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Aug

African Regional Meeting of the EU Policy Forum on Development, Gaborone, Botswana, 9 - 11 October 2018: Register Now!

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Jul

Côte d'Ivoire Employers to host 5th Social Partners Summit on Employment in Africa - Abidjan, 13-14 September

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Jul

Change of date alert! Global Business Forum on the SDGs in Madrid now on 1-2 October 2018

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Jun

The IOE signs a Framework Partnership Agreement with the European Commission

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Upcoming meetings

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Sep

5th Social Partners' Summit for Employment in Africa

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Oct

2nd African Regional Meeting of the EU Policy Forum on Development (PFD)

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23

Oct

GMFD Business Mechanism Meeting

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13

Nov

XXIX Meeting of Presidents of Ibero-American Employers' Organisations

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IOE Contact

Ms Anetha Awuku
IOE-EU Project Manager

awuku(at)ioe-emp.org

Direct line: +41 22 929 00 05

European Commission



The EU has issued two communications which identify as an area for support the strengthening of employers’ organisations, particularly in the LDCs,  with a view to building their capacity to contribute to development.

These publications “The roots of democracy and sustainable development: Europe’s engagement with Civil Society in external relations” (2012) and  “A Stronger Role of the Private Sector in Achieving Inclusive and Sustainable Growth in Developing Countries” (2014) also set out priority areas that echo the IOE’s own: employment creation, improving the business climate, supporting the transition to the formal economy, promoting responsible business practices; strengthening the private sector voice in the global sustainability agenda, scaling up responsible and effective social dialogue and improving OSH frameworks.

This has led to ever closer collaboration between the IOE, as the most representative employer voice in the world, and the European Commission’s Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO).

A range of activities are planned under the framework of this partnership. These will begin in Africa, Latin America and the Caucasus, with a special focus on LDCs.

Please click here to access the new Fact Sheet on the IOE and the European Commission and visit the news, events and documents sections of this page for further related information.