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. Effective COVID-19 response in Moldova: Social dialogue for local job creation through Local Employment Partnerships

    1 August 2020 - 31 October 2021

    The new ILO project offers concrete contribution to COVID-19 response and will assist the tripartite constituents in adopting an inclusive, gender-responsive recovery strategy and in generating quality jobs for vulnerable workers.

  2. E-TVET in Ukraine: Training continuity and modernization during COVID-19 and beyond

    30 July 2020 - 31 October 2021

    To support the Ministry of Education in rolling out digital TVET, this action will assist Ukraine in piloting e-Learning in TVET in four different occupations.

  3. Strengthening social dialogue in North Macedonia

    1 January 2019 - 30 June 2021

    The project aims at improving social dialogue as a means to create more and better jobs in North Macedonia. It will support the participation of social dialogue institutions in policy making at national and local levels and foster the practice of regular consultations through the national and local economic and social councils. It will create conditions for the social partners so that they are better equipped to provide quality policy advice and deliver demand-driven services.

  4. Promoting Inclusive Labour Market Solutions in the Western Balkans

    17 November 2018 - 31 May 2021

    The overall objective of the project is to make national and local labour markets more inclusive. The project seeks to ensure that labour market institutions at the national and local levels have improved capacities to design and implement, in partnership with the private sector and the civil society, inclusive policies and programmes for individuals at risk of social and labour market exclusion.

  5. Strategic policy options for SDG financing in Albania

    19 August 2020 - 31 March 2021

    This joint programme aims to provide technical assistance and work with the government to identify and integrate in the national budgetary framework more equitable and adequate financing for the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  6. Mitigating the impacts of COVID-19 in the World of work in Montenegro

    19 August 2020 - 31 March 2021

    The new ILO project works towards assisting the labour market governance so that it responds with operational efficiency and the inclusion of vulnerable groups to the COVID-19 crisis.

  7. Improving labour market governance through effective social dialogue over labour reforms in Montenegro

    19 February 2019 - 19 January 2021

    The project will aim at improving the effectiveness of tripartite social dialogue in Montenegro. It will strengthen the capacities of actors and institutions of social dialogue, especially that of trade unions and the Social Council to play a more effective role in labour market governance.

  8. Entrepreneurship Training for Youth in Ukraine

    1 January - 31 December 2020

    This intervention aims to create more and better jobs targeting youth with low educational attainment and/or limited work experience. Youth will receive training in entrepreneurship to equip them with skills and up-to-date knowledge to start their own businesses. The project will strengthen the role of the Public Employment Service (PES) of Ukraine and TVET schools as main facilitators of the administrators of the training.

  9. Improved national normative framework to protect wages in Ukraine

    14 December 2018 - 31 December 2020

    The overall objective of the project is to protect wages by improving the national normative framework through social dialogue. It is expected that by the end of the intervention, tripartite constituents would have agreed on the measures to address the issues of wages (wage arrears, minimum wage and equal pay) and started their implementation.

  10. Measurement, awareness-raising and policy engagement project to accelerate action against child labour and forced labour in Serbia

    17 June 2019 - 17 December 2020

    The project aims to build and apply the critical knowledge needed to inform policy choices to combat child labour and forced labour, and to support measures to address these challenges in key countries (including Serbia). In support of this effort, the project develops knowledge, advocacy, capacity-building and global action necessary to eradicate child labour and forced labour.