Eurgetxo Association organizes a conference on European Elections and EU Social Policy

On 6 June 2019 a talk-debate was held at the Romo Kultur Etxea presented by Laura Gómez, professor of European Union Economics at the University of Deusto, “European Elections and EU Social Policy”. The talk was organised by the Eurgetxo group, whose main objectives are to promote knowledge of the EU and its Institutions, to publicise the benefits of belonging to the EU and to disseminate the need to belong to a united and respectful Europe.

After the conference given by Professor Gómez on the social pillar and European social policy, with special emphasis on possible changes after the elections held from 23 to 26 May, a dialogue took place between the president of the Eurgetxo association, Iñaki Bustamante, and the citizens present who, for over an hour, raised their doubts and opinions about the European Union and its future. 

Citizen Talks for Europe

The information office of the European Commission in Bizkaia, EUROPE DIRECT and the Basque council of the European Movement; Eurobasque, organized a session of Citizen Talks in the La Ribera’s market.

In this session, the participants were Joxerramon Bengoetxea, General Secretair of EUROBASQUE, Maite Zalla, professor of the Public Basque Country University, Ana Juárez, from de Direction of communication of the European Commission and Laura Gómez, professor of Deusto University and member of the EUCLIPE Jean Monnet Chair.

All of them agreed on the importance of the citizens when it comes to decide how the European Union should be. Furthermore, some citizen who attended shared their doubts and objections over some points such as the European Budget for agriculture, the possibility to achieve a Federal Europe and climate change.

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 publishes a chapter about social innovation for the employment in the European Unión

Las profesoras Marta Enciso, Aitziber Mugarra y Laura Gómez, integrantes de la Cátedra EUCLIPE han publicado el siguiente capítulo “Innovación social para el empleo en la Unión Europea. El caso del cooperativismo y la economía social” en el libro ”Nuevos horizontes y perspectivas para el derecho en el siglo XXI” (pp. 277-290. Thomson Reutes, Pamplona, 2018)

The professors Marta Enciso, Aitziber Mugarra y Laura Gómez, members of the Euclipe Jean Monnet Chair have published the following chapter ‘’Innovación social para el empleo en la Unión Europea. El caso del cooperativismo y la economía social”1 in the book ”Nuevos horizontes y perspectivas para el derecho en el siglo XXI”2 (pp. 277-290. Thomson Reutes, Pamplona, 2018)

This performance derives from the research investigation SI-Drive, financed by the European Commission under the VII Marco Program dedicated to social innovation, being related to impulse job creation. The chapter begins studying how the European Union has participated in the realms of social innovation and social economy since the 2008 crisis, observing how the problem of unemployment is solved. In this frame, the chapter explore the main principles of elements and results of the SI-Drive project in order to contrast them with successful performances that show in practice the accuracy of the investigated aspects in the Basque country

1Social Innovation for the employment in the European Unión. The co-operationist and social economy.

2New Horizons and perspectives for the Law in the XXI century

Colloquium celebrated in the Colegio Mayor of Deusto about the economic challenges the EU is facing

On 20 November 2018, a lunch meeting was held at the Colegio Mayor de Deusto to discuss the socio-economic challenges facing the European Union. Professor Laura Gómez Urquijo participated in this meeting together with the Directors of the Colegio Mayor as well as several students from different degrees (Engineering, Philosophy, Economics and Politics, Law, International Relations and Business Administration).

The students shared their vision of the EU and their questions and concerns related to issues such as the Brexit, the refugees crisis, the national sovereignty or the lack of citizen knowledge about the EU.