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Improvement of the conditions for employment of youth in the tourism sector

What’s the goal?

The project aims to increase the competitiveness of the youth work force from cross border region and stimulate its mobility across the border.

What’s the budget?

340.542,98 euro, out of which 289.461,53 euro ERDF


Lead Beneficiary (LB): Kavarna Municipality (BG)

Beneficiary 2 (B2): Association “Partners 2000” (RO)

Beneficiary 3 (B3): ”Ovidius” University of Constanta (RO)


Start date: 18.05.2017

End date: 17.03.2019

Duration: 23 months


Dobrich in Bulgaria

Calarasi and Constanta in Romania


  • Improved professional qualification and language competence of 80 people
  • 1 Virtual Centre for Promotion of Employment created
  • 200 legal consultations delivered to the youth from the region
  • 4 job fairs carried out
  • 1 joint strategy for managing human resources in tourism sector

Results (what’s the contribution to the Programme)?

Programme outputs:480 participants in joint local employment initiatives and joint training, 80 participants in joint educational and training schemes to support youth employment, educational opportunities and higher and vocational education across borders, 5 initiatives that activate workforce mobility in the cross border area

Programme results: 22880 people that have access to joint employment initiatives

Project status

The project was finalized on 17.03.2019 with the following main achievements:

A broad informational campaign for selection of the target group interested in professional carrier in tourism was implemented in Romanian and Bulgaria in the period November 2017 – March 2018, which resulted in the identification of 42 Romanian and 45 Bulgarian young people that will take part in the planned vocational trainings in the field of tourism. 2 motivation trainings were held in each country with the selected target group.

Based on the professional qualification chosen by the target group the following trainings were organized:

- Bulgaria: training course for professional qualification “Cook” and “Waiter”

- Romania: training course for professional qualification “Technician in tourism” and “Banqueting organizer”

The LB and B2 purchased IT and videoconferencing equipment necessary for organizing the BG and RO language training. The selected by the LB contractor elaborated the joint strategy for managing human resources in tourism sector in the cross border region.

A Virtual Centre for Promotion of Employment proposed as a web-based platform featuring relevant information for job seekers, employers searching for workers, information about the tourism sector in the region, opportunities to connect companies operating in tourism, practical advices on preparing a resume, professional ethics, others was developed and is currently available in BG and EN language at  



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