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ROBG-140 “Building a sustainable model and partner network to support employment and labour mobility”

What’s the goal?

To encourage the labour mobility in key economic sectors in the cross-border area through creating conditions for balance between demand and supply on the labour market.

What’s the budget?

593,492.79 EUR euro, out of which 504,468.87 euroERDF

Target at the half of the implementation period: 116,557 euro for Industrial Association – Veliko Tarnovo, 39,067 euro for Constanta Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Shipping and Agriculture and 56,704 euro for Bulgarian Industrial Association – union of the Bulgarian business

Who is doing it?

Lead Beneficiary (LB): Industrial Association – Veliko Tarnovo (Bulgaria)

Beneficiary 2 (B2): Constanta Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Shipping and Agriculture (Romania)

 Beneficiary 3 (B3): Bulgarian Industrial Association – union of the Bulgarian business (BIA) (Bulgaria)

When is it happening?

Start date: 04.04.2017

End date: 04.04.2019

Duration: 24 months

Where is it happening?

Constanta in Romania

Veliko Tarnovo, Sofia in Bulgaria

How is it going to happen?                      

  • Identification of the key branches that can enable mobility of workforce, including creating long-term employment opportunities on both sides of the border;
  • Development of competence catalogues of the targeted enterprises in the CBC region with description of the main knowledge, skills and competences required by the employers for the job positions with potential for labour mobility;
  • Development of e-tools for competence assessment which will be identified and developed in compliance with the identified requirements for knowledge, skills and competence by the employers;
  • Conducting a survey for at least 300 representatives of the target group on employment opportunities and creating a personal profile in terms of their age, education and qualification;
  • Development of joint special e-training courses complied with the identified deficit of skills and competences among the target group;
  •  Development of special language courses for mobility of employees and job seekers which would potentially increase their chances for finding work in the program area;
  • Provision of e-training for at least 300 representatives of the target group;
  • Provision of joint training courses for HR experts from both sides of the border, thus improving their knowledge and skills in hiring employees from the other side of the border;
  • Raise awareness on job opportunities throughout the border area;
  • Developing information and advice for cross-border commuters and potential employers by creating and developing joint databases in service of labour mobility;
  • Information and publicity.

What will be the results (what’s the contribution to the Programme)?

Programme outputs: 4 initiatives that activate workforce mobility in the cross border area; 400 participants in joint local employment initiatives and joint training
Programme results: 50.000 people will have access to joint employment initiatives

Project status

LB has implemented the following activities:

- One kick-off meeting was held in Constanta during 11-12 May 2017 for the partner coordination;

- Five economic sectors with potential for labour mobility were identified, forty occupational positions with potential for labour mobility, internet based economic CBC map of the target regions, two sectoral analysis of the labour market in the CBC area, profiles of BG and RO companies interested in labour mobility and hiring employees from across the border;

- For the project publicity, informational materials were printed and a press conference was held on 18th July in Veliko Tarnovo, where the project objectives and activities were presented to 30 participants;  

- Five contracts with external contractors have been signed for: supply of office equipment, provision of translation services, provision of event management services, printing services, development of competence catalogues.  Office equipment and promotional materials have been delivered. Also, the competence catalogues has been elaborated.- selected 40 key positions in the selected economic sectors with identified potential for labour mobility (Activity 4);

- Two sector analyses elaborated on both sides of the border with focus on cross-border labour mobility (Activity 4);

B2 has implemented the following activities:

- A new project management team was designated;

- Involvement in project management;

- Involvement in Activity 4 -Identification of the key branches that can enable mobility of workforce, including creating long-term employment opportunities on both sides of the border which was completed;

- Tender documentation for interpretation and translation services and for the organization of events services has been elaborated;

- Contracts with 10 experts were concluded in order to develop competence catalogues of the targeted enterprises in the CBC region with description of the main knowledge, skills and competences required by the employers for the job positions with potential for labour mobility.

B3 has implemented the following activities:

- A methodology with criteria for selection of economic sectors and enterprises with potential for labour mobility was developed (Activity 4); based on it, LB and B2 developed the sector analysis of the labour market in the CBC area as well as the profiles of selected enterprises with potential for labour mobility on both sides of the border;
- Six IT experts designed and developed an Informational portal with an internet-based economic CBC map with profiles of identified enterprises from both sides of the border with potential to enable mobility of workforce -
www.jobmobolity.info  (Activity 4);
- Four experts developed a methodology for competence catalogue development for Bulgaria and Romania (Activity 5)
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