The Frontier Worker. Conference, Romania

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Deadline: 10 September, 2012 (extended) Open to: Professors, Researchers, Students with knowledge in the field of the European social law, the border right and cross-border cooperation Venue: Oradea, Romania, 18-20 October 2012


The frontier worker: New perspectives on the labour market in border regions

The European labor law, as well as labor regulations and social security of the Council of Europe, are among the most dynamic branches of European law, and the free movement of persons is one of the four fundamental freedoms of Community law. Although it is regulated both in the constituent treaties and the modifying ones, as well as in the secondary legislation, there is some legal issues incident to this freedom that raise a number of issues such as: who falls into the workers category? The coverage of the intermediate categories and their rights? What kind of legal restrictions that states may impose on the rights of workers and their families or the latter? The border worker issue begins to become interesting also in the countries that entered in the last two waves of extension in the context of the multiplication of the European groups of cross-border cooperation. The conference allows debates, pondering and knowledge in the field of the European social law, the border right, cross-border cooperation, especially since it has never held such a conference in the border region of SE European Union.

The issues discussed during this conference want to find concrete solutions to the problem, very important for the development of the border regions. The debates that will involve professors, researchers and students will be supported by those who work in public or private institutions who need clarification on the issues discussed in the three workshops:

  1. Border region as a space of innovation
  2. The frontier worker – between the European legislation and the national procedures
  3. Free movement of labor force in the border regions

How to participate in the conference?

Interested candidates can participate in the conference by sending an abstract. The abstracts (max. 500 words followed by 3-5 keywords) will be submitted for review in electronic MS Word format. Please provide the full names, affiliations, mailing addresses, telephone and e-mail addresses of all authors, indicating the contact author. There will be accepted only one paper for each participant as a first author. Abstracts will be submitted online to the following e-mail address:

The official language of the conference is English. The authors will receive confirmation via email. Selected papers will be published, after the conference, in the conference volume. To this end, full papers will be re-submitted to peer-review process. Extended deadline for paper proposal submission is 10th September, 2012. Final confirmation of participants and the deadline of fee payment is 30th September, 2012. Participants should receive their notifications for paper acceptance by 14th September, 2012.

Conference fee

Conference fee is 100 euro/participant.
For PhD and MA candidates the conference fee is 75 euro/participant.
The conference fee includes:
- Participants` accommodation and meals during the conference;
- The costs to print and publish all the materials of the conference including the conference volume.

Further information and updates regarding the conference venue, registration, conference programme, and accommodation details will be available in due time on the conference website.

Contact Address

University of Oradea
Faculty of History, International Relations, Political Sciences and Sciences of Communication Department of International Relations and European Studies
C.P. nr. 114, Oficiul Postal 1, str. Universitatii nr. 1, Oradea, Romania