Precarious work. The challenge for labour law in Europe

Conference at lund university, Sweden, 5–6 april 2018

Precarious work is currently one of the core concerns in Europe, where the proliferation of new types of employment deprived of the whole spectrum of rights associated with the standard employment relationship has engendered considerable labour market fragmentation and social polarisation, and as such poses unique challenges to the European social model of secure employment and decent social protection.

In March 2017, a conference Precarious Work. Current Reality and Perspectives was held at the University of Lodz, Poland. The issues discussed in the previous conference in Lodz will be further elaborated during the Lund conference, which will be devoted to examining the legal and social policy challenges posed by the spread and sui generis consolidation of precarious work in various countries in Europe, with different social models in force.

Conference themes 2018

The conferences themes revolve around three main areas:

  1. Precarious work as a new labour law rhetoric
  2. Legal contours of precarious work in chosen European countries
  3. The challenges of the gig economy

In the panels the authors present their papers which will be commented on and discussed.

Download the conference programme (PDF)

Conference fee

The conference fee of 750 SEK for regular participants covers participation in all lectures, 2 lunches, coffee breaks, one conference dinner, conference materials and short sightseeing tour in Lund.

The conference fee does not cover transportation costs or accommodation.


Lund University School of Economics and Management
Ole Römers väg 6, Lund, Sweden
Conference room: EC2-101

Key dates

The last day to register is 1 February 2018.

Organizing committee

Annamaria Westregård
Associate Professor, Lund University

Jeff Kenner
Professor, University of Nottingham, UK

Izabela Florczak
Dr, University of Lodz, Poland

Marta Otto
Dr, University of Lodz, Poland

Contact information

Annamaria Westregård

Pernilla Håkansson