WEBecon Network won a competitive bid to implement the project „Roadmaps on Western Balkan Labour Market Policies Database Alignment with the EU and Capacity Building for WB Partners”, led by its member CREDI.
This assignment’s goal is to evaluate the discrepancy between Western Balkan economies’ current practices and the methodology of EU LMP Statistics and offer roadmaps to the key stakeholders for harmonisation with EU practises. The Employment and Social Affairs Platform (#ESAP 2), as a regional project financed by the European Union (EU) and jointly implemented by the Regional Cooperation Council – RCC and the International Labour Organization in the Western Balkan economies, will be provided with a comprehensive overview of current practices accompanied with data and recommendations that will help to advocate for labour market and social policy reforms to improve the employment opportunities and working conditions of citizens in the region. In addition, it is expected to enhance the capacity of institutional stakeholders to align their practises in this area with the EU. The geographic area under the assessment includes the following Western Balkan economies: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Serbia.
* This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.