The Centre for European Labour Market Research (CELMR) was established in January 2000 in order to provide a focus, build and enhance on the Department of Economics’ long-standing expertise in labour market research. Since then, it has supported a number of European Union grants that have facilitated and nurtured relationships with academics in UK, European and international universities. Thus, CELMR has developed into an association of academics that supports high quality and policy relevant research in labour market economics, applicable to the UK, Europe and internationally. Through the sponsorship of research seminars and conferences and PhD workshops, it encourages the development of cutting edge research by both staff members and PhD students, engaging with academics and practitioners. We welcome collaborations from within the School, the wider University and externally.