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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. Project “Effective Governance of Labour Migration and its Skills Dimensions”

    01 March 2012

    The Project “Effective governance of labour migration and its skills dimensions” in Ukraine and Republic of Moldova will seek to develop the capacity of relevant actors in the Government, Parliament and Workers’ and Employers’ organizations to contribute to adequate migration management.

  2. Work Inequalities in the Crisis: Evidence from Europe

    24 February 2012

    This book provides an in-depth overview of the effects of the crisis on inequalities in the world of work. It examines these inequalities multi-dimensionally, looking at employment, wages and incomes, working conditions and social dialogue.

  3. The Impact of the Crisis on Wages in South-East Europe

    31 January 2012

    What has been the wage impact of the financial and economic crisis in South-East Europe? What structural weaknesses in wage institutions have been highlighted by the crisis? And what are the policy issues that actors in the region – governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations – should urgently address?


  1. Gender and Employment in Bosnia and Herzegovina - A Country Study

    20 December 2011

    The report examines the current economic situation in the country,the status of women in employment, and relevant legislation.

  2. Pension reform in Central and Eastern Europe: in times of crisis, austerity and beyond

    19 December 2011

    The paper reviews the performance of the current pension system during the period of the global economic crisis, and through comparative analysis provides possible solutions to the challenges which these countries are facing.

  3. Social Security for Migrant Workers - A rights-based approach

    23 November 2011

    In an increasingly globalizing world, the estimated number of migrant workers worldwide swelled to 105 million in 2010. The dynamic nature of global labour markets requires that national social security systems take necessary steps to ensure migrant workers’ rights to social security through effective international coordination. This publication is intended to serve as a comprehensive guide for the international coordination of social security, covering both basic principles and practical aspects. This publication is closely related to a series of training modules published by the ILO in 2010 dealing with the coordination of social security.

  4. Youth Employment Action Plan 2010-2013

    17 November 2011

    Over the last several years, growing political attention has been given to youth employment in Albania, where the difficulties young people face in entering and remaining in the labour market are compounded by the additional burden of large numbers of young people who are engaged in the informal economy. Youth unemployment, underemployment and informality impose heavy costs on Albania. Long unemployment spells early in life and extended periods in the informal economy affect the prospects of young people to secure a career job and a decent wage. High percentages of unemployed youth mean that investments in education and training are wasted, that there is a reduced taxation base and higher welfare costs.

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