Research Team

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Iacopo Senatori (Scientific Coordinator, Reseracher) 

Researcher of Labour Law at the Marco Biagi Foundation, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. He received a PhD in Labour Law and Industrial Relations at the University of Bologna. Coordinator of the Labour Law Area in the PhD Programme of Labour, Development and Innovation at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. Managing Editor of the Italian Labour Law e-Journal. His research interests include EU Labour Law, Freedom of association and collective bargaining, workers’ wellbeing and the regulation of new forms of work. He is the author of a book and several articles and essays written in Italian and in English, published on high ranking national and international journals. He has coordinated several international research projects co-funded by the European Commission.

Olga Rymkevich (Project manager, Researcher

Olga Rymkevich is a senior researcher in labour law and industrial relations at the Marco Biagi Foundation, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena (Italy). She graduated in St. Petersburg State University, Russia in foreign languages and international relations and in Economics in the University of Modena, Italy and Reggio Emilia and has a degree of PhD in Labour Law (University of St. Petersburg, Russia). Her research interests include international, European and comparative labour law. She also serves as a managing editor of The International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations (Kluwer Law International).

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Edoardo Ales (Scientific Advisor) 

Edoardo Ales is Full Professor of Labour and Social Security Law at the Department of Law of the University of Naples “Parthenope” (Italy). He also teaches European Labour Law at LUISS – G. Carli in Rome (Italy) and at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (Austria). He is invited professor of International and European Labour Law at the Pontifical Lateran University (Vatican State – Rome). He is Member of the Board of Directors of the Giornale del Diritto del Lavoro e delle Relazioni Industriali, Rivista del Diritto della Sicurezza Sociale, Italian Labour Law Electronic Journal. He is Member of the Scientific Committee of the Marco Biagi Foundation of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy).

He is the National Expert for Italy in the ICF-ECE and MoveS Network supporting the EU Commission in the field of Labour Law and Free Movement of Workers. He has published and edited several books on individual and collective labour law as well as Health and Safety Law. He is author of several essays on international and national Labour and Social Security Law journals. He is co-editor of the Rivista del Diritto della Sicurezza Sociale and member of the board of Director of the Giornale di Diritto del Lavoro e delle Relazioni Industriali.

Tommaso Fabbri (Scientific Advisor) 

Tommaso Fabbri is full Professor of Organization and Human Resource Management, Dean of the Department of Economics and vice-director of the interdisciplinary Doctoral School E4E at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. His main research interests are organizational learning, well-being at work, performance management and data-driven human resource management (people analytics). In his quality of scientific coordinator at Fondazione Marco Biagi he has been focusing on the interdisciplinary study or work regulation, in the light of the digital transformation of work and organization, and as director of Short on Work, an international contest for short videos on contemporary work, he has been promoting research on visual representations of work.

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Markus Cappello (Researcher)

Markus Cappello. Bachelor of Science in ‘Economics’ at University of Mannheim (Germany). Master in Political Science – Development and International Cooperation Sciences at Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna. Junior Researcher at IRES Emilia Romagna – Institute for Economic and Social Research. Ph.D. candidate in Labour, Development and Innovation University of Modena and Reggio Emilia – Marco Biagi Foundation with doctoral thesis title “Hidden Social Dumping and Employment in Supply Chains: Phenomenology and Safeguards”.  Particular research interests in industrial relations, social dumping, workers’ rights, transnational collective bargaining, collective action, trade unionism, fight against poverty and inequality, alternative ways and models of sustainable (regional) development and a new definition of Labour.

Carlotta Favretto (Researcher)

Carlotta Favretto graduated at the State University of Milan (Italy) with a specialization and final thesis in Comparative Labour Law. She holds a PhD degree from the Marco Biagi Foundation and the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy), with a research focus on Joint Employment and Company Networks. She was visiting scholar of the New York State School of Industrial and Labour Relations, Cornell University (New York, U.S.A.). 

