ILO Budapest Newsletter 2018 November

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

Full November 2018 issue online

Timeline of ILO in Central and Eastern Europe 1993-2018

Project news

How do I promote decent work? Constituents’ voices
We interviewed participants of the ILO training on key labour market and social policy issues about the challenges in their home countries, their daily work and collaboration with the ILO.

Teaching modern vocations: a visit to the Hungarian Vocational Education and Training system

Participants of the ILO training visited the Budapest Complex Center of Vocational Training and the Manfréd Weiss Vocational School to get an insight into Hungary’s TVET system and the innovative teaching methods used at the school.

Safety pays: ILO trains top level managers of state coal mines in Ukraine on work safety

The ILO brought together 28 top executives of mining corporations for the first time ever to increase their awareness about their responsibilities and the business case for investing into work safety.

ILO bolsters occupational safety and health committees in the Albanian construction sector
The ILO organized a workshop in Tirana, Albania to train 80 labour inspectors and representatives of social partners, and to examine how the OSH committees could function better in the sector.

A new law in Moldova projects more employment and better life opportunities
Moldova is faltering behind its peers in the region with its low labour force participation (40% in 2017). The ILO provided technical guidance and played a facilitating role in the process leading up to the adoption of the new law.

Peaceful settlement of labour disputes as an alternative to industrial action in attainment of labour rights: sub-regional network of Labour Dispute Agencies meet in Serbia

The ILO organized the third annual meeting of the Eastern European network of Labour Dispute Agencies to discuss how they can scale up their services.

Peer-to-peer learning to make employment services more inclusive in the Western Balkans
The ILO provided a programme for practitioners and decision-makers of public employment agencies in the region. The training focused on practices to better cater to the most vulnerable groups on the labour market.

ILO launches single biggest project in South-Eastern Europe to promote jobs in Ukraine
The new ILO programme brings together businesses, schools, employment services, the social partners and other civil society organizations to create jobs for youth, women and people in rural areas.


In Focus

Crowdworking in Ukraine: A success for some but concerns for others
Translator, Julia Gotra, has made a success of working on a digital labour platform. However, an ILO report on online work in Ukraine shows that there are also risks associated with this new flexible way of working.

New ILO report: Work on digital labour platforms in Ukraine: issues and policy perspectives

Ukraine is a pioneer of the digital revolution, occupying the first place in Europe, and the fourth place in the world in terms of number of workers on digital labour platforms. A new ILO report (available in English and Ukrainian) explains why so many Ukrainians chose digital work, what kind of work conditions they have and how this type of work affects their life and future.

What does the digital future hold for Serbia?
Organized with ILO assistance, the first annual conference following up on the Digital Agenda for the Western Balkans examined opportunities of a knowledge-based economy in Serbia.

Fresh off the printing press


Perspectives of Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian youth on decent work opportunities and challenges in Kosovo

The study details the perspectives and experiences of Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian youth from Kosovo on their challenges and opportunities in finding decent work. Available in the English, Romani, Albanian and Serbian languages.