On behalf of the Organizing Committee and DLA Piper (the Partner of the fifth Labour Law Research Network Conference) it is with great pleasure that we announce the opening of the Competition addressed to MA and PhD students.

The Competition prizes are 5 entrance tickets for the 5th Labour Law Research Network Conference and, additionally – for the author of the best paper – the opportunity to present the awarded paper during one of the Conference discussion panels.

The idea of the “Ticket for LLRN5” Competition, the participation requirements and the jury expectations concerning papers have been presented in the Competition Rules attached beneath


The jury of the “Ticket for LLRN5” Competition, the LLRN5 Organizing Committee and DLA Piper – the Partner of the LLRN5 feel honour to announce the winners of this year Competition.


Stan Bruurs (KU Leuven) for the essay titled “The Conciliation of Labour Law and Environmental Law through Collective and Individual Labour Agreements

Piotr Sypecki (University of Lodz) for the essay titled “Should We Reveal Everything to the Employer? The Problem of Age Disclosure During the Recruitment Process

Each of the winners is awarded with an LLRN5 entrance ticket together with the opportunity to present their essay during the LLRN5 Conference.


Additionally, the distinction together with an LLRN5 entrance ticket was awarded to:

Ilaria Purificato (Fondazione Marco Biagi) for the essay titled “The proposal for a European Regulation on Artificial Intelligence challenged by platform work: a focus in matter of discrimination

Ilaria Del Giglio (Fondazione Marco Biagi) for the essay titled “Performance appraisal by means of People Analytics techniques

This year Competition jury consisted of:

Agnieszka Lechman-Filipiak

Partner, Head of Employment Department in DLA Piper, attorney-at-law with more than 20 years of experience in advising on employment law and corporate law, specialist in issues related to employment regulations, including social packages, group redundancies, transfers of undertakings to new employers, and collective disputes; author of numerous articles in professional publications; ranked in Chambers Europe 2021 and The Legal 500.

Małgorzata Mędrala

Ph.D., assistant professor at Cracow University of Economics (CUE), Department of Public Economic Law and Labour Law; lecturer at the School of Banking and Management in Cracow, attorney at law; specialist in labour law, social insurance, civil procedure and data protection, member of ILERA, LLRN and European Labour Mobility Institute, author of multiple publications and press comments; participant at national and foreign conferences.

Michał Raczkowski

The competition was organised by Agnieszka Zwolińska.