Labour market integration
22 August 2018
On August 9th, 2018 the Government of Moldova introduced a new Employment Promotion Law. With a very low labour force participation rate (slightly above 40 percent in 2017), Moldova is faltering far behind its peers in the region. The law aims at more employment opportunities and better life prospects for many Moldovans, both women and men. The ILO has provided technical guidance and played a facilitating role in the process leading up to the adoption of the new law.
Occupational Safety and Health in mines
16 August 2018
The ILO project on improving safety and health in Ukrainian mines brought together for the first time ever 28 top executives of mining corporations to increase their awareness about their responsibilities and the business case for investing into work safety.
Crowdworking in Ukraine
02 August 2018
Translator, Julia Gotra, has made a success of working on a digital labour platform. However, an ILO report on online work in Ukraine shows that there are also risks associated with this new flexible way of working.
Social dialogue at the workplace
30 July 2018
The ILO organized a two-day workshop to enhance Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) through social dialogue at the workplace in Tirana, Albania. The meeting took place on 26-27 April 2018, within the EU-funded project “Economic and Social Affairs Platform” (ESAP), in cooperation with the Albanian Ministry of Economy and Finance and the National Labour Inspectorate. Eighty labour inspectors and representatives of the social partners examined how the functioning of enterprise-based OSH committees in the construction sector should be improved.
19 July 2018
The ILO project Economic and Social Affairs Platform (ESAP) organized the third Annual Meeting of the Sub-regional Network of Agencies for Amicable Settlement of Labour Disputes on 4-6 July, 2018 in Arandjelovac, Serbia. The meeting brought together directors of bodies for peaceful settlement of labour disputes and labour conciliators from Bosnia and Herzegovina*, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, with the view of discussing legislative trends, sharing case management experiences and identifying future up-skilling needs.
Local employment partnerships
18 July 2018
New ILO programme brings together businesses, schools, employment services, the social partners and other civil society organizations to create jobs for youth, women and people in rural areas.
Better employment services
12 July 2018
Practitioners and decision-makers from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the FYR of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia gathered in Budapest on 25-26 June 2018 to participate in the closing event of the first peer-learning programme for public employment agencies from the region.
Enterprise development and job creation
Is small still beautiful? ILO supports FYR Macedonia in coming out with new small enterprise strategy
29 June 2018
In April 2018, the Macedonian Government adopted a new 5-year strategy to support the growth of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). The ILO assisted the Ministry of Economy in the development of the strategy and the accompanying action plan 2018-2020 as SMEs are a major job creation engine.
22 June 2018
Ukraine is among the countries with the highest rates of work accidents in mines. Therefore the ILO trains miners on the prevention of accidents in the industry.
Social policies, better life quality
15 June 2018
The Center for Social Policy, a Belgrade-based think tank organised the conference “The future of the welfare state” with support from the ILO and other UN agencies on 6-8 June 2018 in Belgrade, Serbia. The conference gathered 200 participants from the region and beyond and created a new regional platform to explore challenges and showcase policies that lead to better governance and quality of life for citizens. Mr. Zarko Sunderic, Director of the Center for Social Policy, said the objective of the forum is the improvement of the quality of life in the region.