ILO in Central and Eastern Europe

The ILO Decent Work Technical Support Team and Country Office for Central and Eastern Europe provides advisory services to 18 member countries to develop policies and programmes that promote more and better jobs for all women and men. The work of the office focuses on the four strategic objectives of the ILO, promoting rights at work, encouraging decent and productive employment, enhancing social protection, and strengthening social dialogue. Geographically, the office concentrates on the Western Balkans, Moldova, and Ukraine. The office was established in 1993 and is located in Budapest, Hungary, with additional offices in the region. The team currently consists of 55 staff members.

Upcoming events

  1. Central and Eastern European regional training course on labour and social policies for Decent Work
    25-28 September, 2018     Budapest, Hungary

    The training will enhance the capacity of participants to contribute to labour and social policy development at the national, regional and international level. The course content reflects the current concerns of the ILO and its constituents, and gives an introduction into the mail goals and programmes of the organization. In addition, the training will provide up-to-date evidence-based findings on what works emanating from ILO publications, encourage an integrated approach to social and economic policies and stimulate cross-national exchange among policy-makers. ILO constituents (Government, Employers' and Workers' organisation representatives) from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, FYR Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Ukraine will attend.

    *as defined by the UN Security Council Resolution 1244. 

  2. Conference "The future of work in Serbia--the future is now"
    23-24 October, 2018 Belgrade, Serbia

    The aim of the conference is to discuss preconditions and opportunities for the development of a knowledge-based economy in Serbia embedded in the Decent Work agenda. The conference will facilitate policy dialogue discussion between leading European experts in the field, Serbian policymakers, the academia, domestic companies already mastering the digital change, unions, and civil society representatives. The output of the conference will be a road-map for joint evidence-based policy making for the future of work. The conference is organized by the Public Policy Research Center with support of the ILO.

  3. Sub-regional Conference for Economic and Social Councils
    October 2018 TBC, Budapest, Hungary

    The conference will focus on the results and achievements in the implemention of the specific actions that the Economic and Social Councils (ESCs) have committed to to improve the functioning and effectiveness of the ESCs. Tripartite delegations, ESC secretariats and ILO officials will attend the meeting.