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Prof Dagmar Schiek

University College Dublin & School of Law
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  • German
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Print media, radio and television in English and German
Dagmar Schiek is a Full Professor of EU Law and Labour Law at University College Dublin's (UCD) Sutherland School of Law. Her interdisciplinary research on the European Union focuses on the question how the EU and its law relate to Europe's societies and the emerging European society within the EU and its neighbourhood. Her research is complemented by an interest in comparative labour law and anti-discrimination law, with a focus on industrial relations (including potential tensions with competition law) and on intersectional inequalities. She is the PI of the ERC Advanced Grant project RIGHTS TO UNITE (2024-2028) which develops a new theory of European Integration on the basis of the integrative and disintegrative capacity of EU-derived rights, and conducts comparative qualitative research in four EU Member States (Czechia, Greece, Ireland, Sweden) and four neighbouring countries (Georgia, Northern Ireland, North Macedonia , Norway). From November 2023 to October 2025, she is part of the INNOVAWORKING consortium, led Dr Anan Belen Munoz at Universidad Carlos III (Madrid), which identifies and analyzes innovative practices in working time flexibility and hybrid work in Spain, Finland, Ireland, France, the Netherlands and Hungary. Dagmar Schiek has been a Jean Monnet Professor of EU law from 2000, first with University Carl von Ossietzky (Oldenburg, Germany), then with University of Leeds (England, 2007-2014), during which time she was awarded a Jean Monnet ad personam Chair in 2011, Queen's University Belfast (Northern Ireland, 2014-2020), University College Cork (2020-2023). She has been a visiting academic at Maastricht University, LSE, University of Canterbury (New Zealand), European University Viadrina (Frankfurt Oder, Germany) among others.