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A chance for development

What’s the goal?

To increase of employability and professional mobility of people in search of employment in Dolj, Vidin and Svisthov.

What’s the budget?

648,094.73 euro, out of which 550,880.51 ERDF


Lead beneficiary (LB): University of Craiova (Romania)

Beneficiary 2 (B 2): Regional Development Foundation – RDF (Bulgaria)

Beneficiary 3 (B 3): D Tsenov Academy of Economics (Bulgaria)


Start date: 16.05.2017

End date: 15.05.2019

Duration: 24 months


Craiova, Dolj County, Romania

Vidin, Svishtov, Vidin, Veliko Tarnovo Districts, Bulgaria


  • Selection and involvement of the target group in activities;
  • Setting up of a Romanian-Bulgarian career and recruitment center;
  • Professional training courses;
  • Study visits of the target group members to socio-economic units in Romania and Bulgaria;
  • Designing an interactive website for facilitating communication between employers and job-seekers;
  • Organization of a job fair;
  • Conferences on the topic of sustainable development and the increase employment levels in the cross-border region;
  • Elaboration of information and publicity materials (leaflets, posters, rollups, 2 press conferences);

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

Programme outputs:

- 14 initiatives (trainings, education schemes, websites, agreements, networks, job-fairs etc.) that activate workforce mobility in the cross border area: 12 trainings, 1 website, 1 job-fair

- 400 participants in joint local employment initiatives and joint training

- 300 participants in joint educational and training schemes to support youth employment, educational opportunities and higher and vocational education across borders

Programme results: population that have access to joint employment initiatives – 700 participants

Project status

The project is finalized.


- A website in 3 languages (Ro, Bg, En), available at the address

- 3 professional conferences organized to the University of Craiova;

- 13 courses have been completed by the project beneficiaries in the following fields: optics and optometry, radiotherapy, pollution and environmental protection, acoustics and audiometry, physico-chemical analyses in the field of environmental protection, English language, Bulgarian language, IT, entrepreneurial skills, trainer, PR and communications assistant, project manager, geographic information systems,

1 Romanian language course organized by B2 and 1 Entrepreneurship course has been completed by B3.

- 3 professional conferences organized by the University of Craiova;

- 4 study visits for unemployed people, students and academics to potential employers in Bulgaria and Romania;

-4 job fairs were organized, as follows:

   - 25th of October 2018 in Craiova;

   - 27th of March, 2019, in Svishtov;

   -05th of December 2018 in Craiova;

   -29th of February 2019 in Vidin.

A Romanian-Bulgarian Career and Recruitment Centre that facilitates the inclusion in the labor market and professional mobility of the unemployed, students and graduates from the region of implementation was established within the University of Craiova.

- All equipment foreseen in the AF was purchased by the University of Craiova (Equipment such as: Computer tomography module, X ray tube, Refractometer, Audiometer, Goniometer, Bio-microscope, NEURO-AUDIO device, lensmeter, etc.).


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