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.

 

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