treu’s rigorous document, depends on each and every one of us. Depending on the results, we can further think of the possibility of organizing a meeting (seminar or conference) around this.

With our best greetings,

Giuseppe Casale Adrián Goldin
Secretary General President