Keynote Lectures of ERC Team Members

Erne, R. (2019) 'Vertical and Horizontal Integration. The EU's New Economic Governance Regime and countervailing collective action'. International Labour and Employment Relations Association (ILERA) European Congress, Düsseldorf, Germany, 5 September.

Erne, R. (2018) 'Labour Politics and the EU's new economic governance regime. Methodological innovations and challenges for our European Research Council project'. Industrial Relations in Europe Conference (IREC) 2018, Leuven, Belgium, 10 September.

Erne, R. (2018) 'La politique du travail et la nouvelle gouvernance économique européenne'. Study Days of the Association Francaise de Sociologie (AFS) and the Groupement d'Interet Scientifiques (GESTES), Paris, France, 6 September.

Stan, S. (2020) 'Europe as a transnational health care space'. 3rd Health Benefits Convention, Vienna, Austria, 18 December.


Conferences/Workshops of our ERC Project

Béthoux, E., Golden, D. and Erne, R. (2019) 'Workers and Unions in Past EU Referendum Debates'. ERC Workshop 'Labour Politics and the EU's New Economic Governance Regime', Florence, Italy, 30 October.

Erne, R. (2019) 'Horizontal and Vertical Integration. A pivotal distinction for the understanding of NEG'. ERC Workshop 'Labour Politics and the EU's New Economic Governance Regime', Florence, Italy, 28 October.

Erne, R. (2019) 'The Multinational Firm - The Archetype for the New EU Governance Regime?' UCD Spring Seminar Series, Dublin, Ireland, 12 June.

Erne, R. and Blaser, M. (2019) 'Direct Democracy and Trade Union Action'. Seminar on the special issue 24-2, 2018 of Transfer: European Review of Labour and Research, Dublin, Ireland, 11 October.

Golden, D. (2019) 'Has the European Semester been socialised? Prescriptions for Germany, Italy, Ireland and Romania in Public Transport'. ERC Workshop 'Labour Politics and the EU's New Economic Governance Regime', Florence, Italy, 29 October.

Jordan, J., Maccarrone, V. and Erne, R. (2019) 'Has the European Semester been socialised? Prescriptions for Germany, Italy, Ireland and Romania on Employment Relations'. ERC Workshop 'Labour Politics and the EU's New Economic Governance Regime', Florence, Italy, 29 October.

Nowak, J. (2019) 'Analysing European Labour Protests: What is to be done?' ERC Workshop 'Labour Politics and the EU's New Economic Governance Regime', Florence, Italy, 30 October.

Stan, S. and Erne, R. (2019) 'Has the European Semester been socialised? Prescriptions for Germany, Italy, Ireland and Romania on Public Services in Health Care'. ERC Workshop 'Labour Politics and the EU's New Economic Governance Regime', Florence, Italy, 29 October.

Szabó, I., Golden, D. and Erne, R. (2019) 'The "Right2Water" and "Fair Transport" ECIs'. ERC Workshop 'Labour Politics and the EU's New Economic Governance Regime', Florence, Italy, 30 October.

Szabó, I. (2019) 'Has the European Semester been socialised? Prescriptions for Germany, Italy, Ireland and Romania in Water Services'. ERC Workshop 'Labour Politics and the EU's New Economic Governance Regime', Florence, Italy, 29 October.

Szabó, I. (2018) 'Trade unions and the sovereign power of the state'. Seminar on the special issue 24-2, 2018 of Transfer: European Review of Labour and Research, Dublin, Ireland, 11 October.


Conference/Workshop Presentations of ERC Team Members

Béthoux, E., Golden, D. and Erne, R. (2019) 'A primordial attachment to the nation? French and Irish workers and trade unions in past EU referendum debates'. European Studies Centre Deakin Fellow Conference, Oxford, UK, 30 May.

Erne, R. (2019) 'Vertical vs Horizontal Modes of European Integration. A Pivotal Distinction that Helps Identifying Drivers for Transnational Collective Action'. Colloquium of the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES), Mannheim, Germany, 5 December.

Erne, R. (2019) 'SDGs and their implementation: The tension between labour policy and politics' UCD SDGs Research Seminar Series 2019, Dublin, Ireland, 14 May.

Erne, R. (2018) 'Labour Politics and the EU's New Economic Governance Regime. Methodological innovations and challenges'. UCD Geary Research Day 2018, Dublin, Ireland, 13 December.

Erne, R. (2018) 'EU Governance - der blinde Fleck, der schwierig in den Blick zu kriegen ist'. Institute of Economic and Social Research (WSI) Herbstforum 2018, Berlin, Germany, 20 November.

