The ZEW alumni network provides former employees and employees leaving with a forum where they can stay in contact with each other, but also with ZEW. On the one hand, former employees regularly receive ZEW publications. This helps them to keep informed about the latest research results and further training courses. On the other hand, former employees can provide ZEW with valuable input for the research work. ZEW alumni traditionally meet once a year, after the ZEW Economic Forum (ZEW Wirtschaftsforum).