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„Green Jobs Network“ - Promoting Ecotourism and Organic Agriculture as Innovative Mechanisms for employment and local sustainable development in the Rural areas in the Romania-Bulgaria Cross-Border area - eMS 183

What’s the goal?

To increase the employment opportunities and the mobility of the labour force through development of special competences and skills in the area of innovative ecotourism and organic agriculture and food production in the selected cross-border area.

What’s the budget?

1,219,573.08 euro, out of which 1,036,637.12 euroERDF

Target at the half of the implementation period: 196,387.00 euro for Municipality of Lyaskovets and 49,205.00 euro for Territorial Administrative Unit – Videle Town

Who is doing it?

Lead beneficiary (LB): Municipality of Lyaskovets (Bulgaria)

Beneficiary (B2): Territorial Administrative Unit – Videle Town(Romania)

When is it happening?

Start date: 25.04.2017

End date: 24.04.2019

Duration: 24 months

Where is it happening?

Veliko Tarnovo in Bulgaria

Teleorman in Romania

How is it going to happen?                      

  • Raising public awareness;
  • Development of cross-border business incubators for ecotourism and organic agriculture;
  • Reconstruction and renovation of a municipal property;
  • Development of a joint strategy and virtual Cross-border platform for green jobs in the rural areas;
  • The supply and installation of 4 info-kiosks;
  •  Organizing joint special learning programs and trainings to increase the mobility in rural areas;
  • Language courses;
  • Organization of Joint Cross-Border Markets (job-fairs) for ideas, opportunities and good practices for job creation in the cross-border rural areas;
  • Organization of summer academy “Green Innovation Lab” for entrepreneurs from both sides of the border.

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

Programme outputs: 15 initiatives that activate workforce mobility in the cross border area; 160 participants in joint local employment initiatives and joint training

Programme results: 30,396 persons will have access to joint employment initiatives

Project status

After signing the subsidy contract, both partners appointed staff for the project teams and signed contracts for the project management and consultancy services for the preparation of public procurement procedures.

From the beginning of the project, the main achievements of both partners were related to the followings:

- Elaboration of the technical design at LB level for the envisaged building to be rehabilitated within the project;

- Procurement process was started at both partners level in order to contract the necessary externals services or equipment for the implementation of the project activities;

- Public awareness activity related to the preparation of official press release for the project and obtaining approval for visibility materials.  Forthcoming is the preparation of the initial press conference related to the launch of the project.


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