About Federation

The Federation of Employers of Ukraine (FEU) – is the most influential association of Ukrainian business. Founded in 2002, by now for 17 years the Federation successfully represents and protects the interests of business in Ukraine and internationally.

At present, the FEU unites almost 100 sectoral and regional organizations of employers representing the most important sectors of the economy of Ukraine, such as machine building, metallurgy, automotive, aerospace and defense industries, agriculture, chemical industry, IT, media industry, energy, medical and microbiological industry, construction, transport and infrastructure, retail and logistics, light and food industries, tourism, utilities, services sector.

The Federation represents over 8.5 thousands enterprises, collectively employing over 5 million people and generating about 70 % of the national GDP.

  • Leadership
  • Openness
  • Independence and political neutrality
  • Competence and responsibility
  • Being ethical in business
  • to represent and protect the interests of investors in Ukraine and worldwide;
  • to set up effective and equal cooperation between the business community, the government and trade unions;
  • to establish best business practices in Ukraine;
  • to implement their own projects and initiatives promoting ethical and legal standards of doing business in Ukraine.
  • Ukraine – is a production center for Europe;
  • Ukrainian industry will receive a "green light" for technical upgrading;
  • Ukraine wins the fight for investment;
  • Employers are responsible for creating new jobs in Ukraine. 

Cooperation with the government

"We need a dialog with the government but not critics. The government understands that without business support nothing can be done in the country. We are all working for the sake of the state. We have to learn to hear each other and make agreements".
Dmytro Oliynyk, the FEU President

The Federation of Employers of Ukraine is a non-political organization having a constructive stance and guided by economic expediency in a decision-making process. Employers support initiatives of their social partners – the government and trade unions – aimed at developing market economy, improving business environment and investment climate in Ukraine.

Cooperation with the government “We need a dialog with the government but not critics. The government understands that without business support nothing can be done in the country. We are all working for the sake of the state. We have to learn to hear each other and make agreements”. Dmytro Oliynyk, the FEU President The Federation of Employers of Ukraine is a non-political organization having a constructive stance and guided by economic expediency in a decision-making process. Employers support initiatives of their social partners – the government and trade unions – aimed at developing market economy, improving business environment and investment climate in Ukraine.

Social dialogue

The Federation of Employers of Ukraine supports the European model of social dialogue in Ukraine. This means that every social partner – the government, employers and trade unions – has equal rights to maintain its positions and projections of the country development.

At the same time every social partner is responsible for its actions. At present, employers have become leaders of many processes in the country. Private enterprises generate about 60% of the national GDP.
Development of the country depends on business's position as well as on position of the government and trade unions.

International relations

"Today, business is not limited to the borders of countries, it has become global. And improvement of working conditions of companies, for example, only in Ukraine, is not sufficient for development of such companies. We need to unite efforts and strengthen the role of employers around the world". Dmytro Oliynyk, the FEU President

The role and position of business, including the real economy, should grow in the world. Employers are responsible for millions of jobs. Therefore, employers have to actively influence the national and international economic and financial politics, in particular, to prevent a new crisis.

The Federation insists that the state should consider business position when choosing a vector of international economic policy. Only in this case Ukraine will have a strong position in negotiations with other countries.

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