Lincoln Law School International and European Law Research Seminar – 6 November 2013

Lincoln Law School International and European Law Research Seminar – 6 November 2013

Professor Jeff Kenner, Professor of European Law, University of Nottingham – ‘Shaping the Social Dimension of Globalisation?¬†An Analysis of the Strategic Partnership between the EU and the ILO’

The presentation explored the roles played by the EU and the ILO in forging a strategic partnership to advance the social dimension of globalisation. The EU and the ILO have worked in close cooperation from the formation of the Community with both actors benefiting from the cross-fertilisation of policies and methods for the adoption, observance and enforcement of transnational labour standards and, latterly, the promotion of fundamental social rights.

Professor Kenner identified and examined three phases of the strategic partnership between the EU and the ILO. The paper concluded with a focus on the further evolution of the EU/ILO relationship as a force for the advancement of the social dimension of globalisation and questioned the extent to which it is possible, or desirable, for the EU to ‘shape’ globalisation by protecting its social model internally and promoting ILO standards externally.

Jeff Kenner is Professor of European Law in the School of Law, University of Nottingham. He is a legal expert of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency and the European Commission. He is also project leader for the HRLC team on FRAME (Fostering Human Rights Among European Policies), a large-scale and collaborative research project involving 19 research centres from around the world under the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme.

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About Dr Samantha Velluti

Previously at Manchester and Liverpool Law Schools as lecturer in EU law. I have researched and written extensively in the area of EU governance and constitutionalism and the Open Method of Co-ordination in the context of employment, gender equality and immigration. More recently, I have been carrying out research in the field of EU asylum law and policy examining legislative developments and the judicial activism of the European Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights. Other areas of research include the promotion of human rights and international labour standards in the EU external trade law and policy and in this context the relationship between the European Union and other International organisations as well as its relationship with third countries. I welcome collaborative research projects, including inter-disciplinary work, and Ph.D proposals focusing on these areas of research.

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