From the immediate crisis response to COVID-19 pandemic towards economic recovery – decent work in focus

Part V : "Role of social dialogue in supporting employment and advancing towards economic recovery"

Organised by the ILO DWT and Country Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia
13 July 2020, Monday
12:00 Moscow time

Building confidence through trust and dialogue is crucial to make policy measures effective. Especially in times of heightened social tension and a lack of trust in institutions, strengthened respect for, and reliance on mechanisms of social dialogue creates a strong basis for building the commitment of employers and workers to the joint action with governments. Enterprise-level social dialogue is also crucial.

Strengthening the capacity and resilience of employers’ and workers’ organizations is essential for facilitating enterprise level dialogue and improving employment policies and labor market institutions.

Social dialogue plays a paramount role in designing adequate, human-centered, inclusive and effective anti crisis policies, based on international labour standards and aiming to promote decent work principles, leading to a better post-pandemic “normality”.

Webinar discussants will present ILO vision of social dialogue, as well as international experience in applying social dialogue, in the context of the current economic crisis caused by COVID-19 pandemic.

ILO Moscow invited following speakers to share their views and insights on the above:
  • Ms. Olga Koulaeva, Director of the ILO DWT and Country Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia
  • Mr. Mikhail Pouchkin, Senior Employment Specialist of the ILO DWT and Country Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia
  • Mr. Leonid Andreev, ILO expert
  • Mr. Fedor Prokopov, ILO expert
  • Mr. Vladimir Curovic, Senior Specialist in Employers’ Activities
  • Mr. Gocha Aleksandria, Senior Specialist in Workers’ Activities
Moderator: Mr. Ramiro Pizarro, Manager of the Project “Partnerships for Youth Employment in the CIS”.

Webinar will be conducted in Russian and English. Q&A session will follow the presentation.