Dear Members,

We are happy to let you know that the registration for the EELA 2019 annual conference in Tallinn is now officially open.

In this dedicated conference section of our webpage, you will find information on the important dates and fees, link to the online registration form, practical information regarding the destination, accommodation and registration, as well as the preliminary outline of the conference program.

Conference program is a work in progress, so there will be more details added in the coming weeks, so be sure to check the website from time to time for any updates.

The topics for the conference however have been already confirmed. We have decided to focus on issues that have received a lot of attention over the past year. Our two general sessions will look respectively at how #MeToo and Brexit will impact the employment relations. Break-out sessions will address topics of equal importance – aftermath of GDPR, employee mobility, mental health issues at workplace and whistleblowing and workplace investigations. We have included also two non-legal break-out sessions – one is concentrating on LegalTech for employment lawyers and the other will give you the possibility to brush up on your presentation skills in a workshop style session. And of course, no EELA conference can take place without the overview of the recent ECJ case law.

The main conference venue will be the brand new Hilton Tallinn Park Hotel that is located conveniently in the city center. Most of the other conference hotels are in the walking distance from Hilton Tallinn Park.

Our Welcome Reception takes us to an interesting industrial setting of an old power station which now has a new life as the Tallinn Creative Hub. You can expect a gravity defying surprise act! And in case you are interested to know a bit more of our medieval Old Town, you can choose to take part in a guided tour right before the welcome reception.

For the Gala Dinner we will gather around an authentic submarine from the 1930s in the exceptional atmosphere of the Seaplane Harbour which accommodates today one of Europe’s grandest maritime museums. As we are dining right in the middle of the museum, you will also have the possibility to have a look at their wonderful exhibition.

The sports enthusiasts among you can participate as usual in the refreshing Saturday morning jog that will take you through the different park and garden areas of the beautiful baroque Kadriorg Park created by Peter the Great.

And we will continue to use a mobile application for the conference enabling you to have access to all conference related information and practicalities on the go. The app will be launched in a few months and you will receive a separate newsflash notification when it’s ready for download. We are aiming for a paper-free conference, so please note that there will be no conference materials distributed during the conference.

Looking forward to seeing you all in Tallinn!


Yours sincerely

Pirkko-Liis Harkmaa
Chair of the Organizing Committee