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European Labour Law Network

Annual Legal Seminar 2009 “Towards a New European Employment Relationship”

annual legal seminar 2009 of the european labour law networkThe 2nd Annual Legal Seminar of the European Labour Law Network “Towards a New European Employment Relationship” - Problems, Differences and Challenges across the European Union – took place on 12 and 13 November 2009 at the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities - Goethe University Frankfurt/Main, Germany. The seminar was closed to the public.

The conference was opened by Prof. Spiros Simitis – Director of the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities, and Armindo Silva from the European Commission, Head of Unit – EMPL/F2, Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, DG. Papers on the themes “Variations of the term ‘employee’ in Europe”, “Specific labour rights for special groups, but a floor of rights for all dependent persons?” and “Tackling bogus self-employment” were presented by Prof. Mark Freedland, St. John’s College, Oxford, United Kingdom, Prof. Robert Rebhahn (member of ELLN), University of Vienna, Austria, Dr. Guy Davidov, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, Prof. Ann Numhauser-Henning (member of ELLN), Lund University, Sweden, Dr. Silvia Spattini, Marco Biagi Foundation, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy, as well as by Dr. Tomas Davulis (member of ELLN), Vilnius University, Lithuania.

Subsequently, the participants had the opportunity to discuss the topics in more detail in working groups chaired by Prof. Jens Kristiansen (member of ELLN), University of Copenhagen, Denmark, Prof. Raluca Dimitriu (member of ELLN), Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Romania, and Prof. Manfred Weiss, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany. For more information, please see Seminar Report 2009 and Thematic Report 2009.