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

    Round Table on Encouraging Young People's Interest in Working in the Far North

    13 March 2017

    The round table was held in Murmansk, Russia, on 13 March as part of the Third Arctic Trade Union School for young trade unionists organised with support from the ILO's "Partnerships for Youth Employment in the CIS" project implemented in cooperation with the Russian oil company LUKOIL.

  2. News

    Baku Hosts PES Course under 2017-2030 Employment Strategy

    01 March 2017

    On 27 February – 1 March 2017, ILO Moscow Office conducted a three-day training course in Baku for employees of Public Employment Services (PES) of Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of Population.

  3. News

    CIS and BRICS Representatives Meet in Turin to Discuss Youth Employment

    29 January 2017

    On 23 to 28 January 2017, Turin, Italy, hosted a subregional conference on youth employment, attended by representatives of the CIS and BRICS countries, tripartite members of the regional youth employment network established within the framework of the LUKOIL-funded ILO Project "Partnerships on Youth Employment in the CIS," the ILO Moscow and ILO HQ officials and international experts.

  4. News

    Strengthening Employment Services in Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan

    28 January 2017

    A training course on Strengthening Employment Services in Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan was held on 23 – 27 January 2017 at the ILO International Training Centre in Turin.

  5. 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).