Bartłomiej Bednarowicz is a PhD Researcher at the Government and Law Research Group.
He is a law graduate from the University of Lodz (Poland), where he obtained a master of laws diploma with the highest final grade being very good (2015). He also possesses a postgraduate diploma in the International and European Legal Studies Programme (IELSP) from the University of Antwerp (2013), for which he was awarded first class result on top of magna cum laude distinction. During his principal studies at the University of Lodz, he participated in Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition (2015) and for the first time in the history of the University of Lodz his team won the Polish National Rounds and subsequently, represented Poland in the International Rounds of the Jessup Cup in Washington, DC. He was also the President of the European Law Students' Association at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Lodz (2014/2015). He wrote his master's thesis in the field of EU Competition Law on the topic of Private Enforcement of EU Competition Law, for which he received an excellent result. He is also an awardee of various scholarships for his outstanding academic achievements (University of Lodz and Mayor of Lodz).
His field of research at the University of Antwerp focuses on the non-standard forms of work and digitalisation of labour in the so-called gig economy within the legal framework of European Union employment, equality and internal market law. He is currently working on a PhD thesis entitled Platform-mediated work in the gig economy through the lens of the EU social acquis under the supervision of prof. dr. Herwig Verschueren. He also serves as a teaching assistant for a class on Legal Issues of International Employment and is engaged in an Erasmus + Project 'SENSE' on the applicability of laws in EU cross-border road transport sector.
Apart from his academic career, he stays put with international law moot court competitions and he is a distinguished judge and a Jessup coach. He is also a mentor for incoming exchange students at the Faculty of Law of the University of Antwerp.
He is currently a stagiaire at the European Commission, Directorate-General Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (Working Conditions Unit).