A Autumn of Social Rights!

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The Fundamental Rights in Europe WG invites you to AN AUTUMN OF SOCIAL RIGHTS!



October : Three-part session


Social Rights Across the Life Cycle in the Midst of a Crisis

Learn About Your European Social Rights


Sala Belvedere, Wednesday 23 October, 4.30-7 p.m.

 1. Entering the Labour Market

Nicola Countouris on Case C290/12, Della Rocca

(Precarious work and social rights)


 2. Creating a Family

Marzia Barbera on Case C-7/12, Riezniece

(The right to parental leave and “national economic difficulties”)


 3. Getting Your Pension

Claire Kilpatrick on Case C398/11, Hogan

(Insolvent employers, pensions and economic crisis)



Guest Speakers:

Dr. Nicola Countouris, Reader in Law, University College London (UCL)

Professor Marzia Barbera, Università di Brescia

Professor Claire Kilpatrick, European University Institute





 Equal Treatment in Employment and Occupation – Discrimination on Grounds of Sexual Orientation

Joint Event with the Gender, Race and Sexuality WG 

 Seminar Room 2, Thursday 14 November, 5-7 p.m.


Marion Guerrero and Konstantinos Eleftheriadis on

Case C81/12, Asociaţia ACCEPT

(Discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation,

 strategic litigation and football)


Guest Speakers:

Marion Guerrero, PhD Researcher, Law dept. EUI

Konstantinos Eleftheriadis, PhD Researcher, SPS dept. EUI




What is a Social Right in the EU?

 Sala del Capitolo, Thursday 5 December, 5-7 p.m.


Silvana Sciarra and Robin Gadbled on Advocate General Cruz Villalón’s Opinion in Case C-176/12, Association de Médiation Sociale

(Social Rights – Rights or Principles?

A make or break for the social rights of the Charter)


Guest Speakers:

Professor Silvana Sciarra, Università di Firenze

Robin Gadbled, PhD Researcher, Law dept. EUI



Following the discussions, there will be a wine reception for those who attended.

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