General Information

We are pleased to announce a workshop on Co-determination and Employee Participation hosted by the Institute for Labour Law and Industrial Relations in the European Union (IAAEU), University of Trier, Germany. The purpose of the workshop is to bring together international scholars working on the economics of participation in decision-making, to create a network which will benefit all participants and to stimulate research on this theme. We welcome theoretical, empirical, and experimental contributions from economics and business studies and related disciplines.

The Call for Papers can be downloaded here.

Prof. Dr. Laszlo Goerke
Dr. Vanessa Mertins
Sabrina Jeworrek

Conference Venue

The workshop will be held at the Institute for Labour Law and Industrial Relation in the European Union (IAAEU) at Trier University. Trier, at the western border of Germany, close to France, Luxembourg and Belgium, is today a modern university city in the heart of Europe. Trier is the oldest city in Germany: In 2009, the city celebrated its 2025th birthday and its uninterrupted tradition of urban living since 17 BC. In its eventful history, Trier has served as the seat of government for the Western Roman Empire; in the Middle Ages, it received the name “holy city”. Learn more about the spectacular sites – among them nine World Heritage sites (!) - Trier and the direct vicinity has to offer. Or explore the Trier Wine Culture Trail: As one of the largest wine-growing communities in the area Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, the classic Riesling wine area, Trier is considered the cradle of German wine culture. You may also be interested in visiting the birthplace of Karl Marx which is located just off today’s pedestrian zone.

Further information on these and many more attractions can be found here.

How to arrive at the IAAEU?

For detailed information on how to arrive at the conference venue please click here.

Submission & Registration

Deadline for the submission of complete papers, or extended abstracts, is August 1, 2014. Preference will be given to full papers. Please send your contribution as a PDF to - including information on your affiliation, mail address, phone number and email.

Registration is open until October 1, 2014. A participation fee of 95 Euro will cover coffee and drinks, lunches, and the conference dinner. The IAAEU will attempt to cover accommodation and travel expenses for those participants who do not have sufficient funding available.


The program can be found here.

Accommodation & Activities

For all conference attendees we recommend residing at BECKER’S in Trier-Olewig, a district surrounded by vineyards, close to the famous amphitheater. BECKER’S is a modern and luxurious Hotel and Restaurant that promises an anything but ordinary overnight experience. With its famous cuisine (two Michelin stars) and astonishing architecture and design it is the perfect location for a visit in Germany’s oldest city.

We blocked a number of hotel rooms for conference attendees till 15th of September and agreed upon special rates:
  • Double bedroom for one person for 79€/Night (BECKER's Weinhaus), breakfast inclusive.
  • Double bedroom for one person for 90€/Night (BECKER's Hotel), breakfast inclusive.
Please use the reference ‘Workshop IAAEU’ for your reservation.

BECKER´S Hotel und Restaurant
Olewiger Straße 206
54295 Trier
Tel: +49 651 93808-0
Fax: +49 651 93808-88
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If you prefer to stay at another place and need assistance, please contact our secretary Elisabeth Mielke (Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein., Tel: +49 651 201-4741).

On Friday, 28th of November we would like to enjoy dinner together at BECKER’S Weinhaus ( The dinner is included in your participation fee!

Christmas Market
To welcome you in Trier we would be happy if you join us on Thursday the 27th of November to spend the evening on the Christmas market in Trier’s beautiful historic centre. It is the perfect location for getting to know each other and enjoying the original winemaker’s glühwein.