30 October 2018
On 27 September, 2018, a group of ILO constituents from the Western Balkans, Moldova and Ukraine, participants of the ILO Regional Research Seminar, visited the Budapest Complex Center of Vocational Training (BCCVT) and Manfréd Weiss Vocational School, situated in an industrial complex outside Budapest. Participants gained an insight into Hungary’s TVET-system and specifically into the innovative teaching methods applied at this school.
29 October 2018
On 25-28 September, 2018 the ILO brought together a group of its constituents in Central and Eastern Europe for a training on key labour market and social policy issues in the region. The objective of the training was to provide participants with the latest evidence in order to support them in their role as advocates for the decent work agenda.
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
An average of approx. 3,000 cases are handled every year by Alternative Dispute Resolution Agencies in Western Balkans, with a settlement rate of approx. 70 %. The vast majority are individual disputes related to dismissal and non-payment of wages. The ILO organized the third Annual Meeting of the Eastern European network of these agencies on 4-6 July, 2018 in Arandjelovac, Serbia exchanging on how to further scale up these services.
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.