ILERA Executive Committee Members

Executive Committee Member - Europe

Roberto Pedersini

Prof. Roberto PEDERSINI
Universita degli Studi di Milano
Dipartimento di Scienze Sociali e Politiche
Via Conservatorio, 7
20122 MILANO
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Roberto Pedersini is Associate Professor of economic sociology and Deputy Director of the Department of Social and Political Studies of the University of Milan and Director of the interdepartmental research centre “WTW - work, training and welfare”. His main research interests concern labour market regulation and policies and industrial and employment relations. He has both participated and coordinated several research projects in these fields since the early 1990s at both national and international level.

Since March 2012, he collaborates to the ILO project on “Promoting a balanced and inclusive recovery from the crisis in Europe through sound industrial relations and social dialogue”. He collaborates with the European Industrial Relations Observatory (EIRO) since 1996, when the project was launched. Since March 2006 he coordinates the contribution of one of the research institutes which were awarded a framework contract for comparative analytical services of the Network of European Observatories (NEOs) of the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions.

He has written many articles, comparative reports, and representativeness reports for EIRO and the NEOs. In 2011-2012, he was the scientific coordinator of a study for the European Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, on the regulation of the posting of workers in the context of the provision of services. In the late 1990s, he took part in the EU FP4 project ‘Flexible work practices and communication technologies’ (FLEXCOT). He has collaborated with the International Labour Office and acted as a consultant to the European Commission and the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions.