Employment in the gas and electricity sectors in the Western Balkan contracting parties of the Energy Community

Client/Funding Institution

European Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion


The aim of this study was to analyse the employment development in the gas and electricity sectors in seven countries of the Western Balkans. In doing so, the impact of liberalisation and of the resulting restructuring processes on the number and quality of jobs is investigated and likely trends were presented. The study was based on quantitative analysis as well as on qualitative analysis in the form of stakeholder interviews.


November 2009 - February 2011

wiiw team Leader

Hermine Vidovic

wiiw Staff

Vasily Astrov, Vladimir Gligorov, Doris Hanzl-Weiss, Mario Holzner, Sebastian Leitner, Waltraut Urban

Keywords: labour, energy

Countries covered: Balkan States

Research Areas: Labour, Migration and Income Distribution