We are a professional association
of employment law specialists.


We are a professional association
of employment law specialists.


We are a professional association
of employment law specialists.


EELA organizes two conferences each year to continuously improve the qualifications of its members and the acquisition of new knowledge and experience.

The Annual Conference is hosted by a different member state every year, normally in May or June and usually lasts from Thursday evening to Saturday lunchtime. Each conference is unique, but they are always enjoyable. Members look forward to meeting up with old friends and new. The latest trends in European employment law and main challenges ahead are presented and debated by high-level speakers. 

The second smaller conference takes place in autumn in Brussels. It is organised in cooperation with ERA and brings an update on the most recent CJEU cases and discussions on current topics of European employment law.

Previous conferences

Place and Date

Host of the conference/
Chair of the Conference Committee

BUCHAREST, 8 – 10 June 2023

Corina Radu

ATHENS, 23-25 June 2022

Kostis Bakopoulos

ATHENS, 10-12 June 2021 – cancelled

HAMBURG, 11-13 June 2020 – virtual

Klaus-Stefan Hohenstatt

TALLINN, 23-25 May 2019

Pirkko-Liis Haarkma

BRATISLAVA, 21-23 June 2018

Dušan Nitschneider

ZURICH, 8-10 June 2017

Ueli Sommer

PRAGUE, 19-21 May 2016

Nataša Randlová

LIMASSOL, 4-6 June 2015

George Georgiou

KRAKOW, 13-14 June 2014

Bartek Raczkowski

ANTWERP, 7–8 JUNE 2013

Chris Engels

DUBLIN, 10-12 May 2012

Ian Moore
HELSINKI, 19-21 May 2011
Petteri Uoti
LUXEMBOURG, 22-24 April 2010
Guy Castegnaro

AMSTERDAM, 15-16 May 2009

Els de Wind
LISBON, 9-10 May 2008
César Sá Esteves
STOCKHOLM, 4-5 May 2007
Anders Elmer

VENICE, 12-13 May 2006

Franco Toffoletto
ATHENS, 13-14 May 2005
Costas Kyriakides
EDINBURGH, 23-24 April 2004
Raymond Williamson

VIENNA, 13-14 June 2003

Stefan Köck

MADRID, 12-13 April 2002

Vincente Calle

BERLIN, 6-7 April 2001

Hubertus Bauer
COPENHAGEN, 5-6 May 2000
Mariann Norrbom
PARIS, 23-24 April 1999
Hubert Flichy
LONDON, 24 – 25 April 1998
Janet Gaymer