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ROBG 175


Stimulation and increase of the employment and cross-border mobility in the cross-border region

What’s the goal?

To stimulate the labor mobility and job opportunities through providing favorable conditions for development of joint business and entrepreneurships in the cross-border region.

What’s the budget?

598,785.51 euro, out of which 508,967.67 euro ERDF

Who is doing it?

Lead beneficiary (LB): Municipality of Belene (Bulgaria)

Beneficiary 2 (B2): Ovidius University (Romania)

When is it happening?

Start date: 17.04.2018

End date: 16.07.2022

Duration: 51 months

Where is it happening?

Constanta and Teleorman in Romania

Pleven in Bulgaria

How is it going to happen?

  • Development of a joint strategy;
  • Development of a web based platform with mobile internet version in Bulgarian, Romanian and English language to encourage the joint business initiatives in the CBC region and to stimulate employment opportunities;
  • Development of a web based training platform with mobile internet version in Bulgarian, Romanian and English language and preparation of webinars;
  • Organization of training workshops;
  • Organization of 6 joint forums.

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

Programme outputs:

- 25 initiatives that activate workforce mobility in the cross border area; 1400 participants in joint local employment initiatives and joint trainings 560 participants in joint educational and training schemes to support youth employment, educational opportunities and higher and vocational education across borders

Programme results:

            - 111,174 persons will have access to joint employment initiatives in the CBC region

Project status

The project was finalized and during its implementation, the following results were achieved:

- 16 two-day training workshops were organized for the unemployed and inactive people in the cross-border region with topics related to finding a job, developing a business and marketing, as follows:

30.05-31.05.2019 in Belene, with 34 participants;

24.06-25.06.2019 in Svishtov, 54 participants;

19.09-20.09.2019 in Pleven, 10 participants;

03.10-04.10.2019 in Nikopol, 29 participants;

14.11-15.11.2019, in Svishtov, 63 participants;

06.07-07.07.2020 in Belene, 19 participants;

08.07-09.07.2020 in Pleven, 4 participants.

5 trainings workshops in period 18.11-22.11.2019 in Alexandria, 250 participants;

2 training workshops in period 20-21.01.2020 in Turnu Magurele, 100 participants;

17.08-19.08.2020in Rosiori de Vede, 50 participants;

18.08-20.08.2020in Rosiori de Vede, 50 participants.

- 6 joint forums were organized in connection with ideas of initiatives about the need for business, ideas of Romanian-Bulgarian initiatives and improvement of public services, as follows:

04-05.09.2019 in Svishtov, 118 participants;

29-30.11.2019 in Pleven, 134 participants;

21-22.10.2019 in Belene, 172 participants.

15.11-16.11.2019 in Alexandria, 100 participants;

31.01-01.02.2020 in Turnu Magurele, 113 participants;

21.08-22.08.2020 in Alexandria, 100 participants.

- A joint strategy has been developed on the mobility of labour force and the integration into the labour market of disadvantaged people in the Romania-Bulgaria cross-border region;

- 1 web based platform with mobile internet version in Bulgarian, Romanian and English language available at the address: 1 web based platform in behalf of Beneficiary 2 – Ovidius University Constanta, available on;

- 1400 persons participated to the joint employment initiatives (training workshops and joint forum).


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