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. E-MINDFUL: Enhancing European Migration Narrative to Develop Further Union’s Long-term actions

    1 June 2021 - 31 December 2023

    The overall objective of the project is to promote a social and economic environment where everyone, migrants and nationals, can feel welcome and belonging, and to encourage effective migration policy making, particularly in the field of economic migration.

  2. Local Employment Partnerships 2

    1 January 2021 - 31 December 2023

    The project in its second phase will continue supporting employment creation through partnership-based mechanisms on local level.

  3. Promoting decent work through strengthening OSH management and social dialogue in Kosovo

    8 October 2020 - 30 September 2023

    The project will promote a safe and secure working environment and improve the application of labour rights for all workers in Kosovo.

  4. Improving compliance with key International Labour Standards in Ukraine

    16 March 2020 - 23 September 2023

    The project assists the government, the social partners and the judiciary to respect and apply the fundamental principles and rights at work when developing and implementing new labour legislation.

  5. COVID-19 response: EU4Business recovery in Bosnia and Herzegovina

    1 January 2021 - 30 June 2023

    The overall objective of the project is to provide emergency support to micro, small and medium-sized enterprises to ensure their business continuity, retain more than 1000 jobs, and create at least 100 new jobs.

  6. Towards safe, healthy and declared work in Ukraine

    1 January 2020 - 31 December 2022

  7. Inclusive labour markets for job creation in Ukraine

    1 December 2017 - 1 December 2022

    In view of the complex labour market situation the new ILO program funded by Denmark goes for an integrated approach based on three pillars. The program will modernize the services of the Ukrainian public employment services enabling them to offer more effective and inclusive active labour market policies. A strong skills component aims at closing the skills mismatch by better alligning the skills of new labour market entrants with the demand from the private sector. Finally, the program will support social dialogue mechanisms to solve critical issues such as informal employment, wages, or gender discrimination.

  8. Activate Women - Increased capacities for labour market inclusion of disadvantaged women as Covid-19 response measure

    1 June 2021 - 31 October 2022

    The overall objective of the project is to promote the inclusion of women (aged 25-49) in the labour market. The project supports the Employment Agency of Montenegro (EAM) in piloting an innovative active labour market programme (ALMP), specifically designed to overcome gender-specific barriers in Montenegro.

  9. Training and grant support for potential entrepreneurs and start-ups in the Sea of Azov region, Ukraine

    1 November 2020 - 31 October 2022

    This intervention will provide training for potential entrepreneurs using the Start and Improve Your Business (SIYB) methodology and also provide grants. The project will complement the “Inclusive Labour Markets for Job creation in Ukraine” project, implemented by the ILO.

  10. Employment and Social Affairs Platform

    1 November 2019 - 31 October 2022

    Phase 2 of this regional project funded by EU will continue working on peaceful settlement of labour disputes, improving labour inspections, and strenghtening economic and social councils as platforms for policy dialogue (see also www.esap.online). In addition, the project will start working on combating undeclared work.