About us

Central European Labour Studies Institute (CELSI) is a non-profit research institute based in Bratislava, Slovakia. It fosters multidisciplinary research about the functioning of labour markets and institutions, work and organizations, business and society, and ethnicity and migration in the economic, social, and political life of modern societies.

CELSI strives to make a contribution to the cutting-edge international scientific discourse. In its applied research and policy analysis CELSI promotes the focus on Central and Eastern European countries. CELSI fosters intensive cooperation with internationally recognized research institutions, seeking to build a bridge between forefront international expertise and in-depth knowledge of local experts. Besides its academic competence, CELSI provides expert data services – data collection, processing and analysis.

CELSI is independent from any ideology, political party, organization or government. In all its activities, CELSI fully commits to the values of academic integrity. CELSI is an equal opportunity employer.

About Research Network

CELSI research fellows are senior researchers with a strong record of research publications about CEE labour markets or broader labour issues.

CELSI research affiliates are researchers that hold a higher academic degree or are pursuing one (e.g. PhD candidates, Postdocs) and have a clear potential for a strong record of research publications about CEE labour markets or broader labour issues.

The network of research fellows and affiliates is a core asset in CELSI’s mission as a cross-cutting cross-disciplinary platform for exchange of ideas and knowledge about CEE labour markets or broader labour issues. This exchange is fostered mainly by means of CELSI’s discussion paper series, scientific workshops and conferences as well as collaborative research projects in this research area. CELSI research fellows and affiliates enjoy the exclusive opportunity to publish their research papers (including co-authored ones) in the CELSI Discussion Paper Series.

Membership in CELSI's network of research fellows or research affiliates does not constitute or imply any contractual liability or duty on the part of CELSI, research fellows or research affiliates.

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