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ROBG-193 RN4SC “Regional Network for Social Cohesion”

What’s the goal?

The project aims to achieve more effective social services for people at risk of poverty or social exclusion in cross border area through cross border consolidation of resources, capacity building and public-private partnerships

What’s the budget?

347.854,79 euro, out of which 295.676,57 euro ERDF

Target at the half of the implementation period: 34.040 euro for LB and 31.694 euro for B2

Who is doing it?

Lead beneficiary (LB): Free Youth Centre (BG)

Beneficiary (B 2): Vasiliada Association (RO)

When is it happening?

Start date: 26.04.2017

End date: 25.04.2019

Duration: 24 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?                      

  • An evaluation study of current situation of social systems and needs assessment in RO BG border region
  • A virtual Community of Practice created as networking tool for sharing of methodical resources and communication
  • A data-base of 200 records about Bulgarian and Romanian social legislation, policy, profiles of social providers in cross border area
  • 300 experts in social field from public and NGO sector that will participate in exchange experience forums and joint trainings
  • 12 social public and non-governmental organisations that shared practical experiences and developed joint intiatives as result of exchange visits
  • A RO BG cross border network of providers of social services created

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

Programme outputs: 1 supported cross border mechanism

Programme results: increased level of coordination of the public institutions in the eligible area

Project status

The project teams were consolidated.  Meetings between the beneficiaries took place. The tender documents for launching the procurement procedures were prepared and the first service contracts were signed.

A press conference for launching the project was organized in Craiova.

The project was promoted to the public authorities, providers of social services and other social structures in districts of Vratsa, Pleven, Ruse, Veliko Tarnovo, Silistra and Dobrich and secured their collaboration.

The first results of the project activities appeared. Thus, the mapping of social resources in the border area is under development and 129 social structures from 11 cities and towns from Bulgaria were analyzed.

Also, the methodology of the comparative research of social systems of both countries was drafted. 

All information regarding the progress of the project implementation is presented on the website


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