7th Regulating for Decent Work Conference, 6-9 July, 2021

Conference Schedule

The 7th RDW Conference will be different from our previous conferences. This time it will be held virtually on 6–9 July 2021 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. (Central European Time) each day. The Conference will be on a smaller scale than previous ones, with three regular sessions per day and no parallel sessions.

In addition to the regular afternoon session, each day will have a session focusing on a particular region (Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America). The regional session on Latin America will be in Spanish. Papers submitted with a country or region focus could be scheduled for the relevant regional session.

As the Conference will be virtual, we are not planning to award the RDW Fellowship in 2021. Instead, we will organise two young scholars’ sessions on 7 and 8 July to give an opportunity to young researchers who are doing their Ph.D. or those who have completed their Ph.D. in the past five years, to present their ongoing research covering any of the specific themes of the Conference.

Apart from the two plenaries and two young scholars’ sessions, there will be eight 90-minute regular sessions and four 90-minute regional sessions with four papers in each session.

The Conference will be co-hosted by the University of Amsterdam’s Institute for Labour Studies / Hugo Sinzheimer Instituut (AIAS-HSI), the University of Melbourne’s Centre for Employment and Labour Relations Law (CELRL), Jawaharlal Nehru University’s Centre for Informal Sector and Labour Studies (CISLS), Durham Law School, Durham University (DLS), the Cornell University’s Industrial and Labour Relations (ILR) School, the University of Duisburg-Essen’s Institut Arbeit und Qualifikation (IAQ), the Institute for Applied Economic Research (IPEA), the Korea Labor Institute (KLI), and the University of Manchester’s Work and Equalities Institute (WEI). Researchers from all regions are welcome to participate, with a particular welcome extended to those from lower-income countries. In past years, the Conference has attracted researchers from a range of fields that include law, economics, industrial relations, development studies and geography.