Making and Breaking Boundaries in
Work and Employment Relations

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



The International Labour and Employment Relations Association (ILERA) was established in 1966 and its general purpose is to promote the study of labour and employment relations throughout the world in the relevant academic disciplines, by such means as:

  • encouraging the establishment and development of national associations of labour and employment relations specialists;
  • facilitating the spread of information about significant developments in research and education in the field of labour and employment relations;
  • organizing worldwide and regional congresses; and
  • promoting internationally planned research, by organizing study groups on particular topics.
Today the Association has members worldwide including prominent industrial relations scholars and practitioners, and 36 national associations and 1 regional association, who together form the ILERA Council.
An ILERA World Congress is convened every three years, where professionals interested in all aspects of labour and employment relations meet to share ideas about new developments, ideas and practices in the field. ILERA also organizes, through its national affiliates, regional congresses.
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The Swedish ILERA Association (Svenska ILERA-föreningen) is a member of ILERA. The Swedish ILERA Association organizes seminars, and promotes discussion on topical labour and employment relations issues, as well as an exchange of best practices among labour market partners, scholars, government officials and other stakeholders. Mats Wadman is the current chair of the board of the Swedish ILERA Association.