Course Information
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorAnna-Maria Konsta
Course ID100001713

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

Registered students: 25
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Unified OrientationElective CoursesSpring-4

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours2
Class ID

Class Schedule

HallΕξ αποστάσεως (900)
CalendarΔευτέρα 14:00 έως 16:00
Course Type 2016-2020
  • General Knowledge
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
The aim of the 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 labour law and social policy, 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 labour 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 research papers concerning either the solution of practical legal problems or the scientific analysis of a theoretical 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)
This course is taught only in English. It examines the law of the International Labour Organization and the Council of Europe, but its main focus is on EU social law, including both labour law and social policy of the European Union. After an introduction of the historical evolution of European social law, the course examines the sources of this law, the social provisions of the EU treaties and basic topics such as the free movement of workers, European social citizenship, European collective conventions, workers’ representation in groups of undertakings, working time regulation, the principle of non-discrimination in employment and work, gender equality, the social rights enshrined in the European Union Charter of Fundamental Rights and their relationship to the economic freedoms of the European Union.
social law, labour law, social policy, European Union law
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Use of Information and Communication Technologies in teaching [eLearning (Moodle)]. Also, students may contact the teaching staff via e-mail.
Course Organization
Written assigments150.6
Student Assessment
Students who choose to attend the course have two 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 for the two categories of students is the following: A. STUDENTS DECIDING TO PREPARE A WRITTEN ESSAY are evaluated (1) on the basis of their performance on that essay whose grade constitutes the 60% of the total grade as well as (2) on the basis of their performance on the oral examination whose grade is the remaining 40% of the total grade. B. STUDENTS DECIDING NOT TO PREPARE A WRITTEN ESSAY are evaluated according to their performance in the final written exams. Their final grade is their evaluation on those exams.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Additional bibliography for study
1. Barnard C., EU employment law, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2012. 2. Bercusson B., European labour law, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2009. 3. Blanpain R., European labour law, Alphen/Rijn, Kluwer Law International, 2012. 4. Davies A.C.L., EU labour law, Cheltenham, UK; Northampton, MA, Edward Elgar, 2012. 5. Kenner J., EU employment law, Oxford, Hart, 2011.
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