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Advanced Level

Advanced Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 18 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Introduction to the course and the topic

In this first part of the MOOC, we will introduce this MOOC and it's topic: ...
Reading
2 videos (Total 2 min), 2 readings
Video2 videos
A day in the life of a truckdriver...m
Reading2 readings
Welcome to the SENSE MOOC!15m
Meet the SENSE team3m
Week
2
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

EU fundamental freedoms in the light of cross-border road transport

The second week sets forth the general legal framework depicting the basic operating mechanisms of the European Union internal market with a focus oriented at the personal and material scope of three fundamental freedoms of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU): free movement of workers, freedom to provide services and freedom of establishment. The core principle governing the fundamental freedoms embodied in the Treaties is the principle of non-discrimination and the prohibition of imposing obstacles to these freedoms. These principles, depending on the freedom, may have a different ambit, as shown by important case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), which will be analysed further throughout the memorandum....
Reading
6 videos (Total 58 min), 11 readings, 1 quiz
Video6 videos
State of the art and legal context8m
Content and limits8m
The scope of application of the fundamental freedoms9m
General principles10m
Applicability and enforcement of fundamental freedoms in the road transport sector13m
Reading11 readings
Disclaimer1m
Meet the teacher1m
Download memorandumm
Recommended readings10m
Case law10m
Corresponding reading material5m
Corresponding reading material5m
Corresponding reading material25m
Corresponding reading material20m
Corresponding reading material20m
Corresponding reading material15m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Graded multiple choice questions on fundamental freedomsm
Week
3
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

Private international law in the EU: competency and applicable law

The third week dwells into the problem of applicability of rules on private international law on the employment contracts in the cross-border road transport. It is demonstrated that due to the intrinsic characteristic of the cross-border road transport, which is its transnational nature, conflict of laws may arise. The questions that need to be addressed upon such consideration are not only revolving around the law of which Member State is applicable to the employment contracts at hand, but also, the jurisdiction of the courts over the claim that is to be submitted. To bring coherency to the subject matter, which usually was regulated at the national level by the Member States, some legal regimes have been adopted by the EU that form a large part of EU law, which are further set forth in this part....
Reading
10 videos (Total 62 min), 16 readings, 1 quiz
Video10 videos
Applicability of the Brussels Regulation6m
General principles of the Brussels Regulation5m
Claim brought by the employee against the employer6m
Claim brought by the employer against the employee2m
Introduction lecture to applicable law4m
Applicability of the Rome I Regulation5m
The system of the Rome I Regulation7m
Article 8 of the Rome I Regulation9m
Article 9 of the Rome I Regulation5m
Reading16 readings
Disclaimer1m
Meet the teachers1m
Download memorandum10m
Recommended readings1m
Case law1m
General remarks on private international law10m
Corresponding reading material10m
Corresponding reading material5m
Corresponding reading material2m
Corresponding reading material5m
Corresponding reading material5m
Legal context10m
Corresponding reading material2m
Corresponding reading material10m
Corresponding reading material5m
Corresponding reading material15m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Graded multiple choice questions on private international lawm
Week
4
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

Posting of workers

The fourth week concerns the posting of workers, who under EU law are not considered to be workers falling under the ambit of the free movement of workers provisions of the TFEU (Article 45 TFEU), but instead, they fall under the scope of the provisions governing the freedom to provide services. Consequently, posted workers cannot enjoy fully the principle of equal treatment unlike workers do, because as argued, they do not enter the labour market of a host Member State since they are supposed to provide their services temporary. Nevertheless, in order to strengthen the protection of these workers and to eliminate the risks of unfair competition between undertakings established in the Member States, the Posting of Workers Directive plays a pivotal role by guaranteeing a minimum set of hard-core rights to those workers who are posted to another Member State. In addition, the Posting of Workers Enforcement Directive seeks to safeguard a proper enforcement of these rules. Since the issue of posting is present in cross-border transport, as it happens to be the case that truck drivers are the ones being posted to deliver the goods from one Member State to another Member State, these legal instruments must be taken into account with regard to the issues concerning genuine posting and the enforcement of the existing rules on posting....
Reading
6 videos (Total 53 min), 11 readings, 1 quiz
Video6 videos
Posting as a political issue and the aims of the PWD9m
Material scope of the PWD10m
Personal scope of the PWD7m
Enforcement Directive and the revised PWD8m
Applicability and enforcement of the PWD in the road transport sector9m
Reading11 readings
Disclaimer1m
Meet the teacher1m
Download memorandum1m
Recommended readings1m
Case law1m
Corresponding reading material5m
Corresponding reading material10m
Corresponding reading material50m
Corresponding reading material30m
Corresponding reading material45m
Corresponding reading material20m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Graded multiple choice questions on the posting of workers45m

Instructors

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Amber Zwanenburg

Lecturer of Labour law
Erasmus School of Law
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Mijke Houwerzijl

Professor of Labour Law
University of Tilburg
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Luca Ratti

Associate Professor of European and Comparative Labour Law
University of Luxembourgh
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Herwig Verschueren

Professor of International and European Labour and Social Security law
University of Antwerp
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Monika Tomaszewska

Professor of Polish and European Labour Law
University of Gdańsk
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Michal Szypniewski

PhD Researcher
University of Gdańsk
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Bartłomiej Bednarowicz

PhD Researcher & TA
University Antwerp
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Ruben Houweling

Professor of Labour Law
Erasmus University
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Zef Even

Professor of International and European Labour Law
Erasmus University Rotterdam

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