Jose Maria Miranda Boto

José María Miranda Boto

Project manager

Associate Professor of Labour Law and Social Security at the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela. He has been dedicated to Labour Law since 1999. Author of more than 150 papers on Spanish and European Labour Law. Member of several funded research projects on Spanish and European Labour Law for the European Commission, the Spanish Government, the ILO, regional authorities, trade unions, etc. Visiting professor at Université Lumière Lyon II and Universität Wien; Erasmus teaching in the Instituto Superior das Ciencias do Trabalho e da Empresa de Lisboa and the Università degli Studi di Cagliari; conferences in Universidade do Minho de Braga, Pázmány Peter Katolikus Egyetem de Budapest, Université Jean Monnet de Saint-Etienne and Université de Luxembourg. Member of the Experts’ Group designated by the Ministry of Employment of Spain to study the consequences of the De Diego Porras ECJ’s ruling; Spanish expert for the Conseil d’orientation pour l’emploi of the French Government; former Coordinator of the European Labour Law Young Scholars’ Section of the ISLSSL; Secretary-General of the Spanish Association of Labour and Social Security Law.

He has collaborated in the following reports for the European Commission: “Employee representatives in an enlarged Europe” (VC/2006/0248); “Studies on the implementation of Labour Law Directives in the enlarged European Union: Directive 98/59/EC” (VC/2005/003); “Study on the characteristic and legal effects of agreements between companies and workers’ representatives” (VT/2010/051); and “Study on out of court settlement mechanisms in transnational labour disputes” (VT/2011/074).

From 2018 to 2021, he was manager of the COGENS Project on Gig-Economy and Collective Bargaining (VS/2019/0084), funded by the European Commission. In the field of social dialogue, he has been frequently a scientific partner of the Galician Council of Industrial Relations, where he was appointed President of the Commission to study the technical possibilities of social partners to challenge the violations of EU Labour Law by the Spanish Government and has coordinated its Practical Handbook to Collective Bargaining. He has also collaborated with the trade unions UGT and CCOO and with the Confederation of Employers of Navarra. From 2019 to 2021, he was a member of the ETUC Observatory of Digital Labour Platforms.