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

    Second Phase of the ILO Project “Partnerships for Youth Employment in the CIS” Takes Off in Astrakhan

    23 May 2018

    On May 22-23, a kick-off conference for the second phase of the ILO Project “Partnerships for Youth Employment in the CIS” launched in Russia was held in Astrakhan.

  2. News

    Subregional conference sums up results of Youth Employment Project, identifies priorities for Phase 2

    16 February 2018

    TURIN (ILO News) - On 13-16 February, a sub-regional kick-off conference for the second phase of the ILO Project “Partnerships for Youth Employment in the CIS" was held. The second phase will be implemented in 2018-2022 by ILO Moscow with financial support of the Russian company LUKOIL.

  3. News

    “Start and Improve Your Business” Training of Trainers Held in Nalchik

    10 December 2017

    A training of trainers under the International Labour Organization (ILO) programme “Start and Improve Your Business” was held on 4-9 December 2017 in Nalchik, the capital of Kabardino-Balkaria, Russian Federation. Experts from the state institutions and non-government organizations of Kabardino-Balkaria and North Ossetia dealing with vocational education and entrepreneurship and employment support took part in the training. It was sponsored by the ILO project “Youth Employment Partnerships in the Commonwealth of Independent States”.

  4. News

    ILO Project Helps Disadvantaged Young People Enter the Labour Market

    17 November 2017

    The ILO supports the Agency for Employment of the Perm Territory, Russian Federation, in improving its package of programmes and services to the population. For that purpose, the ILO pilots wage subsidy programme with mentorship targeting disadvantaged young people.

  5. News

    Entrepreneurship Programme Launched in Kalmykia, Russian Federation

    27 June 2017

    The ILO supports the Ministry of Social Development, Labour and Employment of the Republic of Kalmykia in building capacities of its staff all over the Republic to deliver entrepreneurship training to the job seekers in all the employment centers across Kalmykia. For that purpose, the ILO implements its «Start and Improve Your Business» (SIYB) programme, the largest entrepreneurship-training programme of its kind; present in more than 100 countries around the world and having generated more than 9 million jobs.