XX° International Conference in Commemoration of Professor Marco Biagi

The Green Transition and the Quality of Work: Linkages, Implications and Perspectives

On the twenty-first anniversary of the death of Professor Marco Biagi, the Foundation and the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia are commemorating the man and the labour law scholar by organizing an international conference on “The Green Transition and the Quality of Work: Linkages, Implications and Perspectives”.

Over the two days in which the event is to take place, eminent scholars from around the world will exchange ideas in an interdisciplinary and comparative perspective, on the main issues arising from the ecological transition while also focusing on the socio-economic effects and implications of sustainability policies.

THURSDAY 16th MARCH 2023

14.00-14.30 Attendee’s registration
14.30-14.45 WELCOME ADDRESSES
Gian Carlo Muzzarelli, Mayor of the city of Modena
Gianluca Marchi, Pro Vicar Rector of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy)
Tommaso Fabbri, Dean of the Marco Biagi Department of Economics, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia and Vice-president of Scientific Committee, Marco Biagi Foundation (Italy)

Chair: Luigi Enrico Golzio, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Marco Biagi Foundation (Italy)

Keynote Speakers:

Vania Brino, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (Italy)
Teresina Torre, University of Genoa (Italy)
Francesco Vona, University of Milan “La Statale” (Italy)

Chair: Janice Bellace, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (USA)

Conceptualising a Sustainable Labour Law in order to Assimilate the Blurring of
Boundaries between Occupational Health, Public Health and Environmental Health

Loïc Lerouge, Centre for Comparative Labour and Social Security Law – University of Bordeaux (France)

Corporate Purposes beyond Shareholder Value?
Federico M. Mucciarelli, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy)

For a Generative Labour Law: about the Need of a Paradigm Change against Extractive Labour Schemes
Vincenzo Pietrogiovanni, University of Southern Denmark (Denmark)

Picturing coalmining and green transition: a changing image of coal workers from social realism to economic transition
Joanna Unterschütz, University of Business and Administration in Gdynia (Poland)

Discussant: Susan Bisom-Rapp, California Western School of Law (USA)

Chair: Giovanni Solinas, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy)

Green Jobs and Social Rights: a Case Study on the Formalization of Waste Pickers in Latin America
Leila Giovana Izidoro, University of São Paulo (Brazil)

The Impact of Abandoning Fossil Fuels and the Development of Renewable Energy on the Global Labor Market
Kinga Piwowarska, Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Krakow University (Poland)

Green Transition and Qualification – Social and Labour Law Instruments
Daniel Ulber, Martin-Luther-Universität, Halle-Wittenberg (Germany)

Just Transitions in Pre-Industrial Countries: the Case of Colombia
Juliana Morad Acero, Universidad Javeriana de Bogotá (Colombia)
Carlos Prieto Monrroy, Universidad Javeriana de Bogotá (Colombia)

Green Coops: drivers of innovation for circular strategies by Italian cooperatives
Guerreschi Asia, University of Ferrara (Italy)
Zecca Emy, University of Ferrara (Italy)

Discussant: Emanuele Menegatti, University of Bologna (Italy)

FRIDAY 17th MARCH 2023

9.30-11.00 PARALLEL SESSIONS 2A.

Chair: Alan Neal, University of Warwick, UK

The Food We Eat and the People Who Feed Us
Stephen Lee, University of California, Irvine School of Law (United States)

The Economic Case for Transnational TSD Standards in EU Trade Agreements
Julien Mieral, University of Cambridge (United Kingdom)

The Fifth Fundamental Labour Right in EU FTAs
Aleydis Nissen, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium)

Environmental whistleblowing: an opportunity not to be missed
Irene Zoppoli, University of Sannio (Italy)

Discussant: Rüdiger Krause, University of Göttingen (Germany)

Chair: Janice Bellace, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (USA)

Conceptualising a Sustainable Labour Law in order to Assimilate the Blurring of
Boundaries between Occupational Health, Public Health and Environmental Health

Loïc Lerouge, Centre for Comparative Labour and Social Security Law – University of Bordeaux (France)

Corporate Purposes beyond Shareholder Value?
Federico M. Mucciarelli, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy)

For a Generative Labour Law: about the Need of a Paradigm Change against Extractive Labour Schemes
Vincenzo Pietrogiovanni, University of Southern Denmark (Denmark)

Picturing coalmining and green transition: a changing image of coal workers from social realism to economic transition
Joanna Unterschütz, University of Business and Administration in Gdynia (Poland)

Discussant: Susan Bisom-Rapp, California Western School of Law (USA)

11.15-12.45 PARALLEL SESSIONS

Chair: Manfred Weiss, J.W. Goethe University of Frankfurt (Germany)

Cooperative Work for Sustainable Development: a Labour Law Reading of the Seventh Principle of International Cooperation
Giulia Colombo, University of Udine (Italy)

Cooperation among (Social) Cooperatives: a Model for a Labour Law Sustainability
Massimiliano De Falco, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, University of Siena (Italy)

The need for green skills: a just and enabling role for performance management?
Ylenia Curzi, Tommaso Fabbri, Filippo Ferrarini, Francesca Nepoti, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy)

Discussant: David Mangan, Maynooth University (Ireland)

Chair: Csilla Kollonay-Lehoczky, Central European University (Hungary)

Managing Migrants in the Labour Market. The War in Ukraine as a Lesson for Legislators in the Times of Climate Migration
Izabela Florczak, University of Lodz (Poland)

Climate Change, Human Mobility and Displacement: the Quest for an Adjusted Social Protection Paradigm
Marius Olivier, Nelson Mandela University, North West University (South Africa); School of Law, University of Western Australia (Australia)

