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Asking questions about Central and Eastern European labour markets (since more than 10 years now!)

Asking questions about Central and Eastern European labour markets (since more than 10 years now!)

March 7, 2019

We cordially invite you to the conference

Asking questions about Central and Eastern European labour markets (since more than 10 years now!)

to honour the 10 th anniversary of Central European Labour Studies Institute.

The countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) underwent wide-ranging economic, social and political reforms in the past 30 years. The reforms affected CEE countries’ labour markets, including employment levels and structures, working conditions, labour market participation and interest representation. Making efforts to distant themselves from the label of a low-wage region, some CEE countries transformed to host pockets of high-tech industries, boasting innovation and skilled labour. Whereas evidence of success is not scarce, so are indicators of failures. The growing polarization across several economic, social and political dimensions threatens social cohesion and sustainable prosperity. Such empirical developments offer an indefinite source of research topics about the functioning of CEE labour markets in order to enhance academic expertise and policy making in the region. What lessons can we learn about these issues from the existing labour market research and data analysis? What new questions should be asked, and what research focus is desired for future analysis to help us further enhance our knowledge about CEE labour markets and policies? To answer such questions, the conference brings together experts from the World Bank, International Labour Organisation, European Trade Unions Institute, leading universities and research institutes to discuss the future of labour market research in CEE. The conference also addresses research infrastructures in CEE countries as a crucial factor for the efforts to advance labour market oriented research and evidence-based policy making in the CEE region.

The conference will be held on March 7, 2019, 14:00 – 19:00 in Hotel Falkensteiner, Bratislava, Slovakia.

The language of the conference is English. The agenda can be found in section Documents. Please register here: CELSI Conference registration form.

The conference is open to all interested researchers, scientists, experts, policy makers and practitioners.

For more information, please contact barbora.holubova@celsi.sk and jakub.kostolny@celsi.sk.