Opening event of the European Union– funded project: “Promoting Social Dialogue”

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) will launch a new project to promote social dialogue in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

The opening event of the joint ILO-EU “Promoting social dialogue” project will be held on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 at 10.30 in Skopje. The project will be realized under the framework of the EU-funded Instrument of Pre-Accession (IPA) 2010 Project on Human Resources Development to assist the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia in strengthening the capacities of the government, employers’ and workers’ organizations to engage in effective social dialogue.

The meeting will bring together representatives of the ILO, UN and the EU, the government, and representatives from employers’ and workers’ organisations in the country. Minister of Labour and Social Policy Dime Spasov, Head of EU Delegation Aivo Orav, UN Resident Coordinator Louisa Vinton and ILO Director for Central and Eastern Europe Antonio Graziosi will open the launching event.

Mr. Zhivko Mitrevski, President of the Federation of Trade Unions of Macedonia and member of the National Economic and Social Council; Mr.Angel Dimitrov, President of the Organization of Employers of Macedonia and member of the National Economic and Social Council; Mr. Slobodan Antovski, President of the Union of Independent and Autonomous Trade Unions of Macedonia and Mr. Mile Boskov, President of the Business Confederation of Macedonia will address those in attendance during the introductory session. Ms. Cristina Mihes, ILO Senior Specialist on Social Dialogue and Labour Law will present the project activities planned for implementation.