European labour law

A.A. 2018/2019
Insegnamento per
Crediti massimi
Ore totali
Obiettivi formativi
The aim of the course is to prepare the students to critically assess the importance of EU Labour Law, providing them with the tools to understand the roadmap of the EU Labour Law and its fundamental areas. In particular the goals of the course are:
· understanding the social policy of the EU and its trends
· understanding the challenges which the EU is facing in order to balance economic and social needs
· understanding the complexity of the levels, actors and sources involved
· examining the most important case-law of the CGUE (Court of Justice of the European Union)
A successful candidate on this Course should identify, apply, analyse and critically evaluate the basics of the framework of EU Labour Law.

Struttura insegnamento e programma

Edizione attiva
Lezioni: 42 ore
Docenti: Carinci Maria Teresa, Dorssemont Filip Paul Arthur, Marinelli Francesca
The course gives an overview and deals with the background and sources of labour/employment law and social policy of the European Union.
In particular the course focuses on the study of:
- history and social policy of the EU (from the EU right of free movement to the protection of workers' rights)
- the development of the EU social policy and its recent trends
- the analysis of the fundamental social rights
- the overview of the collective labour relations at the EU level
- the concepts of employer and employee at the EU level
- the EU principle of anti-discrimination
- the employment policies
- the conditions of employment
Informazioni sul programma
If interested in a final dissertation on European Labour Law students are invited to contact either Prof. Maria Teresa Carinci ( or Dott. Francesca Marinelli (
Constitutional law, Private law. The knowledge of the European Union Law is recommended
Prerequisiti e modalità di esame
Students will be evaluated upon both their active participation to classes and the mark obtained in the final oral exam.
Metodi didattici
There are two different programmes: the first one for the students who attend at least 75% of classes; the second one for the other students.
There is no difference between Erasmus and non Erasmus students.
A detailed syllabus will be provided at the beginning of the course.
Some lessons will be dedicated to the discussion of the most important case-law of the CGEU.
Materiale didattico e bibliografia
The study material will be available on ARIEL after each lesson

Suggested preparatory readings
M. D'ANTONA, The Right to Work in the Italian Constitution and in the European Union, in WP C.S.D.L.E. "Massimo D'Antona" .INT, 1/2002 (
Secondo semestre
Secondo semestre
Modalità di valutazione
Giudizio di valutazione
voto verbalizzato in trentesimi
Siti didattici
martedì 15.00-16.00
via Festa del Perdono 7 (sezione di diritto del lavoro)
lunedì 10.00. Eventuali variazioni di orario verranno pubblicate sul sito del Dipartimento alla pagina
sezione di Diritto del Lavoro - Via Festa del Perdono 7