Serbia resources

  1. ILO Budapest Newsletter 2023 March

    23 March 2023

    This issue, among others, reports on the ILO response to the crisis in Ukraine caused by the aggression of the Russian Federation, after one year of war. The newsletter also introduces programme results and new projects, including an EU- and SIDA-funded 5-million EUR project in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and new collaborations with SECO and GIZ. Fresh publications and new staff are also featured in the newsletter.

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    Fair global supply chains: In Serbia, ILO and GIZ collaborate to improve grievance mechanisms

    06 March 2023

    Violations of human rights, as well as social and environmental standards continue to occur in global supply chains. Workers are often unable to report breaches of labour rights or industry practices detrimental to occupational safety and health. The Initiative for Global Solidarity of Germany wants to change this by developing complaint mechanisms in German companies’ supply chains. The ILO, with support from German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ), will work on improving the system of mediation and grievance in Serbian enterprises.

  3. MAP16 in Serbia: Measurement, awareness-raising and policy engagement to accelerate action against child labour and forced labour

    02 March 2023

    The project contributes to the promotion of decent work in Kosovo* by supporting the implementation of the Action Plan 2019-2021 of the Strategy on Child Rights 2019-2023 and priority interventions defined with the Work Plan of the Child Labour Committee for 2020.

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    What are the proven means to reduce informality?

    09 February 2023

    In our series of interviews with leading researchers, economists and policymakers, we interviewed Professor Ioana Alexandra Horodnic, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of Iași, Romania on how informality (including “envelope wages”) affects workers and society, and what measures work best in reducing it.

  5. Access to grievance mechanisms for workers in selected industries in Serbia

    03 February 2023

    The ILO and the GIZ will work together in order to provide workers in the automotive, electrical and textile industry in Serbia with better access to grievance mechanisms, including amicable settlement of labour disputes. The project will also aim at training compliance officers in these industries, with a goal of increased awareness of and reliance on grievance mechanisms.

  6. ILO Budapest Newsletter 2022 December

    08 December 2022

    This issue reports on the ILO response to the crisis caused by the war against Ukraine. The ILO published its service offer for the recovery and reconstruction of Ukraine through decent work promotion. The newsletter also introduces new beneficiary stories, programme results and a new project, a fresh publication and new staff.

  7. ILO Budapest team reunites and plans for future

    27 October 2022

    After almost three years, staff from across the region gathered for a workshop focused on addressing future challenges.​

  8. ILO Budapest Newsletter 2022 September

    22 September 2022

    This issue, among others, reports on the ILO response to the crisis caused by the war against Ukraine. With ILO support, workers' and employers' organisations from Ukraine continue to provide emergency aid to internally displaced people and to enterprises that had to relocate. The ILO expanded collaboration with the State Labour Inspectorate of Ukraine on informing Ukrainian refugees on the risks of human trafficking and labour exploitation. The newsletter also introduces programme results and new projects. fresh publications and new staff.

  9. Meet the Project Manager: MAP16 project to reduce child labour and forced labour in Serbia

    18 August 2022

    Milica Djordjevic, ILO National Project Coordinator of the MAP16 project, funded by the US Department of Labor, explains what she does to reduce child labour and forced labour in Serbia. Child labour means that children are too young for their work or it is harmful for them. The ILO has been supporting governments for decades to address their child labour concerns, always tailoring interventions to local needs. In 2017, the ILO and its partners came out with a strategy which defines country priorities. In addition, the ILO conducted a national survey in 2021 which shows that 9.5% of children in Serbia are in child labour, mainly in agriculture. The ILO trained about 400 professionals (social workers, police, prosecutors and labour inspectors) to identify child labour situations. Checklists, tools and standards are at their disposal to tackle cases. The decree on hazardous child labour was adopted so that children in child labour or forced labour can receive immediate assistance.

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    ITUC Global Rights Index 2022 shows that many workers in Central and Eastern Europe have no access to rights

    19 July 2022

    In July 2022, the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) released its yearly Global Rights Index. It shows that in Europe, the most frequently violated rights have been the right to strike and the right to bargain collectively. Through ratifications of ILO Conventions, governments of Central and Eastern Europe made obligations to implement workers’ rights. In reality, many workers face obstacles in accessing their rights.