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27

Mar

Global Employers' Workshop on the Future of Work, Madrid, 29 - 30 March - full programme with speaker bios available for download

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21

Feb

Important dates in 2017 for IOE Members and Partners in Europe and Central Asia

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16

Feb

IOE contributes to public hearing on European companies in indigenous territories in Latin America

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10

Feb

Invitation to the Global Forum for Migration and Development Business Meeting in Geneva on 3-4 April 2017

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6

Feb

IOE publication "Understanding the Future of Work" out now!

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6

Feb

Invitation to the Global Employers' Workshop on the Future of Work, Madrid, 29-30 March 2017

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Upcoming meetings

27

Mar

Global Young Employers' Organisation Professionals Training Academy

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29

Mar

Global Employers’ Workshop on the Future of Work

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3

Apr

Global Forum for Migration and Development Business Meeting

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15

May

135th meeting of the Governmental Committee of the European Social Charter

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25

Sep

136th meeting of the Governmental Committee of the European Social Charter

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IOE Contact

Alessandra Assenza
+41 22 929 00 09

Monique Depierre
+41 22 929 00 14

Europe and Central Asia

The IOE has a special relationship with Europe since most of its European members have been part of the IOE since its creation.  For more than forty years, the IOE's European members have met each year in a different country to discuss topical issues. Current debates focus on globalisation, CSR, and responding to the challenges of the economic crisis. The IOE also works closely with individual members in a number of national events.

Since the fall of communism in Europe, the IOE has participated in the establishment and development of employers' organisations in transition countries. The IOE continues this work especially within the framework of the Stability Pact for the reconstruction of South Eastern Europe where it represents employers from this region. The IOE also works with its member federations in CIS countries to assist them in their development.

Regional integration is very important for Europe within the framework of the European Union. The IOE works closely with BUSINESSEUROPE on European social issues. The IOE also works directly with the European Commission at the ILO and in the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe. The organisation is present at the Council of Europe, where the IOE is a partner due to its presence in the Council's Governmental Committee of the Social Charter and participates in activities in the Stability Pact for SEE.

Important dates for IOE Members from Europe and Central Asia 2017

IOE Global events

  • 29-30 March, IOE-CEOE Global Employers' Workshop on the Future of Work, Madrid • 19 April, IOE International Business & Human Rights Forum, Amsterdam
  • 17 May 2017, IOE-BDA Global Employers' Summit "Making the G20 a success", Bad Neuenahr
  • 4 June, IOE General Council, Geneva

ILO Global events

  • 6-7 April, ILO Symposium on the Future of Work, Geneva
  • 5-16 June, ILO (Tripartite) International Labour Conference, Geneva

Regional conferences

  • 2-5 October, ILO (Tripartite) European Regional Meeting, Istanbul
  • 5-6 October, IOE Meeting of Members from Europe & Central Asia, Istanbul

Meetings of the Governmental Committee of the Council of Europe

  • 15-19 May, Council of Europe Governmental Committee, Strasbourg
  • 25-29 September, Council of Europe Governmental Committee, Strasbourg