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CALL FOR PAPERS

 Comparative Labour and Social Security Law Journal 2023-1

Theoretical articles- Doctrine 

Subjects freely chosen by the authors

Deadline for article proposals: July 15, 2022

The Studies section of the Comparative Labour and Social Security Law Journal 2023/1 will publish theoretical articles - Doctrine - on subjects freely chosen by the authors.

 GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS

Format of expected Contributions

The expected contributions will be in French, English or Spanish with a maximum volume of 40,000 characters including spaces and footnotes.

 

In addition, manuscripts must be accompanied by the following items:

- The title of the article;

- 5 keywords to identify the content; - An abstract of 400 characters;

- The institution to which the manuscript belongs, the title and the postal and electronic address of the author(s); --

- Research topics and bibliographical indication of the author (two publications of your choice).

Calendar

Deadline for paper proposals (500 words abstract + title): July 15, 2022

To revue.comptrasec@u-bordeaux.fr copy to marie-cecile.clement@u-bordeaux.fr

- Response to authors: September 1st, 2022

- Deadline for submission of papers: December 1st, 2022

Nota Bene: The RDCTSS Journal publishes original texts submitted to an anonymous evaluation by two experts.

 

 

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 Comparative Labour and Social Security Law Journal 2022-3

Thematic Chapter: “The Social and Solidarity-Based Economy”

 Deadline for article proposals: February 1st, 2022

 

Coordinated by:

Isabelle DAUGAREILH, CNRS Research Director - COMPTRASEC, University of Bordeaux

Mathieu de POORTER, Expert in Cooperative and Social Economy

 

ARGUMENTATION

Since the 2010s, there has been a revival of interest on the part of the public authorities at the national, European and international levels in the cooperative sector and, more broadly, in the social and solidarity-based economy (hereinafter SSBE). The ILO has put this subject on the agenda for the next International Labour Conference in June 20221. One of the objectives will be to draw up a universal definition of the SSBE while establishing the principles and values attached to it and giving a clear mandate to the ILO. The ILO Centenary Declaration identified cooperatives as enterprises capable of meeting the future challenges to be posed in the world of work. On 25 October 2011, the institutions of the European Union, following Regulation (EC) No 1435/2003 of 22 July 2003 on the Statute for a European Cooperative Society (SCE), adopted a Communication on Social Entrepreneurship, known as the “Social Business Initiative”. In 2021, the European Commission launched a public consultation on the European Action Plan for Social Economy, which should be adopted by the end of this year. On 14 July 2014, following on the heels of their Italian and Spanish counterparts, French lawmakers adopted a law on the social and solidarity economy, which set the objective of creating a genuine economic sector and modernizing cooperative law (by relaxing it/making more it flexible). 

Closely mirroring the historical context of the 19th century that saw the emergence of the Cooperativist utopia based on the first workers' production societies which subsequently became production cooperatives, the SSBE has been presented at the beginning of the 21st century as a solution to problems (ills) of quite different natures and scopes, and as an alternative horizon from a social and economic standpoint. It has been seen as a way for workers to organize themselves in order to emerge from informality, escape from the working conditions imposed by digital platforms, give meaning to their work, or pool their resources in order to provide a united response to social risks. It is also a means of creating enterprises pursuing social goals. The social and solidarity-based economy is therefore seen as consistent with global institutional strategies such as the decent work movement, with national public policies for people struggling with social and occupational integration, and with local policies to develop the circular economy. The SSBE is presented as a notion encompassing a vast range of highly diverse organizations with different legal statuses. In this call for contributions, only organizations with employment and social protection-related goals will be selected. 

By choosing this as the subject for the thematic issue of the Revue de droit comparé du travail et de la sécurité sociale2 to be published in 2022, the Revue's management wishes to contribute to the general reflection on this subject by addressing the questions of how and under what conditions the SSBE contributes to creating jobs in various regions of the world, and how it supports and/or replaces the welfare state, especially in matters relating to social protection. The aim is to emphasize diversity (as opposed to diversification) and the singularity of the methods and purposes of cooperation in the globalized, financialized, gig economy of the 21st century in order to propose a critical analysis of its practices, which are claimed to be "alternative" by the institutional, economic and social actors from a legal and sociological point of view. It is also about emphasizing, if necessary, the specificity of the questions raised by the SSBE according to whether we are talking about a country with a developed economy and formalized jobs, or a country in which the informal economy still plays an important role.

