Europe and Central Asia

8th European Regional Meeting

The 8th European Regional Meeting (ERM) will provide the space for governments and worker and employer organisations, from across Europe and Central Asia, to come together and shape the ILO's future strategy in the European and Central Asian member countries of the ILO. There will also be a high level panel discussion with Prime Ministers from several European countries and representatives from worker and employer organisations.

At four-yearly intervals, the European Regional Meeting brings together the political, economic and social actors from the countries of the region. This Eighth Meeting will focus particularly on the themes taken up in the report of the Director-general.
The global financial and economic crisis will doubtless make the context for decent work in Europe and Central Asia more difficult. An update on the latest developments regarding the financial and economic crisis in the region together with a review of the policy packages applied by different countries to mitigate its adverse impact as well as the ILO's policy recommendations is available below:

Report of the Director-General

The Report of the Director-General to the Eighth European Regional Meeting consists of two volumes. Volume I is entitled Delivering decent work in Europe and Central Asia and is divided into two parts. Part 1 provides an overview of recent world of work trends in the region. Part 2 contains seven background thematic chapters. Volume II is entitled Towards decent work outcomes: A review of ILO work for 2005–08.

Volume I

The National Reports on Decent Work of the countries listed below provided valuable background information in the preparation of the Director-General's Report, Volume I, Parts 1 and 2. These Country Reports have NOT been edited. The opinions expressed in these reports rest soley with their authors, and do not constitute an endorsement by the International Labour Office of the opinions expressed in them.
Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Italy, Macedonia, Netherlands, Poland, Russian Federation, Russian Federation (Annex), Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, Ukraine, Ukraine (Annex)

Volume II

Fact sheets

Economic and employment trends
Quality of working life
Rights at work
Social dialogue
Social protection
New wage challenges