The ILO publishes a wide range of books, reports, working papers, training manuals relevant to the world of work in Central and Eastern Europe. Some of these can be downloaded directly. Others can be requested in hard copy from the Communication office of ILO DWT/CO-Budapest. All publications of the DWT/CO-Budapest are available in Labordoc, database of ILO publications.


  1. ILO Budapest Newsletter 2022 December

    08 December 2022

    This issue reports on the ILO response to the crisis caused by the war against Ukraine. The ILO published its service offer for the recovery and reconstruction of Ukraine through decent work promotion. The newsletter also introduces new beneficiary stories, programme results and a new project, a fresh publication and new staff.

  2. Building a pathway for economic reconstruction. A rapid market assessment of construction, childcare and e-commerce in Ukraine

    01 December 2022

    This rapid market systems analysis (MSA) provides a snapshot of three high-potential sectors – construction, childcare and e-commerce – which are well positioned to create more and better jobs and better jobs for Ukraine’s vulnerable workers in the wake of the war and during reconstruction.

  3. Support for Ukraine recovery−Introducing the ILO service offer 2022

    21 November 2022

    This document presents the service offer of the ILO for contributing to Ukraine Recovery and Reconstruction through decent work promotion. Based on the presence of the ILO in Ukraine since 1993, the paper specifies the technical service offer of the ILO for an early recovery of Ukraine focusing on mitigating the impact of the war against Ukraine on employment, social protection, rights at work, and social dialogue.

  4. ILO Ukraine response November 2022

    21 November 2022

    The two-pager provides information on the impact of the war in Ukraine on employment, incomes and the social protection system, and what the ILO has done so far to support Ukraine.

  5. Peak-level social dialogue and COVID-19: The European experience

    11 October 2022

    This report outlines the role social dialogue played in designing response measures to the COVID-19 pandemic. Through six country case studies, it shows the value of social dialogue in times of crisis, and the pitfalls when dialogue did not take place.

  6. ILO Budapest Newsletter 2022 September

    22 September 2022

    This issue, among others, reports on the ILO response to the crisis caused by the war against Ukraine. With ILO support, workers' and employers' organisations from Ukraine continue to provide emergency aid to internally displaced people and to enterprises that had to relocate. The ILO expanded collaboration with the State Labour Inspectorate of Ukraine on informing Ukrainian refugees on the risks of human trafficking and labour exploitation. The newsletter also introduces programme results and new projects. fresh publications and new staff.

  7. Find good work. Securing employment free from exploitation and discrimination

    16 September 2022

    The brochure aims to inform Ukrainian refugees seeking employment in Germany about the dangers of labour exploitation and the best way of securing decent work.

  8. Market Systems Approach for Decent Work in Ukraine - Sector Selection Report. Prioritising the pathway for vulnerable workers in economic reconstruction

    12 September 2022

  9. Trade unions in transformation: Experiences from Europe and Central Asia

    31 August 2022

    The aim of this study is to look at seven cases of trade unions actions in Georgia, the Republic of Moldova, Ukraine and Kyrgyzstan in the years immediately before and during the COVID-19 crisis to identify lessons that can be learned for trade union revitalization and recovery from the crisis. This paper looks at positive experiences and innovative examples in a complicated trade union environment where labour and trade union rights are under pressure.

  10. Decent work deficits among rural workers

    07 July 2022

    This report is a summary of the findings of 16 case studies commissioned by the ILO Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) in mid-2021 to examine the situation concerning decent work and existing opportunities for trade union organizing in rural economies in selected countries and economic sectors in Africa, the Americas, Asia and Eastern Europe.