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Integrated employment interventions in the Border Cooperation Region, Giurgiu - Ruse (MOBGIRU) eMS 161

What’s the goal?

The project aims to increase the labor mobility rate in Giurgiu-Ruse region.

What’s the budget?

634,937.12 euro, out of which 539,696.56 euro ERDF

Target at the half of the implementation period: 122,453 euro for LB, 63,281 euro for B2 and 3,427 euro for B3.

Who is doing it?

Lead beneficiary (LB): Romanian Red Cross National Society Giurgiu Subsidiary

Beneficiary 2 (B2): University of Ruse “A. Kanchev”

Beneficiary 3 (B3): Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Beneficiary 4 (B4): Ruse administration – withdrawn from the project

When is it happening?

Start date: 21.04.2017

End date: 20.10.2018

Duration: 18 months

Where is it happening?

Veliko Tarnovo, Pleven, Vidin, Vratsa, Ruse and Dobrich in Bulgaria (+ Sofia)

Giurgiu, Mehedinţi, Calarasi, Constanta, Dolj in Romania (+Bucharest)

How is it going to happen?

  • 1 study to identify measures for better correlation between the individual skills, education, employment potential and opportunities in the labor market
  • 2 regional resource centers for employment
  • 2 job fairs organized
  • 1 information and motivation campaign organized
  • 1 IT job platform for job mobility and website developed

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

Programme outputs: 1 initiative that activate workforce mobility in the cross border area, 250 participants in joint local employment initiatives and joint training, 150 participants in joint educational and training schemes to support youth employment, educational opportunities and higher and vocational education across borders

Programme results: 14. 623 people from Giurgiu- Ruse region that will have access to joint employment initiatives

Project status

The following activities have been implemented:

  • the project implementation team for Lead Beneficiary and Beneficiary 2 has been established and a project management plan for implementation of the project was realized and assumed by all parties;
  • the press conference for launching the project for the Romanian part was organized on 15th of June 2017. At the conference 30 persons participated. Also, the press conference for launching the project for Bulgarian part was organized on 5th of July 2017;
  • the Study to identify the measures for better correlation between the individual skills, education, employment potential and opportunities in the labour market from region Giurgiu – Ruse was elaborated;
  • the spaces for operation of the Regional Resource Centre for Employment in Giurgiu and the Regional Resource Centre for Employment in Ruse have been established and the methodology for selecting the persons who will enter into the integrated labour mobility program (250 persons from 500 persons) has been developed;
  • the initiating courses and the qualification courses were started by Bulgarian Academy of Science. Also, BAS started to province advice and assistance for starting an independent activity. LP developed the technical specification for qualification courses;
  • the first job fair was held in Giurgiu on 14.02.2018 and was it organized by the Lead Beneficiary. 200 visitors out of which 24 employers (20 from RO and 4 from BG) have attended the fair. Also, the first motivation campaign was organized in Giurgiu;
  • Lead Beneficiary and Beneficiary 3 started to draft the technical specifications for launching the public procurement procedure for implementing the IT solution.


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