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Free movement in the EU and its discontents: the limits of judicializing social rights

Thursday 21 February 2019
After the lecture, there will be a reception in the International Lounge
Kamerlingh Onnes Building
Steenschuur 25
2311 ES Leiden

On Thursday 21 February 2019, guest lecturer Prof. Dr. Susanne Schmidt (University of Bremen) will deliver a lecture on the ‘Free movement in the EU and its discontents: the limits of judicializing social rights’. This event is hosted by the ‘Interaction between Legal Systems 2.0’ (ILS) projects ‘Policing the high seas’ and SOLID.

Susanne K. Schmidt is Professor of political science at the University of Bremen. She has served as the Dean of the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS) from 2009-2012. She has published broadly on questions of European integration, including the role of the Commission, competition and liberalization policies in the EU, and mutual recognition as a new mode of governance. The policy implications of case law of the European Court of Justice at the European and the national level are the current focus of her work, and the topic of her monograph 'The European Court of Justice and the Policy Process', Oxford University Press 2018. Her work has appeared in journals such as Journal of Public Policy, Journal of European Public Policy, West European Politics European Union Politics, Public Administration, Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis, and German Politics. In 2018 she edited a special issue of the Journal of European Public Policy together with Michael Blauberger and Dorte Martinsen, Free Movement and Non-discrimination in an Unequal Union.

After the lecture, there will be ample opportunity to discuss the content at the reception in the International Lounge. There is no need for registration. More information and the programme of the lecture can be found here.

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