Vassil Kirov, PhD (Sciences Po) is Associate Professor in the Institute for the Study of Societies and Knowledge, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (ISSK-BAS) and Associate researcher at the Centre Pierre Naville, University of Evry and at the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI). His research interests are in the sociology of enterprise, work and organisations, employment relations, labour markets and Europeanisation. Vassil Kirov has been a researcher in large EU-funded research projects (SMALL, WORKS, WALQING) and has worked as an external expert for the European Commission, the International Labour Organisation, the European Foundation for Working and Living Conditions, CEDEFOP, the Fundamental Rights Agency, the Swiss Development Agency, etc. Currently he is a lecturer at Sciences Po, France. He has published several books and articles in international scientific journals. Among his last publications are the co-edited book (with Holtgrewe, Ursula and Monique Ramioul) (2015), "Hard work in new jobs. The quality of work and life in European growth sectors", Houndmills (Palgrave Macmillan) and "Trade unions strategies to address inclusion of vulnerable employees in anchored services in Europe" (co-authored), International Journal of Manpower (2015).