Since its founding, the Serbian Association of Employers (SAE) has been maintaining cooperation with similar employers’ organizations around the world and numerous international forums and bodies. Through cooperation with these organizations and fostering bilateral relations with employers’ organizations from other countries, the Serbian Association of Employers is in a position to be familiar with their experiences, to consider possibilities of cooperation and to plan joint activities and projects with the aim of faster integration of employers and the Republic of Serbia into world trends and adaptation to the international and EU standards and norms.
The International Labor Organization (ILO) was established in 1919 as one of the United Nations agencies. Unique in its structure, it brings together governments, employers and workers’ representatives from 187 countries.
Being the only national representative organization of employers in Serbia, SAE is a full-fledged constituent of this agency and successfully cooperates with the ILO in all areas related to the improvement of labor relations. SAE regularly participates in the annual ILO Conference and has excellent cooperation with the national coordinator of the Republic of Serbia for cooperation with the ILO, as well as with other experts from this agency.
The International Organization of Employers (IOE) was established in 1920 and it is the only organization that represents the interests of employers in the field of labor and social issues at the international level. IOE is the recognized voice of business in social and labor policy debate taking place in the International Labor Organization, across the UN and multilateral system, and in the G20 and other emerging processes. Today it has 150 national employers’ organizations in its membership. SAE is a full member since 2006.
BusinessEurope was founded in 1958 and today it is the leading voice in advocacy for an environment that favors the development and competitiveness of businesses at the level of the EU. As a recognized social partner, this organization represents enterprises of all sizes in 34 European countries whose national employers’ organizations are its direct members. SAE became a member of this organization in 2011, despite the fact that at that moment the Republic of Serbia did not have the status of candidate for membership in the European Union.