Life Time Contracts: “Rethinking Contract Law”
Friday, 30 September 2016 from 08:30 to 19:00 (CEST)
Long-term labour, tenancy, and consumer credit contracts – through which individuals obtain goods and services as well as find opportunities to work and create income – have an enormous impact on the daily lives of European citizens. Collectively, these types of contracts have been designated ‘Life Time Contracts’ by the European Social Contracts Group (EuSoCo), a group of academics founded in 2005. EuSoCo focuses not only on the function of Life Time Contracts as a means of achieving an individual's personal and social self-realisation, but also on the way such contracts structurally regulate long-term relationships that are frequently linked to the dynamics of market inequalities.
At this conference, EuSoCo will put forward its reflections on Life Time Contracts to encourage an informative and stimulating exchange of views on the functional and structural elements of Life Time Contracts, in light of their collective dimension.
The conference intends to, first, deepen the understanding of the existing legal framework surrounding Life Time Contracts, taking into consideration the EU’s latest policy priorities, and then identify and refine some of the common rules and principles in the different areas concerned, all in an effort to develop a better normative platform for them throughout Europe.
Supported by the Fonds National de la Recherche, Luxembourg
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Research Unit of Law - Faculty of Law, Economics & Finance - University of Luxembourg
The Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance (Faculté de droit, d’economie et de finance - FDEF) at the University of Luxembourg (UL) offers a unique academic and research environment. The proximity of several European institutions, a vibrant international financial sector and the presence of innovative industries form natural allies for the FDEF. These are elaborated through sponsoring of Chairs, privileged partnerships but also by professionals teaching select courses at the Faculty’s academic programmes. The academic programmes are usually bilingual (French and English), although a number of Master programmes are taught entirely in English.