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The ILO publishes a wide range of books, reports, working papers, training manuals, CD-ROMs relevant to the world of work in Central and Eastern Europe. Some of these can be downloaded directly. Others can be requested in hard copy from the Budapest Information Center ( All publications of the DWT/CO-Budapest (including those published before 2009) are available in Labordoc, database of ILO publications.


  1. Ensuring social security benefits for Ukrainian migrant workers

    20 February 2013

    This publication reviews the development of national migration policy in Ukraine (particularly labour migration policy), analyzes the current status of the international coordination of social security, and suggests measures for improvement.

  2. Social security coordination for non-EU countries in South and Eastern Europe: a legal analysis

    20 February 2013

    This publication presents a comparative review of the international legal instruments for social security coordination available for non-EU countries. The publication is intended to serve as an informational base for developing national strategy for social security agreements. Its primarily focus is on the countries in South and Eastern Europe, many of which are on route to acceding to the EU. However, the main conclusions regarding, in particular, the bilateral agreements will be valid for other non-EU countries as well.


  1. Recovering from the crisis through social dialogue in the new EU Member States: the case of Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovenia

    20 December 2012

    This publication provides an analysis on the role social dialogue and tripartite institutions played in response to the recent global economic crisis in four Central and Eastern European countries, namely Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Slovenia and Poland.

  2. Information newsletter of the migration project in Ukraine 2012/1

    22 October 2012

    Bi-annual information newsletter of the project “Effective Governance of Labour Migration and its Skill Dimensions”

  3. Information newsletter 2012/1

    29 June 2012

    Bi-annual information newsletter of the project “Effective Governance of Labour Migration and its Skill Dimensions” in Moldova

  4. Skills Policies for Economic Diversification in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

    08 June 2012

    Enhancing local skills policies for the food and tourism sectors

  5. The gender pay gap in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

    11 May 2012

    Significant gender differences with regard to wages and remuneration are prevalent in labour markets in every country of the world. In the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, however, they seem particularly high. According to one study, women’s average net wage in 2006 was 27.4 per cent lower than that of men. The paper provides an important overview of women’s employment in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia in the last 15 years, and presents a picture of gender equality in today’s labour market through data and the review of literature.

  6. Employment injury protection in Serbia: issues and options

    02 May 2012

    This report describes the current system in Serbia in light of the principles of employment injury protection and looks at occupational safety and health issues in the context of current economic conditions and challenges.

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