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JOINT CONSTRUCT (ROBG-151)

Development of the Joint labour market and labour mobility in the Construction field from the Romania-Bulgaria cross-border area

What’s the goal?

To increase employment and to improve the economic development and promoting social inclusion within the cross-border region.

What’s the budget?

477,030.23 euro, out of which 405,475.70 euro ERDF

Who?

Lead Beneficiary (LB): Romanian Association for Electronic and Software Industry - Oltenia Subsidiary (Romania)

Beneficiary 2 (B2): OLTENIA CONSTRUCT CLUSTER ASSOCIATION(Romania)

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

Beneficiary 4 (B4): National Centre for Information Service – Pleven (Bulgaria)

When?

Start date: 27.06.2017

End date: 26.06.2019

Duration: 24 months

Where?

Dolj, Olt, Mehedinti in Romania

Vidin, Montana, Pleven, Vratsa in Bulgaria

How?

  • Research of the qualifications needs on the construction field in the project area (Dolj, Olt, Mehedinţi counties in Romania and Vidin, Montana, Vratsa, Pleven districts in Bulgaria);
  • Meetings to promote research results at all stakeholders of the project area (Dolj, Olt, Mehedinţi counties in Romania and Vidin, Montana, Vratsa, Pleven districts in Bulgaria);
  • Drafting and publishing an dictionary of specific construction terms;
  • Organizing and unfolding of authorized trainings for targeted groups;
  • Organizing the internships and exchanges of experience;
  • Setting up centers for information and counseling;
  • 4 Job Fairs for job seekers in cross border area (2 in Romania and 2 in Bulgaria);
  • Information and Publicity campaign;

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

Programme outputs:

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

- 336 participants in joint local employment initiatives and joint trainings

Programme results: - at least 1000 persons will have access to joint employment initiatives

Project status

The project implementation was finalized in June 2019. The final implementation report is yet to be submitted in October 2019, the deadline for submission is December 2019.

A joint research of the qualifications needs in the construction field in the project area (Dolj, Olt, Mehedinţi counties in Romania and Vidin, Montana, Vratsa, Pleven districts in Bulgaria) was carried out and the 3 most sought for professions in each region were identified in view of preparing the planned professional qualification courses. To promote the research results and the forthcoming qualification courses the project beneficiaries organized information seminars with in Pleven and Vratsa (organized by B4), Drobeta Turnu-Severin, Slatina, Craiova, Bechet (organized by LB and supported by B2) and in Montana by B3. 

Beneficiary 2 elaborated a dictionary with construction related terms in three languages and the electronic version of the dictionary is available at www.agricons-cbc.ro.

The equipment for the setup of the information and counselling centres was purchased.

The project beneficiaries have finalised the procedures for obtaining the authorization for organizing qualification courses in the selected professions and started the organization of the professional qualification training courses in both BG and RO.

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