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. Towards safe, healthy and declared work in Ukraine

    1 January 2020 - 31 December 2022

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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

  5. 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.

  6. Job creation for vulnerable groups in three sectors in Ukraine

    1 February - 30 September 2022

    This action-oriented research project will lay the foundations of a larger programme which will generate job opportunities for people at risk of socio-economic exclusion in Ukraine. It will focus on three sectors which can generate employment for youth and women in vulnerable circumstances and at risk of labour market exclusion, including forcibly displaced persons of working age. The market systems analyses in the three sectors will identify the key systemic constraints to productive and decent employment, and a portfolio of concrete, systemic interventions per sector.

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

    1 September 2019 - 30 September 2022

    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.

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

    15 February 2021 - 14 August 2022

  9. Towards the Sustainable Development Goals Financing Ecosystem in Bosnia and Herzegovina

    1 July 2020 - 1 July 2022

    The joint intervention of five UN agencies aims to develop finance reviews, foster social dialogue and support the governments at national and sub-national levels to help them achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.