The recent financial and socio-economic turmoil has confirmed the relevance of industrial relations, social dialogue and labour law in paving the way towards appropriate socio-economic regulation, in times of crisis and beyond.
The Industrial and Employment Relations (IER) Research Seminars Series function as a platform for presentation of on-going and finalised research in these areas. The Seminars serve to keep ILO staff and students from the local academic institutions and international policy community, abreast of socio-economic developments and regulation, and to provide feedback and generate debate on research findings and projects.
The Seminars take place at the ILO premises and are organised approximately every three months. Each presentation is followed by a Question & Answer session opened by a discussant. The total length of the Seminar is one hour and thirty minutes. ILO colleagues and labour researchers, practitioners and academics who are interested in delivering presentations, as speakers or discussants, are invited to send their proposals, on themes such as:
- social dialogue, with special focus on negotiation, consultation and information exchange between social partners and in tripartite contexts;
- freedom of association, collective bargaining, dispute resolution and related themes such as strikes and union organizing;
- labour law and employment-related aspects of human resource management;
- emerging forms of dialogue and (self-)regulation, such as those developed through civil dialogue processes, or in the context of corporate social responsibility and international framework agreements adopted by multinational enterprises;
- gender and non-discrimination at work;
- efficiency, equity and fair redistribution of wealth;
- employee security;
- labour-management relations;
For more information contact Konstantinos Papadakis
, Research and Policy Development Specialist