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    ILO partnerships

    What does the European Labour Authority do to improve labour inspection and labour mobility? Interview with Pedro Assares, Head of Unit “Enforcement and Analysis”, European Labour Authority (ELA)

    22 November 2022

    In September, 2022, the ILO and the ELA collaborated on recommendations on how to reduce the risks of trafficking in persons, labour exploitation and undeclared work, with a focus on Ukrainian refugees in Moldova and the European Member states. We interviewed Pedro Assares, Head of Unit “Enforcement and Analysis” at the European Labour Authority, based in Bratislava, Slovakia, to learn more about ELA and common issues with the ILO.

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    New trade union services

    New mobile application protects workers’ rights in Moldova

    08 November 2022

    The ILO supported the National Trade Union Confederation of Moldova (CNSM) to launch a mobile application at the end of September, 2022 enabling trade union members to report workers’ rights violations to the unions and the State Labour Inspectorate. Within two weeks, about 400 users downloaded the application.

  3. Inside the ILO

    ILO Budapest team reunites and plans for future

    27 October 2022

    After almost three years, staff from across the region gathered for a workshop focused on addressing future challenges.​

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    Ukraine crisis

    Moldova trade unions help Ukrainian refugees to help themselves

    24 October 2022

    Nearly 90,000 refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine have chosen to stay in Moldova, where they received a warm reception from the country, as well help from Moldovan trade unions, who are supported by the ILO.

  5. EU4Business

    Local will never go out of style: ILO supports the textile industry in Bosnia and Herzegovina to offset the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic

    18 October 2022

    The European Union-funded ILO project EU4Business Recovery provides financial and technical assistance to 29 textile companies in Bosnia and Herzegovina supporting women entrepreneurs, young people and other vulnerable workers. With this support, the textile companies managed to grow and create jobs even during the pandemic.

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    Ukraine crisis

    ILO and ELA join forces to reduce the risks of labour exploitation and human trafficking for Ukrainians fleeing from the war

    04 October 2022

    The ILO has already launched an information campaign on the dangers of forced labour which has reached 1.2 million refugees and internally displaced persons.

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    Ukraine crisis

    ILO scales up its assistance to Ukraine

    22 September 2022

    The additional funds will cover new services by Ukrainian Employers organizations, crisis support offered by trade unions and an e-Learning platform for Technical and Vocational Training and Education (TVET).

  8. © Lidiia Tkachenko 2022

    Ukraine crisis

    What is the impact of the war against Ukraine on the labour market?

    19 September 2022

    In the interview series "Three essential questions" with leading researchers and policy makers from Central and Eastern Europe, the ILO interviewed Lidiia Tkachenko, Senior Researcher of Ptukha Institute of Demography and Social Research of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

  9. Ukraine crisis

    The ILO offers information to prevent labour exploitation of Ukrainian refugees seeking work in Germany

    16 September 2022

    The ILO Berlin and Budapest offices, in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Federal German Employment Agency, joined forces to come out with a flyer on the dangers of labour exploitation to help Ukrainian refugees who look for employment in Germany.

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    Local Employment Partnerships

    Breaking the glass ceiling in the construction industry: The story of Natalia Pruteanu, a victim of domestic violence, who launched her own business with ILO support

    09 September 2022

    Natalia is a kind-hearted woman. She had never admitted to herself that she might be in danger from the person whom she’d chosen to share her life with. She learned the hard way, but through talent, hard work, having a dream, and ILO support, she was able to make a new life and achieve economic independence.