Frans Pennings

European working group on labour law




In the EWL group,established in 1998,  professors of Labour Law of six universities cooperate in teaching and  research. The six universities are university of  Strasbourg (France); Universität Hannover (Germany); Universitá di Cassino (Italy); Universiteit Utrecht (the Netherlands); Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha (Spain) and University of Leicester (United Kingdom).

Its members focus on studying, researching and teaching both individual and collective labour law and social security law at the national, European and international level embedded in a social historic, societal and economic framework.

The two main fields of activities are:
1. A yearly intensive student seminar on European labour law in one of the universities. This is the core teaching activity. The subject of the seminars has been chosen out of the most actual developments in the EU and the member states represented in the group.
Exchange of teachers in the regular teaching programmes of the participating universities.
2. Joint research projects on the main field of expertise of its group members. The results are presented on conferences organised by the group or one of its members and in publications edited by the group or its members.


Université de Strasbourg

o Prof. Corinne Sachs-Durand


Universität Hannover

o Prof. Ulrike Wendeling-Schröder

Universitá di Cassino

o Prof. Edoardo Ales

Universiteit Utrecht

o Prof. Teun Jaspers
o Prof. Frans Pennings

Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha

o Prof. Antonio Baylos Grau
o Prof. Joaquin Aparicio Tovar
o Prof. Berta Valdés de la Vega

University of Leicester

o Prof. Mark Bell
o Prof. Pascale Lorber