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The Capability Approach & the Implementation of EU Social Policy Directives

Aims & objectives

This project was funded by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Social Policy. Its aim was to study the implementation of EC directives in the social policy field. The CBR took part as part of a network involving units in France (IDHE-Cachan), Germany (University of Hamburg), Belgium (Catholic Univesrity of Louvain) and Sweden (SCORE, University of Stockholm). Detailed case studies were carried out of the implementation of the Directive on Information and Consultation of Employees and of the Telework Agreement. In addition, background research and field work was carried out in relation to the Directives on Fixed-term Employment, Part-Time Work and Parental Leave. Draft reports were completed in June 2007 and the final reports were presented to a conference in Brussels in November 2007.

Working papers

Deakin, S. and Koukiadaki, A., (2007) The Capability Approach and the Reception of European Social Policy in the UK: The Case of the Information and Consultation of Employees Directive, report submitted for the purpose of the project. 

Deakin, S. and Koukiadaki, A., (2007) The Capability Approach and the Reception of European Social Policy in the UK: The Case of the Telework Agreement, report submitted for the purpose of the project.

Conference/Workshop papers

Deakin, S., and Koukiadaki, A., (2007) The Reformulation of EU-Level Norms in the British System of Industrial Relations: The Case of Information and Consultation of Employees, International Conference ‘Law and Society in the 21st Century’, Humboldt-University, Berlin-July 2007.

Deakin, S., and Koukiadaki, A., Initial Findings on the Impact of the 2002/14/EC Directive and the EU Framework Agreement on Telework in the UK system of industrial relations, presentation in the ‘Workshop on the FSE-Directives’ Project’, IDHE-Cachan, Paris-April 2007.

Koukiadaki, A., (2006) The Integration of Information and Consultation Rights of Employees in Restructuring Cases, presentation in the ‘Workshop on Restructuring and Employee Participation’, IDHE-Cachan, Paris-November 2006.

Koukiadaki, A., (2006) Results of the CIA Survey on Information & Consultation Practices in the Chemical Sector, presentation in the ‘Social Affairs Strategy Group Meeting’, Chemical Industries Association (CIA), London.

Project leader

Simon Deakin

Research fellow

Aristea Koukiadaki

Project status

Completed

Project dates

2006-2007

Funding

European Commission