The ILO Regional Office, based at ILO Headquarters in Geneva, covers 51 countries of Europe and Central Asia (see list of countries) with more than 900 million persons from Lisbon to Vladivostok and Reykjavik to Dushanbe. The ILO relationship and cooperation with Member countries are facilitated by presence in countries through Decent Work Teams and Country Offices (DWT/CO), as follows.
- Under the responsibility of the ILO DWT/CO in Moscow are the following countries: Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
- Under the responsibility of the ILO DWT/CO in Budapest are the following countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Ukraine. The Office also covers activities in Kosovo as defined by the UN Security Council Resolution 1244 (1999).
The assistance provided by both DWT/CO is largely based on technical advisory services, covering both policy and practical issues. They also play a leading role in the implementation of several important development cooperation projects. The overarching objective of ILO assistance to all these countries is to anchor decent work firmly as a national goal and to contribute to its implementation through the Decent Work Country Programmes (DWCPs).