Research Assistant at the Gaziantep University (Gaziantep)
Scholarship: Summer Course on European Labour Law (119B01)
Trier, 1 July – 5 July 2019
“The Summer Course was an amazing experience which greatly helped with my professional development and motivated me to do more work in this innovative, changing field.”
What is your legal background, your current occupation and country of work?
I am an assistant Professor at Manisa Celal Bayar University in Turkey, Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences. I work in the department of Labour Law. I graduated from the Law Faculty of Dokuz Eylul University Izmir and I completed my PhD at the same university.
How do you use European law in your current work?
Turkey is a current candidate for EU. Because of this situation, the Turkish labour law system was adopted by the European labour law system in the process of harmonisation with the European Union. It's not possible to ignore the effect on the labour system during our candidacy. To learn about current developments in labour law and recent Case law of the Court of Justice is very important for my profession. By taking part in this summer course I will be able to increase my knowledge about EU case and labour law.
What was your motivation for attending this particular event?
The programme of the course was quite satisfactory and the selection of the lectures seemed to fit my study area. Learning about the recent developments of the EU legal system will help me from my point of view on European law. This summer course gives me a good chance to get in touch with these subjects and has efficient and practical training from important experts. Thus, I can advise legally about these topics in my academic and professional life.
How did you benefit from the scholarship?
Turkey is a candidate country for EU membership and current developments of EU labour law closely affect our national law. Learning about the newest EU Directives from practitioners and becoming aware of the court decisions of the Member States gave me a different perspective on issues that are quite controversial in our country, such as the big economy, transfer of undertakings, and atypical labour contracts. I became acquainted with topics in labour law which were completely new to me, such as posting of workers. I also enjoyed the comparative law aspect of the course. Overall, the Summer Course was an amazing experience which greatly helped with my professional development and motivated me to do more work in this innovative, changing field.