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.


Annual Meeting of the Ibero-American Network of Service-Learning

On March 13, Professor​ Aitziber Mugarra, as the national representative, has participated in the annual meeting of the Ibero-American Network of Service-Learning (, that was celebrated during the Justice in Action, 29th Annual National Service-Learning Conference organizaded by the National Youth Leadership Council (NYLC) in the USA ( She has explained the changes in the experiences of both the Spanish Network of Service-Learnig REDAPS (, with the Service-Learning awards (, as well as the experiences of the Basque Country.

Integrating the EU perspective into the research activity

On March 6, the Jean Monnet Chair has held the PhD Workshop for The inclusion of the EU perspective in the research activity which resulted from the proposal of the School of Law. It was integrated into the programme of the PhD in Business and Economic Law and offered to all the post-doctoral researchers by means of the Deusto International Resarch School (DIRS).

The professors Laura Gómez and Aitziber Mugarra worked with researchers from several disciplines (Law, Psychology, Education…) who attended during the course. The professors aimed to work on the following competences with the attendants: 1) Relating the ongoing research with the EU research priorities evaluating their lineup; 2) Using the sources and resources offered by the EU for research; 3) Incrementing the European research projection.

To that purpose, the professors have firstly introduced an example of internationalisation that was used in the EDISPe (Development, Economy and Social Innovation for People) research temas and the keys to the competences to be worked on. Subsequently, the researches intervened in a world café format applying the europeanisation keys to their investigations and receiving feedback from the rest. The world café started with people from the same discipline switching to other multidisciplinary groups with purpose of enriching the methodological suggestions received by the each researcher. The key words and resources detected by the researcher for integrating the European in ther research were shared in the session in the format of answer garden.