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Claire Kilpatrick

Professor of International and European Labour and Social Law 

KilpatrickAppointed in September 2011, contract renewed until 2019. 

Claire Kilpatrick is Professor of International European and Social Law at the European University Institute, Florence and Co-Director of the Academy of European Law. Before coming to the EUI in 2011 she worked at LSE and before that at Cambridge University. Her interests lie mainly in the law and policy construction of Social Europe, especially the EU’s roles. Her interests in free movement and Social Europe stem particularly from new developments sparked by enlargement and challenges posed by Brexit. Another focus of her recent work has focused on EMU and Social Europe with a particular focus on sovereign debt loan arrangements and legal challenges to those arrangements from those within debtor EU states. She is a member of the Editorial Boards of the Industrial Law Journal and the International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations and of the Advisory Boards of the European Journal of Legal Studies and the European Law Journal

Supervision Interests

“I welcome research proposals on Social Europe, broadly defined. I am especially interested in new social challenges created by EMU and enlargement and in public interest lawyering before European institutions”

Research Interests

  • Social dimension of EU
  • Economic and Monetary Union: legal and social aspects
  • Labour and social rights as human and fundamental rights
  • Public interest lawyering in Europe
  • Equality and anti-discrimination law

Research Projects

She co-runs two projects on EMU at the EUI. The first is an EUI Research Council funded project on Constitutional Change Through Euro-Crisis Law. The second is the Law component of the Horizon 2020 project on A Dynamic Economic and Monetary Unionhttp://ademu-project.eu/.

Contact Details

Tel. [+39] 055  4686 214 / 511

Email: Claire.Kilpatrick@eui.eu

Administrative assistance: Hélène Debuire Franchini

Postal address: Law Department | Via Bolognese 156 | 50139 Florence - Italy (Villa Salviati, Castello - Office SACA 108)

Working Languages: English, French, Italian



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