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Name dr. Valentina Franca
Current place of work University of Ljubljana
Position Associate Professor
Field of research Industrial relations, labour law
Professional career 10.2018 –

Associate professor and researcher of labour law Faculty of Administration, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

05.2013 – 09.2018

Associate professor and researcher of labour law

Faculty of management, University of Primorska, Slovenia

01.2010 – 10. 2011

Vice Dean for Education

Faculty of management, University of Primorska, Slovenia

10.2006 – 05. 2013

Teaching Assistant (2006 – 2009), Assistant professor and researcher (2009 – 2013) of labour law

List of the 5 most relevant publications 1. SENČUR PEČEK, Darja, FRANCA, Valentina. From student work to false self-employment: how to combat precarious work in Slovenia. In: KENNER, Jeffrey, OTTO, Marta, FLORZCAK, Isabela (ed.) Precariuos work. The challenge for labour law in Europe, Edgar Elward Publishing. To be published in spring 2019.

2. FRANCA, Valentina. Board-level employee representation in Slovenia: from the constitution to practice. In: WADDINGTON, Jeremy (ed.). European board-level employee representation: national variations in influence and power, (Bulletin of comparative labour relations, vol. 102). Alphen aan den Rijn: Wolters Kluwer. cop. 2018, p. 155-177.

2. VOSS, Eckhard, BROUGHTON, Andrea, PULIGNANO, Valeria, FRANCA, Valentina, RODRIGUEZ CONTRERAS, Ricardo. Exploring the connections between EU- and national-level social dialogue. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union, 2018.

3. FRANCA, Valentina, PAHOR, Marko. Influence of management attitudes on the implementation of employee participation. Economic and industrial democracy, ISSN 0143-831X, 2014, vol. 35, no. 1, p. 115-142.

4. FRANCA, Valentina, ZIRNSTEIN, Elizabeta. The legal aspects of the deregulation of professions as a supporting measure towards greater mobility of workers. E-journal of international and comparative labour studies, ISSN 2280-4056, 2014, vol. 3, no. 1, p. 4 – 26.

Other professional activity (memberships, grants, etc.) 01. 2014 –

Member (national expert) of the Workers’ Participation in Europe Network


01. 2010 –

Member of the editorial board of Adapt, Association   of International and Comparative Studies in Labour and Industrial Relations and of the E-journal of International and Comparative Labour Studies


09. 2007 – 01. 2008

Fellowship of the Italian government

Research fellowship in the field of industrial relations at Scuola di alta formazione in relazioni industriali e di lavoro, Universita di Reggio Emilia, Modena