During the visit of the University of Leiden to NOVA, Prof. José João Abrantes, full Professor of the Faculty of Law and Pro-Rector of our University, gave a lecture on the theme "Recent developments of the Portuguese Labour Law", which was followed by an interesting and enthusiastic debate.
The Dutch delegation was headed by Professor Barend Barentsen who, like Professor José João Abrantes, is a member of the prestigious ELLN - European Labour Law Network, a European network of labour lawyers, with the participation of about 40 European countries, including all the EU countries (each with a single representative), whose constituent conference was held in Hagen, Germany, in 2005 and whose initial purpose was the European Labour Restatement (Study Group on a Restatement of European Labour Law). In December 2007, however, it also became the European Network of Experts for Advice from the Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities of the European Commission.
In addition to Professor José João Abrantes, Professor João Zenha Martins from the Faculty of Law and member of the General Council of NOVA also participated in this event.
The two delegations will further develop ways of deepening cooperation between the two universities, notably through teacher and student mobility programmes and other forms of academic exchange.