IIRA European Congress 2010 – University of Copenhagen

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IIRA European Congress 2010

FAOS hosted the 9th IIRA European Congress 28 June-1 July 2010 in Copenhagen. IIRA is affiliated The International labour Organisation (ILO) in Geneva. One of the main purposes of IIRA is to communicate knowledge about research and education within the field of Industrial Relations.

The congress is directed at both theorists and practicians and its aim is to create international dialogue between the academic world and representatives of the labour market and various national and European institutions.

The title of the IIRA 2010 is European Employment Relations - Crises and Visions. In focus are the economic challenges, which the European labour market is facing. The congress is based on four tracks:

  • ‘The diverse labour force - new and old challenges' deals both with the new challenges, which increasing globalisation and labour migration among other things cause, and with the old challenges and conflicts as equality in the labour market and the balance between work- and family life.
  • ‘Workplace relations and HR - back to collectivism?' looks into the development of the relationship between management and the employees and herein the role of Human Resource Management. '
  • ‘Employment policies - labour demand, demography and social partners' is about the employment policy in Europe in a wide sense and the challenges, which the policy current is facing.
  • ‘Regulating employment in Europe - processes, actors and governance' focuses on new forms of government in connection with the employment regulation on national and EU-level.

Some of the most leading labour market researchers from Europe and the rest of the world will be at the congress. It will be possible to participate in both professional and social activities: congress dinner at the National Museum, reception at Copenhagen's city hall, company visits, workshops and much more.

The expected number of delegates is around 300. All in all there will be around 120 introductions and presentations during the congress. NB: All presentations etc. are in English.

The Scientific Committee consists of colleagues from The Department of Sociology (University of Copenhagen), Aalborg University, Roskilde University and University of Southern Denmark. The Organising Committee consists of representatives from The Ministry of Employment in Denmark, The Danish Confederation of Trade Unions, The Confederation of Danish Employers, The Confederation of Danish Industry and The Central Organization of Industrial Employees in Denmark.

The congress is sponsored by: The Ministry of Employment in Denmark, The Department of Sociology (University of Copenhagen), The Danish Confederation of Trade Unions, The Confederation of Danish Employers, The Confederation of Danish Industry, The Central Organization of Industrial Employees in Denmark and FTF - Confederation of Professionals in Denmark.

Program (pdf)
Presentation video of the congress (flash)
Papers and photos from the congress