Programmes and projects


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  2. Women’s empowerment through entrepreneurship and better targeted services

    1 February - 31 December 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic has hit women disproportionately harder than men. The ILO-UNDP joint initiative aims to stimulate an economic recovery for women in Ukraine, out of the crisis.

  3. Skills for the strategic development of the IT sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina

    1 December 2020 - 31 December 2021

    The project implemented by the ILO “Transformative recovery for building back better: Skills for the strategic development of the IT sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina“, seeks to analyze skills deficits in the IT Sector in the country and to identify strategic interventions to address those deficits.

  4. Catalyzing Municipal Social Protection in Albania

    1 January 2020 - 31 December 2021

    The ILO/UNICEF joint programme aims to solve the lack of Municipal level ownership over the provision of social protection services to those at the greatest risk of being left behind in their communities.

  5. Promoting Inclusive Labour Market Solutions in the Western Balkans

    17 November 2018 - 31 December 2021

    The overall objective of the project is to make national and local labour markets more inclusive. The project seeks to ensure that labour market institutions at the national and local levels have improved capacities to design and implement, in partnership with the private sector and the civil society, inclusive policies and programmes for individuals at risk of social and labour market exclusion.

  6. Decent Work Country Programme of Albania 2017 - 2021

    26 April 2017 - 31 December 2021

    This DWCP and its priorities and outcomes are agreed upon after an extensive process of consultation with ILO's constituents in the country. The strategic priorities and outcomes will be pursued during the period 2017-2021 through joint action of the authorities and Social Partners in Albania and the ILO.

  7. Protecting workers and ensuring decent and safe working conditions during the COVID-19 crisis and recovery in Moldova

    20 September 2020 - 30 November 2021

    The objective of the intervention is to support the national efforts to ensure safe and healthy workplaces in the context of the current global pandemic crisis and beyond. The ILO will train the State Labour Inspectorate to conduct integrated workplace inspections.

  8. Activate!Youth in Montenegro

    1 December 2019 - 30 November 2021

    This two-year project will support Montenegro to bring youth under 29 years of age back to the labour market. Such ‘welfare-to-work’ programmes help Montenegro in meeting its commitments under the current and forthcoming Economic Reform Programmes (ERPs), whereby the EU has recommended to the country to ensure better coordination between employment activation measures and social benefit schemes.