Milan Winter School

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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 & Programme

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

The updated programme of the Winter School can be found here: Milan Winter School_Final Programme.


Contact persons

Francesco Corti (Francesco.corti2@unimi.it)

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