She participated in numerous international seminars including: Seminar for Young Researchers on European Labour Law and Social Law” at University of Amsterdam, “Pontignano XXXIII: Work and Disability, Special protections section” organized by dall’AIDLASS. She was National Counsel in the european research project: “Mapping of national law concerning reimbursement rules for posted workers”, ETUI (European Trade Union Institute). Currently she is Teaching Assistant in the Department of Public Law, Bocconi (Milan, Italy) and Legal Counsel at MGG Law Firm (Verona, Italy).

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Chiara Gaglione (Researcher) 

Chiara Gaglione  is a PhD candidate in Labour, Development and Innovation at the Marco Biagi Foundation – University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. She graduated in Law at the University of Cassino and Southern Lazio.

Ilaria Purificato (Researcher) 

Ilaria Purificato is a PhD candidate in Labour, Development and Innovation at the Marco Biagi Foundation – University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. She graduated in Law at the University of Cassino and Southern Lazio. 

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Marco Tufo (Researcher) 

Marco Tufo graduated with honors in law from the University of Siena in 2013. On 5 May 2017 he obtained a PhD in employment relations at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia – Marco Biagi Foundation, with a thesis named “Remote digital work”. He has attended, as listener and speaker, seminars and conferences on labour and social security law, in Italy and abroad. He is also the author of many publications on labour law and industrial relations. He collaborates permanently with the chair of labour law of the University of Siena. He is also member of the Italian bar association and member of the Commission for the certification of employment contracts of the University of Siena.

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Natalie Videbæk Munkholm (Scientific Manager)
Natalie Videbaek Munkholm, ph.d., is Associate Professor at the Department of Law, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University, and specializes in labour and employment law, European Labour Law and fundamental rights at work. She is the National Expert for Denmark to the European Labour Law Network (ELLN), the Danish expert to the Restatement of Labour Law in Europe project, the representative of Denmark to the International Society of Labour and Social Security Law (ISLSSL), appointed by the Minister of Employment to the Board of Equal Treatment, elected board member in the Danish Association for Labour Law, and chairman of the board of the Danish Labour Law Research Foundation. She participates and partners in a number of European and Nordic research projects on labour law and European labour law, including the 2017-2019 ETUI project on posting of workers, the 2018-2020 Nordic Project Future of Work, and the 2019-2022 European project I-Rel, Smarter Industrial Relations to changing technology at the work place. She has conducted research at Oslo University, Cambridge University and Helsinki University, and publishes internationally as well as in Danish. Natalie holds law degrees from Denmark, BAjur (AU), cand. jur. (AU), and Australia, LL.M. (UNSW). Before entering academia she worked 14 years as a practitioner with labour and employment law in Denmark, Australia and New Zealand, and taught as an external lecturer in labour and employment law at Aarhus University and (then) Aarhus School of Business
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Vincenzo Pietrogiovanni (Researcher)

Vincenzo Pietrogiovanni is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Law, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University.

His main fields of research are collective labour law, namely the right to collective bargaining and to take collective actions, EU labour law, international and comparative labour law, and the intersections of labour law with technology and the environment. He has been collaborating also with other Universities in Europe, such as Lund University, University of Bologna and University of Paris Nanterre, and with the ILO as an expert on collective bargaining.

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Carla Spinelli (Scientific Manager)

Carla Spinelli, Ph.D, is Associate Professor at the Department of Law, University Aldo Moro of Bari,  where she teaches “Labour law” and “Eu social law”. She was visiting professor at Lyon 2 University and participated to several Erasmus teaching staff mobility in Belgium and Spain. She is member of the scientific committee of two Italian labour law journal (Diritti, lavori, mercati; Rivista giuriidica del lavoro). She participates in a number of research projects on labour law and European labour law. She has been a speaker at many scientific conferences, both national and international. She published two books in 2012 and 2018 and co-edited the book El empleo publico. Puntos criticos en los ordenamientos italiano y español (Thomson Reuters-ARANZADI, 2018). She is the author of many articles and essays published in Italian and in English in national and international collective volumes and journals. Her main research interests are currently focused on digital economy and transformations of work; antidiscrimination law and reasonable accommodation for people with disabilities; work-life balance; labour law in the public sector.

