Nordic Working Life Conference

Event Information

Location
Comwell Hvide Hus Aalborg Conference Centre
City
Aalborg
Country
Denmark
Date
End Date
Contact Email
Synopsis

The theme of the Nordic Working Life Conference (NWLC) 2020 is the changing nature of Nordic working life, labour markets, industrial relations and employment relationships. Around the world, Nordic labour markets are acclaimed for strong economic performance, social security, high equality, collective bargaining, job quality and high social trust. However, changes in the nature of work and modern capitalism are challenging and transforming the Nordic labour markets. New technologies and digital work platforms change employment relationships and working conditions. Polarization and precarization of the labour market reduce income equality and social trust. Labour migration and new preferences challenge traditional collective bargaining systems. The conference addresses among other things the history, evolution and sustainability of the Nordic models, the similarities and differences between the Nordic countries, how current challenges are handled and working life is transforming in the Nordic countries.

The 10th Nordic Working Life Conference is in Aalborg (Denmark) from 10-12 June 2020. We welcome researchers and practitioners from within and outside the Nordic countries to participate in the conference.

The scientific committee welcomes proposals for thematic sessions to the 2020 Nordic Working Life Conference. The theme of the conference is the changing nature of Nordic working life, labour markets, industrial relations and employment relationships. Around the world, Nordic labour markets are acclaimed for strong economic performance, social security, high equality, collective bargaining, job quality and high social trust. However, changes in the nature of work and modern capitalism is challenging and transforming the Nordic labour markets. New technologies and digital work platforms change employment relationships and working conditions. Polarization and precarization of the labour market reduces income equality and social trust. Labour migration and new preferences challenges traditional collective bargaining systems. The conference address among other things the history, evolution and sustainability of the Nordic models, the similarities and differences between the Nordic countries, how current challenges are handled and working life is transforming in the Nordic countries.

Deadlines:

  • Conference registration opens: 18 September 2019
  • Deadline for submission of abstracts: 1 October 2019
  • Decision on accepted abstracts: 1 November 2019
  • Deadline for submission of extended abstracts/papers: 1 February 2020
  • Early bird registration deadline ends: 1 February 2020
  • Registration deadline for presenters ​(with accepted abstracts): 15 February 2020
  • Preliminary program: 1 April 2020
  • Conference registration deadline for participants without paper presentations: 26 May 2020