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Sommilabour (ROBG-185)


What is the goal?

The project aims to increase employment through provision of trainings in sommelier and investing in human capital, labour mobility and integrated initiatives in wine-selling

What’s the budget?

495.907,75 euro, out of which 421.521,57 euro ERDF

Who is doing it?

Lead beneficiary (LB): National Wine Association (Bulgaria)

Beneficiary 2 (B2): Romanian Association for Technology Transfer and Innovation (ARoTT) (Romania)

When is it happening?

Start date: 29.08.2017

End date: 28.08.2019

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?                      

  • Establishment of a Sommelier Training Center
  • Creation of a Sommelier Phrasebook
  • Vocational trainings
  • 225 trained representatives of the target groups
  • Creation of networks between educational institutions, business representatives and potential employees

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

Programme outputs: 5 integrated initiatives will be implemented that will activate the workforce mobility in the cross-border area, there will be 225 participants in joint local employment initiatives and joint trainings, a 100 participants in joint educational and training schemes to support youth employment, educational opportunities and higher and vocational education will be provided across the border.

Programme results: 30.000 people that have access to joint employment initiatives.

Project status

The project has been finalized on 28.08.2019.


èA Sommelier Centre has been established, renovated, equipped and opened in Veliko Tarnovo, on №14 Georgi Mamarchev street;

èA Sommelier Phrase Book (dictionary)

èThe project website,

è-> Training modules

èThe Dictionary Of Terms For Sommeliers and more information about the project available at: ;


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