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Development of the Joint labour market and labour mobility in the Construction field from the Romania-Bulgaria cross-border area

What’s the goal?

To increase employment and to improve the economic development and promoting social inclusion within the cross-border region.

What’s the budget?

477,030.23 euro, out of which 405,475.70 euro ERDF


Lead Beneficiary (LB): Romanian Association for Electronic and Software Industry - Oltenia Subsidiary (Romania)


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

Beneficiary 4 (B4): National Centre for Information Service – Pleven (Bulgaria)


Start date: 27.06.2017

End date: 26.06.2019

Duration: 24 months


Dolj, Olt, Mehedinti in Romania

Vidin, Montana, Pleven, Vratsa in Bulgaria


  • Research of the qualifications needs on the construction field in the project area (Dolj, Olt, Mehedinţi counties in Romania and Vidin, Montana, Vratsa, Pleven districts in Bulgaria);
  • Meetings to promote research results at all stakeholders of the project area (Dolj, Olt, Mehedinţi counties in Romania and Vidin, Montana, Vratsa, Pleven districts in Bulgaria);
  • Drafting and publishing an dictionary of specific construction terms;
  • Organizing and unfolding of authorized trainings for targeted groups;
  • Organizing the internships and exchanges of experience;
  • Setting up centers for information and counseling;
  • 4 Job Fairs for job seekers in cross border area (2 in Romania and 2 in Bulgaria);
  • Information and Publicity campaign;

Results (what’s the contribution to the Programme)?

Programme outputs:

- 13 joint initiatives that activate workforce mobility in the cross border area

- 336 participants in joint local employment initiatives and joint trainings

Programme results: - at least 1000 persons will have access to joint employment initiatives

Project status

The project implementation was finalized in June 2019, having the following results:

A joint research of the qualifications needs in the construction field in the project area (Dolj, Olt, Mehedinţi counties in Romania and Vidin, Montana, Vratsa, Pleven districts in Bulgaria) was carried out and as a result, the 3 most sought for professions in each region were identified. To promote the research results and the forthcoming qualification courses the project beneficiaries organized information seminars with in Pleven and Vratsa (organized by B4), Drobeta Turnu-Severin, Slatina, Craiova, Bechet (organized by LB and supported by B2) and in Montana by B3. 

B2 elaborated a dictionary with construction related terms in three languages and the electronic version of the dictionary is available at

The equipment for the setup of the information and counselling centres was purchased and the centres were created in Craiova, Romania, hosted and operated by B2 serving jobseekers in the constructions sector from Dolj, Olt and Mehedinti counties, in Vidin, Bulgaria, hosted and operated by B3 and serving the job-seekers from Montana and Vidin districts, and in Pleven, Bulgaria, hosted and operated by Beneficiary 4 and serving the jobseekers from  Vratsa and Pleven districts.

The project beneficiaries have finalized the procedures for obtaining the authorization for organizing qualification courses in the selected professions and conducted the vocational training courses for a total of 321 workers seeking professional realization in the constructions centre. Following the completion of the training courses, part of the trainees took part in 4 rounds (in Pleven, Vidin and 2 in Craiova), of experience exchange, organized in cooperation with employers from the field of construction. As a logical finalization of the initiatives carried out within the project, 4 joint job fair were organized - 2 times in Craiova (once with participation of employers from Pleven and once with employers from Vidin), one in Pleven and another one in Vidin.


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