Since 2019, DiPLab has been a partner of the European Project SWIRL (Slash Workers & Industrial Relations). The research initiative maps the working conditions of individuals having multiple careers both within and outside digital platforms. It involves partners from Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Italy, Spain.

Antonio Casilli and Maxime Cornet are scheduled to present the preliminary results of the DiPLab-led analysis of over 400 European labor-intermediation platforms at the final event of the project, which will be held online on May 11 and 12, 2021, 11:30AM-1PM CEST.

Speakers will deliver their presentations in English. A simultaneous translation in French and Spanish will be available. If you want to attend this conference, please register here.

Full program in English:


Day 1 – Tuesday 11 May

9.30am – 9.45am: Welcome and introduction
By Prof. Ivana Pais, Principal Investigator of SWIRL project and Professor of Economic Sociology Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Milan)

9.45- 11.15 am: Discussion Panel 1 – Slash workers
1/ Prof. Sofía Pérez de Guzmán Padrón, Associate Professor at the General Economy department and Faculty of Work Science of the University of Cádiz
2/ Prof. Annalisa Murgia, Associate Professor at the Department of Social and Political Sciences of the University of Milan
3/ Ludovic Voet, Confederal Secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation

11.30am – 1pm: Discussion Panel 2 – Platforms and platform workers
1/ Prof. Antonio Casilli, full professor of sociology at the Institut Polytechnique de Paris-Télécom Paris (France), and researcher at the Interdisciplinary Institute on Innovation (i3), an institute of the French CNRS.
2/ Maxime Cornet, PhD Student at the Institut Polytechnique de Paris-Télécom Paris (France)
3/ Anne Dufresne, researcher at GRESEA, Coordinator at Econosphères, Member of Gracos (Groupe d’analyse des conflits sociaux), associate researcher at CIRTES (Centre Interdisciplinaire de Recherche Travail, État et Société-UCL) and at IRES (Institut de recherche économique et sociale-France) as well as collaborator at the Institut européen du salariat (IES)
4/ Tobias Muellensiefen, Legal Officer – Future of Work at DG Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion of the European Commission

Day 2 – Wednesday 12 May

9.30am – 11.15 am: Discussion Panel 1 – Institutional framework
1/ Dr. Vassil Kirov, Associate Professor in the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IPS-BAS) and Associate Researcher the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI). 
2/ Dr. Pamela Meil, Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Social Science Research, Munich. Co-Director MeRe Research and Consult
3/ Ricardo Rodriguez Contreras, Research Manager at Eurofound
4/ Laurent Aujean, Policy Officer – Access to social protection, DG Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion of the European Commission

11.30am – 1pm: Discussion Panel 2 – Case studies
1/ Prof. Ivana Pais, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Economics, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, IT. (Principal investigator of the Swirl Project.)
2/ Prof. Anna Ilsøe  Associate Professor at the Employment Relations Research Centre
(FAOS), President of the Danish Sociological Association, Editor on the Nordic Journal of
Working Life Studies and Member of The Council for Sharing Economy

3/ Giuseppe Guerrini, European Economic & Social Committee, group III, Spokesperson for the Social Economy group