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ROBG - 178

New skills for job quality


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 (Romania)

Beneficiary 2 (B2): ECONYOUTH Association (Romania)

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


Start date: 22.08.2017

End date: 21.08.2019

Duration: 24 months


Dolj in Romania

Vidin in Bulgaria


  • 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:

- 37 initiatives (trainings, education schemes, websites, agreements, networks, job-fairs etc.) 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: population that have access to joint employment initiatives – 6013.

Project status (reflected in progress reports)

The project is finalized; all the activities were implemented until 21.08.2019. The implementation had focused on addressing local population from the Vidin Dolj area through information and advertising, by disseminating data from the developed studies, through vocational counseling activities for the population, within the business incubator.

The followings outputs results have been achieved:

•        1 website promoting employment opportunities on both sides of the Danube, available at

•        1 joint study in the cross border area Dolj Vidin to identify the key branched that activate economic employment available on the abovementioned website;

•        1 comparative study in the cross- border area Dolj-Vidin on social security, labor law, legal regulations, tax issues available on the abovementioned website;

•        10 thematic dissemination sessions provided for 300 participants, 5 DJ and 5 Vidin;

•        2 job fairs, 1 in Vidin and 1 in Isalnita;

•        416 persons participated within individual counselling;

•        40 group informative and counselling sessions;

•        20 job clubs;

•        52 training courses.


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