EULab - Summer school on labour migration in the European Union programme 2021


Summer & Winter Schools

Location (s):

  • Italy
Law Department of University of Napoles Federico II


The first edition of the Summer School on Labour Migration in the European Union will be held at the Law Department of University of Naples Federico II, the oldest secular university in Europe, in July 2021.


EULab is open up to 30 postgraduate students in the fields of Law, International Relations and Social Science with the view to promote an interdisciplinary approachto labour migration issues. The Institute for Research on Innovation and Services for Development of the National Research Council of Italy (CNR-IRISS) is an official partner institution of the EULab Summer School.

Tuition in the context of the Summer School will combine strictly legal perspectives with the insights of practitioners from non-legal areas, and the dynamic and interactive settings of daily workshops will nurture debates among students from different fields.

EULab 2021 will take place as a hybrid course (online and in person) to adapt the Summer School and the related events to the evolving situation related to the Covid-19 pandemic and, hence, to the needs of participants and guest lecturers.

Participants will be involved in activities from Friday 9 to Wednesday 21 July with more than forty teaching hours covering 4 main modules:

  1. The European Pillar of Social Rights (prof. F.M. Palombino – responsible for the module)

  2. Migrant Workers’ Socio-Economic Rights (dr. G.C. Bruno – responsible for the module)

  3. Focus: Agriculture (prof. F. Staiano – responsible for the module)

  4. Focus: Domestic work (dr. G. Ciliberto – responsible for the module)

The objectives of the EULab Summer School are to:

  • Foster a comprehensive understanding of the multilevel legal framework governing labour migration in the European Union, combined with a deeper knowledge of the areas of agriculture and domestic work. 
  • Encourage an interdisciplinary approach to labour migration issues through the combination of strictly legal perspectives with the insights of practitioners from non-legal areas. 
  • Promote awareness concerning the gaps between, on the one hand, socio - economic rights recognized to migrant workers under international and EU law and, on the other, their actual enforcement in the everyday reality. 
  • Nurture debates among participants from different fields in a highly interactive setting of daily lectures and activities. 

Lectures will be delivered by distinguished Italian and international scholars, who will join the fixed teaching staff. In addition, daily interactive seminars and workshops where participants may work on practical cases and/or meet practitioners, policy makers and stakeholders will contribute to debates and discussions on practical case studies.

Besides teaching activities, EULab Summer School will host two Special Events:

  • The Young Scholars Workshop, open to participants to the Summer School as well as to external academics and researchers under 35 years old. In this context, young scholars will be able to discuss crucial aspects of career development and strategies of communications of research outputs; 
  • The Roundtable on Labour Migration, that aims at fostering the dialogue on current labour migration issues between the participants to the EULab, policy makers at local, regional and national level, and relevant stakeholders in this field. Such exchange of ideas will be open to the general public as well, raising issues of great importance for the civil society at large. 

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Candidates should be from:

Description of Ideal Candidate:

Who can apply?

Postgraduate students in the fields of Law, International Relations and Social Science interested in deepening their knowledge on labour migration to Europe from the specific lens of international and EU law.


Deadline: April 01, 2021

Program Starts: July 09, 2021

Program Ends: July 21, 2021

Cost/funding for participants:

Participation fee

Participation to EULab does not require a fee.

Only participants attending the course in person will cover their own expenses (e.g. accommodation and travel costs). Depending on the situation at the starting of the Summer School, the EULab Key Staff Members may propose some social events, to be paid separately.

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