On May 17, 2024, a joint meeting of the working groups of the UNP (WG2 “Economic integration and coordination with EU policy” and WG5 “Social and labor policy and social dialogue”) and the CSP (WG4 “Employment, social policy, equal opportunities and health”), dedicated to the problems of the labor market in Ukraine in the context of the challenges of the war took place.

Labor market in Ukraine. Today..!? Tomorrow..!? Working places..!? Specialists for these places..!?
There are many questions. And the answer to them is necessary!


  • Serhiy Savchuk, International Labor Organization in Ukraine, “Forecasting of labor force needs for the recovery of Ukraine.”
  • Volodymyr Korosty, Doctor of Medicine. n., professor of the Department of Psychiatry, Narcology, Medical Psychology and Social Work, Kharkiv National University, Comprehensive rehabilitation of patients according to modern protocols. Urgent needs for specialists.
  • Larisa Starikova, NGO “Analytical Center of the Agrarian Union of Ukraine”, Hired workforce VS outsourcing of services from small businesses

Discussion of the meeting participants.

Moderator: Valery Repin, coordinator of WG5 UNP, Kharkiv Regional Organization of the Professional Union of Entrepreneurs

Speakers’ reports (Serhiy Savchuk, National Coordinator of the ILO in Ukraine; Volodymyr Korosty, Kharkiv National Medical University; Larisa Starikova, NGO “Analytical Center of the Agrarian Union of Ukraine”) were devoted to various aspects of the problem.

But the main direction became the reproduction of the labor force and the restoration of human potential. Especially in regions where active hostilities are taking place.

Emphasis on this caused a discussion, as a result of which the meeting participants came to the conclusion about the need for further meetings in an expanded format and formulated their topics:

  1. Restoration or modernization of the labor market?
  2. Communication and networking of representatives of the main subjects of the labor market for joint work on its regulation.
  3. Discussion of the “Green Book” on social dialogue in Ukraine, developed by the team of the International Labor Organization in Ukraine.

Presentation Serhiy Savchuk, National Coordinator of the ILO in Ukraine


For reference:

The Ukrainian National Platform of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (http://eap-csf.org.ua/) is a network of more than 150 non-governmental organizations in Ukraine that advocates Ukrainian interests within the framework of the Eastern Partnership. The platform is part of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF). The Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum is unique multi-layered regional civil society platform aimed at promoting European integration, facilitating reforms and democratic transformations in the six Eastern Partnership countries – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. Serving as the civil society and people-to-people dimension of the Eastern Partnership, the EaP CSF strives to strengthen civil society in the region, boost pluralism in public discourse and policy making by promoting participatory democracy and fundamental freedoms. The EaP CSF is a non-partisan bona fide non-governmental organisation. 

The Ukrainian side of the EU-Ukraine Civil Society Platform (https://eu-ua-csp.org.ua/) is the national part of the Ukraine-EU Civil Society Platform, one of the official bilateral bodies of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. In accordance with Articles 469-470 of the Association Agreement, the Platform officially represents the interests of civil society of Ukraine and the EU in the process of implementation of the Agreement, monitors and publicly controls its implementation. From the Ukrainian side, the Platform includes 15 members – representatives of public associations, trade unions and employers’ organizations. Under their auspices, the CSP unites 282 organizations.

The event is implemented within the framework of the project “”Supporting the activities of the Ukrainian National Platform of the EaP CSF in 2024”, funded by the European Union and implemented by the Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting.