iRel - 1st International Conference

iRel – Industrial Relations and Platform Work, Industry 4.0, and Smart Work    

  • In Aarhus, Denmark, 11 October 2019

The Department of Law, Aarhus BSS, is pleased to announce the first conference within the research project i-Rel smarter industrial relations to address new technological challenges in the world of work.

The research project investigates the role of social partners and industrial relations in light of digitalization of work, more specifically Platform Work, Industry 4.0 and Smart Work. 15 European universities as well as a number of social partners, DA (Confederation of Danish Employers) and FH – Danish Trade Union Confederation for Denmark, are involved in the project, which runs from 2019 to 2021.

The 1st conference marks the coming to an end of the first stage of our research, aimed at collecting and classifying the raw materials in each country on challenges for the social partners and industrial relations system in light of digitalization of work. The conference will be interactive, with presentations of national reports, discussion by scholars, and a roundtable where the stakeholders, i.e. representatives from the social partners at national and European level, as well as government take the floor. The format is interactive, and participants will be encouraged to engage.

The conference will be in English and is open to everyone interested. Participation is free, and includes coffee-breaks and lunch. For this reason, your registration is needed (more to follow).

We particularly want to encourage academics from a broad social science and business background, representatives of social partners and government, as well as practitioners with an interest in labour market regulation and digitalization of work to participate. Certificates of participation will be made available.


Programme

11 October

 

Aarhus University Conference Centre

Building 1422, Richard Mortensen Meeting Room    

08:30

Registration and coffee

09:00

Welcoming address and introduction

 
  • Professor Dr. Iacopo Senatori, Project Coordinator, Marco Biagi Foundation, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy
  • Associate Professor, PhD Natalie Videbæk Munkholm, Aarhus University, Denmark    
 
09:15 Presentations of National Reports: Industrial relations and digitalization of work    

Chair: Dr. Vincenzo Pietrogiovanni, University of Aarhus, Denmark

Rapporteurs:

  • Bulgaria: Dr. Maria Prohaska, Institute for Trade Union and Social Studies, CITUB
  • Denmark: Associate Professor, PhD Natalie Videbæk Munkholm and PhD fellow Asger Lund-Sørensen, Aarhus University
  • Germany: Professor Dr. Rüdiger Krause, Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen
  • Hungary: Associate Professor Dr. Attila Kun, MOSZ - Hungarian Trade Union Confederation, KRE Budapest and PhD fellow Ildikó Rácz , Károli Gáspár University, Budapest    
  • Italy: Dr. Marco Tufo, Marco Biagi Foundation, Modena, and Dr. Davide Dazzi, Emilia Romagna Institute for Economic and Social Research, CGIL
  • Poland: Assistant Professor Dr. Izabela Florczak, University of Lodz    
 
11:00

Coffee break

11:30

Round-table academics' panel

Chair: Dr. Vincenzo Pietrogiovanni, University of Aarhus, Denmark

Discussants:

  • Professor Carla Spinelli, University of Bari, Italy
  • Associate Professor Dr. Attila Kun, MOSZ - Hungarian Trade Union Confederation, KRE Budapest, Hungary
  • Professor Dr. Emanuele Menegatti, Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna, Italy
  • Assistant Professor Dr. Marta Otto, University of Lodz, Poland
  • Professor Dr. Ylenia Curzi / Prof. Dr Tommaso Fabbri, Marco Biagi Foundation, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
  • Professor Dr. Rüdiger Krause, Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen, Germany      
 
12:30

Lunch break

Lunch in Stakladen – the historic canteen of Aarhus University

13.00 Optional guided walking tour of the Aarhus University Campus

A 55 minute walk guided by students (anthropology and social sciences), with an introduction to the history, architecture, artwork and anecdotes from Aarhus University.

https://www.timeshighereducation.com/student/best-universities/10-most-beautiful-universities-europe   

14:00

Round-table stakeholders' panel

Chair: Associate Professor, PhD Natalie Videbæk Munkholm, Aarhus University, Denmark

Speakers:

  • Senior Researcher Aida Ponce del Castillo, European Trade Union Institute, ETUI
  • Senior Adviser Andreas Sommer Møller, Danish Ministry of Employment
  • Lawyer Berit Lassen, Danish Trade Union Confederation, FH
  • Senior Counsellor Flemming Dreesen, Confederation of Danish Employers, DA

 

15.30

Coffee break

16:00

Round-table stakeholders' panel (reprise)

Representatives of the Danish and European social partners and others 

17:00

Closing remarks

 
  • Professor Dr. Iacopo Senatori, Project Coordinator, Marco Biagi Foundation, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy
  • Associate Professor, PhD Natalie Videbæk Munkholm, Aarhus University, Denmark    
 


Research project

The research project is iRel: Smarter industrial relations to address new technological challenges in the world of work. For more information on the project see https://www.fmb.unimore.it/irel-smarter-industrial-relations-to-address-new-technological-challenges-in-the-world-of-work/.

Getting to Aarhus and Aarhus University

By air:

Travelling to/from Aarhus airport

The Aarhus airport Tirstrup is located 40 km north of the city and offers direct international flights to a number of European destinations, for instance Oslo, Stockholm, Gothenburg, Manchester, London (Stansted and Gatwick), Berlin, Munich, Nice, Rome and Cyprus. Please visit their website for information on flight arrival/departure times.

