Labour Migration within the European Union - Freedom of Labour or Economic Outsourcing?

Session Organizers:
Bettina Wagner and Anke Hassel
Thursday, 2 July 2015: 10:15 AM-11:45 AM
TW2.2.04 (Tower Two)
The aim of this panel is to discuss the socio-economic driving forces as well as consequences of labour migration within Europe from the receiving country perspective as well as the sending country perspective. Based on the existing legal frameworks for labour migration and their impacts on national labour markets the following papers assess the causes and reactions for economy and labour in Europe.

Based on specific country as well as sector specific studies, the papers presented in this panel will critically analyse the causes and implications of labour migration for National Member States as well as the process of Europeanization with a specific focus on industrial relations.

Instituting Cheap Labour in High Cost Countries - the Case of the German Meat Industry
Bettina Wagner, Humboldt University; Anke Hassel, Hertie School of Governance
From Labour Migration to Labour Mobility? the Spectre of the Multinational Worker in Europe
Rutvica Andrijasevic, University of Bristol; Devi Sacchetto, Universitā degli Studi di Padova
The Europeanisation of Labour Markets in Germany and the Netherlands
Ines Wagner, University of Duisburg-Essen; Lisa Berntsen, University of Tilburg
Social Upgrading Trajectories of Apparel Workers in Romania: Europeanization, Fast-Fashion and the Crisis
Cornelia Staritz, Austrian Foundation for Development Research (ÖFSE); Leonhard Plank, Vienna University of Technology, Department of Spatial Planning, Centre of Public Finance and Infrastructure Policy