¹ At its 3rd ILC, the ILO adopted a Resolution that referred to different aspects of cooperatives; at its 11th session in 1922 the Governing Body clarified the links between the cooperative movement and the different forms of social economy. The International Labour Conference adopted R193, the Promotion of Cooperatives Recommendation in 2002.

 

FRAMEWORK OF THE CALL

For guidance, contributions could cover the following points:

  1. What is the definition of the concept/notion of SSBE? Is it subject to legal regulation? How is it linked to cooperative law? What relative importance is respectively given to continuities and transformations from a regulatory standpoint? What do the SSBE and/or cooperatives represent from economic and employment-related perspectives?
  2. What are the characteristics of the legislation on the SSBE (e.g. cooperative law, the law on associations) in force in the country? What are its convergences or differences in relation to civil/commercial/company/labour law? How has this law developed? What are its links with the principles of the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA)? What role have international or regional institutions played as international comparisons in the development of cooperative law?
  3. What are the characteristics of enterprises with the status of workers'/production cooperatives (size, sector, workers' profile, etc.)? Are there several legal types of workers' cooperative? What are the characteristics of mutual societies, associations, etc.?
  4. Can SSBE organizations (e.g. cooperatives, associations, mutual societies, etc.) be fully assimilated with classic enterprises or can they benefit from certain advantages (tax exemptions, public aid or other) at the risk of raising questions in relation to competition law, or do they enjoy a special status due to their social purpose, and if so, to what extent?
  5. What benefits do SSBE organizations (e.g. cooperatives, associations, mutual societies, etc.) bring in terms of the governance of work and companies? Do they offer any perspectives for the renewal of the forms and functions of labor relations, the exercise of power and check-and-balance mechanisms? What alternatives do they offer to social partner organizations? What links exist and/or are maintained with the trade union movement at local, national or regional level?
  6. Can cooperatives act as alternatives to the closure of companies, enabling jobs to be saved or even created?
  7. Are cooperatives seen as a possible alternative to the collaborative economy developed by digital platforms or as a horizon for decent work?
  8. Are cooperatives or SSBE structures involved in policies or experiments relating to the transition towards the formal economy and the social and occupational integration of vulnerable people, or to the environmental and digital transitions?

² https://comptrasec.u-bordeaux.fr/revue-de-droit-compare-du-travail-et-de-la-securite-sociale

   https://journals.openedition.org/rdctss/

 

 GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS

Format of expected Contributions

The expected contributions will be in French, English or Spanish with a maximum volume of 40,000 characters including spaces.

In addition, manuscripts must be accompanied by the following items:

  • The title of the article;
  • 5 keywords to identify the content;
  • An abstract of 400 characters;
  • The institution to which the manuscript belongs, the title and the postal and electronic address of the author(s);
  • Bibliographical indication of the author (two publications of your choice).

Calendar

  • Deadline for paper proposals (500 words abstract + title): February 1st, 2022
  • To : isabelle.daugareilh@u-bordeaux.fr and mathieu2poorter@gmail.com
  • Copy to: revue.comptrasec@u-bordeaux.fr
  • Deadline for response to authors: End of February, 2022
  • Deadline for submission of papers: June 1st, 2022

Nota Bene: The Comparative Labour and Social Security Law Journal publishes original texts submitted to an anonymous evaluation by two experts.

 Website of the Comparative Labour and Social Security Law Review

 


 

CALL FOR PAPERS

2022 Marco Biagi Award


To stimulate scholarly activity and broaden academic interest in comparative labor and employment law, the International Association of Labour Law Journals announces a Call for Papers for the 2022 Marco Biagi Award.

