Programmes and projects


  1. Inclusive labour markets for job creation in Ukraine

    1 December 2017 - 1 December 2022

    In view of the complex labour market situation the new ILO program funded by Denmark goes for an integrated approach based on three pillars. The program will modernize the services of the Ukrainian public employment services enabling them to offer more effective and inclusive active labour market policies. A strong skills component aims at closing the skills mismatch by better alligning the skills of new labour market entrants with the demand from the private sector. Finally, the program will support social dialogue mechanisms to solve critical issues such as informal employment, wages, or gender discrimination.

  2. Activate Women - Increased capacities for labour market inclusion of disadvantaged women as Covid-19 response measure

    1 June 2021 - 31 October 2022

    The overall objective of the project is to promote the inclusion of women (aged 25-49) in the labour market. The project supports the Employment Agency of Montenegro (EAM) in piloting an innovative active labour market programme (ALMP), specifically designed to overcome gender-specific barriers in Montenegro.

  3. Employment and Social Affairs Platform

    1 November 2019 - 31 October 2022

    Phase 2 of this regional project funded by EU will continue working on peaceful settlement of labour disputes, improving labour inspections, and strenghtening economic and social councils as platforms for policy dialogue (see also In addition, the project will start working on combating undeclared work.

  4. Job creation for vulnerable groups in three sectors in Ukraine

    1 February - 30 September 2022

    This action-oriented research project will lay the foundations of a larger programme which will generate job opportunities for people at risk of socio-economic exclusion in Ukraine. It will focus on three sectors which can generate employment for youth and women in vulnerable circumstances and at risk of labour market exclusion, including forcibly displaced persons of working age. The market systems analyses in the three sectors will identify the key systemic constraints to productive and decent employment, and a portfolio of concrete, systemic interventions per sector.

  5. Access to Justice in Labour Disputes through Mediation and Conciliation in Albania

    1 September 2019 - 30 September 2022

    The project aims to improve access to justice for all, including vulnerable groups of workers through peaceful settlement of labour disputes, collective bargaining and collective agreements, and the creation of informed policies on amicable settlements of labour disputes.

  6. Towards the Sustainable Development Goals Financing Ecosystem in Bosnia and Herzegovina

    1 July 2020 - 1 July 2022

    The joint intervention of five UN agencies aims to develop finance reviews, foster social dialogue and support the governments at national and sub-national levels to help them achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

  7. Business Unusual: Reimagining Education for Marginalized Girls and Boys during and post COVID-19 in Bosnia and Herzegovina

    15 October 2020 - 15 April 2022

    The project seeks to strengthen the capacities of education authorities, teachers and trainers in three pilot administrative units: Republika Srpska, Una-Sana Canton and West-Herzegovina Canton. The aim is to provide quality and inclusive e-learning and blended learning during and beyond the pandemic, and to address disadvantaged girls and boys and gender-issues.

  8. World of Work in Montenegro: Paving the road to recovery

    1 July 2021 - 31 March 2022

    The project will support the transformation of labour market and employment policy state institutions in order to promote effective labour market governance. The end beneficiaries of the project are working-age women and men who will benefit from better policy measures to support jobs and incomes during the crisis, especially women, young people, long-term unemployed, persons with disabilities, and employers.

  9. To strengthen Bosnia and Herzegovina capacity for generating growth and employment through support to competitiveness and innovation

    1 April 2018 - 31 March 2022

    The ILO, in partnership with UNDP and the German Development Agency (GIZ), implements an EU-funded project to give a financial boost to private companies, farmers and entrepreneurs in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Through the project, companies can apply for development funds. Local institutions will receive technical assistance to create a supporting environment for the private sector. Small and start-up businesses, young enterpreneurs, rural women and vulnerable groups will benefit with an overall goal to make them competitive, encourage innovation and job creation.


  1. Enabling Employment Opportunities for Asylum Seekers in Albania

    1 March - 31 December 2021

    The project aims to increase opportunities for the labour market integration of asylum seekers, refugees and other individuals granted international protection in Albania.