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 LAB mobile – eMS code: 158

Joint services and initiatives for sustainable employment and labor mobility in the cross-border area of Dobrich district and Constanta County

What’s the goal?

To foster labor market integrity of the cross border area of Dobrich-Constanta, creating sustainable conditions for labour mobility, employability аnd entrepreneurship.

What’s the budget?

711,301.33 euro, out of which 604,606.13 ERDF

Target at the half of the implementation period: 96,349 euro for Lead Beneficiary and 79,476 euro for Beneficiary 2, 39,330 euro for Beneficiary 3 and 74,260 euro for Beneficiary 4.

Who is doing it?

Lead beneficiary (LB): NPO European Institute for cultural tourism EUREKA (Bulgaria)

Beneficiary (B 2): ”Ovidius” University of Constanta (Romania)

Beneficiary (B 3): Chamber of Commerce and Industry – Dobrich CCI-Dobrich (Bulgaria)

Beneficiary (B 4): The “Institute for the Promotion of Tourism and Applied Economy” Association (Romania)

When is it happening?

Start date: 18.05.2017

End date: 17.05.2019

Duration: 24 months

Where is it happening?

Dobrich, Dobrich District, Bulgaria

Constanta, Constanta County, Romania

How is it going to happen?

  • Conducting study on the actual state of the labor market in the target cross-border area. Developing a roadmap for sustainable employment and workforce mobility;
  • Development of a cross border network „Ro-Bg jobs”;
  • Conducting 3 day workshop „Labour mobility in the cross border area of Dobrich-Constanta“;
  • Conducting workshop “Roadmap for sustainable employment and workforce mobility in the cross border area Dobrich-Constanta”;
  • Developing and providing 3 join special training programs on Entrepreneurship for eco and rural tourism, cultural tourism and sport and adventure tourism;
  • Four Awareness actions for entrepreneurship opportunities;
  • Conducting 3 joint trainings in innovative entrepreneurship;
  • Fostering employment and labor mobility in the cross border area through innovative e- learning platform “Ready for my (new) job”;
  • Elaborating Language courses “Romanian for Bulgarians” and “Bulgarian for Romanians”
  • Elaborating content of Soft skills section of e-learning platform;
  • Elaborating content of “Info and advice section”;
  • Long-term employment opportunities: Creating a Cross-border Lifelong learning center;
  • Promoting and pilot testing of the e- learning platform and Lifelong learning center;
  • Initiative for youth employment: Conducting of soft skills training and career consulting;
  • Conducting 2 language courses;
  • Conducting of 2 job fairs in Dobrich and Constanta;
  • Elaboration of information and publicity materials;

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

Programme outputs:

- 13 initiatives that activate workforce mobility in the cross border area;

- 1440 participants in joint local employment initiatives and joint training;

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

Programme results: population that have access to joint employment initiatives–30 000 persons.

Project status

Changes in the project management team of B2 and B3 have been made.

2 project team meetings have been conducted: one on 07.02.2018 in Constanta, in the premises of Ovidius University; the second - again in Constanta, during the workshop, on 25 April.

All project partners conducted public procurement procedures and signed contracts, which ensured the progress of project activities. Studies in Bg and Ro have been elaborated. Roadmap was finalized. The major part of “Development of a cross border network „Ro-Bg jobs” was done.3 day workshop „Labour mobility in the cross border area of Dobrich-Constanta“ was conducted and manuals have been prepared.

The final versions of the 3 joint special training programs on Entrepreneurship were developed and delivered.

The platform ( www.robgjobs.eu ) is partially functional. Online language course is under preparation.

Elaborating Language courses “Romanian for Bulgarians” is in progress, 8 lessons are prepared. Video tutorials and audio files for the first 5 lessons are prepared. Info materials on the labour market have been produced.

The Ovidius Long life learning Center became functional.

Launching press conference in Ovidius University of Constanta was conducted. Promotional materials have been printed and distributed.

Printed “Study and Roadmap”, manual “Labour mobility in the cross border area Dobrich - Constanta” and Leaflet for awareness raising of the created entrepreneurship opportunities.

The web-based e-learning platform “Ready for my (new) job” was created.

10 training films with total duration of 30 minutes for the language course Romanian language for Bulgarians have been produced.

Final form of the training materials regarding the entrepreneurship, the language course “Bulgarian for Romanians” lessons and video tutorials , the content for the soft skills courses were elaborated.

Printed “Study and Roadmap” and manual “Labour mobility in the cross border area Dobrich - Constanta”.

Summary of the study and roadmap was published in online media.

The Manual for Labor mobility in the cross border region Dobrich-Constanta for Romania was printed.

 Workshop “Roadmap for sustainable employment and workforce mobility in the cross border area Dobrich-Constanta” took place in Balchik- 20-22 June 2018.

Promotional materials have been printed for future events (pens and T-shirts).

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