European Labour and Social Security Law
Full course description
This course involves the social aspects of the European Union: free movement of workers, coordination of social security schemes, prohibitions of discrimination on grounds such as gender, race and sexual orientation, health & safety at the workplace, fundamental employee rights with regard to individual and collective action, employees rights ín the event of transfer of undertakings or insolvency of employers, the role of social partners and European collective agreements, and the social policy chapters in the Treaties of Rome, Maastricht, Amsterdam and Nice. The course also explains how social legislation is made within the EU and how it relates to the four freedoms of the EU.
- To accomplish understanding in detail of European Labour Law and Social Security Law and of its place within the larger EU legislative framework.
- To accomplish an accurate analysis of European Court of Justice cases on Social Law
- To accomplish knowledge of the systematic infrastructure of EU Social Law
- To achieve the competence to think and argue on topics of EU Social Law
- To achieve the ability to recognize the relevant material aspects of EU Social Law when analysing case studies.
General knowledge of EU law, and basic knowledge of Human rights and social law.
Barnard, EU Law, handbook