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Milan Winter School

Registration still possible

Date and location

Start: Tuesday 18 October 2022

End: Friday 21 October 2022

Location: University of Milan, Via Pace, 10, 20122, Milan, Italy

General information

This Winter School, organised by the University of Milan, will give the opportunity to the participants to investigate and discuss the most salient and recent issues related to the social dimension of the European Union. By gathering some of the key experts in the domain of European social and employment policies, European labour law and European economic governance, the School offers an up-to-date account of the latest developments of the EU social policies from a social rights’ perspective. What are the social entitlements European citizens can benefit of as members of the EU? How does the EU reinforce and affect social rights?

 

Participants will be able to present their own research during three conference panels. The three panels will touch upon three different social rights’ areas: social investment (ECEC, education ALMP), working conditions and work-life balance, and social protection. Four post-doc discussants from different academic backgrounds (economics, political science and law) are assigned to each panel and will discuss papers submitted by the participants.

 

This Winter School is organized under the Horizon 2020 project EUSOCIALCIT which studies ‘the state of social rights’ in Europe 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 Winter School targets PhD students, post-docs and highly motivated early-stage researchers. Selected participants are expected to share knowledge, participate actively in debates, present their research and give feedback to other participants.

 

Organisation

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

 

How to apply?

Our registration deadline for those willing to present a paper has passed, it is no longer possible to apply. However, there is a limited number of places for participants without a paper. If you would like to participate in the Winter school without presenting a paper, please get in touch with the organizers before 21 September 2022.

 

Contact persons

Francesco Corti (Francesco.corti2@unimi.it)

Eleonora Scigliano (Eleonora.scigliano@consultant.fondazionefeltrinelli.it)

Programme

Tuesday 18 October 2022

 

14:00-14:30

Welcome

 

14:30-16:00

Opening roundtable: The meaning of social rights

– Maurizio Ferrera (University of Milan)

– Herwig Verschueren (Antwerp University)

– Maarten Keune (Amsterdam University)

 

16:00-16:30

Coffee break

 

16:30-18:00

The role of the EU in family and childcare policies: the WLB directive and the Child Guarantee

– Caroline de la Porte (Copenhagen Business School)

– Christian Morabito (Save the Children)

 

Wednesday 19 October 2022

 

9:00-10:30

Protecting atypical workers’ social rights: the case of the platform workers directive

– Luca Ratti (Luxembourg University)

– Nuria Ramos Martin (Amsterdam University)

 

10:30-11:00

Coffee break

 

11:00-12:30

The social dimension of the EMU: Recovery and Resilience Facility and Social Golden Rule

– Francesco Corti (University of Milan)

– Cinzia Alcidi (Centre for European Policy Studies)

 

12:30-14:00

Lunch break

 

14:00-15:30

Resilient Welfare States in the European Union

Presentation of the book by Anton Hemerijck and Robin Huguenot-Noël, EUI

 

15:30-16:00

Coffee break

 

16:00-18:30

Parallel paper session I – presentation by participants

Topic: Empowerment through social investment

Chair: Stefano Ronchi (UNIMI)

– Discussant 1: Anna Kyriazi (UNIMI)

– Discussant 2: Joan Miró (UNIMI)

– Discussant 3: Federico Bruno (UNIMI)

– Discussant 4: Niccolò Donati (UNIMI)

 

20:00

Social Dinner

 

Thursday 20 October 2022

 

09:00-10:30

The EU as provider of instrumental resources to access social rights: the case of the European Labour Authority

– Federico Pancaldi (European Labour Authority)

– Ane Aranguiz (Tilburg University)

 

10:30-11:00

Coffee break

 

11:00-12:30

The Minimum Wage Directive: normative resources between subsidiarity and proportionality concerns

– Torsten Muller (European Trade Union Institute)

 

12:30-14:00

Lunch break

 

14:00-15:30

Social Policy in the European Union: state of play 2022

Presentation of the book by Bart Vanhercke (European Social Observatory)

 

15:30-16:00

          Coffee break

 

16:00-19:00

Parallel paper session II – presentation by participants

Topic: Fair working conditions through labour market policy

Chair: Anna Kyriazi (UNIMI)

– Discussant 1: Stefano Ronchi (UNIMI)

– Discussant 2: Joan Miró (UNIMI)

– Discussant 3: Federico Bruno (UNIMI)

– Discussant 4: Niccolò Donati (UNIMI)

 

Friday 21 October 2022

 

9:00-10:30

Strengthening citizens’ social rights through the EU budget: the case of FEAD

– Johanna Greiss (University of Antwerp)

– Ilaria Madama (University of Milan)

 

10:30-11:00

Coffee break

 

11:00-12:30

Public webinar on the future of European Social Union

Moderator: Maurizio Ferrera (University of Milan)

– Bea Cantillon (University of Antwerp)

– László Andor (Foundation for European Progressive Studies)

 

12:30-14:30

Lunch break

 

14:30-18:00

Parallel paper session III – presentation by participants

Topic: Inclusion through social policy

Chair: Niccolò Donati (UNIMI)

– Discussant 1: Stefano Ronchi (UNIMI)

– Discussant 2: Joan Miró (UNIMI)

– Discussant 3: Federico Bruno (UNIMI)

– Discussant 4: Anna Kyriazi (UNIMI)