News & Activities

LESC Effectiveness Analysis Report and Communication Platform

In the framework of the Strengthening Social Dialogue Project, funded by the European Union and implemented by the International Labour Organization, an Analysis of the functioning and effectiveness of the Local Economic and Social Councils was commissioned, and based in reports from a previously conducted peer-review exercise and individual interviews, done by an ILO consultant. […]

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Final Panel Discussion on the Operational Employment Plan

With the support of the Strengthening Social Dialogue Project, funded by the European Union and implemented by the International Labour Organization, the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy held the final regional panel discussion in Skopje on 22nd November 2019, on the topic of creation of the Operational Plan for Active Employment Measures for 2020. The […]

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Panel Discussion in Strumica regarding the Operational Employment Plan

With the support of the Strengthening Social Dialogue Project, funded by the European Union and implemented by the International Labour Organization, the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy held the а regional panel discussion in the Municipality of Strumica on 15th November 2019, on the topic of creation of the Operational Plan for Active Employment […]

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Training on Project Design and Cycle Management

As part of the activities of the Strengthening Social Dialogue project, funded by the European Union and implemented by the International Labour Organization, and with the aim of modernizing the services offered by the social partners, as well as provide support to the Local economic and social councils engaged in the Local Employment Partnerships , […]

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Panel Discussion regarding the Operational Employment Plan

With the support of the Strengthening Social Dialogue Project, funded by the European Union and implemented by the International Labour Organization, the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy held the third regional panel discussion in Skopje on 16th October 2019, on the topic of creation of the Operational Plan for Active Employment Measures for 2020. Representatives […]

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CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST: PROFESSIONAL EXPERTISE IN THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND A number of progress reports by the European Commission indicate a need to further develop social dialogue among main stakeholders in the economy. In this direction, the International Labour Organization assists the country in its endeavors to advance the social dialogue as an essential element of the European Social Model, which promotes […]

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Dialogue for Transition to Formality

In the scope of the Strengthening Social Dialogue, project financed by the European Union and implemented by the International Labour Organization, a workshop was conducted in hotel Solun, in the period from 8th to 9th October on the topic of Dialogue for Transition to Formality. The subject theme was a point of discussion among the ILO […]

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Panel Discussion in Bitola regarding the Operational Employment Plan

With the support of the Strengthening Social Dialogue Project, funded by the European Union and implemented by the International Labour Organization, the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy held the second panel discussion in Bitola, out of the four foreseen regional meetings on the topic of creation of the Operational Plan for Active Employment Measures for 2020. […]

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Panel Discussion in Tetovo regarding the Operational Employment Plan

With the support of the Strengthening Social Dialogue Project, funded by the European Union and implemented by the International Labour Organization, the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy is organizing four regional panel-discussions of the Local Economic and Social Councils. The first regional panel was held on 3 October 2019 in the Municipality of Tetovo […]

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CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST: PROFESSIONAL EXPERTISE IN THE FIELD OF ENTERPRENEURIAL SKILLS AND ACCESS TO FINANCE

INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND The Economic and Social Council is the only tripartite social dialogue institution at national level, with a consultative role to the Government in the development and implementation of economic and social policies. The ESC has an advisory role, and issues opinions and recommendations to the Government on matters pertaining to economic development; […]

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CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST: PROFESSIONAL EXPERTISE IN THE FIELD OF LOCAL EMPLOYMENT DEVELOPMENT

INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND Several progress reports by the European Commission indicate a need to further develop social dialogue among main stakeholders in the economy. In this direction, the International Labour Organization assists the country in its endeavors to advance the social dialogue as an essential element of the European Social Model, which promotes competitiveness, sharing […]

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Tripartite workshop – Towards a system of skills needs anticipation in North Macedonia

Skills mismatch is one of the main challenges that countries in transition face. It is due to the technological advancements, industrial and demographic changes. North Macedonia has reached a significant improvement in building capacities of the national institutions, to be included in the process of anticipation of future needs in terms of skills and occupations. […]

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Workshop on negotiation and implementation of Local Employment Partnerships (LEPs)

The project Strengthening Social Dialogue, funded by the European Union and implemented by the International Labour Organization, aiming at strengthening the Local economic and social councils, organizes a workshop on presentation of practical experience, positive aspects and challenges in the negotiation and implementation of LEPs. During the workshop the participants will be exposed to the […]

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New international labour standard to combat violence, harassment, at work agreed

The Centenary International Labour Conference has adopted a new Convention and Recommendation to combat violence and harassment in the workplace. The Violence and Harassment Convention, 2019, and Violence and Harassment Recommendation, 2019 , were adopted by delegates on the final day of the Centenary International Labour Conference, in Geneva. For the Convention, 439 votes were cast in […]

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Heads of State visit the Centenary International Labour Conference

The 108th (Centenary) Session of the International Labour Conference is being held from 10 to 21 June 2019 in Geneva, in two locations, the Palais des Nations and the ILO headquarters, with more than 5000 delegates from 187 countries and more than 45 world leaders partaking in discussions to tackle the most pressing issues in the world of […]

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CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST: PROFESSIONAL EXPERTISE IN THE FIELD OF TRIPARTITE SOCIAL DIALOGUE – revised

INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND A number of progress reports by the European Commission indicate a need to further develop social dialogue among main stakeholders in the economy. In this direction, the International Labour Organization assists the country in its endeavors to advance the social dialogue as an essential element of the European Social Model, which promotes […]

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Peer review missions among the Local Economic and Social Councils

