Overview of current projects

The ILO operates a wide range of programmes and projects in Central and Eastern Europe focusing on international labour standards, job creation, social security, social dialogue and equality and discrimination at work. The overall purpose of this technical cooperation is to support implementation of the Decent Work agenda in each country.


  1. Strengthening social dialogue in the Republic of Serbia

    1 March 2024 - 28 February 2027

    The project objective is to strengthen the Economic and Social Council, with emphasis on the regulatory, institutional, and promotional framework for collective bargaining and dispute resolution. The project will aim to identify and address legal and implementation gaps in conducting effective tripartite and bipartite social dialogue, and improve the regulatory and institutional framework of social dialogue in Serbia.

  2. EU Support to improved quality of VET education (EU4Employment and Education)

    21 November 2023 - 20 September 2026

    This project aims at improving the quality and pertinence of Vocational Education and Training (VET) through the development of Occupational and Qualification Standards, and equipping VET teachers with the skills to create their own digital training contents to develop the entrepreneurial competences of VET students.

  3. EU4Employment in Bosnia and Herzegovina

    1 February 2023 - 31 January 2026

    The aim of the project is to improve the socio-economic situation and living conditions in Bosnia and Herzegovina. To tackle the labour market challenges that disproportionally affect women, youth, the long-term unemployed, persons with disability, and Roma, the project will provide a grant scheme a high-quality technical assistance.

  4. EU support to inclusive labour markets in the Republic of Moldova

    1 November 2023 - 1 November 2025

    The project aims to improve access to more and better employment opportunities in Moldova by providing capacity development to the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection and the National Employment Agency to prevent and address labour market exclusion. Also, it will enhance the performance of the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection and the State Labour Inspectorate to improve working conditions and protect workers' rights.

  5. Fundamental principles and rights at work throughout the reforms process in Ukraine

    1 March 2023 - 31 March 2025

    The ILO project aims to promote fundamental labour rights as an integral part of the recovery and reconstruction of Ukraine. It will contribute to creating an environment where businesses can be rebuilt and thrive, and workers find decent job opportunities with social protection and labour rights safeguarded.

  6. Strengthening Occupational safety and health management in Kosovo

    22 April 2022 - 31 March 2025

    The project aims to promote safety and health at work by advancing the legal framework and strengthening OSH management systems.

  7. Enabling the participation of women in the labour market by expanding childcare services

    1 February 2023 - 31 December 2024

    The ILO provides support to the development and pilot-testing of affordable childcare service models, the adoption of care legislation and policies, and the formalisation of the care sector.

  8. Inclusive and productive employment in the Republic of Moldova

    1 December 2022 - 31 December 2024

    The project includes a complementary package of interventions on creation of more and better jobs, improved employability of people through Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and adult learning, and formalization of employment.

  9. Inclusive labour markets for job creation in Ukraine

    1 December 2017 - 30 June 2024

    Considering the complexity of the Ukrainian labour market, the Denmark-funded ILO program implements a comprehensive approach, organized around three key pillars. This initiative concentrates on upgrading the Ukrainian public employment services, empowering them to offer more efficient and inclusive active labour market policies. The program includes a substantial skills development facet, dedicated to diminishing the skills gap. This is achieved by aligning the qualifications of new labour market entrants more closely with private sector needs. Finally, the program dedicates itself to strengthening social dialogue mechanisms, targeting vital issues such as informal employment, wage inequality, and gender discrimination.

  10. Access to grievance mechanisms for workers in selected industries in Serbia

    1 February 2023 - 31 January 2024

    The ILO and the GIZ will work together in order to provide workers in the automotive, electrical and textile industry in Serbia with better access to grievance mechanisms, including amicable settlement of labour disputes. The project will also aim at training compliance officers in these industries, with a goal of increased awareness of and reliance on grievance mechanisms.