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Alessandro Scelsi (Researcher)

Alessandro Scelsi is a PhD candidate in Rights and Protections of Company and Labour Contracts at the University of Bari “Aldo Moro”. At the same university he graduated in law with a thesis in labour law entitled “The collaborations organized by the client” and obtained a 2nd level University Master in “Labour and Union Relationships Management”.

 

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Emanuele Menegatti (Scientific Manager)

Emanuele Menegatti is Professor of Labour Law and Dean of the School of Economics and Management at the University of Bologna, where he teaches “Comparative labour law” and “Labour law”. His main research interests are focused on comparative and European Union labour law issues, currently including minimum wage regulation, new forms of work in the gig/sharing/on-demand economy. He has published two books, co-edited  the books “Labour Law and Industrial Relations in Italy” and “The Sources of Labour Law“, both published by Wolters Kluwer, and over 60 articles in top national and international journals.

He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Italian Labour Law e-Journal. He has been visiting professor at the University of Illinois (USA), where he taught courses in “EU labour law” and “Labor disputes resolution in Europe”; at the Curtin, Sydney, Melbourne, Monash University (Australia), Lund University (Sweden), where he held several lectures related to labour law in Europe.

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Leonardo Battista (Research)

Leonardo Battista is PhD Candidate in European Law at the University of Bologna.  His main research interest are focused on European Labour Law, Self-employment in Europe and Working poor. He is member of the Editorial Board of the Italian Labour Law e-Journal and he is academic tutor, since 2016, of the courses in Labour Law, Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations. He has been three times Visiting Researcher at Lund University in the Business Law Department, where he held several lectures.

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Ruediger Krause (Scientific Manager)

Rüdiger Krause is Professor for Civil Law and Labour Law and Director of the Institute for Labour Law at the Faculty of Law, Georg-August-University Göttingen, Germany. He has written some 160 books, articles and comments mainly in the field of German and European Employment and Labour Law. He is the author of the report for the 71. German Lawyers Conference (“Deutscher Juristentag”) on the digitization of work (“Digitalisierung der Arbeitswelt – Herausforderungen und Regelungsbedarf”, 2016) and of two other reports for German Ministries of Labour at federal level on employee data protection (2017) and at state level on public procurement (2019). He is co-editor of the German Journal “Soziales Recht” (since 2011).

Rüdiger Krause is frequently visiting professor at the Eötvös-Loránd University Budapest and gave lectures in Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Taiwan, U.K. and the U.S. He is member of the Board of the German Association of Labour Courts (“Deutscher Arbeitsgerichtsverband”) and the German Section of the International Society for Labour and Social Security Law.

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Jonas Walter Kühn (Researcher)

Jonas Walter Kühn is a Research Assistant at the Chair for Civil Law and Labour Law of the Institute for Labour Law at the Faculty of Law, Georg-August-University Göttingen, Germany and a Ph.D. candidate. His research focuses on the intersection of labour law and new technologies. 

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Ekaterina Ribarova (Scientific Manager)

She is PhD  in Economics and works as senior researcher and deputy director of the Institute for Social and Trade Union Research at the CITUB. Main areas of activity: industrial relations, labour market, human resources, social policy, European issues. She used to teach “Human resource management “ and “Industrial relations” in the New Bulgarian University (1992-2013) and in the Technical University in Sofia(1993-2008). She speaks English, Russian and a little German. She has participated in many national and European projects (as researcher, expert, trainer and scientific manager) and has also a lot of publications and reports , presented at  conferences, in the research areas, mentioned above.

