Silvia Rainone

Researcher

Background

Silvia holds a Law degree from the University of Bologna (2012), where she specialized in European integration and fundamental rights. After a traineeship in a law firm dealing with Italian labour and social security law, in 2014 she obtained an LLM in International and European Labour Law at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). Silvia was a Schuman trainee at the European Parliament in 2015. After that, and until the moment she joined the ETUI in November 2019, she has been working at Tilburg University as a PhD candidate. Her doctoral research deals with workers’ rights in case of business restructurings, with a particular focus on the decision-making of the Court of Justice of the EU.

Areas of activity

EU law on labour rights in case of business restructurings, concepts of worker, enterprise, employment relation, EU labour policy, EU social dialogue.

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Rethinking labour law in the digitalisation era

The disruptive effect of digitalisation on the world of labour was analysed and discussed in the two-day webinar series organised on 15 and 16 October 2020 by the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI), the European Lawyers for Workers Network (ELW Network), the European Association of Lawyers for Democracy and World Human Rights (ELDH), and the... Find out more

After the ‘Hairdressing agreement’, the EPSU case

In the coming months, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) will reach a decision on the case European Public Service Union (EPSU) and Goudriaan v Commission (C-928/19 P), which could be crucial for the future of the EU social dialogue. The EPSU case initially originated from the Commission’s refusal to transmit a proposal for a Council Decision... Find out more

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Benchmarking Working Europe 2020

→ www.benchmarking2020.eu A virus is haunting Europe. And it could strike again. This year’s 20th anniversary issue of our flagship publication Benchmarking Working Europe brings to a growing audience of trade unionists, industrial relations specialists and policymakers a simple warning: beside SARS-CoV-2, the virus that has caused the Covid-19... Find out more

An overview of the 2020-2021 country-specific recommendations (CSRs) in the social field

In 2020, country-specific recommendations (CSRs) have shifted more markedly in favour of strengthening workers' digital skills and providing adequate social protection. This change of focus has conferred a rather social outlook to the 2020 European Semester cycle. For the first time since the launch of the European Semester process, the social... Find out more