Developing efficient activation approaches and identifying elements for regional cooperation in the Western Balkans

Client/Funding Institution

European Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion


The main objective of this project was the assessment of employment policies in the Western Balkan countries, their distance from the European Employment Strategies (EES), and the capacity and effectiveness of the Public Employment Services (PES) to implement modern labour market services. The general approach of the research was to assess the existing policies against the background of labour market developments in the Western Balkan countries. wiiw coordinated this project, in cooperation with ÖSB and with support of some local experts.


March 2010 - April 2012

wiiw team Leader

Hermine Vidovic

wiiw Staff

Vladimir Gligorov, Mario Holzner

Project Partners

ÖSB Consulting

Keywords: labour market

Countries covered: Balkan States

Research Areas: Labour, Migration and Income Distribution