On a conference in Tirana, the capital of Albania, the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) presented a new study about child labour in Albania together with its two albanian member unions, the KSSH and the BSPSH. The study demonstrates that child labour is still a big problem in Albania. Every day ten thousands of children have to work there, instead of going to school. Primary, they work in industries like agricultures, the shoe- and apparel industry (especially for western european companies), they sell bits and bobs on the streets (like cigarettes and chewing gums), they wash cars and help to recycle waste. Poverty, caused by a high unemployment rate and low wages is not the only reason for child labour in Albania. Many migration flows inside of Albania influence the education system, on top of that the awareness for the necessity of a school education have decreased in some demographic groups. Inadequate control mechanisms for the laws of school attendance and against child labour are additional factors which facilitate the problem, likewise broken families and prejudices against minorities. The conference in Tirana took place in the context of a global trade unions campaign against child labour. Worldwide 250 million children have to work.