Erne, R. (2018) 'Labour Politics and the EU's new economic governance regime. Methodological innovations and challenges for our European Research Council Project'. Industrial Relations in Europe Conference (IREC) 2018, Leuven, Belgium, 11 September.

Erne, R. (2018) 'From Horizontal Market Integration to Vertical Integration Effected through the Direct Surveillance of Member States. Labour Movements and the EU's New Economic Governance Regime'. International Sociological Association (ISA) World Congress of Sociology 2018, Toronto, Canada, 17 July.

Erne, R. and Blaser, M. (2019) 'Direct Democracy and Trade Union Action'. 20th Münchenwiler Retraite, Berne, Switzerland, 5 Apr.

Erne, R. and Jordan, J. (2018) 'Labour Politics and the EU's New Economic Governance Regime'. UCD HRM & Employment Relations Research Seminar, Dublin, Ireland, 14 June.

Galanti, C. (2020) 'Social Reproduction in Capitalist Societies. An Analytical Framework to Understand Change in Health and Social Care Arrangements'.  UCD Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence PhD Winter School, Dublin, Ireland, 15 January.

Galanti, C. (2019) 'Healthcare and domestic care workers of Europe unite? Transnational solidarity under European new economic governance'. UCD Graduate Research Student Symposium, Dublin, Ireland, 2 May.

Golden, D. (2019) 'Fair remuneration and European economic governance' (Giusta retribuzione e governance economica europea)'. CGIL Workshop, Modena, Italy, 3 October.

Golden, D. (2019) 'New Economic Governance and Labour Politics in the Public Transport Sector: A "Persistent Irritant"?International Sociological Association (ISA) RC19 Annual Conference, Mannheim, Germany, 30 August. (See Working Paper 6).

Jordan, J. (2018) 'NEG and Labour Politics: EU-Level Perspectives'. Industrial Relations in Europe Conference (IREC) 2018, Leuven, Belgium, 11 September.

Jordan, J., Maccarrone, V. and Erne, R. (2019) 'Is the European Semester Really Being Socialised? Rethinking the European Union's New Economic Governance Regime and Labour Politics'. Nevin Economic Research Institute (NERI) Monthly Seminar, Dublin, Ireland, 19 September. (See Working Paper 7).

Jordan, J., Maccarrone, V. and Erne, R. (2019) 'Is the European Semester Really Being Socialised? Rethinking the European Union's New Economic Governance Regime and Labour Politics'. International Labour and Employment Relations Association (ILERA) European Congress, Düsseldorf, Germany, 6 September.

Maccarrone, V. (2020) 'Trajectories of commodification: mapping the impact of the new European economic governance on national industrial relations'4th conference of the Italian Association of Economic Sociology (SISEC), Torino, Italy, 31 January.

Maccarrone, V. (2020) 'The NEG and its relevance for national industrial relations'UCD Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence PhD Winter School, Dublin, Ireland, 16 January.

Maccarrone, V. (2019) 'The new European economic governance and its impact on national industrial relations'. Historical Materialism Conference, Athens, Greece, 4 May.

Maccarrone, V. (2018) 'Nemo Propheta in Patria? The politics of minimum wage regulation during the period of Troika conditionality in Ireland'. Industrial Relations in Europe Conference (IREC) 2018, Leuven, Belgium, 11 September.

Maccarrone, V. and Erne, R. (2019) 'European integration and the commodification of labour market institutions. A comparative analysis of recent EU interventions in Italy, Ireland and Switzerland'. International Labour and Employment Relations Association (ILERA) European Congress, Düsseldorf, Germany, 6 September.

Naughton, M. (2020) 'The EU's new economic governance and strategies of resistance in the healthcare sector'.  UCD Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence PhD Winter School, Dublin, Ireland, 15 Jan.

Naughton, M. (2019) 'The EU's new economic governance and healthcare unions'. UCD Graduate Research Student Symposium, Dublin, Ireland, 2 May.

Stan, S. (2019) 'Sectoral dimensions of intra-European migration. The case of healthcare'. Tübingen Seminar on Social Europe, University of Tübingen, Germany, 9 May.

Stan, S. (2018) 'NEG and Labour Politics in the Health Care Sector'. Industrial Relations in Europe Conference (IREC) 2018, Leuven, Belgium, 11 September.

Stan, S. and Erne, R. (2019) 'The New Economic Governance Regime in Health Care: A Labour Perspective'. International Sociological Association (ISA) RC19 Annual Conference, Mannheim, Germany, 30 August. (See Working Paper 4).

