European Congress on Economic Issues

March 30, 2017 – April 1, 2017 Kocaeli, Turkey

The “European Congress on Economic Issues: Unregistered “Youth” Employment: Impacts, Policies, Remedies, and Local Practices”, is scheduled to be held from 30 March to 1 April 2017 in İzmit/Kocaeli which is closely located to Istanbul in Turkey.

The ECOEI 2017 is organized as part of the European Union Project- “Do not Remain Indifferent to Unregistered Youth Employment” (Genç İstihdama Kayıt(dışı)sız Kalma), carried out under the Grant Scheme for Promoting Registered Employment Program. The Project is being implemented jointly by the European Union, the Ministry of Labour and Social Security of Turkey and University of Kocaeli. This project includes a set of activities such as analysis of current situation, public spotlight, workshops, training courses and seminars; which will be completed with the international congress- the ECOEI. It is planned to be organized annually on a selected topic, having utmost importance for developing and underdeveloped economies.

As known, in rising economies such as in Turkey, the one of the most important problems is unofficial employment. It is an important indicator for categorizing the developed and developing economies, as well. Therefore, this year conference will focus on the question of unregistered employment, especially narrowed down to unregistered youth employment.The main purpose of this conference is to discuss this issue from different economic perspectives with the participation of academics, professionals, specialists, practitioners from the field and NGOs as well as bureaucrats dealing with unregistered employment.

Submissions are accepted in English and Turkish.

Paper topics as follows:

Labour Market
Shadow economy
Mode of production
Refugee employment
Internal and international migration
Welfare Economics
Income inequality
Legislation, regulations on social security
Labor, Migration and Urbanization
Sustainable Development
Poverty and Human Development
Disadvantaged groups (women, handicapped people)
Child employment
Papers and panel proposals on the wide range of economic issues are also very welcomed on general economic issues a follows:

Consumer Behavior, Contemporary Issue in Economics, Corporate Finance and Governance, Corporate Governance, Development Planning and Policy, Econometrics, Economic Development, Economic Development and Policy, Economic Growth and Development, Economic Methodology Economic Policy, Economic Systems, Emerging Economies, Environment and National Economy, Financial Economics, Foreign Direct Investment, Foreign Exchange, General Economics, Global Economic Crisis, Globalization and Economic Growth, Growth; Aggregate Productivity, Health Economics, Household Behavior and Family Economics, Inclusive Growth and Microfinance, Increasing Trade in Challenging Times, Industrial Development, Inflation, Interest Rates, International Development, International Economics, International Finance, International Trade Policy and WTO, International Trade, Islamic Economics, Labor Economics,Labor Relations & Human Resource Management Law and Economics,Macroeconomics,Microeconomic Issues,Monetary and Fiscal Policies,Monetary Economics,Prices,Business Fluctuations, Cycles, Privatization, Economic Policy, Public Administration and Small Business, Public Choice, Public Economics and Finance, Public Finance, Public Responsibility and Ethics, Public Taxation, Quantitative Economics, Regionalism and Economic Cooperation, Regulatory Economics, Social and Economic Infrastructure, Taxes (related areas of taxes), Trade Blocks.

Selected papers will be published as an edited book(s), details will be announced later.

Important Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline: 1 December 2016

Notification of Accepted Papers: 2 January 2017

Early-Bird and Student Registration: 29 January 2017

Regular Registration: 12 February 2017

Late Registration Deadline: 26 February 2017

Full Paper Submission for Publication: 15 February 2017

Full Paper Submission: 26 February 2017

Conference Dates: 30 March 1 April 2017

Registration & Submissions


For paper proposals, submissions will be made via

Panel proposals are all welcomed. For panel proposal, please click

For more details, visit the conference web-page

All submissions are reviewed in a double-blind peer review process.

The ECOEI 2017 is appropriate for assocaite professorship ciriteria and provides points according to the Academic Incentive Regulation.


Dr. Selçuk KOÇ


Kocaeli University, Department of Economics

IIBF, Umuttepe Campus, 41380


Tel: +90 262 303 1564

Fax: +90 262 303 1503

Dr. Aslıhan Anlar


Kocaeli University, Department of International Relations

IIBF, Umuttepe Campus, 41380

Tel: +90 262 303 1626