Samuel Engblom

Policy director, The Swedish Confederation of Professional Employees (TCO),

Policy director, TCO. Former Chief Legal Advisor at TCO and former Deputy Head of Analysis at the Swedish National Labour Market Board.
PhD in Law, European University Institute, Florence.

Mr Engblom was an expert in the government committee that prepared the comprehensive 2008 labour migration reform and has since been a vocal advocate both nationally and internationally on the possibility of reconciling openness to migration with high labour standards.

Among his recent publication in the field of migration are:
“Temporary Labour Migration and the Trade in Services – European and Global Perspectives in an Age of Economic Integration” with Åsa Odin Ekman and Nicola Countouris in Howe and Owens (eds) Temporary Labour Migration in the Global Era: The Regulatory Challenges. Hart Publishing, Oxford 2016
“Protection or Protectionism’ – a Legal Deconstruction of an Emerging False Dilemma in European Integration” with Nicola Countouris, European Labour Law Journal No 1-2015.
“Reconciling Openness and High Labour Standards? – Sweden’s Attempts to Regulate Labour Migration and Trade in Services” in Costello and Freedland (eds) Migrants at Work. Oxford University Press. Oxford 2014.
“Civilising the European Posted Workers Directive” med Nicola Countouris, i (Freedland and Prassl (eds) Viking, Laval and Beyond. Hart Publishing. Oxford 2014.
”Labour migration, trade in services, equal treatment and the role of the EU” in Karlsson and Pelling (eds) Moving Beyond Demographics – Perspectives for a Common European Migration Policy . Global Utmaning. Stockholm. 2011.

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