Making and Breaking Boundaries in
Work and Employment Relations

the 19th ILERA World Congress, Lund, Sweden, 21–24 June 2021


Submission Guidelines

The ILERA World Congress Goes Online!

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and in order to ensure a safe and inclusive congress with participation from around the world, the organisers in collaboration with the ILERA Executive Committee, have decided that the World Congress will go online.

We set out to offer an engaging and inspiring congress design, where robust digital solutions will provide for high quality transmission of panels, sessions and presentations, and where participants will be able to communicate and collaborate in various ways in a broad and global setting.

The World Congress will provide excellent opportunities for discussion of new research results and policies, exchange of best practices, and social networking. We are striving to keep the congress fees to a minimum.

Paper Abstract

Submissions of paper abstracts are invited. The abstract should relate to one of the congress tracks, and contain a maximum of 4 000 characters, including spaces (and not contain any illustrations, graphs or tables).

Special Session Proposal

Submissions of special session proposals are invited. A special session is convened by a chair and should relate to one of the congress tracks. The special sessions will run for 90 minutes, and could have different formats, for example, thematic paper presentations with discussion, roundtable on a current topic, or book launch with presentations and discussion. The text describing the outline, topic and content of the special session as well as the participants involved should contain a maximum of 10 000 characters, including spaces (and not contain any illustrations, graphs or tables).

Submissions and Deadlines

The congress language is English. Paper abstracts are to be submitted in English. Special session proposals are, in principle, to be submitted in English. However, in order to enable a global dialogue on labour and employment relations throughout the world, we plan to organize a limited number of sessions in French and Spanish. To that end, special session proposals can also be submitted in French and Spanish.

FINAL extension of deadline for submissions: 31 January 2021

Notifications of acceptance: 17 March 2021
Information on Registration for the World Congress will follow.

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