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#2 Update COVID-19 and the Berlin conference March 12, 2020

We will continue our work on planning and delivering an excellent World Conference on labour economics.

As the new measures in various countries to prevent the dissemination of COVID-19 make it difficult for many of us to register now, we decided that the early registration date for paper presenters and participants for the Berlin conference remains open until April 15, 2020.

As this unprecedented situation is changing every day, but hopefully will improve over the next weeks, we remain watchful and stay in close contact with the relevant health authorities in Germany.

Erik Plug (EALE President)
Robert Moffitt (SOLE President)
Christian Dustmann (AASLE President)

Previous updates since March 8, 2020:

#1 Update COVID-19 and the Berlin conference March 12, 2020

Immediate measures to prevent the coronavirus spread are currently taken in Germany and other countries. This will force us to take a decision on the organization of the Berlin conference.  We therefore have to close the registration and will communicate any further news later.

EALE SOLE AASLE CONFERENCE BERLIN IS GOING AHEAD

Because of the global challenges presented by COVID-19, some of you have been asking whether we plan to postpone or cancel our joint EALE SOLE AASLE world conference in Berlin scheduled for June 25-27, 2020 (still 15 weeks away). We have NO plans to postpone or cancel at this time. We want to let you know that the organizing team at Humboldt University, EALE, SOLE, and AASLE continue to plan confidently for the conference.

We are very grateful for the support of our program committee and the program chairs working on the scientific program and last but not least we appreciate that a sizeable number of people has already registered for the conference.

The world conference organizing teams are in close contact with the relevant health authorities in Germany. We focus on the facts and act with common sense and judgement, taking the advice of the relevant authorities and scientists. As this unprecedented situation is changing every day, we remain watchful but also focused on planning and delivering an excellent World Conference on labour economics.

Please check the conference website www.eale.nl for periodic updates as the situation evolves.

We look forward to welcoming you to the EALE SOLE AASLE World conference in Berlin and wish you all the best.

Erik Plug (EALE President)
Robert Moffitt (SOLE President)
Christian Dustmann (AASLE President)

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The European Association of Labour Economists was founded in 1989 in order to promote the advancement of knowledge in the field of labour economics in Europe and elsewhere. It is a broad-based organisation in which all schools of analysis are welcome to participate. Its activities include the organisation of international conferences and workshop, the promotion of the study and application of labour economics, the formation of international groups concerned with research and teaching, and support to publications in the field of labour economics.

Membership and organisation

EALE has more than 800 members from 25 countries. Membership is open to both individuals and institutions.

The Secretariat is located at the Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA), Maastricht University, Maastricht.

Labour Economics, published by Elsevier Science, is the official journal of EALE. A subscription to the journal ‘Labour Economics’, is an integral part of individual membership of EALE.

The Association publishes an Electronic Newsletter twice per year.

Financial support

In addition to fees from its individual memberships and institutional memberships EALE receives regular support from: the German Bundesagentur für Arbeit, Banca D’Italia , The Frisch Centre, The Dutch Central Bank, ILO and Elsevier.

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The establishment of the Secretariat in Maastricht has received financial support from the Maastricht University and the Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market. In addition support for the EALE conferences has come from a number of other sources.

Other planned activities

EALE intends to develop a range of activities related to both research and teaching. This is likely to include:

  • support for the creation of international working groups and for workshops to be held in Maastricht, where the EALE secretariat is based;
  • contributions to the development of teaching in labour economics;
  • assistance in the preparation of collective publications on selected topics in labour economics;
  • collaboration with other professional associations with related interests in Europe and elsewhere.