Prof. Tiziano Treu
President ISLSSL

It is our pleasure to welcome you to the XXII World Congress of the International Society for Labour and Social Security Law (ISLSSL) on “Transformations of Work: challenges for the National Systems of Labour Law and Social Security” which will be held from 4 to 7 September 2018 in Turin, Italy.

The World Congress is a call for an international debate on the latest trends and issues in the changing world of work by bringing together academics and practitioners from around the world to discuss current relevant issues.

Labour law and social security systems remain exciting, challenging and fast-moving areas of legal scholarship and practice. The XXII ISLSSL World Congress promises to be an important, inspiring and collaborative event. The following main themes will be presented at the World Congress and are the result of the seven international research groups created for this event. They are:

Informal workers
Migrant workers
Global trade and labour
Organization, productivity and well-being at work
Transnational collective agreements
New forms of social security
The role of the State and industrial relations

We are looking forward to meeting you in Turin on 4-7 September 2018.


Title: XXII ISLSSL (International Society for Labour and Social Security Law) World Congress Torino 2018
Date: 4th (Tue.) – 07th (Fri.) September, 2018
Venue: International Training Centre of the ILO (ITCILO), Viale Maestri del Lavoro 10, Turin, Italy
Theme: “Transformations of work: challenges for the national systems of labour law and social security”
Official Languages: English, Spanish, French, Italian


The International Society for Labour and Social Security Law (ISLSSL) was constituted in Brussels in June 1958. It is the result of the merger of the International Society for Social Law (São Paulo Congress, 1954, and Brussels Congress, 1958) and the International Congresses of Labour Law (Trieste, 1951, and Geneva, 1957).

The ISLSSL has been established with the following purposes:

to study labour and social security law at the national as well as international level, to promote the exchange of ideas and information from a comparative perspective, and to encourage the closest possible collaboration among academics, lawyers, and other experts within the fields of labour and social security law.

The aims of the Society are of a purely scientific character, independent of all considerations of a political, philosophical or religious nature.

REGISTRATIONS ARE CLOSED (as of 24th August 2018) - LAS INSCRIPCIONES ESTÁN CERRADAS (a partir del 24 de agosto de 2018) - LES INSCRIPTIONS SONT FERMÉES (du 24 août 2018) - LE ISCRIZIONI SONO CHIUSE (dal 24 agosto 2018)