Dear EELA Members,
After two years without a live EELA main conference we are very glad to invite you to our 2022 conference which will take place 23-25 June 2022 in Athens. We are convinced that an overwhelming majority of you will agree that no virtual or “hybrid” conference format can replace an opportunity to meet in person and to enjoy the vibe and the networking opportunities of a live event.
Athens will be a perfect location for this year’s conference. You will see from the preliminary conference program that you can expect a great variety of highly relevant topics and a long list of excellent speakers, panel leaders and panelists. We have also planned a full range of social events which will make this conference an unforgettable highlight.
We are very much looking forward to seeing many of our members again after such a long time. We would also be delighted to greet as many new members as possible on this occasion. As a special “Welcome” to employment lawyers who have never before attended an EELA conference we have introduced a reduced membership fee. First-timers will pay 200 EUR less than the regular price. Please pass this information to friends and in particular to those in your own firms who have not yet attended an EELA conference.
Please also read the legal notice below.
We look forward to your bookings – early bird rates will be available until 28 February 2022.
All the best – and see you in Athens
Kostis Bakopoulos, Greece, head of EELA’s conference committee
Klaus-Stefan Hohenstatt, Germany, EELA chair
Anna Jerndorf, Sweden, EELA vice-chair
We are very confident that the development of the Covid-19 pandemic will allow us to have a great conference and that health & safety restrictions will be very limited. We are also very optimistic that travel arrangements shouldn’t be a problem this summer. But of course we cannot exclude that we will have to cancel the event in case that statutory law is preventing members to travel to Athens or if binding restrictions make it impossible or impractical to hold the conference as a live event. We also reserve the right to impose certain health & safety related requirements on participants in line with local law and international practice, such as vaccination requirements, the requirement to get tested or the mandatory wearing of masks. We will inform about such requirements nearer to the event but we recommend strongly that all of you who are not prevented to do so for medical reasons get vaccinated against Covid-19 in line with the newest applicable health recommendations of your government and of the government of Greece. The more participants are up to date with their personal vaccination program the more likely we will avoid unnecessary complications.
Each of the recommended conference hotels has its own cancellation policy which can be reviewed in the registration info pack. EELA will not be responsible for any cancellation costs regarding hotel bookings and other travel arrangements. As has been our practice in the past we will be generous regarding the reimbursement of the conference fee in case of individual cancellations if they occur at least one month prior to the event. In case of later individual cancellations and in case of a cancellation of the entire event by EELA due to events connected with the Covid-19 pandemic or in case of a force majeur situation, we also aim to reimburse members but do reserve the right to charge a break-up fee in order to compensate EELA for all or a part of the overall cancellation costs.