He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Italian Labour Law e-Journal. He has been visiting professor at the University of Illinois (USA), where he taught courses in “EU labour law” and “Labor disputes resolution in Europe”; at the Curtin, Sydney, Melbourne, Monash University (Australia), Lund University (Sweden), where he held several lectures related to labour law in Europe.

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Maria Prohaska (Scientific Advisor)

She is PhD in Economics and works as part-time researcher at the Institute for Social and Trade Union Research at the CITUB. She works also at the Center of Economic Development( NGO) in Sofia. Main areas of activity: international economics, industrial relations, labour market, social policy. She used to teach “Social policy and administration of social issues” in the New Bulgarian University (1997-2003). She speaks English, French, Spanish and Russian.

She has participated in many national and European projects (as researcher and scientific manager) and has also a lot of publications  and reports, presented at conferences in the research areas, mentioned above.

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Davide Dazzi (Scientific Manager)

Davide Dazzi is a Researcher of the Institute for Economic and Social Research, the union related research Institute of Cgil Emilia-Romagna. His research activities are mainly focused on industrial relations and worker participation, working conditions and occupational welfare, labour market and vocational training with specific interest in the comparison between local, national and European levels. He has a long experience as project partner and research coordinator in international projects funded by the European Commission, Eurofound, ETUC. The most recent projects conducted at the European level were oriented to investigate the industrial relations in Multinational companies and the impact of digitalisation on IR practices.

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Attila Kun (Scientific Manager)

Attila Kun is a Professor in labour law and the Head of the Department of Labour Law and Social Security at the Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary (KRE), Faculty of Law, Hungary (Budapest). He is also a part-time scholar at the National University of Public Service (NKE), Department of Human Resources. He is a member of the MTA (Hungarian Academy of Sciences) PTE Research Group of Comparative and European Employment Policy and Labour Law.

He is the national coordinator and member of the Hungarian Labour Advisory and Dispute Settlement Service (MTVSZ).
He has been a visiting scholar at numerous foreign universities (e.g. University of Tokyo, Trier: IAAEU, Halle-Wittenberg, University of Amsterdam, Erasmus teaching staff mobility in several countries) and a member of numerous (e.g. EU-funded and other) international research projects. He is a member of several academic networks (e.g.: ILO CEELex Network, Advisory Committe of the LLRN, Hungarian Labour Law Association, Academic network on the OECD Guidelines for MNEs, Organising Committee of the Hugo Sinzheimer Moot Court Competition, HS MCC, national coordinator of the ISLSSL’s Hungarian youth section etc.).
He holds the Marco Biagi Prize 2011 (together with Beryl ter Haar from the Netherlands and Manuel Antonio García-Muńoz Alhambra from Spain), awarded by the Association of Labour Law Journals.

 
 

 

 

Imre Szilárd Szabó (Researcher)

Imre Szilárd Szabó gratuated as a lawyer specialized in labour law in 2016 and in the same year he started his PhD training at the Faculty of Law of the University of Pécs. He is finishing his doctoral studies this year. In his work, he is primarily involved in employee interest representation, advocacy and collective labour law. He is the Head of Office of the National Confederation of Workers’s Councils (MOSZ) and the project application controller of the ‘Jogpontok ‘ legal aid project. Since 2018, he has been teaching as an associate professor at the Department of Labour Law and Social Social Security of the Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary.

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Ildikó Rácz (Researcher)

Ildikó Rácz is an adjunct lecturer in labour law at Károli Gáspár University Faculty of Law and she is doing her PhD studies at the same University. Her research field is about the impact of digitalisation on labour law’s legal institutions. She works as an employment law expert at OPL which is a 21st century law firm pioneering legal industry progression in Hungary. She is also an editor at Arsboni, a Hungarian legal professional community. Prior to joining OPL, she worked at the Customs and Financial Workers’ Union and at a Budapest labour law boutique, providing comprehensive employment law services to both employers and employees including employment contract drafting as well as advising on dismissal and HR policies. Ildikó has won numerous awards and scholarships, obtaining first place for claimants at the national competition on labour law advocacy, third place at the Scientific Student Conference, and she attended the international Hugo Sinzheimer Moot Court Competition.

