International Conference - Challenges and Reforms of the European Labour Market

National University of Political Studies and Public Administration
Bucharest, Romania
8 June, 2017
Application Deadline: 5 May, 2017

The International Conference Challenges and Reforms of the European Labour Market (link) is organised by the Department of International Relations and European Integration of the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration in Bucharest. Its aim is to make a contribution to the understanding of policy change regarding the European labour market (ELS) and its actors: supranational, national, regional and local institutions and workers, on the way that the European framework offers an alternative to national rigid policies.

The policies in this field do not have a continuous evolution, but instead have met both progresses and obstacles, due to internal reforms, such as the ones introduced by the Lisbon Treaty in 2009 that has offered a new impulse for the European integration process and to external factors, such as the economic crisis from 2008 that has caused political and social turmoil as austerity measures affecting the labour market have been applied. Also, a key discussion point is whether the influence of the Eastern Enlargement has led to an evolution or rather to a stagnation of the ELS policies. Nonetheless, topics can be on a wide range, from theoretical perspectives on how EU policies are designed and implemented in this field to practical researches on different case studies or comparative analyses.

There are no fees required for this conference, as it is organized by the Jean Monnet Chair led by prof. univ. dr. Iordan Gheorghe Bărbulescu.

Panels:

1. Economic aspects of the evolution of the European Labour Market
2. Social aspects of the evolution of the European Labour Market
3. Political aspects of the evolution of the European Labour Market

Submission:
The abstracts will be sent in .doc/.docx format to catedra.jean.monnet@dri.snspa.ro, specifying in the title: “ELM Conference Abstract”. Please specify in the document the panel you are submitting the paper for. In case of acceptance, the papers will be sent sent in .doc/.docx format to the same email, specifying in the title: “ELM Conference Paper”.

Important dates:

  • Early Abstract Submission - March 30th 2017
  • Acceptance Notice - March 31st 2017
  • Late Abstract Submission - April 10th 2017
  • Acceptance Notice - April 14th 2017
  • Final Papers Submission - May 5th 2017
  • Final Program publication on the web page - May 8th 2017
  • European Labour Market Conference 2017 - June 8th 2017

Publishing opportunities:
The best papers considered by the peer reviewers will be included in the European Labour Market Conference Volume, with ISSN and published by a recognised Publishing House.

Guideline for authors:
The papers must be entirely written in English; they must have minimum 3000 words and maximum 15000 words and must exactly comply with the instructions in the template attached. Papers which don’t comply with the formatting conditions described below will be returned to the authors and will only be taken into consideration for final review when they fulfil the mentioned standards.

Rules on citation and bibliography: http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html