Aims and Scope

EULab is a Summer School on Labour Migration in the European Union organised at the Department of Law of University of Naples Federico II (Italy).
It is open to 30 postgraduate students in the fields of Law, International Relations and Social Science who intend to deepen their knowledge on labour migration to Europe from the specific lens of international and EU law.
The cooperation with the Institute for Research on Innovation and Services for Development of the National Research Council of Italy (CNR-IRISS) links theoretical perspectives with in-depth practical insights of the everyday reality of migrant workers and of their actual enjoyment of socio-economic rights on the Union territory.

Teaching Activities

Participants will be involved in an 8 days course (10 days including the weekend) covering 4 modules:

  • The European Pillar of Social Rights
  • Migrant Workers’ Socio-Economic Rights
  • Focus: Agriculture
  • Focus: Domestic work

The programme will be taught in English.

Each day of teaching activities are divided in two:

  • Daily lectures will be delivered by distinguished Italian and international scholars, who will join the fixed teaching staff.
  • Daily activities 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.

Before the start of the teaching activities, relevant learning materials will be uploaded on the EULab website. This will help students to familiarise with the topics analysed during the Summer School and will also foster their active participation to such multidisciplinary activities.

Working papers based on the topics addressed during the teaching activities will be published on the EULab website and made available to the general public.

The participation fee for the EULab Teaching Activities is € 250.00.
The fee covers: study materials; lunches and coffee breaks at the EULab venue; social activities arranged during the course.
The fee does not cover accommodation and travel costs. Participants will cover their own travel and accommodation costs.








Besides the 40+ hours of Teaching Activities, each edition of the EULab will host two special events:

  1. The Young Scholars Workshop will be held before the start of the teaching activities and is open to participants to the Summer School as well as to external academics and researchers under 35 years old from a variety of backgrounds. In this context, young scholars will be able to discuss crucial aspects of career development and strategies of communications of research outputs.
    The number of participants to this workshop is restricted to a maximum of 20 scholars. Prospective participants (both participants to the Summer School and external academics and researchers) are kindly asked to forward their submission according to the Call for insights.
  1. The Roundtable on Labour Migration will be open to the 30 participants to the Summer School and to 15 attendees among policy makers, lawyers, NGOs workers and representatives of migrant workers’ communities.
    The 30 participants to the EULab Summer School will have the chance to discuss current labour migration issues with 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.
    The Roundtable will be followed by an informal discussion where participants will have the opportunity to raise questions and issues concerning labour migration that they believe to be pressing or important.

Moreover, the Conference on Labour Migration and Socio-Economic Rights will mark the end of the three-year period of the EULab Summer School. The event will gather academics and practitioners in the field of migration studies from the perspective of international and EU law, international relations and social science. A selection of papers presented at the conference will be gathered in an edited volume and published by a European publisher.

Participation to all the EULab events is free. Please note that seating is limited.





The objectives of EULab are to:

  1. 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.
  2. Encourage an interdisciplinary approach to labour migration issues through the combination of strictly legal perspectives with the insights of practitioners from non-legal areas.
  3. 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.
  4. Nurture debates among participants from different fields in the highly interactive settings of daily workshops.

Targeted Groups

  • Italian and international postgraduate students in the fields of Law, International Relations and Social Science.
  • Early career scholars and practitioners.
  • Civil society at large.

Fixed Teaching Staff

  • Prof. Fulvio M. Palombino – Academic Coordinator (University of Naples Federico II)
  • Dr. Giovanni Carlo Bruno (CNR – IRISS)
  • Prof. Fulvia Staiano (University Giustino Fortunato)
  • Dr. Giulia Ciliberto (Post-doctoral Research Fellow, CNR – IRISS)

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