ILERA European Congress 2019

Perspectives of Employment Relations in Europe

Düsseldorf, 5–7 September 2019

The 12th ILERA European Congress comes at a time when changes of institutions, actors and practices of labour relations are widespread. We expect recent current events such as the digitalisation of the economy, intensified conflict on trade, the exit of the United Kingdom from the EU as well as the vastly changing political landscape which comes along with the rise of right-wing populist parties to influence such changes in various ways. For good or bad, industrial relations will not remain the same.

Conference venue and directions

The ILERA European Congress 2019 takes place at Heinrich Heine University (HHU) Düsseldorf (building 23.01).

Please go to the registration desk when you first arrive at the Congress centre to collect your name badge and congress materials. The registration desk is situated on the ground floor of building 23.01. The registration desk will be open at 8.30am (Thursday to Saturday).

» Further information on venue and directions

Dinner tickets are now available

Hausbrauerei Zum Schlüssel © Schlüssel GmbH & Co. KG
© Schlüssel GmbH & Co. KG 2008

Tickets for the Congress Dinner on Friday, 6 September 2019, are now available:

Please follow this link to order Dinner Tickets via Eventbrite

The Conference Dinner will be held at the local craft brewery “Zum Schlüssel”, which is located directly in the heart of the old town of Dusseldorf. The brewery has a unique atmosphere and is well-known for its freshly drafted beer (“Original Schlüssel”) as well as delicious local dishes. Each ticket includes dinner and selected drinks.

Ticket sales end on August 21st


Hausbrauerei „Zum Schlüssel“
Bolkerstr. 45, 40213 Düseldorf

Geo data: 51,2261554, 6,7746397

Public transport station: Heinrich-Heine-Allee (15 miniutes with line U79 from the congress venue)

Full Paper Submission opens July 15, 2019

Submission of full papers will be opened on July 15, 2019 until August 31, 2019.

Everybody who has successfully submitted a paper or workshop will receive an e-mail with further information how to proceed tu submit the full paper.

Papers should not exceed 8000 words (including references and tables) and follow carefully the Author Guidelines of the British Journal of Industrial Relations. Papers should be submitted in PDF format and will be published togther with the abstract on our Website.


Participant registration for the Congress is now open!

Please follow this link for registration via Eventbrite

Your ticket will count as paid invoice. After payment, you will receive an e-mail with your e-ticket in PDF. If you haven’t received it, please check your junk mail folder. Please bring your ticket with you for on-site registration at the congress.

All programme participants are required to register for the meeting. By registering after May 31, you risk exclusion from the programme.

Registration fees

Early bird ticket (until 31 May 2019) EUR 280
Regular ticket EUR 380
Student/PhD ticket* EUR 150

The early bird registration deadline is 31 May 2019. Registrations received after that date will be processed at the regular registration rate.

Regular tickets are available until 28 August 2019. If necessary it will be possible to register on-site. For on-site registrations during the conference, we will provide an Internet access and computer for you to make online registration. No cash payment will be accepted when registering on-site.

*Student/PhD fee: In order to purchase a student/PhD ticket you need to send a copy of your student ID to Afterwards, you will receive a personalized registration code and further instructions for registration.

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