Discover the complexities of cross-border EU road transport in this comprehensive MOOC offered by Erasmus University Rotterdam. Delve into the legal rules, EU employment law, and the application of the legal framework. Through knowledge clips, memoranda, recommended readings, and case law, you will gain insights into the four fundamental freedoms of the EU, European framework on private international law, the posting of workers, social security coordination, and social dialogue. Test your understanding with graded multiple choice questions and practical case scenarios that challenge you to apply your knowledge to real-life situations.
Throughout this course, you will explore the interplay between Treaty provisions and secondary sources in relevant fields, understand the frictions between legal provisions governing EU social policy and labor law, and analyze impactful case law of the European Court of Justice on the rights of international road transport workers.
Upon completion, you will have the knowledge and skills to navigate the complexities of cross-border road transport, including understanding the applicable legal provisions, solving cases related to their implementation, and applying your knowledge in practical scenarios.
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This course comprises seven modules that cover the legal framework, EU fundamental freedoms, private international law, posting of workers, social security coordination, European social dialogue, and a final practical assignment.
Welcome students to the course and the topic. Explore a day in the life of a truck driver and meet the SENSE team. Engage with corresponding reading material and understand the basics of the process of European integration.
Delve into the EU fundamental freedoms in the context of cross-border road transport. Understand the state of the art and legal context, the applicability and enforcement of fundamental freedoms in the road transport sector, and analyze case law. Test your knowledge with graded multiple choice questions and practice rounds.
Learn about private international law in the EU, focusing on competency and applicable law. Explore the Brussels Regulation, the Rome I Regulation, and general principles. Engage with corresponding reading material and test your understanding with graded multiple choice questions and practice rounds.
Explore the posting of workers in the context of cross-border road transport. Understand the material and personal scope of the Posting of Workers Directive, the Enforcement Directive, and the revised PWD. Analyze case law, engage with corresponding reading material, and test your knowledge with graded multiple choice questions and testing rounds.
Gain insights into EU social security coordination, applicable legal instruments, determination of applicable social security legislation, and control measures. Understand the special rules on posting of workers and the implications for the international transport sector. Engage with corresponding reading material and test your knowledge with graded multiple choice questions and practice rounds.
Explore the European social dialogue and its relevance in the context of cross-border road transport. Engage with corresponding reading material to gain an understanding of this important aspect of EU law.
Embark on the final assignment, the SENSE sample case, resembling real-life scenarios in cross-border road transport. Apply your knowledge and problem-solving skills to address everyday challenges faced by practitioners in the field.
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