The project “Combined Efforts in Support to Disadvantaged People on the Labour Market in the Cross-Border Area” implements the overall strategic objective of the INTERREG V-A Romania – Bulgaria Programme 2014-2020 and aims to assist the integration of disadvantaged people on the labour market in the cross border area, development of joint strategies and research of best practices for employment and capacity building for this specific vulnerable group.

We shall analyze the labour market situation of disadvantaged people, research the problems discouraging them to enter the labour market, explore the specific capabilities for employment and the obstacles to cross border mobility.

As a part of this project, two consultancy centers shall be created in Berkovitsa (Bulgaria) and Craiova (Romania) and a manual on innovative labour practices, methods and guidelines shall be prepared to demonstrate to disadvantaged people approaches for access to the labour market in the cross border area and to assist them actively seeking employment by increasing the labour mobility. A web portal shall be developed where the interested parties will be able to share the advantages and opportunities for employment, to share joint strategies, measures and best practices for improvement, including improvement of employability.

The project supports the overall strategic goal of the programme of uniting people and co-operation institutions, using human potential in a sustainable way.

Project:; Code e-MS RoBg-163

Combined Efforts in Support to Disadvantaged People on the Labour Market in the Cross-Border Area

budget: 161 949,92 euro, out of which 137 657,42 ERDF
Start date: 04.05.2017
End date: 04.08.2019
Duration: 24 months
Lead beneficiary (LB): “ROMA – BERK” ASSOCIATION Berkovitsa (Bulgaria)
Beneficiary 2 (B2): Association for Regional Development and Partnership – APDRP Craiova (Romania) – withdrawn
Beneficiary 3 (B3): MUNICIPALITY OF BERKOVITSA (Bulgaria)
Beneficiary 4 (B4):  University of Craiova (Romania)