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Launch of ERC Project 'Labour Politics and the EU's New Economic Governance...

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UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School

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You are cordially invited to come along and celebrate with us the start of our European Research Council project Labour Politics and the EU’s New Economic Governance Regime.

One of the world’s leading scholars in European Union studies and comparative politics, Philippe C. Schmitter, from the European University Institute in Florence, will give the keynote speech.

Refreshments and some music will also be provided.

I look forward to seeing you there.

Roland Erne

Principal Investigator of the ERC Project www.erc-europeanunions.eu and Jean Monnet Chair of European Integration & Employment Relations www.jmc-erne.eu

UCD School of Business and Geary Institute for Public Policy



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European labour movements play a major role in democratic interest intermediation. This role is currently threatened by the increasingly authoritarian strain in the EU’s new economic governance regime (NEG). Our new European Research Council (ERC) project aims to explore the challenges and possibilities that the NEG poses to labour politics.

On the one hand, the reliance of the NEG on vertical surveillance makes decisions taken in its name more tangible, offering concrete targets for contentious transnational collective action. On the other hand, however, the NEG mimics the governance structures of multinational firms, by using key performance indicators that put countries in competition with one another. This constitutes a deterrent to transnational collective action.

The NEG’s interventionist and competitive strains also pose the threat of nationalist counter-movements, thus making European collective action ever more vital for the future of EU integration and democracy.

Whereas the European right2water campaign succeeded in politicising the issue of water as a human right across boundaries, campaigns to secure working conditions in and access to public transport and health services have largely remained national.

Our ERC project aims to analyse the responses of established unions and new social movements to NEG in different areas of labour politics, economic sectors and governance levels, and their feedback effects on NEG. This should help us to develop a new scientific paradigm capable of accounting for the interplay between EU economic governance, labour politics and European democracy.



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Bus 114 stops in front of the campus gate. Other busses serving Blackrock: 4, 7, 7a, 17, 84, 84a. DART station Blackrock. There is also free car parking on the university campus.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Email Bianca.Foehrer@ucd.ie.

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