The EES is designed to bring together researchers interested in the interconnection of labor markets and business cycles. We are all cognizant of the inherent mutuality of economic systems and hence this network is a result of the belief that the sustaining challenges of these systems can only be solved by a joint effort. Therefore the EES enhances cooperation among researchers by creating virtual exchange channels and work platforms. The mission of this network is to (i) initiate joint activities, e.g. hosting conferences or joint projects, (ii) promote the circulation of ideas and (iii) use research results as an input for policy advice.