The award is named in honor of the late Marco Biagi, a distinguished labor 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 labor 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 2022 meeting which is to be announced soon on the website of the Association. Efforts are being undertaken to provide an honorarium 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 31 March 2022. Submissions should be sent electronically in Microsoft Word both to Lavoro e diritto at lavoroediritto@unife.it and to Frank Hendrickx, the President of the Association, at frank.hendrickx@kuleuven.be and his secretariat: iar@kuleuven.be

Website of the IALLJ: www.labourlawjournals.com

 


 

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

International Association of Labour Law Journals (IALLJ) 2021

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 The International Association of Labour Law Journals is promoting a Call for Abstracts in connection with the seminar that the association will organise during its next Business Meeting.

A panel of prominent scholars belonging to the IALLJ membership will discuss the selected abstracts in the Business Meeting of the Association organised within the forthcoming XIII European Regional Congress of the International Society for Labour and Social Security Law, Lisbon, 5-7 May 2021.

Abstracts may also be selected by the journals of the Association for the publication of the corresponding paper therein. The paper can be written in the language of the journal that has selected the abstract.

Title: Regulating working conditions in MNEs during and after the pandemic

Working conditions within Multinational Enterprises (MNEs), and especially in their supply chains, have always been scarcely regulated by labour law. MNEs and their global supply chains go beyond the traditional scope of national labour regulation and workers’ representatives and trade unions have been urged to set up new forms of social dialogue and collective action at the transnational level. Despite being emphasised as channels to constitutionalise labour relations in MNEs, soft law and self-regulation has proved to be scarcely effective in regulating global supply chains. The question of how to regulate MNEs has become an emergency during the pandemic crisis, when workers involved in their supply chain have suddenly lost their jobs, often without receiving any social benefits.

This call aims at raising a debate on the possible forms of regulation of workers’ conditions in MNEs and invites labour law scholars and researchers from other close disciplines to present contributions on topics such as:

- Regulation at the supranational level

On one side, we face a revamp of relevant EU regulation (e.g. Transparent and predictable working conditions Directive, the proposal on Corporate Due Diligence and Corporate Accountability). On the other side, negotiations for concluding a binding Treaty to regulate the activities of transnational corporations and other business enterprises has been further developed inside the UN. In addition to advancing regulation through commercial agreements and arrangements, in the form of Free Trade Agreements or Bilateral Investment Treaties, supranational actors, such as the ILO and the OECD, have been promoting different forms of MNEs’ regulation.

- Regulation through transnational social dialogue, collective bargaining and new forms of collective action

Transnational social dialogue and collective bargaining are also important channels to regulate MNEs. Recently, the European Trade unions have been pushing for a reform of the European Works Council Directive. European and Global Framework Agreements have been introduced in order to face the serious economic and social consequences of the current crisis. Moreover, unions have built alliances with non-governmental organisations, environmental groups and consumers to promote the sustainability of supply chains at the local and global level.

- Regulation at national level

Governments in core countries are taking initiatives to regulate the purposes of corporations and the governance of supply chains. While some countries have introduced new juridical forms of corporations, such as the B Corp in the US, France and Italy that are legally required to consider the impact of their decisions on workers, customers, suppliers, communities, and the environment, others are promoting laws that oblige MNEs to ensure that the rights of workers and communities in their supply chains are respected (see the French law on the devoir de vigilance and the proposed global supply chains act in Germany).

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 1 March 2021.

Abstract: maximum 10000 characters (spaces included); an essential bibliography can be added. The Abstract should focus on one or more of the topics indicated below and it should clearly describe the research objectives, the methodology and (if necessary) an essential bibliography.

Contacts for submission: cfp.iallj@gmail.com.


  

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 frank.hendrickx@kuleuven.be and, Frank Hendrickx’s secretariat, at  iar@kuleuven.be

 


 

RESIDENTIAL SUMMER SCHOOL

International Labor and Business Law

 

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).

Info: summerschool.feropd@unife.it

 


 

RETROSPECTIVE OVERVIEW

2012 Comparative Labor Law Literature

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, Naomi Young, at law-cllp@illinois.edu.