Amsterdam Summer School What Future for Social Europe?

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Date and location

Start: Tuesday 6th June 2023 (14.00)

End: Friday 9th June 2023 (17.30)

Location: Amsterdam Law School, University of Amsterdam

Roeterseilandcampus, Building REC A

Nieuwe Achtergracht 166

1018 WV Amsterdam


General information

This Summer School, organised by the University of Amsterdam, will give the opportunity to investigate and discuss the most salient and recent issues related to the social dimension of the EU integration process. By gathering key experts in the domain of European social and employment policies, public perceptions of the EU, European labour law and European economic governance, the School offers up-to-date insights into the latest developments of EU social policies and social rights. What are the social entitlements European citizens can benefit of as members of the EU? How does the EU reinforce and affect social rights? Why do we need social rights at EU level and how are these rights enforced and exercised in practice? How does EU social policy interact with national policies?


Participants will also present their own research during three conference panels, for which they are encouraged to submit papers. Paper subjects should fall within the general theme of the Summer School, i.e. EU social policies and social rights, and related national developments. Experienced academics from different backgrounds (economics, social and political sciences and law) will be chairing the panels and discussing the papers submitted by the participants.


This summer School is organized under the Horizon 2020 project EUSOCIALCIT which studies the state of social rights in the EU and the role of the EU in the future development of social rights. EUSOCIALCIT is an ambitious interdisciplinary research project conducted by a consortium of eight academic institutions and an international think tank on EU affairs. The summer School targets PhD students, post-docs and highly motivated early-stage researchers. MA students are also encouraged to apply. Selected participants will be asked to share knowledge, participate actively in debates and in multidisciplinary working groups, present their research and ideas, and give feedback to other participants.



The official language is English, and no simultaneous translation will be provided.

The updated programme of the Summer School can be found here: Amsterdam Summer School_Programme_FINAL.



Contact persons

Nuria Ramos Martin (n.e.ramosmartin@uva.nl)

Dorota Lepianka (d.a.lepianka@uva.nl)