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  1. © ILO/Márton Kovács 2018

    The future of work

    What does the digital future hold for Serbia?

    05 November 2018

    Organized with ILO assistance, the first annual conference following up on the Digital Agenda for the Western Balkans examined opportunities of a knowledge-based economy in Serbia.

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    Youth employment

    Teaching modern vocations: a visit to the Hungarian VET system

    30 October 2018

    On 27 September, 2018, a group of ILO constituents from the Western Balkans, Moldova and Ukraine, participants of the ILO Regional Research Seminar, visited the Budapest Complex Center of Vocational Training (BCCVT) and Manfréd Weiss Vocational School, situated in an industrial complex outside Budapest. Participants gained an insight into Hungary’s TVET-system and specifically into the innovative teaching methods applied at this school.

  3. Regional training for constituents

    How do I promote decent work?—Constituents’ voices

    29 October 2018

    On 25-28 September, 2018 the ILO brought together a group of its constituents in Central and Eastern Europe for a training on key labour market and social policy issues in the region. The objective of the training was to provide participants with the latest evidence in order to support them in their role as advocates for the decent work agenda.

  4. Sustainable Development Goals

    Trade unions in Europe and Central Asia join forces to promote SDGs

    15 October 2018

    Organizations from Europe and Central Asia met on 12 October in Moldova to coordinate their approach to achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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    Labour market integration

    A new law in Moldova projects more employment and better life opportunities

    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.

  6. Occupational Safety and Health in mines

    Safety pays: ILO trains top level managers of state coal mines in Ukraine on work safety

    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.

  7. © Michael Coghlan 2018

    Crowdworking in Ukraine

    Crowdworking in Ukraine: A success for some but concerns for others

    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.

  8. © GENT SHKULLAKU/AFP 2018

    Social dialogue at the workplace

    ILO bolsters occupational safety and health committees in Albanian construction sector

    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.

  9. Labour rights

    Sub-regional network of Labour Dispute Agencies meet in Serbia

    19 July 2018

    An average of approx. 3,000 cases are handled every year by Alternative Dispute Resolution Agencies in Western Balkans, with a settlement rate of approx. 70 %. The vast majority are individual disputes related to dismissal and non-payment of wages. The ILO organized the third Annual Meeting of the Eastern European network of these agencies on 4-6 July, 2018 in Arandjelovac, Serbia exchanging on how to further scale up these services.

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    Local employment partnerships

    ILO launches single biggest project in South-Eastern Europe to promote jobs in Ukraine

    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.