News Archive

COVID-19 and the World of Decent Work

30 April 2021

Article on the occasion of 1 May, Labour Day by Majlinda Bregu, Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC)


Social partners fully engage in the new EU Strategic Framework on Occupational safety and health

26 April 2021

The dedicated consultation on 21 April showed that social partners are key actors in ensuring health and safety at work, which has become more important during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Greater engagement of social partners in tackling undeclared work in the Western Balkans is much needed, authorities and social partners agree

19 April 2021

Webinar “Improving Social Partner Involvement in Tackling Undeclared Work” in the Western Balkans held today under RCC-implemented, EU-funded ESAP 2 project


Balance between prevention and deterrence one of key elements for successful, structured approach to formalizing undeclared work

16 April 2021

Third Plenary meeting of the Western Balkan Network Tackling Undeclared Work held online today under the RCC-implemented and EU-funded ESAP 2 project


Bregu: Men outnumber women in the region’s labour force by more than a million

15 April 2021

RCC and UNDP launched Regional Network of Women in STEM 


Western Balkans endorses Tirana Declaration to Support Tourism in the Region

08 April 2021

RCC is refocusing sustainable tourism agenda as an integrated part of Common Regional Market


Euro area unemployment at 8.3%, EU at 7.5% in February 2021, Eurostat publishes

06 April 2021

In February 2021, the euro area seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 8.3%, stable compared with January 2021 and up from 7.3% in February 2020. The EU unemployment rate was 7.5% in February 2021, also stable compared with January 2021 and up from 6.5% in February 2020. These figures are ...


How women are being left behind in the quest for decent work for all

29 March 2021

The United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals set out a shared vision to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030. Will the pandemic reverse progress in advancing decent work for all as prescribed under Goal 8? It seems likely, at ...


Commission proposes action to uphold child rights and support children in need

24 March 2021

The Commission has today adopted the first comprehensive EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child, as well as a proposal for a Council Recommendation establishing a European Child Guarantee, to promote equal opportunities for children at risk of poverty or social exclusion.


RCC’s “WE’’ Campaign Continues: Only once you are authentic, can you truly bring your best into the business!

08 March 2021

Marking the 8th of March, International Women’s Day, with ZOJA KUKIC, a remarkable young woman from Serbia


The European Pillar of Social Rights: turning principles into actions

04 March 2021

Today the Commission sets out its ambition for a strong Social Europe that focuses on jobs and skills for the future and paves the way for a fair, inclusive and resilient socio-economic recovery.


Union of Equality: European Commission presents Strategy for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 2021-2030

03 March 2021

Today, the European Commission presents an ambitious Strategy for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 2021-2030 to ensure their full participation in society, on an equal basis with others in the EU and beyond, in line with the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union and the Charter ...


Futorismo awards 7 best ideas from the region to help Western Balkans tourism sector to mitigate COVID-19 effects

02 March 2021

Bregu: Futourismo is a new hope to help our region recover its tourism


Op-Ed: Women’s empowerment is essential to Western Balkans’ efforts to build back better from the pandemic

12 February 2021

By Majlinda Bregu, Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) and Mirjana Spoljaric, Regional Director for UNDP’s Bureau for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States


RCC launches FUTOURISMO, regional competition to boost tourism in the Western Balkans

03 February 2021

Ride the Digital Waves - 6 most successful ideas to get 15,000 EUR each


Recovering from COVID-19: How and With Whom?

29 January 2021

OBSERVING the Western Balkans through Employment Observatory Article by Majlinda Bregu, Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC)