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Comande, Daniela

Associate Professor of Labour Law and Industrial Relations

University of Tuscia, DISTU, Italy


Max Weber alumnus

Department of Law

Cohort(s): 2011/2012, 2012/2013

Ph.D. Institution

University of Catania, Italy


My main research interests and specialisations lie in the fields of European and international labour law and industrial relations. Prior to joining the EUI as a Max Weber Fellow, I was a postdoctoral Research Fellow in Labour Law at the University of Catania, where I was a teaching assistant for the courses on Labour Law, and EU Labour Law in the Faculties of Law and Political Science.
I hold a Ph.D. in European Labour Law from the University of Catania, for which I discussed a thesis on the European autonomous bargaining process and its link with the social right to collective bargaining. The Ph.D. was awarded summa cum laude by the unanimous vote of the jury. The quality of my research has been recognised by the Italian Society of Labour Law (AIDLASS) with a Special Mention.
As a Max Weber Fellow I am focusing on the impact of the new EU industrial relations system on the European integration process. Spending the next year as a second-year Max Weber Fellow will allow me to expand the boundaries of my research by studying social rights in the light of the new integrated legal system which arises from the relationship between the EU legal order and the ECHR one.
I have also worked on a number of funded research projects which cover a wide range of issues concerning relevant aspects of national and EU legislation and jurisprudence. Recently I have been focusing on a multidisciplinary issue concerning possible linkages between social movements and a ‘new’ social movement unionism in Europe. I have published articles and essays on various European and Italian labour law topics in many important labour law journals.
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