Seminar with the European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL) team

The members of the Jean Monnet EUCLIPE Chair, Marta Enciso and Laura Gómez, participated in a seminar held on 16 September 2019 with members of the European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL) team, exploring possibilities of collaboration in research on social innovation and citizenship. 

ENoLL is the international federation of Living Labs of reference in Europe and the world. Founded in November 2006 under the auspices of the Finnish European Presidency, the network has grown in “waves” until today. It is also an enthusiastic and active partner of the Open Innovation 2.0 Community Forum, which brings together innovation experts, policy makers, academics and citizens. This is the result of an ongoing dialogue with DG CONNECT’s Open Innovation Policy and Strategy Group (OISPG) which believes in Living Labs as creators 

ENoLL’s Expert Groups aim to bring together ENoLL members with a common interest in advancing a specific knowledge area or field. In 2015, five domain-specific expert groups were established, supporting collaborative projects and knowledge sharing in key areas for the ENoLL community. These groups are:

  • Urban and regional laboratories
  • Research and the future of Living Labs
  • Living Lab Services for SMEs
  • Live health laboratories

Participation in the 11th International Social Innovation Research Conference

On 4 September 2019, a multidisciplinary team from the University of Deusto participated in the 11th International Social Innovation Research Conference held in Glasgow (Scotland, United Kingdom). 

This Conference is the main global arena for interdisciplinary research in social innovation, bringing together academics from around the world to discuss social innovation from a variety of perspectives. The event was opened by five international speakers and was structured around 21 conferences.

DEUSTO’s interdisciplinary research group on Social Innovation, which brings together researchers from the Faculties of Law and Engineering, such as Professors Laura Gómez and Marta Enciso, participated in the event and presented their work in different sessions.

 

The EUCLIPE Jean Monnet Chair publishes the book ‘’EL PILAR EUROPEO DE DERECHOS SOCIALES. CONTRIBUCIÓN AL EMPLEO Y AL MERCADO DE TRABAJO’’

This book places the European Pillar of social rights within the frame of the current integration of the European Union, building for the lector a strong understanding about the meaning of its approval, range and applicability. Therefore, there is an analysis of how contributes to the European law and European social politics as well as economic governance, which is required to follow European integration.

Once this frame has been analysed, the book focus on which has been considered as the main challenge of the European Union after the 2008 crisis: the employment. In addition, its studies deeply the ten principles of the job market in the chapters ‘’Igualdad de oportunidades y de acceso al mercado de trabajo2’’ and‘’Condiciones de Trabajo Justas3’’

Finally, it offers a valuation of how implement it through the current economic tools of the European Union, observing, nevertheless, the harmony of this policies with the European Semester and making recommendations for its development among the European members.

This work has been elaborated in a multidisciplinary way, mainly legal but taking into account economic and social sciences perspective. Therefore, in this book has been conceived thanks to a mixed methodology, with legal analysis and analysis of content and stadistics.

Book name – The European Pillar of Social Rights. Contribution to Employment and the Job Market

2Equality of Opportunities and Access to Jobs

3Fair Job Conditions

The EUCLIPE Jean Monnet Chair participates in the workshop: ”With the hands in the dough”

The EUCLIPE Jean Monnet Chair has participated in the retreat ‘’: paving the way to the social impact dimension of research’’ organised by Deusto University. This event had the honour to count with the prominent figures of the Deusto University dean, José María Guibert, the deputy minister of research of the Basque government, Adolfo Morais and the responsible for research and innovation of the European Commission, Harald Hartung.

This event permitted to exchange ideas and sensations among the participants related to the investigation’s dynamic, specifically, over the aspects to improve in every steps of the research: planification, development and evaluation of the research social impact.

During the day many topics were discussed but never forgetting the three main objectives of the retreat. Firstly, to show the need of investigate from different approaches and with research leader with different positions. Then, to analysis the tools to measure the impact of research in society. Lastly, how to eliminate the existing tensions from the different approaching mindset.

Conference: the European Union and the United Kingdom, resentment or a nice friendship?

Last March 16, we hosted the first conference of the Seminar on the New Challenges of the EU, framed in the First Rounf of Seminars and Conferences of ELSA. This event was derived from the collaboration among the EUCLIPE Jean Monnet Chair, the SAPIA Jean Monnet Module and ELSA.

During the session, we could listen, on the one hand, to María Luisa Sánchez Barrueco, proffesor of EU Law at Deusto University and Holder of the SAPIA Jean Monnet Chair, who offered us a lecture on the negotiations and possible post-Brexit scenarios given her direct experience as she was present, in January this year, in the EU Committee of the House of Lords in order to inform the Members of the Chamber about the budgetary and financial consquences of Brexit. On the other hand, we had the opportunity of hosting Rocco Caira’s lecture, currently lawyes, professor of Business Law and Deusto and Honorary Consul of Ireland. Rocco offered the students an very interesting insight on the meaning of borders and also about the particular problems concerning Ireland in the context of Brexit. The Conference was chaired by the President of ELSA Deusto (Bilbao), Alex Soroiu.