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prof. dr. M.S. (Mijke) 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 security law, with an emphasis on issues concerning workers mobility across the EU, labour migration and monitoring & enforcement of labour law and social security law. She often participates in both academic research projects and in commissioned research projects, e.g. of the European Commission on the legal aspects of posting of workers, and of the ETUC on combating letterbox-type practices. 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 Eurofound on 'Liability in subcontracting processes in the European construction sector'.


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Last amended: 26 January 2018