ESAP 2 increases capacities of Labour Inspectorates through peer reviews

14 October 2021
Joint peer review teams from the labour inspectorates of Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republika Srpska, with their colleagues of the host Inspectorate in North Macedonia

Joint peer review teams from the labour inspectorates of Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republika Srpska, with their colleagues of the host Inspectorate in North Macedonia

With an aim to increase the capacities of Western Balkan Labour Inspectorates to address informal employment and undeclared work, ILO ESAP 2 team will organise seven peer reviews during October and November, 2021.

These peer reviews focus on experiential learning and knowledge sharing on labour inspectorates’ functions, organization, methodology, practices and capacities to conduct effective inspections. The peer reviews involve in-person visits to economies participating in the project.

The reviews last two and a half days. On the first day, the peer review teams meet with their colleagues at the Labour Inspectorate offices, with representatives from the ministry of line and social partners. On the second day, the peer review teams join inspectors of the host inspectorate to observe the inspection process and on the third day, the teams deliberate of what they have observed: strengths that could be capitalized by the host and challenges that need to be addressed. The joint peer review team prepare draft conclusions that are presented to and discussed with the host Inspectorate.

The ILO and Western Balkans Labour Inspectorates will use the peer review process and the regional peer review report as basis for designing regional inspections guidelines tailored for detecting undeclared work. To generate evidence on the inspection’s guidelines, they will be tailored to national contexts and pilot-tested by two labour inspectorates.  The results will be shared with the Network of Labour Inspectorates in the Western Balkans.

 

Schedule of peer reviews

Economies conducting review

Economies being reviewed

Dates

Bosnia and Herzegovina (Canton Sarajevo) and Kosovo*

Montenegro

October 11-13, 2021

Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina (Republika Srpska)

North Macedonia

October 13-15, 2021

Albania and Bosnia and Herzegovina (Republika Srpska)

Serbia

October 18-20, 2021

North Macedonia and Montenegro

Bosnia and Herzegovina (Canton Sarajevo)

October 25-27, 2021

North Macedonia and Kosovo*

Albania

November 1-3, 2021

Serbia and Montenegro

Bosnia and Herzegovina (Republika Srpska)

November 1-3, 2021

North Macedonia and Albania

Kosovo*

November 8-10, 2021

 

ESAP 2 is a regional 3-year project funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and Regional Cooperation Council.

Joint peer review teams from the labour inspectorates of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canton Sarajevo, and Kosovo* with their colleagues of the host Inspectorate in Montenegro. 

 

*This designation is without prejudice to positions on status and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.