Zane Rasnača

Senior Researcher

Background

Zane Rasnača holds a PhD (2017) from the European University Institute in Florence. The topic of her thesis was “First or one among equals? The CJEU and the construction of EU social policy”. For her PhD she has received Mauro Cappelletti prize and ELFA 2017 award for the best thesis in European law. She also holds degrees from the University of Cambridge (LL.M, specialization in European law) and the University of Latvia. Before joining the ETUI, Zane was a stagiaire at the Court of Justice of the European Union. In 2014/2015 Zane Rasnača was a Fulbright/Schuman visiting researcher at Yale Law School and Rutgers University. She has worked for the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Latvia in the office of the Representative before the CJEU. She has taught EU law and human rights courses at the University of Latvia, the European University Institute and Riga Graduate School of Law. Zane is also an affiliated member at the Institute for European Law, KU Leuven. She is the coordinator of the Transnational Trade Union Rights (TTUR) expert network.

Areas of activity

EU law, labour law, comparative labour and constitutional law, European industrial relations, European social dialogue, transnational trade union rights, judicial politics.

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Essentiels mais non protégés : des travailleurs très mobiles dans l'UE pendant la pandémie du Covid-19

La pandémie de Covid-19 a montré que les travailleurs très mobiles qui se déplacent fréquemment à l'intérieur ou à l'extérieur de l'Union européenne (UE) sont irremplaçables lors d'une crise de santé publique. Néanmoins, ils restent souvent les moins protégés et les plus vulnérables. Les mesures introduites pour protéger les travailleurs ayant des... lire plus

Posting of workers before national courts

Uniquement disponible en anglais Intra-EU employee posting remains a politically and legally contentious matter that continues to feature on the agendas of lawmakers, trade unions and researchers alike. Numerous cases brought before the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), as well as recent and ongoing revisions of the posting-related EU... lire plus

Reimbursement rules for posted workers: mapping national law in the EU28

Cette background analysis examine comment, et pour quels groupes de travailleurs, les États membres de l’Union européenne réglementent le remboursement des frais de voyage, d’hébergement et de repas. Le rapport présente un aperçu des dispositions législatives nationales et européennes et il analyse la manière dont ces frais sont réglementés en lien... lire plus

Strengthening the EU’s social dimension: using the EMU to make the most out of the Social Pillar

Ce Policy Brief examine comment le socle européen des droits sociaux (SEDS) peut être utilisé pour renforcer la dimension sociale de l'Union européenne. Pour que le SEDS soit efficace, les acteurs concernés doivent s'engager fermement à respecter ses principes, idéalement par le biais d'un mécanisme juridiquement contraignant. Partant de l... lire plus