Serbia resources

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    Why Trade Unions should act on Skills Development – and how?

    19 February 2021

    To build a ‘better normal’ in the post-COVID-19 world of work, skills development and lifelong learning need to be part of economic transformation. This responsibility should not reside with governments and companies alone. Trade Unions have an important role to play in shaping the professional development of workers at any age. A new, easy-to-use ILO Resource Guide illustrates how Trade Unions can engage more effectively in skills development policies and practices.

  2. ILO Budapest Newsletter 2020 December

    15 December 2020

    This issue reports on ILO response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the Central and Eastern European region. It introduces programme results and new projects, and features fresh publications and new staff. Labour migration and an interview with the new UN Resident Coordinator are in the focus of this edition.

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    Health and safety at work in the COVID-19 pandemic: A key to reviving the labour market and the economy

    22 October 2020

    The ILO has been supporting its constituents in the region since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure health and safety at the workplace. Without the protection of workers, the recovery of the economy cannot be possible.

  4. ILO Budapest Newsletter 2020 September

    16 September 2020

    This issue reports on ILO response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the Central and Eastern European region, highlighting the new rapid assessment reports in Serbia and Montenegro. It introduces programme results and new projects, and features fresh publications and staff.

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    ILO/EBRD rapid assessment finds coronavirus crisis cost Serbia equivalent to 510.000 full-time jobs

    11 September 2020

    In Serbia, the coronavirus pandemic has led to a decline in working hours during the second quarter of 2020, equivalent to the loss of 510,000 full-time jobs. However, by offering the most generous and comprehensive economic package among the Western Balkan economies, the Serbian government contained “the expansion of poverty”, according to the new rapid assessment report, joint work of the ILO and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

  6. COVID-19 and the World of Work: Rapid Assessment of the Employment Impacts and Policy Responses SERBIA

    02 September 2020

    Serbia went for the biggest Covid-19 response package in the Western Balkans to retain jobs and to protect incomes. The new report shows how many and which jobs are at risk. The publication also assesses the welfare effects of the government interventions and provides policy recommendations.

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    Rapid assessments on the impact of COVID-19 on enterprises in four Western Balkan countries reveal significant disruption and job loss but also readiness to resume operations

    26 August 2020

    The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and related containment measures caused significant losses and disruptions for enterprises in the Western Balkans. To assess the challenges and needs of the business sector and identify relevant support measures, Employers and Business Membership Organizations in the region carried out a survey among their member enterprises. A total of 1600 enterprises responded to the survey between 8 April and 11 May 2020 in Albania, North Macedonia, in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Republika Srpska Entity) and Serbia. The survey was based on the ILO “Enterprise survey tool: Assessing the needs of enterprises resulting from COVID-19” and was conducted in partnership with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

  8. The informal economy in selected European countries

    18 July 2020


  9. Overview of the informal economy in Serbia

    09 July 2020


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    ITUC Global Rights Index 2020 shows workers’ rights violations occur too often in Central and Eastern Europe

    24 June 2020

    The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) released its yearly Global Rights Index in June 2020. This year, the report affirms that the violations of workers’ rights is increasing globally, and is the highest in seven years. For Central and Eastern Europe the ratings indicate that the situation is more stable than globally, but many workers in the region still lack access to rights.