ILO in Central and Eastern Europe

  • Mile Radivojević, director of the Agency for Peaceful Settlement of Labour Disputes, Serbia

    How did the ILO help?

    “The ILO assistance allowed us to re-vitalize and promote the alternative dispute resolution mechanism in Serbia, which has seen an ever greater use among workers and employers. In 2018, we resolved 464 individual and 14 collective disputes out the 957 cases received. Only in the 1st quarter of 2019, the number of labour disputes referred to the Agency reached the record level of 1,700.”

  • Senad Jašarević, mediator in labour disputes, Serbia

    How did the ILO help?

    "Practical knowledge and skills acquired in ILO trainings were vital for my recent success in resolving a collective labour dispute. The employer refused to sign a collective agreement and did not want to recognize the company-level trade union as representative at the Novi Sad Television, which affected over 1,200 employees. The new skills helped me convince the employer to come to terms with his employees and recognize their right to freedom of association“.

  • Svitlana Kotenko, Managing Director of FoodEx, Kyiv, Ukraine

    How did the ILO help?

    “I participated in the 'Start and Improve Your Business' training of the ILO. At the course, I developed my own business plan, benefitted from a grant and connected with an expert network to support me. Following, I managed to scale up my business, starting with 3 staff, currently employing 35 people with franchises in 6 cities."

  • Stefan Djurica, chef, Bosnia and Herzegovina

    How did the ILO help? 

    Stefan Djurica completed a vocational training course supported by the EU-funded Local Employment Partnership project implemented by the ILO in Capljina, BiH. “Without proper qualifications, I had struggled to find a job for 3 years. By finishing the training, I became a chef and was quickly hired by a local restaurant”. 

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Upcoming events

ILO100 events in the region

Conference "The Future of Work: confronting visions, conflicting policies?"
4-5 December, 2019 Belgrade, Serbia
Organiser: Public Policy Research Center, supported by ILO