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. Business Partnerships and Solutions for Sustainable Development Goals in Albania

    1 January 2024 - 31 December 2027

    The project implemented by multiple UN agencies including the ILO, will assist companies on how to restructure production in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the EU Green Agenda.

  2. Strengthening social dialogue in the Republic of Serbia

    1 March 2024 - 28 February 2027

    The project objective is to strengthen the Economic and Social Council, with emphasis on the regulatory, institutional, and promotional framework for collective bargaining and dispute resolution. The project will aim to identify and address legal and implementation gaps in conducting effective tripartite and bipartite social dialogue, and improve the regulatory and institutional framework of social dialogue in Serbia.

  3. EU Support to improved quality of VET education (EU4Employment and Education)

    21 November 2023 - 20 September 2026

    This project aims at improving the quality and pertinence of Vocational Education and Training (VET) through the development of Occupational and Qualification Standards, and equipping VET teachers with the skills to create their own digital training contents to develop the entrepreneurial competences of VET students.

  4. EU4Employment in Bosnia and Herzegovina

    1 February 2023 - 31 January 2026

    The aim of the project is to improve the socio-economic situation and living conditions in Bosnia and Herzegovina. To tackle the labour market challenges that disproportionally affect women, youth, the long-term unemployed, persons with disability, and Roma, the project will provide a grant scheme a high-quality technical assistance.

  5. Digital, inclusive, and transformative: Quality education for Montenegro

    9 February 2024 - 31 December 2025

    The project will enhance digital education and development of digital content for the schools of Montenegro. It will also provide digital skills for teachers and Information and Communication coordinators, equip and launch EdTech hubs and organize digital summer camps for pupils. The project will be implemented in 12 schools across six municipalities in northern Montenegro, reaching over 6,000 children and adolescents and more than 300 teachers and ICT coordinators.

  6. EU support to inclusive labour markets in the Republic of Moldova

    1 November 2023 - 1 November 2025

    The project aims to improve access to more and better employment opportunities in Moldova by providing capacity development to the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection and the National Employment Agency to prevent and address labour market exclusion. Also, it will enhance the performance of the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection and the State Labour Inspectorate to improve working conditions and protect workers' rights.

  7. Improving accessibility and effectiveness of grievance mechanisms for workers in Serbian enterprises in supply chains of EU-based companies

    1 December 2023 - 31 March 2025

    The project will contribute to enhanced access to efficient grievance mechanisms for workers in target industries, thus improving sound collective labour relations. This will be achieved through creating evidence for informed reforms, capacity building and knowledge transfer, and awareness raising of all actors in the grievance process.

  8. Fundamental principles and rights at work throughout the reforms process in Ukraine

    1 March 2023 - 31 March 2025

    The ILO project aims to promote fundamental labour rights as an integral part of the recovery and reconstruction of Ukraine. It will contribute to creating an environment where businesses can be rebuilt and thrive, and workers find decent job opportunities with social protection and labour rights safeguarded.

  9. Strengthening Occupational safety and health management in Kosovo

    22 April 2022 - 31 March 2025

    The project aims to promote safety and health at work by advancing the legal framework and strengthening OSH management systems.

  10. Enabling the participation of women in the labour market by expanding childcare services

    1 February 2023 - 31 December 2024

    The ILO provides support to the development and pilot-testing of affordable childcare service models, the adoption of care legislation and policies, and the formalisation of the care sector.