EELA 2023 Annual Conference

8 – 10 June 2023, Bucharest, Romania – EELA’s 25th Anniversary

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EELA  is an unincorporated association established under German law. EELA began in 1996. The Law Society of England and Wales received funding from the European commission to organise a conference for practising European Employment Lawyers in Brussels.

The conference took place in Brussels in 1997 and was organised by a scientific committee. This committee was composed of one leading employment law practitioner from each member state of the European union.

Following the conference in Brussels, a further conference was held in London in 1998. At this conference, the Association was formally launched by Cherie Booth QC. Since 1998, the Association has held conferences in many European cities.

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EELA  is an unincorporated association established under German law.



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Dec 1, 2022 / News

10th EELA-ERA Annual Seminar on EU Labour Law in Brussels

On November 25 we hosted the 10th edition of the Annual EELA-ERA Labour Law seminar in Brussels. The topics discussed were: Algorithm management and the proposed Platform Work Directive ESG - Environmental, social, and governance: The European Commission proposal...

Mar 2, 2022 / News


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Feb 16, 2022 / Conferences

EELA 2022 Athens – Online Registration Available

Dear EELA members, dear friends, After two years without a live EELA main conference we are very glad to invite you to our 2022 conference which will take place 23-25 June 2022 in Athens. We are convinced that an overwhelming majority of you will agree that no...

Jan 28, 2022 / News

2022 EELA Conference in Athens: Welcome Letter

Dear EELA members and friends, It is a good and longstanding EELA tradition to accompany the registration link activation with a short welcome address from the board member hosting the Conference. Our upcoming Conference will be held in Athens, 23-25 June 2022 – so...

Sep 6, 2021 / Conferences

EELA 2022 Annual Conference

Dear all, We are pleased to inform you that the next EELA 2022 Annual Conference will be held in beautiful Athens in Greece. You can mark your calendar for June 23 - 25 2022. More details will be announced in upcoming...

Sep 2, 2021 / News

EELC Newsletter #16

The new EELC Newsletter has been just published. If you are EELA Member, check your mailbox. In case you haven´t received it, please contact the EELA Office at

Mar 19, 2020 / News

EELA Newsflash – EELA 2020 Conference (Hamburg)

Dear friends and colleagues, We hope this message finds you well. These are troubling times as we are all trying to cope with the threats resulting from the spread of the Covid-19 virus and with the restrictions on our professional and private lives. Unfortunately,...

Sep 27, 2019 / News

7th EELA-ERA Annual Seminar On European Labour Law 2019

Brussels, 22 November 2019 (10:00-16:00) Objective The EELA-ERA annual seminar in Brussels aims to provide participants with an update on the most recent cases and initiatives at EU level and a discussion of current topics of European labour law. The latest trends,...

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The aims of EELA are:

  • to bring together practising employment lawyers across the European Union
  • to improve the implementation and understanding of the social dimension
  • to exchange views on the manner of such implementation
  • to strengthen links between EU employment lawyers.

If you are looking to expand your European network, build your profile by joining an EELA activities and events, and learn about the latest legal developments from a library of articles and papers written by leaders in their fields, EELA membership is perfect for you.