WELMA focuses on the Danish welfare society and the associated challenges from a broad legal perspective around four thematic tracks:
- Europeanization and Globalization
- Social Inequality and Marginalization
- Public Employees in Flux
These topics have a high societal relevance, where there is a need for both cross-legal and interdisciplinary research, and there are good opportunities for international cooperation. WELMA wishes to pursue these tracks through research initiatives that can explore the various legal issues arising within these areas.
Track 1: DigitalizationWELMA explores the possibilities and challenges associated with digitalization. The focal points are robot technologies, platform work, digitalization of the public administration and the healthcare system.
Track 2: Europeanization and GlobalizationWELMA explores the challenges associated with the freedom of movement within the European Union.
Track 3: Social inequality, vulnerability and marginalizationWELMA will focus on how legal regulation can both contribute to the development of and serve as protection against social inequality, marginalization and poverty.
Track 4: Public employees in FluxPublic employees constitute a major and important part of the overall Danish labour market and face a range of challenges. WELMA focuses on politicization of public employees in various way.
Legislating Corona: Proportionality, Non-Discrimination and Transparency (PRONTO)PRONTO seeks to contribute to Danish and European legal responses to COVID-19 by mapping and evaluating legislation, while making rapid recommendations for legislative amendments.
Reshaping Work and Welfare in the Digital Age – WorkWelWorkWel launches new approaches to “platformity” and asks the tricky questions of whether platform work disrupt the existing legal framework and, more fundamentally, whether it raises concerns in terms of social protection of its workers/providers.