First Conference on International Labour Standards
European Union and Council of Europe – their relationship in the area of fundamental (social) rights
International labour standards are of increasing importance not only for Member States’ national law but also for European law. Following this development, the Hugo Sinzheimer Institute for Labour Law (HSI) in Frankfurt/Main and the Institute for Labour Law and Industrial Relations in the European Union (IAAEU) at the University of Trier are jointly initiating a new series of conferences on “International Labour Standards”, starting in November 2015. The series will bring together expert speakers and participants to discuss important issues of international labour law. Events will be held every two years, alternating between Frankfurt and Trier.
The opening event is entitled European Union and Council of Europe – their relationship in the area of fundamental (social) rights and will take place in Frankfurt/Main. The conference will be focused on the current impact of Council of Europe instruments on fundamental (social) rights in the EU. The second thematic focus will be the accession process of the EU to the ECHR, which has been delayed by the Opinion of the CJEU, and accession prospects in relation to the Revised European Social Charter. We are pleased to announce that Professor Jochen Abr. Frowein will give the keynote speech. The conference languages are English and German (a simultaneous translation will be provided).
The conference will take place on Wednesday, 25 November 2015, from 9.30 to 16.45, at the Head Office of IG BAU (Industrial trade union for construction, agriculture and environment), Olof-Palme-Straße 19, D 60439 Frankfurt/Main, Germany, Conference Room C1.05
Professor Monika Schlachter & Dr Johannes Heuschmid