Regional Conference: New Skills for New Jobs

27-28 October, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

The conference discussed imbalances between labour demand and supply in the Western Balkan countries, with special attention to the importance of an analysis based on skills. It addressed the role of key stakeholders in the labour market, with a focus on how to anticipate skills needs, generate new jobs and improve the matching process.

The event, which gathered representatives of relevant ministries, public employment services, and social partners from the region, as well as regional organizations, was co-organized by the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Secretariat and Friedrich Ebert Foundation.


Media Advisory


The views expressed in the presentations below belong solely to the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Regional Cooperation Council and its Secretariat. The RCC Secretariat is not responsible for the content of the presentations.

  • Will Bartlett, Senior Research Fellow, European Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Predrag Bejaković, Researcher, Institute of Public Finance, Zagreb
  • Galjina Ognjanov, Associate Professor, Economics Faculty, Belgrade
  • Božidar Šišević, Senior Research Fellow, Research Department, Employment Agency, Podgorica
  • Vjekoslav Domljan, Professor, Centre for Regional Development Studies, Mostar
  • Nikica Mojsovska, Dean and Associate Professor, School of Business Administration, Skopje
  • Efka Heder, Director, South East Europe Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning
  • Boban Ilic, Secretary General, Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group
  • Anastasia Fetsi, Head of Thematic Expertise Development Department, European Training Foundation
  • Jan Rutkowski, Lead Economist, The World Bank
  • Lejla Tanovic, BiH National Coordinator, International Labour Organization