Trans-national Partnership Agreement Romania – Italy, February 12th 2015

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Bucharest, February 12th 2015

Press Release

 

A Trans-national Partnership Agreement was signed February 12th 2015 for an inclusive labour market for youth by the Novapolis Association – Center for Analysis and Development Initiatives, The Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Protection and Elderly in Romania – Social Dialogue Department, Unione degli Assessorati alle Politiche Socio-Sanitarie e del Lavoro (UA) and Tartaruga Consortium Social and Cooperative Society, Italy.

The Trans-national Partnership Agreement was signed within the “Pro Juvenes– trans-national partnership for an inclusive labour market for youth” project, co-funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) through the Sectoral Operational Programme Human Resources Development 2007-2013, Investing in people!

The project is implemented by The Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Protection and Elderly – Social Dialogue Department in partnership with: “AUR” – National Association of Human Resources Specialists – Partner 1, Novapolis Association – Center for Analysis and Development Initiatives – Partner 2, National Trade Union Confederation Meridian – Partner 3, and the General Confederation of Romanian Industrial Employers – Partner 4, for a period of 12 months, at a national level, having a total eligible value of 10,988,390 lei, 75% of which is represented by the grant awarded by the European Social Fund.

The general objective of the project is to strengthen policies and practices related to employment and network development at a European level, as well as to strengthen the actors’ within the labour market capacity (trade unions and employers’ organizations, public authorities, NGOs) to be actively involved in promoting employment and social inclusion for youths by implementing policies that aim at their employment – the volunteering law, the internship law, the apprenticeship law etc.

Tartaruga Consortium Social and Cooperative Society, Italy is a structured network formed by 5 social cooperatives that provide care and support especially for women suffering domestic violence and children and, in general, people in need or who are in situations of social exclusion, giving them economic assistance, social and family assistance. The purpose of the Consortium is to provide and organize social and educational services on the employment of disadvantaged persons, including prisoners. Tartaruga Consortium pleads to raise awarness among young people about the mistreatment of women. The organization’s activities are based on the principle of legality, solidarity, social promotion and promoting personal development.

Unione degli Assessorati alle politiche socio-sanitarie e del lavoro (UA), Italy is a an association of Italian public entities created in 2005 by a number of city halls in Southern Italy to develop together social and health policies and labor market integration. Among the main purposes of UA is found the achieving of programs and projects for exchanges of good practice in social aid between Italy and the European Union Member States.

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