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18th International Conference in Commemoration of Prof Marco Biagi

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Date: From 16 March 2021 To 19 March 2021

Registration Deadline: 19 March 2021, ore 12:00

Beyond Employment: Protecting Autonomous Work

This year the conference will be held online from 16 to 19 March 2021 and will be structured in workshops. The schedule is expressed in CET time.

The Marco Biagi Foundation is delighted to host the “Young Scholars’ Poster Session”, a collateral event that will take place in the framework of the 18th International Conference in Commemoration of Professor Marco Biagi. In this session, selected young researchers will present their research ideas in the field of Labour and Employment from different disciplinary perspectives.

The presentations will be fully online by means of video-posters, which will be accessible for the whole conference period via the YouTube channel of the Marco Biagi Foundation.


Below you can find the participants of the “Young Scholars’ Poster Session”:


  • Algorithms, the new face of discrimination in the 4th industrial revolutionAndrea Franconi, Buenos Aires University, Argentina


  • Big Brother Bosses: Privacy at Work and the European Court of Human RightsAlan Eustace, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland


  • Impact of work flexibility on the identity of the individual both as a person and as a worker in the COVID-19 eraFilippo Damiani, Andrea Marchioni, Giorgio Mattei and Federica Pillo, Marco Biagi Foundation, Italy


  • Collective bargaining and regulation of digital innovation: the role of continuous training on the job in countering technological unemploymentCarlo Valenti, University of Siena and University of Verona, Italy


  • Towards the partecipated governance: a new opportunity for solidarity economy?Erika Forino, Parthenope University of Naples, Italy


  • Exploring the limits of religious-ethos employers with regard to their employeesEvelien Timbermont, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium


  • Adapting labour law to complex organisational settings of the enterprise Giovanni Gaudio, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy


  • The Covid-19 pandemic: a tragic opportunity to rediscover the smartworking Filippo Ferrarini, Chiara Gaglione and Ilaria Purificato, Marco Biagi Foundation, Italy


  • The quality of self-employment work in the digital platformsLaura Ionita, La Laguna University, Spain


  • Equality in employment – mechanismsPiotr Sypecki, University of Lodz, Poland

TUESDAY 16 MARCH 2021

14.45 – 15.00
Welcome Address and Presentation of the Conference
TOMMASO FABBRI, Dean of the Marco Biagi Department of Economics, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia; Vice-president of the Academic Advisory Board, Marco Biagi Foundation, Italy

15.00 – 19.00 Workshops

– Workshop 1
The Autonomisation of Work: Functional Patterns of Employment and Self-Employment

(15.00 – 16.15)


15.00 – Chair: Luigi Enrico Golzio, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Marco Biagi Foundation, Italy


Speakers:


15.05 – From augmented powers to enhanced flexibility. The employment relationship as innovation facilitator – Antonio Aloisi, IE University, Madrid, Spain


15.15 – Employee and self-employed in real working life: Is there a real difference? – Daria Sarti, University of Florence, Italy; Teresina Torre, University of Genoa, Italy


15.25 – Blockchain: between autonomisation and automatisation, new challenges for labour law – Stefano Bini, University of Còrdoba, Spain


15.35 – The shape of hybrid jobs, Martina Gianecchini, University of Padua, Italy; Paolo Gubitta, University of Padua, Italy; Sara Dotto, Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, France


15.45 Discussant: Luigi Enrico Golzio, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Marco Biagi Foundation, Italy


15.55 Debate

– Workshop 2
Categories and Employment Status: Outdated or Still Useful Interpretative and Regulatory Tools?

(16.30 – 17.30)


16.30 Chair: Alan Neal, University of Warwick, United Kingdom; Marco Biagi Foundation, Italy


Speakers:


16.35 Subordination or subjection? A study about the dividing line between subordinate work and self-employment in six European legal systems – Pierluigi Digennaro, University of Milan, Italy


16.45 Autonomous employee and independent contractor: bifurcation point – Mikhail Kharitonov, St. Petersburg NRU HSE, Russia


16.55 Legal status of the self-employed – whether protection is needed? – Kinga Piwowarska, Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Kraków University, Poland


17.05 Discussant: Ralf Rogowski, University of Warwick, United Kingdom; Marco Biagi Foundation, Italy


17.15 Debate

– Workshop 3
Representation and Collective Protections for Self-Employment

(17.45 – 19.15)


17.45 Chair: Csilla Kollonay, Central Eastern European University, Hungary; Marco Biagi Foundation, Italy


Speakers:


17.50 Abandon hope all ye who (press) enter here. Collective rights of platform workers: an illusion or hope for new developments? – Joanna Unterschütz, University of Business and Administration, Gdynia, Poland


18.00 Collective Bargaining and Self- Employed Workers: Need for a Paradigm Shift – Silvia Rainone, European Trade Union Institute; KU Leuven, Belgium


18.10 Ride-Hailing Drivers as Autonomous Independent Contractors: “Let Them Bargain” – Ron Brown, University of Hawaii, USA


18.20 Autonomy and the need for more democracy in the word of work – Kurt Pärli, University of Basel, Switzerland


18.30 How much autonomy in autonomous work? Legal status and social protection of ‘freelancers’ in Poland, Kamila Naumowicz, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland


18.40 Discussant: Susan Bisom-Rapp, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego (USA); Marco Biagi Foundation, Italy


18.50 Debate

WEDNESDAY 17 MARCH 2021

15.00 – 19.00 Workshops

– Workshop 4
Organising Social Protection for Categories of Workers Falling outside the Employment Relationship: Lessons from the Global North and the Global South

(15.00 – 16.00)

15.00 Chair: Manfred Weiss, J.W. Goethe University, Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany; Marco Biagi Foundation, Italy


Speakers:


15.05 Vulnerable transportation network company drivers in South Africa: a social protection response –  Avinash Govindjee, Executive Dean, Faculty of Law, Nelson Mandela University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa


15.15 Social and labour protection for workers outside the traditional employment contract. A Swedish example – Annamaria Westregård, Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer, School of Economics and Management, Lund University, Sweden


15.25 Social protection for workers beyond the employment relationship in the informal economy in the global south: recent developments – Marius Olivier, Adjunct-Professor: School of Law, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia; Extraordinary Professor: Faculty of Law, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa


15.35 Discussant: Manfred Weiss, J.W. Goethe University, Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany; Marco Biagi Foundation, Italy


15.45 Debate

– Workshop 5
Social Protection and Regulatory Policies for Autonomous Work: Comparative Perspectives

(16.15 – 17.45)


16.15 Chair: Edoardo Ales, Parthenope University of Naples, Italy


Speakers:


16.20 The new working (poor) class? Self-employment and in-work poverty in the EU: a supranational regulatory strategy – Veronica Papa, University of Catania, Italy


16.30 Social Protection of Platform Workers: National and European Approaches – Olga Chesalina, Max-Planck-Institute for Social Law and Social Policy, Munich, Germany


16.40 Flying to Neverland: where flexible social protection supports self-employment – Maria Cristina Degoli, UCLouvain, Belgium


16.50 Social security for self-employed workers: between Universalism and Selectivity – Leonardo Battista, University of Bologna, Italy


17.00 Discussant: Edoardo Ales, Parthenope University of Naples, Italy


17.10 Debate

– Workshop 6
Social Protection and Regulatory Policies for Autonomous Work: The Case of Italy

(18.00 – 19.00)


18.00 Chair: Tindara Addabbo, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia; Marco Biagi Foundation, Italy


Speakers:


18.05 Autonomous Workers and the Responses of Social Protection Systems to Overcome Transitions – Chiara Garbuio, Cà Foscari University of Venice, Italy


18.15 Economic Dependency and Contractual Imbalance of Self-Employed Workers in the Italian Legal Framework – Caterina Mazzanti, University of Udine, Italy


18.25 Self-employment and social security in the Italian system: how to change course? – Giovanna Pistore, University of Florence, Italy


18.35 Discussant: Tindara Addabbo, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia; Marco Biagi Foundation, Italy


18.45 Debate

THURSDAY 18 MARCH 2021

15.00 – 18.45 Workshops

– Workshop 7
The Future of Autonomous Work in the Digital Era: Regulatory Challenges and Societal reactions

(15.00 – 16.00)


15.00 Chair: Andreas Inghammar, Department of Business Law – School of Economics and, Management, Lund University, Sweden


Speakers:


15.05 The future of labour law: how should we distribute labour protections in the digital market? – Federico Fusco, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University Al Khobar – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


15.15 Prefiguring the Platform: FedEx’s long Experimentation with the Legal Distinction between Independent Contracting and Employment- Julia Tomassetti, School of Law, City University of Hong Kong – Hong Kong, China


15.25 Platform work and the human right to collective bargaining: Moving away from the classical dichotomy between employment and self-employment  – Harry Stylogiannis, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium


15.35 Discussant: Andreas Inghammar, Department of Business Law – School of Economics and, Management, Lund University, Sweden 15.45 Debate


15.45 Debate

– Workshop 8
Innovation, Autonomy and (Pseudo) Managerial Legitimations: The Equivocal Paths of Operational Autonomy in EU Academia

(16.15 – 17.15)


16.15 Chair: Frank Hendrickx, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium; Marco Biagi Foundation, Italy


Speakers:


16.20 In-subordination in academia. One goal, different models – Izabela Florczak, University of Lodz, Poland


16.30 Performance management imperative v operational autonomy in academia. Quo vadis Academia Europea? – Marta Otto, University of Lodz, Poland


16.40 The embedded nature of IT in the workplace: A Ph.D. in online platforms – David Mangan, Maynooth University, Ireland


16.50 Discussant: Natalie Videbæk Munkholm, Aarhus University, Denmark


17.00 Debate

– Workshop 9
Labour Rights as Human Rights: Applicability to Autonomous Work

(17.30 – 18.45)


17.30 Chair: Janice Bellace, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA; Marco Biagi Foundation, Italy; President of the International Society for Labour and Social Security Law


Speakers:


17.35 Beryl ter Haar, Faculty of Law and Administration University of Warsaw, Poland


17.45 Edoardo Ales, Parthenope University of Naples, Italy


17.55 Filip Dorssemont, UC Louvain, Belgium


18.05 Nikita Lyutov, Kutafin Moscow State University, Russia


18.15 Discussant: Manfred Weiss, J.W. Goethe University, Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany; Marco Biagi Foundation, Italy


18.25 Debate

FRIDAY 19 MARCH 2021

15.00 – 16.30 Workshop

– Workshop 10
Sectoral Analysis and Case Studies

(15.00 – 16.30)


15.00 Chair: Yasuo Suwa, Hosei University of Tokyo, Japan; Marco Biagi Foundation, Italy


Speakers:


15.05 Protecting Autonomous Work in Specific Sectors: The Case of Italian Lawyers – Gionata Cavallini, University of Milan, Bar of Milan, Italy


15.15 Income protection in the framework of liberal professions: a pathway for harmonised conditions in a common market? – Matteo Avogaro, ESADE Institute for Labour Studies, Spain


15.25 New criteria against old autonomy: the measurement and implementation of NPM standards in the Criminal Italian judiciary – Francesca Amendola, University of Salerno, Italy


15.35 Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis on Bogus Autonomous Work – Merle Erikson, University of Tartu, Estonia


15.45 Entrepreneurialism in the Age of Workplace Enforcement – Stephen Lee, University of California, Irvine School of Law, USA


15.55 Discussant: Riccardo Salomone, University of Trento; Marco Biagi Foundation, Italy


16.10 Debate

16.45 – 18.00 Closing session

16.45 Chair: Francesco Basenghi, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia; Marco Biagi Foundation, Italy

Speakers
16.50 Ylenia Curzi, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
17.10 Manos Matsaganis, Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy
17.30 Adalberto Perulli, Cà Foscari University of Venice

Conclusive remarks
TIZIANO TREU – President of the National Council for Economics and Labour; Marco Biagi Foundation, Italy


Registration is mandatory and must be done filling in the online form. The event will be held in English. We will send you an e-mail with the link to the virtual room.

Conference Academic Advisory Board: Prof. Tindara Addabbo (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia), Prof. Edoardo Ales (Parthenope University of Naples), Prof. Ylenia Curzi (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia), Prof. Tommaso Fabbri (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia), Dr Olga Rymkevich (Marco Biagi Foundation), Prof. Riccardo Salomone (University of Trento), Dr Iacopo Senatori (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia).

Organising Committee: Dr Carlotta Serra (Marco Biagi Foundation, Chair), Prof William Bromwich (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia), Dr Arianna Di Iorio (Marco Biagi Foundation), Dr Filippo Damiani (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia-Marco Biagi Foundation), Dr Chiara Gaglione (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia-Marco Biagi Foundation), Dr Andrea Marchioni (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia-Marco Biagi Foundation), Dr Daniela Pennetta (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia-Marco Biagi Foundation), Dr Federica Palmirotta (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia-Marco Biagi Foundation), Dr Federica Pillo (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia-Marco Biagi Foundation), Dr Ilaria Purificato (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia-Marco Biagi Foundation).

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