Bettina Haidinger Dissertations

Policy workshop Protecting Mobility through Improving Labour Rights Enforcement in Europe (PROMO*)

We invite you to the workshop that aims to develop practices, and make policy recommendations for the protection of posted workers by bringing together academics and practitioners engaged with the field. Thematic discussion sessions on topics related to the posting of workers will enable researchers and practitioners to share experiences and propose policy solutions and engage with other participants to discuss policy solutions’ applicability in different regions and institutional contexts.


  • An overview of projects in the field of protecting the rights of posted  workers
  • European Union law and enforcement of national labour standards
  • Posted work and subcontracting liability
  • Different perspectives of revising the Posted Workers Directive
  • Different regulations, different working arrangements (posting and its alternatives)
  • Establishing trust with posted workers

Invited discussants include: The representatives of Nordic social partners and labour inspectorates, Chiara Lorenzini (European Federation of Building and Woodworkers), Niklas Bruun (Hanken School of Economics), Jan Cremers, Mijke Houwerzijl, Lisa Berntsen (Tilburg University, Netherlands), Marco Rocca (University of Verona), Bettina Haidinger (Forba, Viin), Vladimir Bogoeski (Hertie School of Governance, Berlin), Ian Fitzgerald (Newcastle Business School), Kristin Alsos (Fafo, Oslo), Magdalena Bernaciak, Zane Rasnača (ETUI, Brussels), Ines Wagner (Institute for Social Research, Oslo), Markku Sippola, Anna Matyska (University of Tampere), Nathan Lillie, Kairit Kall, Laura Mankki, Rolle Alho (University of Jyväskylä), Sonila Danaj (European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research, Vienna), Jens Arnholtz (FAOS, University of Copenhagen), Sandra Stern (UNDOK, Vienna).

Language: English and Finnish (simultaneous translation)

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Registration (until April 30 2017)

* PROMO is funded by the European Commission and organised by a consortium led by the University of Jyväskylä, Finland and including University of Padova, Italy, Multicultural Center Prague, Check Republic, Fafo Institute for Labour and Social Research, Norway, SOLIDAR, Belgium, and Forschungs- und Beratungsstelle Arbeitswelt FORBA, Austria.

Notes on contributors

Jörg Flecker is the Scientific Director of Forschungs- und Beratungsstelle Arbeitswelt (Working Life Research Centre, FORBA) and External Professor (Universitätsdozent) at the University of Vienna. He is the editor of Changing Working Life and the Appeal of the Extreme Right (Ashgate, 2007) and the co-editor of Privatisation of Public Services (Routledge, 2012).

Bettina Haidinger is a senior researcher with FORBA, Vienna. She studied Economics, Political Science and Ethnology in Vienna. Her doctoral dissertation was on the subject of transnational household organization patterns of migrant women and she co-ordinated the European project on precarious labour in the global parcel delivery industry (SODIPER).

Annika Schönauer is a senior researcher with FORBA, Vienna. She studied Sociology and Ethnology at Vienna University and has recently completed her doctoral dissertation on interactive work, call centres and value chains. She is currently directing a research project on dynamics of value chains in the Austrian IT industry.


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