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ROBG-176 “A chance for development”

What’s the goal?

To increase of employability and professional mobility of people in search of employment in Dolj, Vidin and Svishtov.

What’s the budget?

648,094.73 euro, out of which 550,880.51 ERDF

Target at the half of the implementation period: 303,230 euro for Lead Beneficiary, 32,201 euro for Beneficiary 2 and 28,270 euro for Beneficiary 3.

Who is doing it?

Lead beneficiary (LB): University of Craiova (Romania)

Beneficiary 2 (B 2): Regional Development Foundation – RDF (Bulgaria)

Beneficiary 3 (B 3): D Tsenov Academy of Economics (Bulgaria)

When is it happening?

Start date: 16.05.2017

End date: 15.05.2019

Duration: 24 months

Where is it happening?

Dolj in Romania

Vidin, Veliko Tarnovo in Bulgaria

How is it going to happen?

  • Selection and involvement of the target group in activities;
  • Setting up of a Romanian-Bulgarian career and recruitment center;
  • Professional training courses;
  • Study visits of the target group members to socio-economic units in Romania and Bulgaria;
  • Designing an interactive website for facilitating communication between employers and job-seekers;
  • Organization of a job fair;
  • Conferences on the topic of sustainable development and the increase employment levels in the cross-border region;
  • Elaboration of information and publicity materials (leaflets, posters, rollups, 2 press conferences);

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

Programme outputs:

- 14 initiatives (trainings, education schemes, websites, agreements, networks, job-fairs etc.) that activate workforce mobility in the cross border area: 12 trainings, 1 website, 1 job-fair

- 400 participants in joint local employment initiatives and joint training

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

Programme results: population that have access to joint employment initiatives – 700 participants

Project status

The press conferences for the launch of the project were organized in Craiova and Vidin, and the target group of the project was selected and distributed to the professional courses.

Also, the first meetings with relevant stakeholders (representatives of employment agencies, NGOs) in the project area were organized and the 7 cooperation agreements (with NGOs) were signed.

Several courses and workshops have already been organized as follows:

- 2 courses have been completed and one course is underway at the University of Craiova: Trainers (completed, 31 graduates), Public Relations and Communication Assistant (completed, 23 graduates), English (in progress);

- One target group workshop was organized at the Ro-Bg Career and Recruitment Center of the University of Craiova;

- 1 study visit was organized by D.A. Tsenov Academy at Romanian economic agents;

- 3 presentations at Ro-Bg Career and Recruitment Center, University of Craiova: First steps in the optometry career (47 participants); Control of myopia in children; scientifically validated techniques and methods (35 participants); Nuclear fusion - starter and tomorrow's energy (40 participants).

Some of the training equipment was purchased by the University of Craiova.

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