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

    ILO Mission Visits Komi Republic to Discuss Partnerships for Youth Employment and Work Based Learning

    12 October 2018

    On 11-12 October 2018, the ILO mission made a first visit to Syktyvkar, Komi Republic, one of the new target regions within the ILO project “Partnerships for Youth Employment in the CIS”, public-private partnership between ILO and Lukoil.

  2. News

    Promoting decent work for young people through Regional Pacts and partnerships within and across the Regions of the Russian Federation

    16 August 2018

    On 16 August, the ILO Moscow Office held a meeting to coordinate the implementation of the youth employment priorities of a number of Regions of the Russian Federation. This work is supported by the project “Partnerships for Youth Employment in the CIS”, a landmark public-private partnership between ILO and Lukoil.

  3. News

    Training Course for Public Employment Service Conducted in Baku on 3-6 July 2018

    06 July 2018

    The course is the fourth one in a series of capacity building activities aimed at strengthening the Public Employment Service (PES) in Azerbaijan conducted in 2017-2018 within the framework of the ILO Project “Partnerships for Youth Employment in the CIS”.

  4. Our impact, their voices

    “Now I fend for myself, this makes a big difference”

    22 June 2018

    The ILO wage subsidy programme supports employers who recruit and train young people, helping them to enter the labour market.

  5. 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.