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ROBG-196 CBPELM “Cross-border partnership for employment and labour mobility”

What’s the goal?

To encourage the integration of the cross-border area in terms of employment and labour mobility.

What’s the budget?

451,798.14 euro, out of which 384,028.42 euro ERDF

Target at the half of the implementation period: 214,943 euro for Bulgarian Small and Medium Enterprises Promotion Agency – BSMEPA and 41,658 euro for Local Employers’ Association for Small and Middle Enterprises (LEASME)

Who is doing it?

Lead beneficiary (LB): Bulgarian Small and Medium Enterprises Promotion Agency – BSMEPA(Bulgaria)

Beneficiary 2 (B 2): Local Employers’ Association for Small and Middle Enterprises (LEASME) (Romania)

When is it happening?

Start date: 04.05.2017

End date: 03.05.2019

Duration: 24 months

Where is it happening?

Vidin in Bulgaria

Dolj in Romania

How is it going to happen?                      

  • Repair of an existing municipal building in Vidin in order to establish a business incubator to support the cross-border labour mobility;
  • Equipment of the business incubator;
  • Provision of seminars and trainings to obtain information and skills need to start a business abroad or to find a job abroad;
  • Provision of professional trainings in different areas;
  • Organization and conduction of CBC job fair where investors and employers will present employment and business opportunities in the cross-border area;
  •  Information and publicity activities.

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

Programme outputs: 28 initiatives that activate workforce mobility in the cross border area

Programme results: more than 76,000 people will have access to joint employment initiatives

Project status

So far, the main results of the project are related to:

Organization of two press conferences for launching the project on 07.11.2017 in Vidin (105 participants) and on 24.08.2017 in Calafat (27 participants).

One study for identifying the main opportunities offered by Calafat-Vidin cross border region and major steps forward in the sustainable development of the two towns, was elaborated.

3 seminars in the field of employment opportunities were organized by B2-LEASME Calafat: 20-21.04.2018 in Calafat (51 participants), 24-25.04.2018 in Craiova (49 participants) and 27-28.04.2018 in Bechet (51 participants)


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