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The Faculty of Law was one of the first faculties created in the Higher School of Economics. Economic and legal disciplines, new innovative courses, fundamental law disciplines and narrowly specialized courses are all equally important for the Faculty of Law. The Faculty's strength is the curriculum's focus on the practical, which perpares its graduates to successfully meet the demands of the labour market.
The topic of the lecture attracted the attention of first-year and second-year students in the Master’s programme ‘Legal Support of HR management’, undergraduate and postgraduate students in the Faculty of Law, and HR staff at HSE.
In his presentation, Cremers noted that the European Economic Community started as an economic project in particular. The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union was formalized in 2000, but it was not obligatory. He mentioned that the aim of the Treaty of Lisbon is to promote social progress.
Cremers dedicated the first part of his talk to issues of corporate law. He said that in the current conditions the connection between business ownership and management has changed. The classical model of stakeholders is changing. The workforce has moved outwards, outsourcing is used, and social responsibility is vanishing.
The second part of his talk was about social partnership.
A question and answer session took place after the presentation. Questions asked included issues such as the responsibility of entrepreneurs and corporate culture among migrant workers.
We would like to thank the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Russia, HSE Associate Professor Elena Gerasimova, and first-year Master’s students Veronika Goloshivets and Vladislav Druzhinin for their invaluable help in organizing the lecture.
Jan Cremers is senior researcher at the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies. He used to be a member of the European Parliament and is a European trade union leader. His book In Search of Cheap Labour was published in 2011. In 2013, he published two books: A Decade of Experience with the European Company (with M. Stollt and S. Vitols), and The Long and Winding Road to an Asbestos Free Workplace. In November 2013, he received the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters from the University of Westminster for his work related to European Social Policy. Forthcoming in 2015 are two books on the EU regulation of takeovers and of cross border mergers.