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. Access to Justice in Labour Disputes through Mediation and Conciliation in Albania

    1 September 2019 - 31 August 2023

    The project aims to improve access to justice for all, including vulnerable groups of workers through peaceful settlement of labour disputes, collective bargaining and collective agreements, and the creation of informed policies on amicable settlements of labour disputes.

  2. Job creation for women and youth through Local Employment Partnerships in Moldova

    1 August 2021 - 31 July 2023

    This new project equips labour market institutions and social partners with knowledge and tools for the implementation of a new, gender-sensitive national employment policy. In addition, through the Local Employment Partnerships, it will create 1,000 jobs, mostly for women.

  3. MAP16 in Serbia: Measurement, awareness-raising and policy engagement to accelerate action against child labour and forced labour

    1 June 2019 - 30 June 2023

    The project contributes to the promotion of decent work in Kosovo* by supporting the implementation of the Action Plan 2019-2021 of the Strategy on Child Rights 2019-2023 and priority interventions defined with the Work Plan of the Child Labour Committee for 2020.

  4. Entrepreneurship training for youth in Ukraine

    1 January 2020 - 30 June 2023

    The ILO project aims to create a more enabling environment for job creation for youth in Ukraine through providing entrepreneurship trainings.

  5. Stimulating the green economy in Moldova to create new and better jobs

    1 October 2021 - 30 June 2023

    The aim of the ILO intervention is to stimulate the creation of new jobs through entrepreneurship in a high-value-added sector, which will be identified as the first activity in the project. The goal is to contribute to the structural transformation of the country's economy and to promote the green economy.

  6. 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.

  7. Strategic policy options for SDG financing in Albania

    19 August 2020 - 30 June 2023

    This joint programme aims to provide technical assistance and work with the government to identify and integrate in the national budgetary framework more equitable and adequate financing for the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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

    1 November 2020 - 30 April 2023

    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. The additional funding provided by GIZ after the Russian aggression in Ukraine will promote entrepreneurship in the country.

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

    1 June 2021 - 31 March 2023

    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.

  10. Active employment policies through the digitalisation of Employment Agency of Montenegro

    15 February 2021 - 31 March 2023