VISA -Cross-border Agency for Work Mobility

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VISA -Cross-border Agency for Work Mobility - ROBG-147

What is the purpose?

To contribute to the integration of the CBC area in terms of employment and labour mobility

What is the budget?

498.818,29 euro, from which 423.995,55 euro FEDR

Who implements the project?

Lead beneficiary (LB): Bulgarian-Romanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Bulgaria)

Beneficiary 2 (B2): Association for Sustainable Development Slatina (Romania)

What is the implementation period?

Start date: 2017-04-20

End Date: 2019-04-19

Period: 24 months

Where it is implemented?

Olt in Romania

Ruse in Bulgaria

What will happen?

  • Study on employment and labour mobility
  • Establishing the VISA Labour Mobility Agency
  • Visa Agency Portfolio of integrated instruments
  • Pilot actions for cross-border mobility - Info & Training
  • Pilot actions for cross-border mobility – “Lets Commute”
  • Pilot Consultation sessions
  • Sustaining the project results

What will be the results (what is the contribution to the program)?

Programme outputs: 7 types of initiatives that activate workforce mobility in the cross border area; 750 participants in joint local employment initiatives and joint training

Programme results: 15 000 people will have access to joint employment initiatives.

The state of the project

The project implementation period finalised on 19.04.2019;

The VISA Cross Border Agency for Work Mobility offices have been established, the staff have been trained and the offices can be found on the following addreess:

- 12-14 Voyvodova str., Ruse, Bulgaria;

- 36 Crisan str., Slatina, Olt county, Romania;

The agency offeres services for work mobility to both, employees and employers at its headquarter and also online.

Within the project there have been elaborated:

1.The study on employment&labor mobility, thatcan be found on ;

2. A Guide for Commuters;

3. Website, available at:

The Lead Partner has acquired a Certificate by the National Agency for Vocational Education and Training (NAVET)-Bulgaria for a Professional Training Centre licensed to train for 10 professions:

1. Sales Representative;

2. Coordinator in Business - Services;

3. Economics Specialist;

4. Organizer Internet Applications;

5. Hotel Specialist;

6. Restaurant Specialist;

7. Organizer for tourist agency activity;

8. Tour guide;

9. Animator in tourism;

10. Skipper / Sailing Master.

A Partnership Memorandum havs been signed leading to the establishment ofan Advisory Committee.

All of the pilot actions and consultations have been perforemed.