Building a sustainable model and partner network to support employment and labour mobility in the cross border area Bulgaria-Romania

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The Industrial Association - Veliko Tarnovo is starting a project “Building a sustainable model and partner network to support employment and labour mobility in the cross border area Bulgaria-Romania”.

The aim of the project is to promote labor mobility in key economic sectors in the field of cross-border cooperation by creating conditions for balance between supply and demand on the labor market.

Target groups:

  • The active population in the cross-border area Bulgaria-Romania - approximately 2125,600 people;
  • Inactive population and unemployed persons in the cross-border area Bulgaria-Romania - approximately 400 000 persons;
  • Private companies - no less than 500

Partners

  • The Industrial Association - Veliko Tarnovo (Lead beneficiary)
  • The Constanta Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Navigation and Agriculture – CCINA Constanta (Romania)
  • The Bulgarian Industrial Association

Activities

  • Identification of key economic sectors with potential for labor mobility in the cross-border area;
  • Development of competent catalogs of the selected enterprises with a description of the basic knowledge, skills, competencies required by the employers;
  • Development of e-tools for competence assessment;
  • Conducting a survey of at least 300 target group representatives on employment opportunities;
  • Development and implementation of e-trainings for at least 300 representatives of the target group;
  • Conducting trainings for HR specialists from Bulgaria and Romania in order to improve their skills for selecting the labor force on the other side of the border;
  • Awareness raising campaign on employment opportunities in the cross-border region Bulgaria - Romania;
  • Development and maintenance of a common database with useful information for the employees and the employers on both sides of the border.

Expected results

  • Established conditions for balance between supply and demand on the labor market in the cross-border region;
  • Established conditions for sustainable jobs, career development and more employment opportunities;
  • Promoted labor mobility

The project is funded under the INTERREG program, totaling € 593,492.79, of which € 504,468.87 are from European funding. It is expected to be completed in the spring of 2019.