Stan, S. and Erne, R. (2018) 'Migration, Access to Health and EU's New Economic Governance Regime'. International Sociological Association (ISA) World Congress of Sociology 2018, Toronto, Canada, 19 July.

Szabó, I. (2019) 'Changing patterns of labour unrest in Europe: Has the public sector become the new center of class conflict?' The Political Economy of Public Sector Wage Setting in Europe Conference, Cologne, Germany, 17 September.

Szabó, I. (2019) 'The European Governance of the Water Sector - Contentious Policy Agendas Triggering Transnational Reactions'International Sociological Association (ISA) RC19 Annual Conference, Mannheim, Germany, 30 August. (See Working Paper 5).

Szabó, I. (2018) 'The changing balance of collective agreements and statutory management in public service employment relations - European comparison'. Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA), Miskolc, Hungary, 19 September.

Szabó, I. (2018) 'The New Economic Governance in the Water Sector. Challenges for public services and labour'. Industrial Relations in Europe (IREC) Conference 2018, Leuven, Belgium, 11 September.

Szabó, I., Golden, D. and Erne, R. (2019) 'EU Governance and Trade Union-Social Movement Coalitions: Explaining the Unequal Success of the 'Right2Water' and the 'Fair Transport' European Citizens' Initiatives'. UCD College of Business Research Symposium, Dublin, Ireland, 18 December.

Szabó, I., Golden, D. and Erne, R. (2019) 'EU Governance and Trade Union-Social Movement Coalitions: Explaining the Unequal Success of the 'Right2Water' and the 'Fair Transport' European Citizens' Initiatives'. European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) General Conference, Wroclaw, Poland, 7 September.

Trif, A. and Szabó, I. (2019) 'Trade unions' innovative responses to hostile external conditions in Hungary and Romania'. Irish Association for Russian, Central and East European Studies (IARCEES) 42nd Annual Conference, Dublin, Ireland, 7 May.


Outreach Seminars

17 September 2019:  Roland Erne was a panel member in the DBEI ILO NUI Conference 'Marking the Centenary of the International Labour Organisation - The Declaration of Philadelphia Revisited'.

Erne, R. (2018) 'Collective Bargaining in the EU'. Unite the UNION Ireland seminar Bargaining for Progress, Dublin, Ireland, 10 May.

Stan, S. (2020) 'L'agenda de la 'nouvelle governance économique' européenne en santé: plus de privatisation et de commercialisation'. Invited speech, Council Meeting of the Federation Sud Santé Sociaux, Paris, France, 30 January.

Stan, S. (2019) 'The EU's 'new economic governance' and its script on healthcare policies'. Invited presentation, Joint meeting of People's Health Movement (PHM) Europe and the European Network Against Privatisation and Commercialisation of Health and Social Protection, Zagreb, Croatia, 9 November.

Stan, S. (2019) 'Impact of European policies on the privatisation of healthcare'. Invited presentation, European Network Against Privatisation and Commercialisation of Health and Social Protection Conference, Brussels, Belgium, 2 April.

Stan, S. and Mainil, T. (2017) 'Transnational healthcare in Europe. Challenges for patients'. Invited speech, European Patient Forum Round Table on Cross-border Healthcare, Brussels, Belgium, 4 December.


Participant Observations

15 November 2019:  Costanza Galanti and Mary Naughton attended the second regional workshop of the joint HOSPEEM-EPSU 2019-20 EU-funded project 'Strengthening Social Dialogue in the Hospital Sector in the East, South and Central Europe' in Rome (Italy). This workshop concerned Southern Europe.

23-25 October 2019:  Darragh Golden, Vincenzo Maccarrone and Imre Szabó participated in the workshop 'Labour & the Politics of Trade' at the University of Padova, organised by the Politics & Labour Network around Antonina Gentile.

14 June 2019 Sabina Stan participated in the first regional workshop of the joint HOSPEEM-EPSU 2019-20 EU-funded project 'Strengthening Social Dialogue in the Hospital Sector in the East, South and Central Europe' in Bucharest (Romania). This workshop concerned Eastern Europe.

5 June 2019:  The ERC team participated in the 10th European Public Service Union (EPSU) Congress in Dublin (Ireland). Sabina Stan and Imre Szabó organised a fringe meeting with Clivia Conrad (ver.di, Germany) and Razvan Gae (Sanitas, Romania).

21-24 May 2019:  The ERC team participated in the 14th European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) Congress in Vienna (Austria).