High Level Expert Group Meeting on Labour Law


On 26 November 2020, ELI organised a High Level Expert Group (HLEG) meeting on Labour Law. Nine leading experts in the field discussed topics for future ELI projects.

Jeremias Adams-Prassl (Professor, Oxford University), Elisabeth Brameshuber (Professor, University of Vienna), Stefano Giubboni (Chair; Professor, University of Perugia; ELI Council member), Yves Jorens (Professor, University of Ghent), Karine Lempen (Professor, University of Geneva), Adam Pokorny (Head of Unit, Working Conditions (EMPL.B.2), DG EMPL, European Commission), Lubomír Ptáček (Judge, Supreme Court of the Czech Republic; President of the European Association of Labour Court Judges), Sophie Robin Olivier (Professor, University of Sorbonne) and Grega Strban  (Dean and Professor, University of Ljubljana) discussed pre-identified topics in the area of labour and social security law that would deserve the attention of the European legal community, dealing among other things with digitalisation and the challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. The HLEG was joined by ELI Second Vice-President Pascal Pichonnaz.

ELI would like to express its gratitude to the experts for their thought-provoking contributions, which will be further consolidated and then considered by the ELI Executive Committee and Council.

ELI started with a series of HLEG meetings in 2019 with a view to expand and balance its project portfolio. Despite the difficulties posed by the current COVID-19 pandemic, which is causing disruption and unrest around the globe, the Institute decided to continue with this important initiative also this year. The Institute is organising a series of HLEG meetings online in the field of Labour Law, Financial Law, Corporate Criminal Liability and Data Law.