Decent Work Country Programme for Serbia 2013-2017

Agreed priorities of this country programme include improving the governance of the labour market, increasing employment opportunities and improving the sustainability and effectiveness of social security systems of Serbia.

This DWCP identifies strategic priorities and outcomes to be achieved during the period 2013-2017 through joint action of the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the social partners on the one hand, and the ILO, on the other. Its overall objective is to promote decent work through a coherent policy approach that is made operational by a set of priorities and outcomes. The present country programme is informed by international development agendas such as the Millennium Development Goals, the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) 2010-2015 − which is based on national development objectives − and the Stabilization and Association Agreement with the European Union. It also takes account of Serbia’s key foreign policy driver of accession to the European Union with its recently-awarded Candidate Status, as well as the priorities expressed by the ILO constituents during the consultation process leading to the formulation of the DWCP. The programme details the policies, strategies and results required to generate progress towards decent work for all. It reflects the strategic planning of ILO cooperation activities with the Republic of Serbia for the period 2013-2017. Reflecting constituents’ and ILO experts’ assessment of past cooperation, the programme aims to ensure greater synergies and stronger coherence of ILO activities in the country and thus contribute to achieving sustainable results at the times of crisis.