|Course code module||MREC0520|
|Study load (hours)||84|
|Language of instruction:||Dutch|
|Semester exam information:||exam in the 2nd semester|
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The students have already taken an introductory course in European law and in social law.
2. Objectives (expected learning outcomes)
The students should become acquainted with the relevant international and European legal instruments of social law (both labour law and social security law). They should also become familiar with the competences of the European institutions in the field of social law and social policy. Students should be able to use these instruments in issues of social law, in particular on the subjects that are discussed in more detail in class.
3. Course content
This course studies the provisions in international and in European law relating to labour law and social security law and their influence on national law.
In the first part it analyses the basic concepts and rules of the relevant international and European laws and in particular the question of the division of competences between the European and national level. It also overviews the various legal instruments enacted at the international and European level that have an impact on labour law and social security law of states.
In the second part the impact of European law on national labour and social security law is illustrated by an in-depth study of:
- the rules applicable in the cases of cross-border occupation (for instance frontier workers, posted workers, persons working or having worked in more than one Member State)
- the meaning of European citizenship on the social law of the Member States
- the law on discrimination on grounds such as nationality, gender, race and handicap
- the influence of internal market law and competition law on the social law and the social systems of the Member States, in particular in relation to health care.
4. Teaching method
Direct contact: Lectures
5. Assessment method
Exam: Oral, with written preparationOpen bookOpen questions
6. Compulsory reading – study material
reader of legislation, case law and academic literature
7. Recommended reading - study material