For the purpose of strengthening the Local Economic and Social Councils, the Strengthening Social Dialogue project, funded by the European Union, and implemented by the International Labour Organization, conducted a series of peer review missions among the LESCs in the country, in the period from 6th to 13th  June 2019 including the LESCs of the following […]

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CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST: PROFESSIONAL EXPERTISE IN THE FIELD OF TRIPARTITE SOCIAL DIALOGUE

INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND A number of progress reports by the European Commission indicate a need to further develop social dialogue among main stakeholders in the economy. In this direction, the International Labour Organization assists the country in its endeavors to advance the social dialogue as an essential element of the European Social Model, which promotes […]

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CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST SERVICE NEEDS ASSESSMENT FOR THE TRADE UNIONS IN NORTH MACEDONIA UNION OF INDEPENDENT AND AUTONOMOUS TRADE UNIONS OF MACEDONIA – UNASM

Background A number of progress reports by the European Commission indicate a need to further develop social dialogue among the social partners in North Macedonia. To this end, the International Labour Organization assists the country in its endeavors to advance the social dialogue as an essential element of the European Social Model, which promotes competitiveness, […]

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CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST SERVICE NEEDS ASSESSMENT FOR THE TRADE UNIONS IN NORTH MACEDONIA FEDERATION OF TRADE UNIONS OF MACEDONIA – SSM

Background A number of progress reports by the European Commission indicate a need to further develop social dialogue among the social partners in North Macedonia. To this end, the International Labour Organization assists the country in its endeavors to advance the social dialogue as an essential element of the European Social Model, which promotes competitiveness, […]

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CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST SERVICE NEEDS ASSESSMENT FOR THE TRADE UNIONS IN NORTH MACEDONIA CONFEDERATION OF FREE TRADE UNIONS OF MACEDONIA – KSS

Background A number of progress reports by the European Commission indicate a need to further develop social dialogue among the social partners in North Macedonia. To this end, the International Labour Organization assists the country in its endeavors to advance the social dialogue as an essential element of the European Social Model, which promotes competitiveness, […]

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CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST SERVICE NEEDS ASSESSMENT FOR THE TRADE UNIONS IN NORTH MACEDONIA CONFEDERATION OF TRADE UNION ORGANIZATIONS OF MACEDONIA – KSOM

Background A number of progress reports by the European Commission indicate a need to further develop social dialogue among the social partners in North Macedonia. To this end, the International Labour Organization assists the country in its endeavors to advance the social dialogue as an essential element of the European Social Model, which promotes competitiveness, […]

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Tripartite workshop on identifying best practices concerning the Economic and Social Councils

Through the project Strengthening Social Dialogue, funded by the European Union, the International Labour Organization prepared an analytical comparative study on the functioning of the Macedonian Economic and Social Council and selected National Social Dialogue Institutions in the EU Member States, with special focus on their relevance, operational effectiveness, funding and impact. The findings of […]

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REVISION OF CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST ON ESC COMMUNICATION STRATEGY

Call for Expression of Interest – ESC Communication Strategy – revised

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Tripartite Workshop on Enabling Environment for Sustainable Enterprises

One of the activities within the Strengthening Social Dialogue Project, funded by the European Union and implemented by the International Labour Organization, is the Tripartite Assessment of Critical Areas for Enabling Environment for Sustainable Enterprises (EESE). A comparative analysis was conducted on the situation and reforms realized in the period 2013/14 to 2019 in the […]

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CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST – DEVELOPMENT OF A COMMUNICATION STRATEGY OF THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL

INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND The Economic and Social Council is the only tripartite social dialogue institution at national level, with a consultative role to the Government in the development and implementation of economic and social policies. The Economic and Social Council has an advisory role, and issues opinions and recommendations to the Government on matters pertaining […]

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CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST SERVICE NEEDS ASSESSMENT FOR THE ORGANIZATION OF EMPLOYERS OF MACEDONIA

Background   A number of progress reports by the European Commission indicate a need to further develop social dialogue among main stakeholders in the economy. In this direction, the International Labour Organization assists the country in its endeavors to advance the social dialogue as an essential element of the European Social Model, which promotes competitiveness, […]

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CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST SERVICE NEEDS ASSESSMENT FOR THE BUSINESS CONFEDERATION OF MACEDONIA

Background   A number of progress reports by the European Commission indicate a need to further develop social dialogue among main stakeholders in the economy. In this direction, the International Labour Organization assists the country in its endeavors to advance the social dialogue as an essential element of the European Social Model, which promotes competitiveness, […]

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Strengthening Social Dialogue Project kick-off event

The Project Strengthening Social Dialogue will be officially launched in a ceremony involving the European Union, Ministry of Labor and Social Policy, the Trade Unions and Employers Organizations. The goal of the Project is to improve the social dialogue as a means to create more and better jobs. It will support the participation of social dialogue institutions in policy making at […]

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First meeting of the local economic and social councils (LESCs)

The Project will organize the first meeting of the local economic and social councils as part of its project activities. During this meeting the project activities related to the Local Economic and Social Councils, the concept of Local Employment Partnership and the role of LESCs as drivers of employment partnerships will be presented and as such envisaged a platform […]

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First Project Steering Committee meeting

The Project Strengthening Social Dialogue, funded by the European Union and implemented by the International Labour Organization, will hold its first steering committee meeting to validate the members of the SC, present the project activities and present, discuss and endorse the composition and manner of operation of the  SC. With its tripartite membership, as well as including all and any […]

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