ILO in Central and Eastern Europe

The ILO Decent Work Technical Support Team and Country Office for Central and Eastern Europe provides advisory services to 18 member countries to develop policies and programmes that promote more and better jobs for all women and men. The work of the office focuses on the four strategic objectives of the ILO, promoting rights at work, encouraging decent and productive employment, enhancing social protection, and strengthening social dialogue. Geographically, the office concentrates on the Western Balkans, Moldova, and Ukraine. The office was established in 1993 and is located in Budapest, Hungary, with additional offices in the region. The team currently consists of 60 staff members.

Our work in figures

Upcoming events

  1. ITC-ILO Academy on Employment: Learning from the past, preparing for the future
    6-17 May, 2019 Turin, Italy

    Responding to current and evolving labour market challenges, the Academy aims to build the capacities of government officials, social partners and other relevant stakeholders in designing and implementing effective policies and programmes, including national employment policies and programmes that target youth and women. It covers different aspects of monitoring and evaluation of interventions to promote evidence-based policy-making.  Further details here

    Enrolment deadline: 25 March, 2019
    A bilingual event held in English and French, with interpretation services provided during the entire programme.

  2. Sub-regional Conference for Economic and Social Councils
    Date and location TBC

    The conference will focus on the results and achievements in the implemention of the specific actions that the Economic and Social Councils (ESCs) have committed to to improve the functioning and effectiveness of the ESCs. Tripartite delegations, ESC secretariats and ILO officials will attend the meeting.

ILO100 events in the region

Local Employment Partnerships project closing conference
April, 2019 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Organiser: ILO, LEP project

Discussion on the ILO Global Commission Report on the Future of Work
16 April, 2019 Prague, Czech Republic
Organiser: Social Partners

"Towards the ILO Centenary: What future works for all?" international conference
25-26 April, 2019 Vilnius, Lithuania
Organiser: Lithuanian Ministry of Labour

"The Future of Social Dialogue"  workshop with Social Partners
6 May, 2019 Podgorica, Montenegro
Organiser: Ministry of Labour, Montenegro

"The ILO and Bulgaria--100 years and in the future" international conference
27-28 June, 2019 Sofia, Bulgaria
Organiser: Bulgarian Association for Labour Law and Social Security, Ministry of Labour and Social Policy

The ILO Centenary and the Future of Work conference
10-12 October, 2019 Zlatibor, Serbia
Organiser: Serbian Labour Law Association, supported by ILO and Austria