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European Commission has adopted its 2019 enlargement package

The 2019 Communication on EU Enlargement Policy and national reports can be found at: https://ec.europa.eu/neighbourhood-enlargement/countries/package_en


RCC’s ESAP: Share of informal employment in Western Balkans ranges from 18 to 33% - holistic approach necessary to tackle this issue

Sarajevo – “Share ofinformal/undeclared employment in the region varies from 18,1% in Republic of North Macedonia to 33% in Montenegro[1],”said Nand Shani, Team Leader of the Regional Cooperation (RCC)’s Employment and Social Affairs Platform (ESAP). Tackling this widespread phenomenon was ...


Commission works with the Western Balkans and Turkey to boost competitiveness, long-term growth and job creation

The European Commission has published its assessments of the Economic Reform Programmes (ERP) of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro, Republic of North Macedonia and Serbia. The analysis focuses on structural reform priorities, including economic, business and sectoral key ...


High-level Regional Meeting for Labour Inspectorates in the Western Balkans

In the frame of the ILO ESAP, a High Level regional meeting for Directors of Labour Inspectorates was organised in Tirana, on 27 - 28 March 2019, in which the Labour Inspections of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding ...


Up-dated country reports on social enterprises and their eco-systems for Serbia, Montenegro and The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia - as well as for Austria, Germany, Latvia and Lithuania

The reports are part of a European wide comparative mapping, first carried out at 2014 and now being gradually up-dated. The new reports have been written by academics who have already previously been engaged in researching social enterprises in the respective countries.  More ...


ILO Centenary year 1919 – 2019

To mark the ILO’s Centenary year, ILO is launching a new multimedia, interactive website on 9 January that will take you through the past, present and future of the ILO in a way you’ve never experienced before. The organization’s work over the decades has affected all of our ...


100 years of fighting for Social Justice

To welcome the beginning of the ILO’s century year, ILO looks at the organization’s history and impact – and how it is preparing for its second century.​


ILO ESAP key achievements

The regional project Employment and Social Affairs Platform (ESAP), funded by the European Commission, started in April 2016. This document shortly presents the key results achieved in relation to the three Components implemented by the ILO: Component I - Improving the effectiveness of ...


CEELEX Database is made available for network members

In October 2018, a link for the CEELEX Database is made available for network members. The CEELex database is a policy tool made available to national policy makers including social partners. It covers 13 CEE countries, and provides access to systematised up to date comparative data in ...


CEELEX report - Comparative Overview of drivers and outcomes

The landscape of labour law and industrial relations has undergone significant reform in most of the Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries since the outset of the global financial and economic crisis. Following the development of new international visions on economic governance for ...


ILO ESAP: 2nd Annual Meeting of the Central Eastern European Labour Experts Network

The CEELex database is a policy tool made available to national policy makers including social partners. It covers 13 CEE countries, and provides access to systematised up to date comparative data in the areas of labour law and industrial relations. Within the ESAP project, CEELex is being updated ...


ILO’s ESAP: Third Annual Meeting of Sub-regional Network of Agencies for Amicable Settlement of Labour Disputes in Arandjelovac

Third Annual Meeting of Sub-regional Network of Agencies for Amicable Settlement of Labour Disputes was organised by ILO, on 4-6 July 2018, in Arandjelovac, Serbia.


World Day for Safety and Health at Work

This year, the World Day for Safety and Health at Work (SafeDay) and the World Day Against Child Labour (WDACL) are coming together in a joint campaign to improve the safety and health of young workers and end child labour.


Enhancing Occupational Safety and Health at the workplace through Social Dialogue in Albania

In its first session of 2018, the National Tripartite Labour Council celebrates the World Day for Safety and Health at Work and adopts the Tripartite Action Plan for Effective Social Dialogue