kosovo resources

  1. © ILO 2023

    Staff news

    Retrospective on challenges and successes - Interview with Markus Pilgrim, Director of ILO Central and Eastern Europe stepping down

    29 August 2023

    Markus Pilgrim retires after long and successful service at the ILO. During his tenure as Director, the ILO Central and Eastern Europe Office managed to further raise its profile as a specialised technical agency on world of work issues and to expand its portfolio.

  2. © AFP/Hristo Vladev 2023

    Trade unions

    Workers’ rights in Europe in decline, says ITUC Global Rights Index 2023

    10 July 2023

    In July 2023, the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) released its 10th Global Rights Index. The report paints a grim picture of workers’ rights around the globe. According to ITUC, Europe is no longer a bastion of workers’ rights.

  3. Youth employment

    VIDEO Meet the Manager: Quick intro on the Youth Guarantee in the Western Balkans

    29 June 2023

    Daniela Zampini, Senior Employment Specialist of ILO Central and Eastern Europe explains what the Youth Guarantee is and how this policy framework ensures that young people up to the age of 30 integrate into the labour markets of the Western Balkan economies.

  4. © Julia Druelle/ILO 2023

    Decent working conditions

    ILO and Sweden sign project extension to advance digitalisation of the Labour Inspection in Kosovo

    24 April 2023

    On 6 April 2023, the ILO signed an agreement with Sweden for extending the project on improving occupational safety and health (OSH) in Kosovo* through the digitalization of the Labour Inspectorate. The project will run until March 2025.

  5. © Ioana Horodnic 2023

    Three essential questions

    What are the proven means to reduce informality?

    09 February 2023

    In our series of interviews with leading researchers, economists and policymakers, we interviewed Professor Ioana Alexandra Horodnic, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of Iași, Romania on how informality (including “envelope wages”) affects workers and society, and what measures work best in reducing it.

  6. Inside the ILO

    ILO Budapest team reunites and plans for future

    27 October 2022

    After almost three years, staff from across the region gathered for a workshop focused on addressing future challenges.​

  7. ILO/Sweden Collaboration

    Laying the foundation for safer workplaces in Kosovo

    28 April 2022

    On the occasion of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2022 on April 28th the Embassy of Sweden in Kosovo and the ILO signed a project agreement on promoting safety at work in Kosovo.

  8. © wiiw 2023

    Job creation in the Western Balkans

    How nearshoring may create opportunities for the Western Balkan economies?

    05 April 2022

    In this issue of short interviews with important researchers and practitioners from Central and Eastern Europe on burning questions concerning labour and social policies, we talked to Zuzana Zavarska, Economist at the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies. We asked her to explain how nearshoring may create economic opportunities for the Western Balkans.

  9. © iStock/Ivan Pantic 2023

    Latest labour survey data

    Workers’ education level for their jobs: is it a match in South East Europe?

    29 October 2021

    Many people are working in jobs that do not match their level of education. At the same time, many employers claim to have difficulties in finding workers with the skills that they need to expand their business and innovate successfully. This phenomenon points to a significant disconnect between the world of education and the world of work.

  10. © ILO 2023

    ILO/EU partnership

    Youth Guarantee garners speed in the Western Balkans

    14 October 2021

    Inspired by similar schemes in the EU Member States, a youth guarantee is a commitment to support every young person under the age of 30 who is not employed, in education or training (so-called NEETs). This commitment entitles young people to receive a good quality offer of employment, traineeship, apprenticeship, or continued education and training within four months of leaving school or becoming unemployed.