Partnership for youth employment in the Commonwealth of Independent States (YEP CIS)

The crisis of youth employment was a main subject discussed by the Conference of the International Labour Organization in 2012. Representatives of governments, employer organizations and trade unions of 185 countries called for urgent and immediate action to reverse the youth employment crisis and the threat of losing a generation of young people whose skills and talents are under-estimated or wasted. They also called for the ILO to provide global leadership in addressing the crisis through partnerships and alliances at global, regional and country level.

The technical cooperation project, financially supported by the PAO Lukoil and implemented by the ILO, seeks to improve the effectiveness of youth employment policies and programmes in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and the Russian Federation (as well as six more countries: Armenia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan) to establish a framework for regional cooperation and knowledge sharing on youth employment.

The project addresses disadvantaged young people, such as low-skilled youth, those who dropped out from school, those who face difficulties in entering the labour market due to the lack of work experience, and other groups of disadvantaged youth, with particular emphasis on youth at risk of social exclusion and those exposed to anti-social behaviours.

Latest from YEP CIS

  1. News

    Students of Gubkin State University Visit ILO Moscow Office

    13 October 2016

    On October 13, 2016 the ILO Office in Moscow held a meeting with participants of the Executive MBA Programme of the Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas (National Research University).

  2. News

    Peer review of Youth Employment Policies and Programmes in Yerevan

    08 October 2016

    On 5-6 October 2016 Yerevan, capital of Armenia, hosted the fifth round of Voluntary Peer Review of Youth Employment Policies and Programmes.

  3. News

    Entrepreneurship Programme for Job Seekers in Azerbaijan

    01 October 2016

    In implementing the Sustainable Development Agenda 2030, Azerbaijan is establishing a comprehensive employment policy framework through developing and implementing a National Employment Strategy 2030.

  4. News

    Tackling Youth Employment Challenges: Workshop for Employers’ Organizations

    30 September 2016

    Representatives of employers’ organizations from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Russian Federation and Uzbekistan gathered at the ILO’s International Training Center (ITC) in Turin on 26-29 September 2016.

  5. Video

    New opportunities, new perceptions: a wage subsidy programme for young job seekers in Kalmykia

    30 June 2016

    Millions of young people around the world are facing the same problem: no job and few job prospects when they enter the labour market. It's especially frustrating for young people with high academic qualifications. Increasingly, they are learning that getting the highest education possible is no longer a guarantee of getting a good job. But an innovative strategy built on partnerships from all levels of society is changing that, and changing young people's perceptions of what kind of job is most suitable for them.