About us

The ILO Decent Work Technical Support Team and Country Office for Central and Eastern Europe (DWT/CO-Budapest) provides advisory services, capacity development and technical assistance to governments and to employers’ and workers’ organizations in areas related to the mandate of expertise of the ILO, including rights at work, employment creation, social protection, social dialogue and gender equality.

The DWT/CO-Budapest was established in 1993 (former names: ILO Central and Eastern European Team, ILO-CEET and Subregional Office for Central and Eastern Europe, ILO SRO-Budapest) and based in Budapest. It covers the following countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, BulgariaCroatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia and Ukraine. DWT/CO–Budapest is also responsible for coordinating ILO activities in Kosovo as defined by the UN Security Council Resolution 1244.

The ILO has assisted its member states in their economic and labour market transformation and in their accession to the EU. The DWT/CO–Budapest helps in the transfer of know-how from these countries to South East Europe, Moldova and Ukraine in the framework of Decent Work Country Programmes

The ILO also provides support to its member states to stimulate economic recovery, create jobs and protect working people and their families in time of crisis.

The DWT/CO–Budapest organizes conferences, seminars, workshops and training activities both at the sub-regional and national levels, and contributes to the preparation and management of technical cooperation projects in the region.

The ILO’s assistance is provided in close partnership with the UN, EU and other organizations.