An Employment Relationship for the Anthropocene? Anchoring the Greening of Labour Law
Niklas Selberg, Lund University (Sweden)

Discussant: Carla Spinelli, University of Bari (Italy)

14.30-16.00 PARALLEL SESSIONS

Chair: Ralf Rogowski, University of Warwick (UK)

Trade union involvement for sustainability aims and corporate due diligence
Costantino Cordella, University Federico II (Italy)

From the Issue of the “Green” Social Partnership in Poland: Necessary and Desirable Changes in Labour Law
Łucja Kobroń-Gąsiorowska, Pedagogical University of Krakow (Poland)

What Implications for Collective Bargaining in the Management of “just transitions” at the
Workplace in front of the Role of Worker Councils

Juan Pablo Landa, University of the Basque Country (Spain)

Social Dialogue and Collective Agreements on Environmental Sustainability in Italy: most Significant Experiences and Future Lines of Development
Riccardo Maraga, Sapienza University of Rome (Italy)

Discussant: Paolo Borghi, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy)

Chair: Tindara Addabbo, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia – Marco Biagi Foundation (Italy)

Anyone can be an Individual. Even a Woman
Giulia Giaimis, University of Brescia (Italy)

Mainstreaming Gender Equality in the EU Green Deal: a Labour Perspective
Matteo Avogaro, ESADE – Ramon Llull University (Spain), IEL – Instituto de Estudios Laborales
(Spain)

Virtual Working and Team Motivation: Considerations for the LMX Model
Nina S. Greimel, HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management (Germany);
Dominik K. Kanbach, HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management (Germany);
Mihaela Chelaru, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia – Marco Biagi Foundation (Italy)

Discussant: Elena Sychenko, University of Trento (Italy)

Chair: Tiziano Treu, Catholic University of Milan, Italy; National Council for Economics and Labour (Italy)

Reports from session Discussants:

Susan Bisom-Rapp, California Western School of Law (USA)

Emanuele Menegatti, University of Bologna (Italy)

Rüdiger Krause, University of Göttingen (Germany)

Franck Hendrickx, Leuven University (Belgium)

David Mangan, Maynooth University (Ireland)

Carla Spinelli, University of Bari (Italy)

Paolo Borghi, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy)

Elena Sychenko, University of Trento (Italy)

Conclusive remarks: Manfred Weiss, J.W. Goethe University of Frankfurt (Germany)

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Local Scientific Committee:
Prof. Tindara Addabbo (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia), Prof. Edoardo Ales (University of Naples Parthenope), Prof. Vania Brino (University of Venice Ca’ Foscari), Prof. Ylenia Curzi (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia), Prof. Tommaso Fabbri (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia), Prof. Paolo Pascucci (University of Urbino Carlo Bo), Prof. Fabrizio Patriarca (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia), Prof. Riccardo Salomone (Univeristy of Trento), Dr. Iacopo Senatori (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia), Prof. Giovanni Solinas (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia).

Organizing Committee:
Dr. Carlotta Serra (Marco Biagi Foundation, Chair), Prof. William Bromwich (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Marco Biagi Foundation), Dr. Arianna Di Iorio (Marco Biagi Foundation), Dr. Margherita Grillo (Marco Biagi Foundation), Dr. Federica Palmirotta (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Marco Biagi Foundation), Dr. Ilaria Purificato (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Marco Biagi Foundation), Dr. Olga Rymkevich (Marco Biagi Foundation), Dr. Francesca Stanzani (Marco Biagi Foundation).

Marco Biagi Foundation’s Academic Advisory Board:
Prof. Marina Orlandi Biagi (Marco Biagi Foundation, Chair), Prof. Tindara Addabbo (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia), Prof. Edoardo Ales (University of Naples Parthenope), Prof. Francesco Basenghi (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia), Prof. Janice Bellace (The Wharton School, Philadelphia), Prof. Susan Bisom-Rapp (California Western School of Law), Prof. Ylenia Curzi (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia), Prof. Tommaso Fabbri (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia), Prof. Luigi E. Golzio
(University of Modena and Reggio Emilia), Prof. Frank Hendrickx (University of Leuven, Belgium), Prof. Csilla Kollonay-Lehoczky (Central European University, Budapest), Prof. Alan Neal (University of Warwick), Prof. Roberto Pinardi (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia), Prof. Ralf Rogowski (University of Warwick), Prof. Riccardo Salomone (University of Trento), Dr. Iacopo Senatori (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia), Prof. Yasuo Suwa (Hosei University), Prof. Tiziano Treu (Catholic University of Milan), Prof. Manfred Weiss (J.W. Goethe University, Frankfurt-am-Main).

The conference was organised by the Scientific Committee with the collaboration of:
Dr. Filippo Ferrarini (Research fellow, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Marco Biagi Foundation), Dr. Enrico Angelo Raffaele D’Ecclesiis (Ph.D. candidate, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Marco Biagi Foundation), Dr. Gianluca Monturano (Ph.D. candidate, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Marco Biagi Foundation), Dr. Francesca Nepoti (Ph.D. candidate, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Marco Biagi Foundation), Dr. Maria Beatrice Pagani (Ph.D. candidate, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Marco Biagi Foundation), Dr. Federica Palmirotta (Ph.D. candidate, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Marco Biagi Foundation), Dr. Ilaria Purificato (Research fellow, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Marco Biagi Foundation).

Luogo: Fondazione Marco Biagi, Largo Marco Biagi 10, Modena
Scadenza iscrizioni: 15 Marzo 2023 - 17:00

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