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Dear Colleagues

You are invited to participate in the 8th European Congress of the International Industrial Relations Association, to be held in the UK in September 2007.

We are looking forward to hosting a stimulating and engaging Congress in the country where, in the 1890s, Sidney and Beatrice Webb laid the intellectual foundation for the field of industrial relations.

Officers of the British Universities Industrial Relations Association (BUIRA) - one of the founders of the IIRA - are working together with scholars from a number of leading UK universities in organizing the 2007 Congress addressing the theme: the Dynamics of European Employment Relations.

BUIRA had its genesis in a meeting held in 1950 in Manchester, England, and it is to that exciting city that we return for the Congress.

The Congress, from 3rd – 6th September 2007, will provide the opportunity:

• to present and hear papers on the four major themes in plenary and workshop sessions;
• to offer and to participate in special seminars;
• to attend invited symposia;
• to take part in study groups

There will also be interactive poster sessions and sessions dedicated to new and doctoral researchers.

There will be ample occasions for social interaction with receptions hosted in historic and cultural venues. Pre-Congress visits to local enterprises can be made on 3rd September. A programme will be provided for accompanying persons.

We are honoured to host the Congress and look forward to extending a warm welcome to participants from the rest of Europe and beyond.

The Europe2007 Academic Steering Group


IIRA conference
September 3rd - 6th 2007, Manchester, UK

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