May 2021

  1. EU4Business ILO project supported start-ups in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Stories of beneficiaries

    06 May 2021

    Within the EU4Business project, with EU funding, the ILO promoted inter-municipal cooperation to provide inclusive support to start-ups in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Local Employment Partnership established cooperation among three municipalities (Jablanica, Konjic and Kakanj) to support vulnerable groups to register and run their own businesses. Technical support included entrepreneurship training based on the ILO Start and Improve Your Business methodology. Financial support meant grants for the registration and operation of new businesses. Over 110 individuals from vulnerable categories (long term unemployed women, youth, persons with disabilities and persons over 50 years of age) received entrepreneurship training that resulted in the registration of 36 new businesses and generated over 40 new jobs.

  2. ILO provides cash transfers for female textile workers dismissed because of the COVID-19 pandemic in Albania

    05 May 2021

    Through the “Empowering Women Against COVID-19” project, financed by the Government of Sweden, the ILO provided cash transfers for dismissed female workers, and supported ten textile and footwear companies to establish healthy and safe conditions in the workplace.

July 2020

  1. How did the COVID-19 pandemic impact working life in Ukraine?

    15 July 2020

    Workers from different sectors (entrepreneurs, seafarers) explain how the pandemic changed their line of work and how they responded to the challenges.

  2. How did the COVID-19 pandemic impact working life in North Macedonia?

    15 July 2020

    The ILO Office for Central and Eastern Europe asked people from different sectors how the pandemic impacted their working life in mid-June, 2020. The interviews reveal they did not only lose a significant amount of their work and income because of the lockdown measures, but also have to deal with work and life imbalance, increased stress and uncertainty about the future.

June 2020

  1. Shifting production to fight COVID-19 in Moldova

    15 June 2020

    Mihai Balan's small business in southern Moldova usually makes decorative souvenirs, but with the COVID-19 pandemic he shifted production to make visors for frontline health workers. Mihai Balan is a beneficiary of the ILO project "Promotion of Youth Employment", which is financed through the ILO Regular Budget Supplementary Account​.

May 2019

  1. Staff voices from ILO Central and Eastern Europe

    13 May 2019

    Learn more about key ILO achievements in the region from interviews with ILO staff: Director of regional office and National Coordinators from 7 countries.

April 2019

  1. ILO celebrates Centenary with festive lights in central Kyiv, 11 April 2019

    28 April 2019

    As the oldest specialized UN agency, the International Labour Organization celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2019. Exactly one hundred years ago, on 11 April 1919, the plenary session of the Paris Peace Conference accepted the draft ILO Constitution which became part of the Treaty of Versailles signed on 28 June 1919 to end World War I. This remarkable date was celebrated by a day-long series of 24 Global Live Tour events spanning four continents to mark the ILO Centenary. The ILO Office for Central and Eastern Europe showcased its work in Ukraine and put beneficiaries, partners and constituents in the limelight. On 11 April, 2019 the diplomatic corps, UN organizations, constituents, students and ILO staff came together in Kyiv for a talk show to hear testimonies of how the organization is advancing the labour market in the country and to celebrate. This very special day was appropriately closed by a spectacular display of lights and festive Centenary messages illuminating the Gulliver tower in central Kyiv.

January 2019

  1. Local employment partnerships in Bosnia and Herzegovina

    08 January 2019

    As one component of the EU Programme for Local Development and Employment, this ILO implemented project seeks to foster sustainable and partnership-driven active labour market frameworks at the local level in Bosnia and Herzegovina for an increased access to formal employment, particularly in flood-affected areas.

  2. Voices from the World of Work from Bosnia and Herzegovina

    08 January 2019

    On the occasion of the ILO Centenary, in the ‘Voices from the World of Work’ series we interviewed social partners in Bosnia and Herzegovina to hear their thoughts on the organization and the Future of Work. Jelena Prohaska (Senior Researcher at the Agency for Enterprise Development), Slavica Vućić Vojnović (Chief of Labour and Employment Section, Ministry of Civil Affairs) and Saša Aćić (Director, Union of Association of Employers) shared their views.

July 2018

  1. Roma employment: challenges and inclusion opportunitites

    02 July 2018

    This video explains the various challenges Roma people are facing in the process of labour market inclusion. It also presents measures to reduce job discrimination and poverty among Roma with a TV broadcasting animation style. The video was meant to provide introductory information to Roma and non-Roma people who are not fully familiar with the life and challenges of Roma in Europe. It briefly explains a historical background of Roma, provides statistics regarding the employment and poverty of Roma in Europe as well as some examples related to Roma employment in the informal economy, vocational training for Roma women and business opportunities for Roma as the entrepreneurs.