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. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Autonomy, voice and participation of persons with disabilities in Serbia

    2 May 2018 - 31 December 2019

    The intervention responds to priority areas concerning the position and rights of persons with disabilities in Serbia – equality before the law, equality of women and girls with disabilities and the right to work. The activities are foreseen to generate legislative interventions in strategic areas, change cultural norms and awareness of main stakeholders, build and strengthen capacities of target groups and stakeholders. The overall aim is to advance the autonomy, voice and participation of persons with disabilities in Serbia, in sustainable and measurable qualitative and quantitative terms.

  5. Technical support on employment policies for youth, women and migrants in Moldova

    1 October 2017 - 31 October 2019

    The project aims to improve employment policies with particular attention to women and young people. The focus of the intervention will be on the implementation of the National Employment Policy, the design and implementation of the Territorial/Local Employment Pacts and the implementation of the recommendations coming from the functional audit of the Public Employment Service.

  6. Enhancing the Labour Administration Capacity to Improve Working Conditions and Tackle Undeclared Work

    1 July 2017 - 30 June 2019

    The Project contributes to the implementation of the European Union (EU) - Ukraine Association Agreement (in force since the 1 September, 2017) and its relevant annexes as well as of the International Labour Organization (ILO) Conventions No. 81 and 129 on labour inspection, ratified by Ukraine in 2004

  7. © Milorad Drča / ILO 2018

    Economic and Social Affairs Platform Project in the Western Balkans

    1 April 2016 - 31 March 2019

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) will jointly create a sub-regional Western Balkans Platform on Employment and Social Affairs in order to strengthen subregional cooperation in adopting and implementing effective labour market and social policy reforms.

  8. © Brilanta Kadillari / ILO 2018

    Support to Local Employment Partnerships in Bosnia and Herzegovina Project

    1 February 2016 - 31 January 2019

    As one component of the EU Programme for Local Development and Employment, this ILO implemented project seeks to foster sustainable and partnership-driven active labour market frameworks at the local level in Bosnia and Herzegovina for an increased access to formal employment, particularly in flood-affected areas.

  9. Enhancing jobs and schooling decision of Moldovan youth

    15 December 2017 - 31 December 2018

    The project offers opportunities to fill some of the information gaps that young Moldovans face in making schooling and jobs decisions by introducing an adapted and innovated version of the ‘Surfing the labour market’ tool which is an online platform and a phone application. A partnership of relevant and concerned institutions (including the employment offices, career centres, schools, employers) is responsible for the adaptation of this package in a move to improve its effectiveness and also ensure follow up to this intervention. The project is realized with the support of the Government of the Czech Republic.

  10. Promoting Decent Work Opportunities for Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian Youth in Kosovo

    21 December 2016 - 21 December 2018

    The project will assist the public institutions and the social partners to implement the Strategy and Action Plan for Inclusion of the Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian communities in Kosovo society. The aim is to increase their capacity and the capacity of RAE communities themselves to implement effective gender-sensitive strategies to promote decent work for RAE youth.