Hungary resources

  1. COVID-19 and the world of work: What are the responses of the ILO Office for Central and Eastern Europe?

    14 February 2020

    Central and Eastern Europe managed the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic (spring 2020) relatively well, but the region was heavily hit by the second and third wave in the fall/winter of 2020/21. The lockdowns and the global economic recession led to a steep economic decline in 2020. ILO estimates show that the crisis caused a strong reduction in economic activity and working time. Eastern Europe lost on average 8 per cent of all hours worked. This is equivalent to 10 Mio full-time jobs. Two thirds of these jobs were preserved as firms resorted to reduced working hours while the remaining one third of jobs were lost. The ILO figures for Western Balkan economies look very similar and report a loss of 8 per cent of hours worked (equivalent to around 560,000 employment losses). Forecasts say that GDP will reach its pre pandemic level by the end of 2021 or in 2022. However, uncertainty is high as these predictions assume that the region achieves a high vaccination rate and will not face more waves of the pandemic. Experience from other economic crisis shows that the labour market will only react to the economic recovery with a time lag.

  2. What does the new WORLD EMPLOYMENT AND SOCIAL OUTLOOK: TRENDS 2020 report say about Central and Eastern Europe?

    14 February 2020

  3. ILO Budapest Newsletter 2019 November

    12 November 2019

    This issue reports on ILO programme results in the Central and Eastern European region, introduces new projects, features new publications and new staff. News on ITUC Global Rights Index and a wage campaign to increase wages in the Balkans.

  4. CEELex Central and Eastern European Labour Legislation Database

    18 October 2019

    CEELex is a searchable online database offering information on the national labour laws in Central and Eastern Europe. Based on ILO conventions and more than 25 years of working experience in labour legislation in CEE, the database provides selected key information on labour and industrial relations in the region. The topics covered range from collective bargaining to working conditions (e.g. minimum wages, working hours), termination of employment contracts, labour dispute resolution, and non-standard forms of employment.

  5. ILO Budapest Newsletter 2019 July

    15 July 2019

    This issue reports on ILO programme results in the Central and Eastern European region, introduces a new project, features a new publication, training offers and new staff. It also tells how the ILO celebrates its Centenary.

  6. ITUC Global Rights Index shows workers’ rights are frequently violated in Central and Eastern Europe

    09 July 2019

    The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) released in June its yearly Global Rights Index. For 2019, it shows that Central and Eastern Europe still has a long way to go before workers can access the rights laid down in international labour standards. Yet, there are also positive developments.

  7. Skills Development and TVET: a valuable training offer for the CEE region

    25 April 2019

    Are you passionate about TVET, Skills Development or Youth Employment and would like to increase your knowledge in this highly complex policy area? The offer of the International Training Centre of the ILO (ITC-ILO) may be the right learning experience for you.

  8. ILO Budapest Newsletter 2019 April

    02 April 2019

    This issue reports on ILO programme developments in the Central and Eastern European region, introduces new projects, and features new publications and interviews with ILO partners.

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    Strengthening social protection for the future of work—extending the social security to workers in non-standard employment

    19 March 2019

    Europe has been experiencing a growing diversification in working arrangements, as exemplified through the decline of standard employment and the significant growth of non-standard forms of employment. These developments were discussed at a recent Conference "Automation, jobs and the future of work: understanding political and economic consequences" organized by the New Direction Foundation.

  10. Documentary films tell gripping human stories of what work means today

    29 January 2019

    ILO marked its Centenary by screening documentaries about labour issues from 7 countries all over the world in collaboration with Verzio International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival. The films are captivating imprints of the world of work today giving a sense of the profound changes work has been going through. And film-makers do not shy away from asking tough questions either.