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prof. dr. M.S. Houwerzijl

Full Professor 

Tilburg Law School
Department of Labour Law and Social Policy


Dr. Mijke Houwerzijl is professor of Labour Law at Tilburg University. She also holds a chair in Comparative and European Labour Law at the University of Groningen. She studied law at the University of Amsterdam and worked for four years as a legal practioner, specialising in employment law, civil litigation and social security law. In 2005, she completed her doctorate on the background, content and implementation of the Posting of Workers Directive at Tilburg University. She is a member of the editorial board of two Dutch academic journals in labour law (TRA and online journal ARBAC) and chairs the Dutch department of the International society for Labour and Social Security Law (ISLSSL).

She has written widely on Dutch and EU labour law, employment law and social policy, with an emphasis on issues concerning workers mobility, labour migration and enforcement of labour law. She was recently involved as a lead researcher and coordinator in three major commissioned research projects of the European Commission on the legal aspects of posting of workers (Van Hoek and Houwerzijl 2011; Jorens, Peters, Houwerzijl 2012). Other research projects include contributions to the FORMULA-project of University of Oslo, a report on the application of the Dutch collective agreement for the transport by road sector to different modalities of transnational employment and a study for the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Dublin) on 'Liability in subcontracting processes in the European construction sector'.


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Last amended: 12 November 2015