Course Information
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorAnna-Maria Konsta
Course ID100001359

Programme of Study: UPS School of Law (2015-today)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Unified OrientationExchangeWinter-5

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
The aim of this course is, on one hand, to give students the opportunity to become familiar with the international and supranational labour standards, and the international legal documents and Charters protecting fundamental social rights, and on the other hand, to enable them to understand how these rules are applied at the international and national level by the international monitoring bodies and by the international and national courts. Specific learning objectives of the course are to provide students with skills, which will enable them: (1) to handle with ease the multiplicity of legal sources in the fields of labor law and social security. (2) to study and be able to comment on the international case law, and in particular the judgments of the Court of the EU in the field of labor and social law. (3) to examine the impact of international and European legislation and case law on the national legal order, and (4) to prepare scientific papers concerning either the solution of practical legal problems, or the theoretical analysis of a specific topic.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course will focus on European Social Law and, in addition to the law of the International Labour Organization and the Council of Europe. It will also offer a selective review and comparison of the law of the Member States. The curriculum will cover both labour law and social protection, including the social policy of the European Union. After an introduction which will review the historical evolution of European Social Law, we shall examine the sources of this law, the social provisions of the Treaty and basic topics such as the free movement of workers, European collective conventions, workers’ representation in groups of undertakings , the directives on working time regulation, the principle of non-discrimination in employment and work, gender equality, and the social rights enshrined in the European Union Charter of Fundamental Rights and their relationship to the economic freedoms of the European Union (Viking and Laval cases).
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Reading Assigment150.6
Written assigments150.6
Student Assessment
Students who choose to attend the course have to options. They can either prepare a written essay on topics related to the course and present that essay in an oral examination or participate in the final exams which are based on the whole content of the course. The process of evaluation between the two categories of students is the following: A. STUDENTS DECIDING TO PREPARE A WRITTEN ESSAY are evaluated on the base of their performance on that essay whose grade constitutes the 60% of the total grade as well as on the base of their performance on the oral examination whose grade is the remaining 40% of the total grade (Students with an excellent paper (more than 8,5) are exempted from the oral exams) B. STUDENTS DECIDING NOT TO PREPARE A WRITTEN WORK are evaluated according to their performance in the final written exams. Their final grade is their evaluation on that exams.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Δεν υπάρχει διδακτικό εγχειρίδιο στο πλαίσιο του Εύδοξου για το μάθημα αυτό. Στους φοιτητές/τριες χορηγείται ηλεκτρονικά τεύχος σημειώσεων και διδακτικού υλικού που έχει χρησιμοποιηθεί στα μαθήματα
Additional bibliography for study
BARNARD, C. EU employment law. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. BERCUSSON, B. European labour law. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009. BLANPAIN, R. European labour law. Alphen/Rijn: Kluwer Law International, 2012. DAVIES, A. C. L. EU labour law. Cheltenham, UK; Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, 2012. HENNION-MOREAU, S.; Le Barbier-Le Bris, M.; Del Sol,M. Droit social européen et international. Paris: PUF, 2010. KENNER J. EU employment law. Oxford: Hart, 2011. LACOSTE-MARY, V. Droit social international. Paris: Ellipses, 2006. LYON-CAEN, A. Droit social international et européen. Paris: Dalloz, 2012. MAZIÈRE, P., Droit social international. Paris: Ed. Archétype, 2007. MINÉ, M. et al., Droit social international et européen en pratique. Paris : Eyrolles/Éd. d'Organisation, Coll. Les Références, 2010. RODIÈRE, P., Droit social de l'Union européenne. Paris: LGDJ, 2008. SCHMITT, M., Droit du travail de l'Union européenne. Bruxelles : Larcier, 2011. SERVAIS, J.M. Droit social de l'Union européenne, Bruxelles : Bruylant, 2011. TEYSSIÈ, B. Droit européen du travail, 4e éd., Paris: Litec, 2010.
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