February 2009

  1. 8th European Regional Meeting - Facts on social dialogue

    09 February 2009

    Over the past 10 to 15 years, the industrial relations’ map of Europe and Central Asia has changed significantly. While in the early 1990s, social dialogue was practiced in less than half the region, in 2008 the large majority of countries at least formally adhere to the concept, despite numerous obstacles and weaknesses.

  2. 8th European Regional Meeting - Facts on fundamental rights at work

    09 February 2009

    Europe and Central Asia is the region with the highest ratification rate of the ILO’s eight fundamental Conventions linked to the 1998 Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. This high level of commitment to fundamental principles and rights at work offers a firm basis for the implementation of the ILO’s Decent Work Agenda. However, problems of implementation remain in all parts of the region.

  3. 8th European Regional Meeting - Facts on quality of working life

    09 February 2009

    Wages, working time and work organization, maternity protection and the work-life balance are some of the many interlinked dimensions of the quality of working life and of decent work.

  4. 8th European Regional Meeting - Facts on flexicurity

    09 February 2009

    Policymakers all over Europe are facing the crucial challenge of regulating a rapidly evolving labour market in the context of the globalized economy. Will they listen to calls made for greater flexibility or can they place their trust in a “flexicurity” model: new ways of balancing flexibility and security in relation to employment, income and social protection?

  5. 8th European Regional Meeting - Facts on economic and employment trends: A time of challenges and opportunities

    09 February 2009

    The period 1995–2007 saw a number of political and economic developments in Europe and Central Asia, including the expansion of the EU from 12 to 27 member States. During this time, the economy in the region has become more integrated and diverse, employment rates rose in most countries and unemployment decreased. Yet by early 2009, the global economic situation had changed dramatically.