ILO Budapest Newsletter 2018 February

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

2018 February full issue online



Project news

Web platform launched to guide youngsters in career choices in Moldova

The National Employment Agency, with ILO assistance, launched a web platform to provide career guidance and employment counselling for youth.

Ukrainian employers present business priorities for sustained growth

The Federation of Employers of Ukraine presented their reform proposals for creating an enabling business environment in the country, based on an assessment of the main hurdles done with the support of the ILO.

Balkan agencies for peaceful settlement of labour disputes 2nd annual meeting

Labour dispute agencies and responsible ministries from 7 Balkan countries came together as a network to share their experiences and to sign a cooperation agreement.

12 recommendations to Government to improve business environment in Montenegro

The Montenegrin Employers Federation presented their report and recommendations on how to consolidate and reduce the number and costs of parafiscal charges hindering business growth.

Albanian employers present business priorities for sustained enterprise growth

The Employers Organisation Business Albania presented their research report on the key challenges companies face and a list of recommendations on how to improve the business environment.

Denmark pledges to scale up inclusive job creation in Ukraine

The Government of Denmark signed a 5-year development agreement with the ILO int he amount of 8.6 Mio to address labour market deficiences in Ukraine.

Why support Ukraine? Why working with the ILO? Interview with Danish government officials

Officials at the Department of European Neighbourhood of the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs explain why Denmark engaged in inclusive job creation in Ukraine and chose ILO as implementing agency.

Employers organisations commit to implementing Agenda 2030 at first international symposium

Employers Associations for the first time ever held an international meeting with support from ILO’s Bureau for Employers Activities discussing how to support the Sustainable Development Goals.

Montenegro Minister of Labour meeting with ILO High Officials

Kemal Purišić, Minister of Labour and Social Welfare of Montenegro met with Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General and Heinz Koller, ILO Assistant Director-General and Director for Europe and Central Asia. We asked the Minister about their discussion and the cooperation between Montenegro and the ILO.

Ukrainian trade unions and ILO join forces to introduce HIV/AIDS prevention training for seafarers

The Maritime Transport Workers’ Trade Union of Ukraine introduced an HIV/AIDS prevention module in the Kherson State Maritime Academy, being the first such module at Europe’s maritime academies.

FYR Macedonia joins Global Deal. Interview with Minister of Labour and Social Policy

We asked Mila Carovska, Minister of Labour and Social Policy about the Macedonian Government’s expectations vis-a-vis the Global Deal, a multinational stakeholder effort to address challenges in the global labour market.


In Focus

Creating jobs through decentralised responses to local labour market needs

The Local Employment Partnership project is an ILO intervention funded by the EU to provide training to long-term unemployed and other vulnerable groups.  We tell the story of how two young Bosnians, who, after a long period without work, landed with jobs right after they finished their training.

Promising results at half-time: ILO comes out with mid-term evaluation of Local Employment Partnerships

An internal mid-term evaluation of ILO shows that the Local Employment Partnerships project in Bosnia and Herzegovina has proven to be a laboratory for designing local and customized solutions for employment challenges.


Fresh off the printing press

What does the ILO WORLD EMPLOYMENT AND SOCIAL OUTLOOK--Trends 2018 say about Central and Eastern Europe?

The report takes stock of the current global labour market situation. For Central and Eastern Europe, it states that the rebound of economic growth does not lead to major employment increase.

Wage regulations and practices in the Republic of Moldova

The report reviews and analyzes the existing wage system and suggests improvements of the current system.

Social Dialogue in Face of the Changes on the Labour Market in Poland. From Crisis to Breakthrough by Jacek Mecina

The book provides a thorough analytical review of employment and labour market trends, practices and options in the recent history of Poland.


Staff news

Three new staff members joined the team in Ukraine.