To strengthen Bosnia and Herzegovina capacity for generating growth and employment through support to competitiveness and innovation
26 July 2018
The ILO, in partnership with UNDP and the German Development Agency (GIZ), implements an EU-funded project to give a financial boost to private companies, farmers and entrepreneurs in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Through the project, companies can apply for development funds. Local institutions will receive technical assistance to create a supporting environment for the private sector. Small and start-up businesses, young enterpreneurs, rural women and vulnerable groups will benefit with an overall goal to make them competitive, encourage innovation and job creation.
19 July 2018
The ILO project Economic and Social Affairs Platform (ESAP) organized the third Annual Meeting of the Sub-regional Network of Agencies for Amicable Settlement of Labour Disputes on 4-6 July, 2018 in Arandjelovac, Serbia. The meeting brought together directors of bodies for peaceful settlement of labour disputes and labour conciliators from Bosnia and Herzegovina*, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, with the view of discussing legislative trends, sharing case management experiences and identifying future up-skilling needs.
12 July 2018
Practitioners and decision-makers from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the FYR of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia gathered in Budapest on 25-26 June 2018 to participate in the closing event of the first peer-learning programme for public employment agencies from the region.
29 June 2018
This issue reports on ILO programme developments and new projects in the Central and Eastern European region.
15 June 2018
The Center for Social Policy, a Belgrade-based think tank organised the conference “The future of the welfare state” with support from the ILO and other UN agencies on 6-8 June 2018 in Belgrade, Serbia. The conference gathered 200 participants from the region and beyond and created a new regional platform to explore challenges and showcase policies that lead to better governance and quality of life for citizens. Mr. Zarko Sunderic, Director of the Center for Social Policy, said the objective of the forum is the improvement of the quality of life in the region.
Peer-to-peer learning at work: Montenegro Government delegation visits ILO project on local employment partnerships in Bosnia and Herzegovina
22 May 2018
Employment challenges might be very specific to regions and territories. In Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), a cooperation project of local municipalities, employment services, employers and schools implemented by the ILO with support from EU has proven to be a successful approach to create jobs for the long-term unemployed and other vulnerable people. The good news spread quickly beyond BiH and in March 2018 a Government delegation from Montenegro led by Edina Desič, Deputy Minister of Labour, visited the municipality of Orašje, BiH, to learn how to support these partnerships for employment promotion.
New ILO report: Women and men in the informal economy: A statistical picture—What do data reveal about Central and Eastern Europe?
08 May 2018
28 March 2018
The chart (annex of the Resource Guide on Promoting decent work opportunities for Roma) explains the root causes and the cycle of poverty and marginalization, as well as the policies and instruments that can break the cycle.
25 February 2018
This issue reports on ILO programme developments and new projects in the Central and Eastern European region, and features interviews with ILO partners.
Promising results at half time: ILO comes out with mid-term evaluation of Local Employment Partnerships
23 February 2018
An internal mid-term evaluation of the ILO Local Employment Partnerships (LEP) program in Bosnia and Herzegovina shows that the EU funded project has proven to be a laboratory for designing local and customized solutions for employment challenges in municipalities or regions of the country. Through a competitive call more than 150 project applications were received. The best 15 proposals received a grant for implementing their proposals and have started to train unemployed with the objective of reintegrating them into the labour market.