We are a non-profit, non-governmental organization representing the interests of employers in Armenia. We carry out business promotion and socio-economic development programs. RUEA is the only official social partner in Armenia, together with the Government and the Confederation of Trade Unions of Armenia, in the framework of Tripartite Collective Agreement.
A meeting of the expert group for the evaluation of the outcomes of the "Decent Work Country Programme” (DWCP) of the Republic of Armenia for 2019-2023 was held on April 28. The DWCP aims to promote decent work as a key component of development strategy and, simultaneously, as a national policy objective of the government and social partners. The programme priority areas are: improvement of labor relations, strengthening of social partnership, development of employment policy in the Republic of Armenia and employment capacity building of women and men.
Armenian-Chinese business forum took place in Yerevan to develop and expand the Armenian-Chinese trade-economic relations. The event was organized by the Republican Union of Employers of Armenia and the China Overseas Development Association (CODA).
"Favorable Environment and State Support Effective Tools for Sustainable SME Development and Sustainable Employment in various sectors of the RA Economy" project launched
In the framework of the project, sociological surveys are carried out among SMEs, in-depth interviews are conducted with specialists, experts and entrepreneurs from different sectors of the RA economy, and focus group discussions are organized with state officials, experts and representatives of SMEs.
Considering the COVID-19 and post-war challenges for businesses, the Republican Union of Employers of Armenia will conduct FREE consultations for its members and partners in 6 areas.
The food security system can become a cornerstone for integrating and linking various sectors of the economy and becoming an alternative model for economic development. RUEA has been working with the World Food Programme in a multiphase assessment of Armenia’s food security system. On 5 February, 2021 we had a mini-conference to discuss the pillars around which food security system of Armenia can help develop the other sectors of the economy (we estimated at least 15 such sector linkages with food security).
On 30 April 2021, three RUEA representatives attended a meeting on the progress of the “Resource Saving and Clean Production” (RSCP) component of the “EU for the Environment” program. The main purpose of the meeting was to demonstrate the possible application of RSCP practices based on food / agriculture, construction materials and chemical industry, as well as to receive suggestions on partnership opportunities with other interested organizations.
A conference-discussion was held on "The importance of occupational safety and health for employers".
In February 2020, a conference-discussion was held on "The importance of occupational safety and health for employers" organized by RUEA with the support of the International Labor Organization.
The training courses, organized in the framework of ALIGN project, aimed to assist and support higher educational institutions of Armenia in the process of compliance the Educational Programs with National and Sectorial Educational requirements of Armenia. The trainings were developed in the framework of TEMPUS ARMENQA and INARM projects in accordance with the requirements of the European educational system.
Advocacy & LobbyingAdvocating for the interests of the members & business community, presenting the business challenges to the Government at various state levels.
Social PartnershipSubmission of legislative reform proposals to the Government of Armenia based on RUEA members’ needs and various socio-economic analyses.
Education-Labour Market CooperationCooperation with educational institutions representing the employers’ needs on professional skills and education.
Business ConsultingBusiness planning, marketing and competitive growth, export promotion, consulting on foreign market, trainings and seminars.
Business CooperationPromotion of business cooperation between local and foreign companies, participation in business forums and trades.
Legal ConsultingConsulting and advising on business legislation, Government decisions, permits and planned legislative changes.
14000MEMBER ORGANIZATIONSRUEA unites 14000 Armenian organizations, representing all economic sectors of Armenia.
15YEARS OF EXPERIENCERUEA represents the interests of employers, implementing business promotion and socio-economic development programs since 2007.
21SECTORIAL UNIONSRUEA unites 21 business associations and sectoral unions, which represent different sectors of the economy.
10REGIONAL UNIONSRUEA has 10 regional unions in Yerevan and the regions of Armenia to represent the business interests in the regions.
20%OF BUSINESSES OPERATING IN ARMENIARUEA members represent 20% of the total number of active legal entities in Armenia.
40%OF TOTAL EMPLOYEESAbout 40% of the private sector employees work under RUEA members.