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ROBG - 178

ROBG-178 “New skills for job quality”

What’s the goal?

The project aims to implement an integrated program of measures to support employment and labor mobility in Vidin-Dolj region

What’s the budget?

704.326,47 euro, out of which 598.677,50 euro ERDF

Target at the half of the implementation period: 133.794 euro for LB, 80.757 euro for B2 and 82.302 euro for B3

Who is doing it?

Lead beneficiary (LB): AGORA 2013 Association

Beneficiary 2 (B2):  ECONYOUTH Association

Beneficiary 3 (B3):Vidin Chamber of Commerce and Industry

When is it happening?

Start date: 22.08.2017

End date: 21.08.2019

Duration: 24 months

Where is it happening?

Vidin in Bulgaria 

Dolj in Romania

How is it going to happen?                      

  • 6 training programs, language courses
  • Joint study related to the cross-border mobility
  • Joint databases in service of labour mobility
  • 416 inactive persons  benefiting from professional counseling and mediation on the labor market services
  • Cross border incubators for promoting employment of staff from both sides of the border
  • Exchange jobs
  • Web-site with job opportunities

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

Programme outputs: 573 initiatives that activate workforce mobility in the cross border area, 416 participants in joint local employment initiatives and joint training, 42 participants in joint educational and training schemes to support youth employment, educational opportunities and higher and vocational education across borders

Programme results: 6013 people that have access to joint employment initiatives

Project status

  • Two opening press conferences were organized on 24.11.2017 in Craiova (50 participants) and on 19.01.2018 in Vidin (50 participants).
  • Permanent promotion of the project is ensured by broadcasting radio and video spots, or publishing press releases.
  • People from Dolj County were informed and selected in the project target group.
  • The web site was elaborated and is available at A database related to the job offers and job seekers is in process of elaboration and will be part of the created web site.
  • The study related to the cross-border mobility to identify the key branches that can activate workforce mobility was elaborated.
  • The elaboration of the comparative study in the Dolj-Vidin border area on social security, labor law, legal regulations, tax issues is ongoing.
  • Individual and group counseling sessions for the selected target group have been started by B2. Around 200 people expressed their willingness to benefit by the project services in supporting them to identify easier an opportunity on the labor market. All these persons were counseled and depending on their skills, training programs were recommended.
  • The activity related to the educational programs is ongoing. 152 people were registered for attending 10 vocational courses and 4 specialization courses such as construction finisher, food service worker, vegetable grower, room maid, entrepreneur and English course.  Out of these, 139 completed the training programs and received a certificate for qualification. The trained person are from Grecesti, Almaj, Segarcea, Craiova, Vidin and Belogradchik.
  • 3 workshops were organized: 20.04.2018 in Calafat (31 participants) on the efficient use of resources theme, 11.05.2018 in Belogradcik (30 participants) on the efficient use of resources theme and on 07.08.2018 in Balchik on the Youth in movement theme (30 participants).
  • The Business Incubator was set up and the first social entrepreneurship course was organized. 7 persons attended the course and obtained a certificate for graduating.


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