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Marta Otto (Scientific Manager)

Marta Otto holds an LL.M.  in Comparative, European and International Laws degree and a PhD degree from the Department of Law of the European University Institute (Florence, Italy). She is a former scholar of the International Society for Labour Law and Social Security Law, COMPTRASEC (Centre de droit comparé du travail et de la sécurité sociale) (Bordeaux, France), and CRiMT (Centre de recherche interuniversitaire sur la mondialisation et le travail), (Montreal, Canada).

She participated in numerous international research projects including: Restatement of Labour Law in Europe (Coordinator: Prof. Bernd Waas, Institute for Civil and Labour Law at Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany), Posting of workers before national courts (European Trade Union Institute, Brussels, Belgium), Le Juge et les relations de travail dans le contexte de la mondialisation de l’économie (Coordinator: Renée-Claude Drouin, Universite de Montreal, Canada).

Currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Labour Law, University of Lodz, Poland, a Member of the Advisory Committee of Labour Law Research Network LLRN; the Executive Committee and the Scientific Council of the Center for Comparative Labour Law and Social Security (Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Lodz) Compass. Cofounder, and a member of Coordinating Committee of Polish Labour Law and Social Security Research Network Cooperante

ORCID ID: 0000-0002-8970-9643.

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Izabela Florczak (Researcher)

Izabela Florczak graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Lodz. She completed her doctoral dissertation, Legal status of people working on the basis of atypical contractual employment. Currently is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Labour Law, University of Lodz, Poland. She is a legal adviser and a member of Coordinating Committee of the Polish Scientific Network of Labour Law and Social Security COOPERANTE; Management Committee of the Center for Comparative Labour Law and Social Security, University of Lodz; The International Labour and Employment Relations Association (ILERA); the Scientific Board of Center of Migration Studies at the University of Lodz. She was a speaker at many scientific conferences, of which half are international conferences. In June 2019 Lecturer at The Global and European Labour Law Summer School (University of Leiden).

Chief of one of the sections implementing the international scientific project “Fairness, freedom and Industrial Relations across Europe: UP AND DOWN THE MEAT VALUE CHAIN (MEAT.UP.FFIRE)” financed by the European Commission under application VP/ 2017/004/0035. Author of over 40 scientific publications from the field of labour law.

ORCID iD 0000-0003-3167-3382.

Karol Mordel (Administration Specialist)

Administration Specialist, member of EU Funds Office at the Faculty of Law And Administration, University of Lodz. Experienced in the implementation of projects financed from external funds, member of Office since 2010.

Marcin Ścisło (Project Accountant)

Member of the EU Funds Office at the Faculty of Law And Administration, University of Lodz (since 2010). Experienced in the implementation of projects financed from external funds.

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Gaabriel Tavits (Scientific Manager)

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Since 2016 professor of Social law, School of Law, Faculty of social sciences., University of Tartu, Areas of research and teaching: social security law, labour law. Before that he was acting as associated professor for labour law and social security law at the University of Tartu. He has also acted as legal expert by missions of the OECD.

He has published on labour law and social security related legal problems

Elina Soomets (Researcher)

Junior research staff, master of Law.

Since 2012 lecturer in University of Tartu in Viljandi Culture Academy (subjects: Labour Law, Law of Contracts, Introduction to Law).

Autumn 2015 and 2016 – lecturer in Labour Law subject, in School of Law, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Tartu

1999 – 2018 official in Labour Inspectorate of Estonia, since 2014 as Head of Legal Service. Previously worked as chief lawyer, lawyer-labour inspector and secretary of Committees of Labour Disputes

She has published different articles major in Labour Law in media including journals.

She is one of the authors of the draft of Labour Dispute Resolution Act (2018) of Estonia.