There is an airport shuttle bus from Aarhus airport with frequent departures (every 20 minutes after each flight arrival with departures from just outside the main entrance). The fare is about DKK 100 and it takes about 50 minutes to reach downtown Aarhus. The bus stops at the Aarhus University campus (at Nobelparken). Click on link below for more information on airport bus information or call (+45) 8612 8622.

Bus fare can be paid cash (DKK, NOK, SEK, USD, GBP, EUR). The following credit cards are also accepted on the Airport bus: Dankort, VISA, MasterCard or JCB. 

There are direct flights between Aarhus Airport/Tirstrup and Copenhagen International Airport with many daily departures on weekdays and some departures on Saturdays and Sundays. The flight takes 35 minutes. In Copenhagen a free transit bus links the International and Domestic airport terminals.

Aarhus airport Tirstrup
Airport bus information
Copenhagen International Airport

Travelling to/from Billund airport

Billund airport is located 100 km south of Arhus and has direct international flight connections to many European destinations, including Barcelona (Girona), Berlin, Birmingham, Brussels, Edinburgh, Faro, Frankfurt, London, Manchester, Milan, Munich, Oslo, Paris, Riga, Rome, and Stavanger. Please visit the airport website for more information on arrivals and departures.

There is an airport shuttle bus between Aarhus and Billund airport with several daily departures – please click airport link down below to find more information. The travel time from Billund Airport to downtown Aarhus is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. Tickets are sold on the bus for about 140 DKK. The following credit cards are also accepted on the Airport bus: Dankort, VISA, MasterCard, Visa Electron, V Pay, China Union Pay, American Express or JCB. 

Billund airport

Travelling to/from Copenhagen airport

Please visit the website for more information on arrivals and departures by plane. For connecting trains to Aarhus, please click DSB-link down below . Copenhagen airport is connected to Aarhus Airport/Tirstrup with many daily departures on weekdays and some departures on Saturdays and Sundays. The flight takes 35 minutes. In Copenhagen a free transit bus links the International and Domestic airport terminals. Copenhagen airport has direct flight connections to a large number of international destinations.

Copenhagen airport
DSB
Aarhus airport Tirstrup

By train:

Aarhus lies at one of the most important railway junctions in Denmark. There are hourly departures to the north, south and west. From Southern and Central Europe, the connections are via Hamburg/Flensburg. Travel time from Hamburg to Aarhus is approximately five hours. From Eastern European countries train connections to Aarhus go via Poland and Copenhagen. Aarhus has hourly services to and from Copenhagen. The opening of the Tunnel under the Great Belt has shortened the journey by one hour, so now the trip takes three and a half hours. There are several daily connections to Sweden, Germany and the rest of Europe.

Please visit DSB or DSB Journey planner to find all your connection route options.

Trains bound for Aarhus railway station leave Copenhagen Airport hourly. The price is about DKK 410 for a one-way ticket (including seat reservation). To buy a ticket at the Copenhagen airport, you should go to the DSB Ticket Sales booth in Terminal 3 just above a rolling sidewalk which takes you down to the train.

By ferry:

Check the Molslinjen website for current timetables for ferries to Zealand (Aarhus-Odden).

By car:

Aarhus has direct connections to the great European network of motorways, making it easy to get to most European cities. Hamburg can be reached within roughly four hours. There are also excellent roads to most places in Denmark. For more information, please check location on the map

By taxi:

Individual taxi services are available - approx. DKK 600 from Aarhus Airport to Aarhus and DKK 1500 from Billund Airport to Aarhus.

About us

The university

The university was founded in 1928 and today it has several world class research fields.

Aarhus University (AU) is a top ten university among universities founded within the past 100 years. It has a long tradition of partnerships with some of the world's best research institutions and university networks.

See more at https://international.au.dk/about/profile/

Aarhus BSS

With approx. 13,000 full-time students, nearly 2,000 part-time students, almost 250 PhD students and close to 600 faculty members, Aarhus BSS ranks among the largest business schools in Europe. Furthermore, it is the largest business and social sciences unit in Denmark at university level with a broad academic base, encompassing both traditional business disciplines and social science disciplines.

See more at https://bss.au.dk/en/about-aarhus-bss/profile-and-strategy/

Department of Law

Department of Law is part of Aarhus BSS. 

The department provides research and teaching in Danish, European and international law. We offer teaching that ensures that students acquire the analytical tools they need to use in practice.

See more at https://law.au.dk/en/profile/


  • Time: Friday 11 October, at 8.30-17.30
  • Place: Aarhus University Conference Center, Frederik Nielsens vej 2-4, Richard Mortensen room.
  • Cost: Participation is free, but registration is necessary.
  • Language: The conference language will be English.


Project organisers

Iacopo Senatori

Project coordinator, Researcher
Marco Biagi Foundation,
Largo Marco Biagi, 10
Modena (Italy). Office 67

  iacopo.senatori@unimore.it 
  +390592056039

Olga Rymkevich

Project manager, Researcher
Marco Biagi Foundation, 
Largo Marco Biagi, 10
Modena (Italy). Office 79

 olga.rymkevich@unimore.it
 +390592056042



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