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 55 staff members.

Upcoming events

  1. Conference "The future of work in Serbia--the future is now"
    23-24 October, 2018 Belgrade, Serbia

    The aim of the conference is to discuss preconditions and opportunities for the development of a knowledge-based economy in Serbia embedded in the Decent Work agenda. The conference will facilitate policy dialogue discussion between leading European experts in the field, Serbian policymakers, the academia, domestic companies already mastering the digital change, unions, and civil society representatives. The output of the conference will be a road-map for joint evidence-based policy making for the future of work. The conference is organized by the Public Policy Research Center with support of the ILO.

  2. Labour: Our Life. Documentary films on the world of work at 15th Verzió Human Rights Documentary Film Festival
    6-11 November, 2018. Budapest, Hungary

    In collaboration with Verzió Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, the ILO supports a thematic block of 7 documentary films focusing on labour issues entitled "Labour: Our Life".  The captivating stories from all over the world explore the working conditions in Ukrainian coal mines, a case of slavery in Hungary, the daily life of construction workers in Qatar to name just a few issues from the long list the films look at. The detailed programme can be found here.

  3. 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.