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. (2019) '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 WorkshopLabour 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. (2018) '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) 'From 'Governance by Law' to 'Governance by Benchmarks': Implications for (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) 'The EU's new economic governance in healthcare: points of crystallization for contentious collective action?'. ERC Workshop: Labour Politics and the EU's New Economic Governance Regime, Florence, Italy, 29 October.

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' 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/IRC Team Members

Erne, R., Golden, D. and Szabó, I. (2020) 'Commodification of public services through the EU's New Economic Governance regime - EU policy interventions in the water and transport sector in Germany, Italy, Ireland and Romania'. University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES) Virtual Conference, 9 Sep.

Erne, R. (2020) 'Equal rights for whom? Equal pay for posted workers vs. equal market access rights for firms in the bilateral EU-CH agreements'. Swiss Forum for Migration and Population Studies (SFM), Neuchâtel, Switzerland, 7 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. and Blaser, M. (2019) 'Direct Democracy and Trade Union Action'. 20th Münchenwiler Retraite, Berne, Switzerland, 5 April.

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) 'From horizontal to vertical EU integration. Opportunities and threats for organised labour'. 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'. 19th International Sociological Association (ISA) World Congress of Sociology 2018, Toronto, Canada, 17 July.

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) 'Transnational opportunities for the commodification of care. The case of Italian-Romanian integration'. The Critical Political Economy Research Network (CPERN) 2020 Mid-term Workshop, Limerick, Ireland, 20 Jun.

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) 'Do the European Union's direct interventions in healthcare trigger workers' transnational solidarity?' Council of European Studies (CES) research network European Integration and the Global Political Economy (EIGPE) Pre-conference Graduate Student Workshop, Madrid, Spain, 19 Jun.

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., Szabó, I. and Erne, R. (2020) 'Explaining the unequal success of European Citizens' Initiatives: The "Right2Water" and the "Fair Transport" campaigns'. University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES) Virtual Conference, 9 Sep.

Golden, D., Szabó, I., Erne, R. (2020) 'The New Economic Governance of network industries in Europe. A public service perspective'. The Critical Political Economy Research Network (CPERN) 2020 Mid-term Workshop, Limerick, Ireland, 20 Jun.

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).

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.

Golden, D. (2018) 'New Economic Governance and Labour Politics in the Public Transport Sector: A "Persistent Irritant"?Industrial Relations in Europe Conference (IREC) 2018, Leuven, Belgium, 11 September. (See Working Paper 6).

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'. 12th International Labour and Employment Relations Association (ILERA) European Congress, Düsseldorf, Germany, 6 September.

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

Maccarrone, V. (2020) 'No one is a prophet in his own land? The politics of minimum wage regulation during the period of the Troika conditionality in Ireland (2010-2013)'. The Critical Political Economy Research Network (CPERN) 2020 Mid-term Workshop, Limerick, Ireland, 20 Jun.

Maccarrone, V. (2020) 'No one is a prophet in his own land? The politics of minimum wage regulation during the period of the Troika conditionality in Ireland'. Talk in the Political Economy Working Group, European University Institute, Florence, Italy, 11 June.

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. 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'. 12th International Labour and Employment Relations Association (ILERA) European Congress, Düsseldorf, Germany, 6 September.

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

Maccarrone, V. (2019) 'Irish private sector industrial relations under the shadow of NEG'. International Doctoral Workshop on Employment Relations, Warwick Business School, Coventry, UK, 8 March.

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.

Naughton, M. (2020) 'The 2019 nurses strike - politicisation of caring'. The Critical Political Economy Research Network (CPERN) 2020 Mid-term Workshop, Limerick, Ireland, 20 Jun.

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) 'Collective Responses to New Economic Governance of Healthcare'. Council of European Studies (CES) research network European Integration and the Global Political Economy (EIGPE) Pre-conference Graduate Student Workshop, Madrid, Spain, 19 Jun.

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

Nowak, J. and Erne, R. (2020) 'What is missing? Transnational socio-economic protests in Europe - a databse and overview'. The Critical Political Economy Research Network (CPERN) 2020 Mid-term Workshop, Limerick, Ireland, 20 Jun.

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 Szabó, I. (2019) 'Trade Union Perspectives on the EU's New Economic Governance in Healthcare and Water Services'. Fringe meeting at the 10th European Public Service Union (EPSU) Congress, Dublin, Ireland, 5 June.

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. and Erne, R. (2018) 'East European migrants' access to health services in the uneven European healthcare space'. DCU School of Nursing and Human Sciences Research Expo, Dublin, Ireland, 5 December.

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

Stan, S. and Avram, A. (2018) 'Mapping institutionalisation processes at work in the development of medical tourism in Romania'. Society for Romanian Studies (SRS) 2018 Conference, Bucharest, Romania, 29 June.

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. (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, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (MPIfG), Cologne, Germany, 17 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'. European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) General Conference, Wroclaw, Poland, 7 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'. University of Miskolc, Miskolc, Hungary, 19 September.

Szabó, I. (2018) 'The new Economic governance regime of the EU'. Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA), Budapest, Hungary, 17 September.

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

Erne, R. (2019) 'Marking the Centenary of the International Labour Organisation - The Declaration of Philadelphia Revisited'. Invited panelist, DBEI ILO NUI Conference, Dublin, Ireland, 17 Sep.

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

Golden, D. (2019) 'Il Semestre Europeo È Realmente Socializzato? Ripensare il nuovo regime di governance economica e la politica sociale dell'Unione europea'. CGIL Workshop, Modena, Italy, 3 October.

Stan, S. (2020) 'L'agenda de la 'nouvelle governance économique' européenne en santé: plus de privatisation et de commercialisation'. Invited talk, 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 talk, 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 talk, 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 talk, European Patient Forum Round Table on Cross-border Healthcare, Brussels, Belgium, 4 December.

Szabó, I. (2019) 'Wellsprings of Resistance - Struggles over water in Europe'. Invited panelist, Book LaunchDublin, Ireland, 12 Nov.


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.

8-11 November 2019: Sabina Stan participated in the joint meeting of People's Health Movement (PHM) Europe and the European Network Against Privatisation and Commercialisation of Health and Social Protection in Zagreb (Croatia).

22-28 September 2019:  Imre Szabó visited the 5th ver.di Congress in Leipzig (Germany).

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.

4-7 June 2019:  The ERC team visited 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) which Darragh Golden moderated.

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

2 April 2019 Sabina Stan participated in the conference 'Our health is not for sale' of the European Network against Privatisation and Marketisation of Health and Social Protection in Brussels (Belgium).