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March to June:  We are hosting the UCD Spring Seminar Series Labour Politics and the EU's New Economic Governance Regime - From Horizontal to Vertical Governance?  We have invited 4 guest speakers from Germany and the USA: Alexandra KAASCH, Christian JOERGES, Martin SEELEIB-KAISER, and Nicolas JABKO.

March:  The UCD HRM&ER Group became a member of a consortium of leading institutions, including the LSE, Cornell and Warwick University, that is organising an annual International Doctoral Workshop on Employment Relations. At this year's event at Warwick Business School (7-8 March), Vincenzo Maccarrone presented a PhD chapter on EU governance and Irish private sector industrial relations, while Roland Erne discussed two PhD chapters of students from SNS Florence and FAOS Copenhagen.


December:  Roland Erne gave a presentation on the ERC project at the UCD Geary Research Day 2018 on 13 December.

October:  On 11 October, we organised an international public seminar on the special issue 24-2, 2018 of the SAGE journal Transfer: European Review of Labour and Research  entitled Trade unions and the polity: agendas and alliances.

September:  Roland Erne was invited twice as keynote speaker, namely at the conference La fin d'un monde? Salariat, sundicats et politiques du travail face aux réformes libérales of the French Sociological Association (AFS) in Paris (France, 6 September) and at the Industrial Relations in Europe Conference 2018 (IREC) in Leuven (Belgium, 10-12 September). At the IREC, the ERC research team also delivered first research findings in two panels on 11 September. Imre Szabó was invited to present at the conference Future of the Labour Law in Miskolc (Hungary, 19 September). As in the past years, Roland Erne was moreover invited to contribute a new chapter on 'Interest Groups' to the 2020 edition of the Oxford University Press textbook Comparative Politics. The textbook is a volume including some of the world's leading comparatists in political sciences.

July:  On 17 and 19 July respectively, Roland Erne and Sabina Stan gave a presentation at the International Sociological Association (ISA) World Congress of Sociology 2018 in Toronto (Canada, 15-21 July).

June:  Roland Erne and Jamie Jordan delivered a presentation at the UCD HRM & Employment Relations Research Seminar in the UCD Smurfit School of Business on 14 June.

May:  Roland Erne gave a presentation at the Unite the UNION Ireland seminar Bargaining for Progress (Dublin, 10 May). Roland Erne and Imre Szabó published three articles in the SAGE journal Transfer: European Review of Labour and Research. The full texts are accessible through our publications section.

April:  The call for applications for Doctoral Fellowships within the ERC project closed on 10 April.

March:  The ERC Public Launch event took place in the UCD Smurfit School of Business on 13 March.


November:  We established a Working Paper Series. The first two working papers are published by Roland Erne and Andy Storey.

June:  We hosted a UCD Jean Monnet Chair Lunchtime Seminar Series on 14/15 June 2017.