Call for Papers – The Future of Work: Democracy, Development and the Role of Labour, Campinas, Brazil, 7 – 9 August, 2018. The deadline for submissions is April 2, 2018.

The Global Labour University (GLU) is pleased to announce a call for the 2018 Conference on “Future of Work: Democracy, Development, and the Role of Labour”. The current global conditions of rising conservative forces, the spectre of unemployment and precarization of work, due to technological change and global restructuring processes, pose enormous challenges to academics, unionists and social organizations concerned with the future of work, democracy and less asymmetrical development.

The Conference will take place from August 7 to 9 August 2018 in Brazil. The first day of the Conference will take place in São Paulo city where the Central Única dos Trabalhadores (CUT, Unified Workers’ Central) will organize the opening session, and the following days at the Economics Institute of University of Campinas (Unicamp), São Paulo State, Campinas, Brazil.

As the conference will be held in Brazil, we will organize a special session about some themes of the conference Work, Democracy and Development, discussing the current political, social and economic context of Brazil.

We welcome submissions for papers on any of these themes. Articles may be written and presented in English, Spanish or Portuguese. While we encourage submission of papers that broadly fit into the themes, we will also consider papers that do not fit directly into one of the themes as long as they address the broad focus of the conference. Please indicate which theme your paper addresses with your abstract submission. The GLU encourages policy orientated research and therefore welcomes submissions that not only analyse problems, but also offer some policy initiatives and solutions for debate.

Please send a one-page abstract (which includes your methodological approach) by April 2, 2018 to Jacqueline Aslan Souen at

The deadline for submissions is April 2, 2018Click here for The Call for Papers.