ILERA World Congress 2021

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

Nästa år, 2021, mellan den 21–24 juni arrangeras ILERA:s världskongress i Lund, och det är första gången som världskongressen hålls i Sverige och Norden. Världskongressen i Lund har temat ”Making and Breaking Boundaries in Work and Employment Relations”.

ILERA (the International Labour and Employment Relations Association) är sedan mer än femtio år en internationellt ledande vetenskaplig organisation med fokus på samhällsrelevant och tvärvetenskaplig forskning om arbetsmarknaden och arbetslivet. Det finns också en svensk avdelning - den svenska ILERA-föreningen, som bl.a. organiserar intressanta seminarier om aktuella arbetsmarknadsfrågor.

Världskongressen utgör en unik möjlighet att ta del av ledande internationell forskning och att presentera svensk och nordisk arbetsmarknadsforskning och den svenska arbetsmarknadsmodellen för en internationell publik. Världskongressen utgör också en viktig mötesplats för forskare, representanter för arbetsmarknadens parter, regeringar och internationella organisationer från hela världen.

Dear friends and colleagues,

I am very happy and honoured to welcome you to Lund and the 19th ILERA World Congress to be held between the 21st and 24th of June 2021. The theme of the congress is ‘Making and Breaking Boundaries in Work and Employment Relations’.

For more than 50 years, ILERA, has promoted the study of labour and employment relations throughout the world. The 19th ILERA World Congress will continue this impressive tradition and serve as a vital global platform, gathering scholars, social partners, policy-makers, and other stakeholders to exchange ideas and best practices.

Lund University, my home university, will host the ILERA World Congress. Lund University is a full-scale, research-intensive, internationally-oriented university that recently celebrated its 350th anniversary. The ILERA World Congress is organized by an Organizing Committee, an Academic Committee and the Swedish ILERA Association in collaboration.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and in order to ensure a safe and inclusive congress with participation from around the world, the organizers, in collaboration with the ILERA Executive Committee, have decided that the ILERA World Congress will go online .
The theme of the 19th ILERA World Congress is ‘Making and Breaking Boundaries in Work and Employment Relations’ and the congress will be organized on 21–24 June 2021 in Lund, Sweden.
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.

FINAL extension of deadline for submissions: 31 January 2021
The Call for Papers can be found at the congress website:
For questions, please contact:


A warm welcome to Lund and Sweden in 2021, and all the best
Mia Rönnmar
President of ILERA