Call for Papers - 2020 Marco Biagi Award

To stimulate scholarly activity and broaden academic interest in comparative labour and employment law, the International Association of Labour Law Journals announces a Call for Papers for the 2020 Marco Biagi Award. The award is named in honor of the late Marco Biagi, a distinguished labour lawyer, victim of terrorism because of his commitment to civil rights, and one of the founders of the Association. The Call is addressed to doctoral students, advanced professional students, and academic researchers in the early stage of their careers (that is, with no more than three years of post-doctoral or teaching experience).

  1. The Call requests papers concerning comparative and/or international labour or employment law and employment relations, broadly conceived. Research of an empirical nature within the Call’s purview is most welcome.
  2. Submissions will be evaluated by an academic jury to be appointed by the Association. Submitted papers should include an abstract.
  3. The paper chosen as the winner of the award will be assured publication in a member journal, subject to any revisions requested by that journal.
  4. Papers may be submitted preferably in English, but papers in French or Spanish will also be accepted. The maximum length is in the range of 12,500 words, including footnotes and appendices. Substantially longer papers will not be considered.
  5. The author or authors of the paper chosen as the winner of the award will be invited to present the work at the Association’s 2020 meeting which is to be announced soon on the website of the Association. Efforts are being undertaken to provide an honarium and travel expenses for the presentation of the paper. Until that effort bears fruit, however, the Association hopes that home institutional funds would be available to support the researcher’s presentation.
  6. The deadline for submission is March 31, 2020. Submissions should be sent electronically in Microsoft Word both to: Lavoro e diritto at lavoroediritto@unife.itFrank Hendrickx, the President of the Association, at and, Frank Hendrickx’s secretariat, at



University of Ferrara Ph.D. School in Diritto dell’Unione Europea e ordinamenti nazionali

University of Padova Ph.D. School in Diritto internazionale, diritto privato e diritto del lavoro

 With the support of Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Padova e Rovigo

The residential Summer School for PHD students of the Universities of Ferrara (section of Rovigo) and Padova welcomes also Italian and European PhD (and equivalent) students coming from other Universities. Call for Application will be published in April 2016.

The residential school is located at “Casa di Ospitalità San Marco, Monteortone, Abano Terme (Padova).”Monteortone is a village between Rovigo and Padova, easily accessible from the airport of Venice.

Date: From of September 4 to 15, 2016.

Title: Labor and Enterprise in the European and International context.

The seminar aims at deeply discussing and studying all the issues related to regulation of modern multinational and transnational companies and the related topics on labor and social law. The focus will be on European and International experiences developed in a comparative and International (private) law context.

International Faculty: Janice Bellace (USA), Jesus Cruz Villalon (Spain), Barbara Kresal (Slovenia), Brian Langille (Canada).

Every faculty member will give two lectures of 3 hours (9.30 – 12.30). Afternoons will be dedicated to the discussion of morning lectures at the presence of all participants. The active participation of students is require. Tutors of the University of Ferrara and the University of Padova will be present and coordinate afternoon sessions.

Seminar selected topics will be announced in the Call for Application.

Scientific Committee

G.G. Balandi (Università di Ferrara), A. Baylos (Univ. Castilla – La Mancha), A. Bernardi (Università di Ferrara), L. Costato (Università di Ferrara), I. Daugareilh (Université de Bordeaux), S. Deakin (Cambridge University), S. Delle Monache (Università di Padova), M. Finkin (University of Illinois), M. Mantovani (Università di Padova), D. Sarti (Università di Ferrara), A. Topo (Università di Padova).



Retrospective Overview of
2012 Comparative Labor Law

In keeping with the aims pursued by the Association to promote the exchange of opinions and closer ties between labor law experts from different countries, Lavoro e Diritto (Italy), together with the Revue de Droit Comparé du Travail et de la Sécurité Sociale (France), have decided to start an annual overview to address the essential aspects of the issues that occupied a sizeable proportion of the essays appeared in the course the year in the 23 journals belonging to the Association.  The English version is published in the English Electronic Edition of Revue de Droit Comparé du Travail et de la Sécurité Sociale at the following website.



 Website Access for Participating Organizations

In addition to receiving printed volumes, all subscribers are given a subscriber’s passcode as a benefit of subscription.

In 2013, the Comparative Labor Law and Policy Journal announced a program that provides participating organizations with a passcode that allows their members to have electronic access to all past and current articles. Participating in this membership benefit program thus far are:

  • Australian Labour Law Association
  • Industrial Law Society (United Kingdom)
  • International Labour Office (Switzerland)
  • Israeli Society for Labor Law and Social Security
  • Italian Association of Labor Law and Social Security
  • Labor and Employment Relations Association (United States)

Organizations interested in participation should contact the Journal’s Managing Editor, Ashley Albrecht Weaver, at