Serbia resources

  1. Collective bargaining is still weak in South Eastern Europe.

    Collective bargaining could be a flexible and powerful tool to regulate terms and conditions of employment and relations between workers and employers, but it is still underdeveloped in most countries of South Eastern Europe.

  2. Sub-regional Tripartite Conference on role and functioning of Economic and Social Councils in the Western Balkan countries and Moldova at a time of economic crisis

    The meeting facilitated the transfer of knowledge, good practices and lessons learnt regarding the composition, role and proper functioning of national tripartite bodies from a number of more experienced Economic and Social Councils of EU member states to the newly created similar bodies in the Western Balkan countries and Moldova. The two day conference also aimed at facilitating networking and bilateral cooperation among participating institutions, to be followed by further exchanges of expertise. Special sessions were dedicated to the role and mandate of Economic and Social Councils at a time of economic crisis and how best ensure a more gender balanced representation in social dialogue institutions.

  3. Good Practices in Providing Integrated Employment and Social Services in Central and Eastern Europe

    01 January 2010

    The fight against poverty and social exclusion is a central concern of the EU (European Union) and the Member States. The EU employment guidelines have, since the launch of the European Employment Strategy in 1997, focused on prevention of overall unemployment. The Lisbon strategy (March 2000) also contained explicit goals for the next decade to modernise the European social model, invest in people, combat social exclusion and eradicate poverty by 2010. Through the EU Social Protection and Social Inclusion Process, the EU coordinates and encourages Member States’ actions to combat poverty and social exclusion, and to reform their social protection systems.

  4. Final evaluation report: Project youth employment partnership in Serbia

    01 January 2010

    Against a backdrop of economic restructuring, enterprise privatization and raising unemployment - especially among young people with low educational levels - the main thrust of the Project Youth Employment Partnership in Serbia, funded by the Government of Italy, revolved around two major components that combined the strengthening of the capacity of labour market institutions to implement youth employment policies with demonstration programmes directed at the creation of more and better jobs for youth.

  5. Trade Unions and Social Dialogue in the Period of Crisis: The Serbian Case

    01 January 2010

    Working women and men in Serbia are currently suffering the effects of the global financial and economic crisis. Serbia, among other countries in the region, has been deeply affected by the crisis and therefore it has become vital to reinforce trade union capacity to plan strategically as a response to the rapid changes in the economic, social and political environments. With the goal of strengthening efforts to mitigate the effects of the crisis on working people this publication aims to support the leaders and experts of workers' organizations in developing policy proposals and negotiating on behalf of their members.

  6. Report of the 6th Meeting of the Labour Law and Labour Relations Network of South Eastern Europe

    01 January 2010

    The present report continues the series of publications which reflect discussions by members of the Network of Experts in Labour Law and Labour Relations (LLN) within the labour ministries of South Eastern European countries on relevant topics related to labour law and industrial relations.

  7. Conclusions of the Subregional High Level Conference: The Impact of the Financial and Economic Crisis: Wage Fixing and Policy Responses Sarajevo, 5-6 November 2009)

    06 November 2009

  8. The Impact of the Financial and Economic Crisis: Wage Fixing and Policy Responses

  9. The Impact of the Financial and Economic Crisis: Wage Fixing and Policy Responses

    This Subregional High Level Conference responded to the request made at the 8th European Regional Meeting held in Lisbon from 9-13 February 2009 for more technical assistance on wage issues.

  10. Pension Reform in Serbia from international and regional perspectives

    25 September 2009

    Proceedings of the Conference on Pension Reform in Serbia (24-25 September 2009, Belgrade)