Externally Funded Projects


  • Project of the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung für Wissenschaftsförderung: Whistleblowing in Labour Law - The Whistleblower Protection Directive of the European Union, Need for Implementation in German Law under Consideration of Data Protection Aspects and Protection of Trade Secrets

    The director of the legal working group of the IAAEU, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Monika Schlachter, received approval for a third-party funded project of the Fritz Thyssen Foundation for the promotion of science in June 2020. The project is concerned with the protection of whistleblowers from the perspective of labour law, especially with the requirements of implementing the European directive on the protection of persons who report breaches of Union law (Whistleblower Protection Directive). A particular focus is on the implications of data and trade secret protection. The project has a duration of 2 years and the funding amount is € 40,000. These funds will mainly be used to finance the position of a research assistant, who will particularly investigate the need for implementation in German law.

    Thomas Lehnart
    Telephone: (+49) 651 / 201 - 4763
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  • The IAAEU Secures a Third-Party Funded Project from the DFG

    The Directors of the IAAEU, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Monika Schlachter and Prof. Dr. Laszlo Goerke, together with Prof. Dr. Lars Hornuf, were able to secure a third-party funded project from the German Research Foundation (DFG) in August 2017. The project deals with crowdsourcing as a new form of labour organisation and studies specifically the regulatory requirements and welfare effects of crowdsourcing. The research project is scheduled to run for 3 years with a funding of € 460,000.  These resources will be used primarily to fund three research positions with the duties of investigating economic and legal aspects of crowdfunding. The economic portion of the research project will be lead in large by Prof. Dr. Lars Hornuf, who, beginning on the 1st of October 2017, will be assuming a professorship at the University of Bremen.

    Dr. Thomas Klein
    Telephone: (+49) 651 / 201 - 4746
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  • European Database Projects
    Since 1997, the legal team of the IAAEU has been compiling a list of references from journal articles and judicial decisions on European labour law. Through the evaluation of foreign and domestic publications, especially the publications from the IAAEU, this collection pursues the goal of maintaining an ongoing documentation of the reactions to decisions on labour law made by the European Court of Justice. Due to the individual statutory regulations of EU member nations, the reception of ECJ decisions varies. Furthermore, national judicial decisions relating to European labour law and the pertinent judicial journal articles are compiled. The evaluatory foundation for the database consists of the periodical collection (foreign and domestic) maintained by the IAAEU library. The resulting list of references is an important tool for comparative law research.
    Previously, the database could only be accessed by researchers on the premises of the IAAEU library. In order to assist external researchers in their literature search, the contents of the database have been made accessible through the internet. Beginning in May 2011 and extending for 30 months, the DFG has been providing financial support for data migration to an internet accessible platform.
    The new database can be found under europadatenbank.iaaeu.de and supports research in German, French and English.