Overview of current projects

The ILO operates a wide range of programmes and projects in Central and Eastern Europe focusing on international labour standards, job creation, social security, social dialogue and equality and discrimination at work. The overall purpose of this technical cooperation is to support implementation of the Decent Work agenda in each country.
  1. Inclusive labour markets for job creation in Ukraine

    1 December 2017 - 1 December 2022

    In view of the complex labour market situation the new ILO program funded by Denmark goes for an integrated approach based on three pillars. The program will modernize the services of the Ukrainian public employment services enabling them to offer more effective and inclusive active labour market policies. A strong skills component aims at closing the skills mismatch by better alligning the skills of new labour market entrants with the demand from the private sector. Finally, the program will support social dialogue mechanisms to solve critical issues such as informal employment, wages, or gender discrimination.

  2. Access to Justice in Labour Disputes through Mediation and Conciliation

    1 October 2019 - 30 September 2022

    The project aims to improve access to fair, fast and inclusive access to justice for all, including vulnerable categories of workers (youth, old, informal, women, low skilled) through peaceful settlement of labour disputes, collective bargaining and collective agreements, and creation of informed policies on amicable settlements of labour disputes.

  3. To strengthen Bosnia and Herzegovina capacity for generating growth and employment through support to competitiveness and innovation

    1 April 2018 - 31 March 2022

    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.

  4. Strengthening social dialogue in North Macedonia

    1 January 2019 - 30 June 2021

    The project aims at improving social dialogue as a means to create more and better jobs in North Macedonia. It will support the participation of social dialogue institutions in policy making at national and local levels and foster the practice of regular consultations through the national and local economic and social councils. It will create conditions for the social partners so that they are better equipped to provide quality policy advice and deliver demand-driven services.

  5. Promoting Inclusive Labour Market Solutions in the Western Balkans

    17 November 2018 - 31 May 2021

    The overall objective of the project is to make national and local labour markets more inclusive. The project seeks to ensure that labour market institutions at the national and local levels have improved capacities to design and implement, in partnership with the private sector and the civil society, inclusive policies and programmes for individuals at risk of social and labour market exclusion.

  6. Improving labour market governance through effective social dialogue over labour reforms in Montenegro

    19 February 2019 - 19 January 2021

    The project will aim at improving the effectiveness of tripartite social dialogue in Montenegro. It will strengthen the capacities of actors and institutions of social dialogue, especially that of trade unions and the Social Council to play a more effective role in labour market governance.

  7. Improved national normative framework to protect wages in Ukraine

    14 December 2018 - 31 December 2020

    The overall objective of the project is to protect wages by improving the national normative framework through social dialogue. It is expected that by the end of the intervention, tripartite constituents would have agreed on the measures to address the issues of wages (wage arrears, minimum wage and equal pay) and started their implementation.

  8. Measurement, awareness-raising and policy engagement project to accelerate action against child labour and forced labour in Serbia

    17 June 2019 - 17 December 2020

    The project aims to build and apply the critical knowledge needed to inform policy choices to combat child labour and forced labour, and to support measures to address these challenges in key countries (including Serbia). In support of this effort, the project develops knowledge, advocacy, capacity-building and global action necessary to eradicate child labour and forced labour.

  9. Young people learn about rights at work

    14 January 2019 - 31 May 2020

    The idea of the project is to use gamification of the Rights@Work instruction materials in schools and other contexts to raise young people's awareness of their rights at work. Areas to be covered include important guidance on how to avoid the traps of informal economy, understand their rights and obligations at work, know where they can obtain support and increase their participation in the governance of the labour market.

  10. ILO project to improve safety and health in the mining industry of Ukraine

    1 May 2017 - 31 March 2020

    The overall objective of the project is to reduce work accidents and occupational diseases in the mining industry of Ukraine through a systematic development of modern occupational safety and health (OSH) policies supported by enhanced capacity of social partners. The project will assist the constituents at policy level, strengthen the capacity of social partners to implement practical OSH management measures at the workplace level, and promote occupational safety and preventative culture.