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ROBG - 178

New skills for job quality (ROBG-178)

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


Lead beneficiary (LB): AGORA 2013 Association

Beneficiary 2 (B2): ECONYOUTH Association

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


Start date: 22.08.2017

End date: 21.08.2019

Duration: 24 months


Vidin in Bulgaria

Dolj in Romania


  • 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


The project is finalized. The project has a 5 months deadline to provide the final report and further on the Programme bodies shall analyse the document.


- Two opening press conferences on 24.11.2017 in Craiova (50 participants) and on 19.01.2018 in Vidin (50 participants);

- The web site, available at;

- The study related to the cross-border mobility to identify the key branches that can activate workforce mobility;

- The elaboration of the comparative study in the Dolj-Vidin border area on social security, labor law, legal regulations;.

- The Jobs and skills workshop during the period 09-12.01.2019 in Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria;

- 3 workshops: 20.04.2018 in Calafat (31 participants), 11.05.2018 in Belogradcik (30 participants) and on 07.08.2018 in Balchik (30 participants).

- The Business Incubator and the first social entrepreneurship course where 7 persons attended obtained a certificate for graduating.information with regard to the 35 selected objective;


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