Welcome to the Institute

for Labour Law and Industrial Relations

in the European Union

THE INSTITUTE

The employees of the IAAEU research the underlying economic and legal conditions for labour in a constantly changing European society. Our task is project-related research, which is interdisciplinary, socially relevant and receives international attention. The goal is to influence the public discourse with scientific findings and thereby improve the conditions for labour and industrial relations. In that light, the institute understands itself as an initiating force for other researchers and for the region. The IAAEU was founded as a public law foundation in 1983. The institute is financed by the German Federal State of Rhineland-Palatinate and is also a scientific institution attached to Trier University. It is located on Campus II of the University.

Research at the IAAEU takes place under a tight cooperation between the two chairs of the co-directors Prof. Dr. Dres. h.c. Monika Schlachter (International and European Labour Law and Civil Law) and Prof. Dr. Laszlo Goerke (Business Administration – Personnel Economics). Furthermore, the institute maintains an extensive library with a unique collection of works pertinent to labour law, industrials relations, particularly industrial relations between member states of the EU, and personnel economics.

News
TriECON Workshop on Trade Unions and Migration

The increase in the number of international migrants in high-income countries over the past decades has led to concern about how trade unions approach migrant workers. Hence, the IAAEU, in cooperation with the Chair of Personnel Economics at Trier University, organised a one-day online workshop on the topic of Trade Unions and Migration on December 17, 2021. Eight scientific projects were presented, and around 20 researchers and guests participated in the workshop. The workshop offered a virtual platform to maintain lively scientific exchange and networking among junior and senior economists and other social scientists even during the corona pandemic.

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Presentation on "Gender aspects in the Platform work"

We would like to invite you to the presentation on "Gender aspects in platform work“, held by Dr. Isabell Hensel. The presentation will be taking place on Wednesday the 8th of December, from 6:15 pm until around 08:00 pm. Due to the recent developments in the Corona pandemic it will exclusively take place via Zoom.

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TriECON Workshop on Gender Inequality in Labour Markets

Although the traditional idea of the distribution of labour between the sexes is losing its significance in today's society, systematic disparities between men and women still persist on the job market, making themselves noticeable through income inequality and limited career options for women for example. Examining these disparities was the top priority of the tenth online workshop of the TriECON Series, with 48 international researchers attending. Nine researchers from eight different countries presented their research, with the overall aim to facilitate and promote the exchange of research ideas and concepts.

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Lecture "Artificial Intelligence in the Workplace"

On November 9th 2021, an interdisciplinary conference on "Artificial Intelligence in the Working World", with Lothar Schröder, Prof. Dr. Katrin Muehlfeld-Kerstan and Prof. Dr. Benjamin Raue, took place at the IAAEU. The conference was held using a hybrid format, enabling 25 participants to take part in person and also giving 30 more nationwide participants, and even a few from Austria, the opportunity to attend via Zoom. Lothar Schröder, Prof. Dr. Katrin Muehlfeld-Kerstan and Prof. Dr. Benjamin Raue did an excellent job at highlighting the subject from a political, economical and a legal standpoint. Their introductory presentations created a foundation for subsequent interdisciplinary discussion.

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News
TriECON Workshop on Trade Unions and Migration

The increase in the number of international migrants in high-income countries over the past decades has led to concern about how trade unions approach migrant workers. Hence, the IAAEU, in cooperation with the Chair of Personnel Economics at Trier University, organised a one-day online workshop on the topic of Trade Unions and Migration on December 17, 2021. Eight scientific projects were presented, and around 20 researchers and guests participated in the workshop. The workshop offered a virtual platform to maintain lively scientific exchange and networking among junior and senior economists and other social scientists even during the corona pandemic.

Read More
Presentation on "Gender aspects in the Platform work"

We would like to invite you to the presentation on "Gender aspects in platform work“, held by Dr. Isabell Hensel. The presentation will be taking place on Wednesday the 8th of December, from 6:15 pm until around 08:00 pm. Due to the recent developments in the Corona pandemic it will exclusively take place via Zoom.

Read More
TriECON Workshop on Gender Inequality in Labour Markets

Although the traditional idea of the distribution of labour between the sexes is losing its significance in today's society, systematic disparities between men and women still persist on the job market, making themselves noticeable through income inequality and limited career options for women for example. Examining these disparities was the top priority of the tenth online workshop of the TriECON Series, with 48 international researchers attending. Nine researchers from eight different countries presented their research, with the overall aim to facilitate and promote the exchange of research ideas and concepts.

Read More
Lecture "Artificial Intelligence in the Workplace"

On November 9th 2021, an interdisciplinary conference on "Artificial Intelligence in the Working World", with Lothar Schröder, Prof. Dr. Katrin Muehlfeld-Kerstan and Prof. Dr. Benjamin Raue, took place at the IAAEU. The conference was held using a hybrid format, enabling 25 participants to take part in person and also giving 30 more nationwide participants, and even a few from Austria, the opportunity to attend via Zoom. Lothar Schröder, Prof. Dr. Katrin Muehlfeld-Kerstan and Prof. Dr. Benjamin Raue did an excellent job at highlighting the subject from a political, economical and a legal standpoint. Their introductory presentations created a foundation for subsequent interdisciplinary discussion.

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Events
Workshop on Labour Economics 2022
07. - 08.
Apr '22

The Institute for Labour Law and Industrial Relations in the European Union (IAAEU), together with the chair for Personnel Economics at Trier University, are pleased to announce the 14th Workshop on Labour Economics, to be held on 7-8 April 2022.

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Events
Workshop on Labour Economics 2022
07. - 08.
Apr '22

The Institute for Labour Law and Industrial Relations in the European Union (IAAEU), together with the chair for Personnel Economics at Trier University, are pleased to announce the 14th Workshop on Labour Economics, to be held on 7-8 April 2022.

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