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Apr

2018 ILC - ILO Regular Supervision of ILS: information now available by region

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Apr

IOE-BA Enterprise Forum and SIA Conference in Nairobi: African employers’ organisations united on the need for urgent policy measures to promote growth, jobs, innovation and entrepreneurship

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27

Mar

Policy Forum on Development, Brussels: Private sector reaffirms commitment to contribute to an enabling environment for development

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27

Feb

IOE participates in social dialogue conference at the Montenegrin Employers Federation

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Feb

Business Africa members: join us in Nairobi on 5-7 March for the BA/IOE/FKE Enterprise Forum & Stars in Africa Conference

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14

Feb

Join the European Consultation on the ILO Global Business Network on Forced Labour and Human Trafficking

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Upcoming meetings

4

May

St. Gallen Symposium "Beyond the end of Work"

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24

May

Chatham House - The Future of Work: Opportunities and risks in a digital age

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5

Jun

European Commission - European Development Days

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IOE Contact

Alessandra Assenza
+41 22 929 00 09

Dalia Farag
+41 22 929 00 03

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.

Access the IOE Policy Paper on key priorities for ILO work in Europe and Central Asia

IOE Annual meeting of members from Europe & Central Asia:

13-14 September 2018, hosted by the Employers Confederation of Latvia (LDDK), Riga

Important dates for IOE Members from Europe and Central Asia 2018

IOE Global events (organised by the IOE or in partnership with the IOE)

  • 14 March: Meeting of the B20 Employment and Education Taskforce, Geneva
  • 9 – 13 April: Global Employers Young Professionals' Academy 2018, Madrid Click here for more information
  • 18 April: International Business and Human Rights Conference, Paris
  • 24 April: Meeting on "Transnational company agreements: a valuable option for companies to promote social dialogue, CSR policies and human rights in their supply chains?", Madrid
  • 24 May: B20 Regional Consultation Forum in the Framework of the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum, Saint Petersburg
  • 27 May: IOE General Council, Geneva
  • 28-29 May: Joint B20 Taskforce Meeting, Paris
  • 6 June: IOE Leaders' Forum, Geneva (TBC)

 

ILO Global and Regional events

  • 17-18 May: Conference on "Industrial relations in Europe: what effects on cross-country convergence?", Paris
  • 28 May - 8 June: ILO (Tripartite) International Labour Conference, Geneva

2017 Election to the ILO Governing Body and election of the IOE Vice-President for Europe - member communication dated 5 April 2017 (member-login required)