Fondazione ADAPT aims at promoting, from an international and comparative perspective, studies and research in the fields of labour law and industrial relations with an interdisciplinary approach.
Since its foundation, Fondazione ADAPT has developed a strong expertise in managing research projects, consultancy and technical activities, training programs and events in the field of labour law, industrial relations and the great transformation of work for a wide range of clients (public authorities, private companies, trade unions and employers’ associations) at the national and the international level. Fondazione ADAPT initiatives include national and international research projects, several seminars, international conferences, training courses and higher education programs.
Fondazione ADAPT collaborates with Italian and European institutions through its membership in different research consortiums and networks, like the network of Spanish-speaking academics and experts on labour issues, “Comunidad CIELO Laboral” (www.cielolaboral.com).
Together with ADAPT Associazione – which is also implementing part of the action due under EMPOWER, as an entity linked to Fondazione ADAPT – it is currently participating in the following European and national projects:
“Changes in the financial Labour Market: the impact of Directive 2014/65 (MiFID II) and Digitalization. The key-role of Social Dialogue and Industrial Relations to manage the transition from ‘traditional’ to ‘hybrid’ contracts for a renewed protection” – EU funded, VS/2019/0097;
“Il Testo unico di salute e sicurezza sul lavoro e la tutela assicurativa alla prova della IV rivoluzione industriale”, project funded by the Italian Institute of insurance against accidents at work, INAIL BRIC 2018 – CUP E96C18002110003;
“Closing the gender pay gap in public services in the context of austerity” – EU funded, VS/2018/0153; REWIR – “Negotiating return to work in the age of demographic change through industrial relations” – EU funded, VS/2019/075;
SoDiMa – “Social Dialogue for the Future of Manufacturing” – EU funded, VS/2019/0028; aGREENment – “A Green Mentality for Collective Bargaining” – EU funded, VS/2018/0153;
BargainUP – “Bargaining upfront in the digital age” – EU funded, VS/2019/0280.
Michele Tiraboschi (M) is Full Professor of Labour Law. Director of the Centro Studi DEAL – Diritto, Economia, Ambiente, Lavoro (Centre for International and Comparative Studies on Law, Economics, Environment and Work) of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia.
Scientific Coordinator of ADAPT, association for labour studies founded in 2000 by Professor Marco Biagi. Scientific Coordinator of the legal major of the Doctoral School in Human Capital Formation and Labour Relations promoted by ADAPT, the Ministry of Education, University, and Research (MIUR) and the University of Bergamo. Columnist for Avvenire and Panorama. Director of the Review Diritto delle Relazioni Industriali and Managing Editor of the E-Journal of International and Comparative Labour Studies. Author of many papers and articles in Italian and international peer-reviewed reviews. Member of the National Guarantee Commission for the enactment of the strike law in the essential services (two terms).
Representative of the Italian Government at the Directorate of the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Dublin). He served as scientific and project consultant at the Ministry of Labour and Social Policies in different legislatures.
Francesco Seghezzi (M) is the President of Fondazione ADAPT and Postdoc Fellow at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. He is also ADAPT Senior Research Fellow and a former Visiting Fellow at Cornell’s ILR School and the University of Chicago.
He received his PhD in Human Capital Formation and the Labour Market from the University of Bergamo. His research focuses on occupational dynamics in the labour market, with special reference to the impact of technological innovation on skills and work organisation. He frequently serves as a newspaper contributor and TV commentator.
Lorenzo Maria Pelusi (M) is a lawyer and labour law consultant. After classical studies, he graduated at Roma Tre University, Law Faculty, with a thesis concerning criminal labour law and getting the maximum mark cum laude. He also got the Law school specialization diploma.
He carried out the forensic apprenticeship at Avvocatura Generale dello Stato and passed the bar examination at the Court of Rome, then practicing as a criminal lawyer in a law firm in Rome. He got a PhD in Human Capital Formation and the Labour Market from the University of Bergamo and wrote many articles published on law journals. He is currently an ADAPT Senior Research Fellow and his research area covers occupational health and safety.
Antonella Mauro (F) is an ADAPT Junior Research Fellow and PhD candidate in Human Capital Formation and the Labour Market from the University of Bergamo. Her research focuses on Health and Safety in the IV Industrial Revolution and Data Protection in the employment context.
In 2013 she graduated in Law at Bocconi University in Milan. She has been working as Labour Law specialist consultant for Baker & McKenzie, Toffoletto – De Luca Tamajo & Soci and Confindustria Emilia Area Centro. She licensed to practice as a lawyer by the Court of Milan.
Pietro Manzella (M) is Senior Research Fellow at the ADAPT and Adjunct Professor of English at the University of Bergamo and Brescia. He received his PhD in International Labour Relations from the Faculty of Economics of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, where he also spent three years as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow.
He has also been Visiting Fellow at the LSE (UK) and the ILR School, Cornell University (USA). He is mostly concerned with the role of language in the disciplines of Labour Law and Industrial Relations: his research focuses in particular on translation and terminology issues arising in cross-national comparative analysis in these fields.
From March 2009 Lavinia Serrani (F) collaborates with ADAPT, and she is in charge of international relations with Spain and Latin America. In 2010 she obtained admission at the Bar special register (Albo degli avvocati) at the Court of Rome and in 2014 she received her PhD at the Doctoral School in Human Capital Formation and Labour Relations of ADAPT and CQIA (University of Bergamo).
She is Editor in chief of the international e-journal Revista Internacional y Comparada de Relaciones Laborales y Derecho del Empleo. She is in charge of the online platform and the website of Comunidad CIELO Laboral (www.cielolaboral.com), a network of Spanish-speaking academics and experts on labour issues, for which she also coordinates the monthly bulletin Noticias CIELO that provides the latest news on labour law and industrial relations.