TRANS-NATIONAL PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT ROMANIA – ITALY, MAY 20 2015

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May 20 2015 

Press Release

 

A Trans-national Partnership Agreement was signed 20 of May 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, andthe City Hall of Villafranca Sicula, 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.

Villafranca Sicula is a village in the province of Agrigento in the Italian region of Sicily. Villafranca Sicula is a town with many initiatives to encourage labor market integration of the Romanian community in Italy. Among the responsibilities and powers of the City Hall of Villafranca Sicula are included the employability and employment, social inclusion, youth and volunteering or various forms of association. The City Hall has competences in providing social services to unemployed, disabled, elderly, family and other persons or groups in need through its ongoing social projects and activities involving young people, both local, national and trans-national: advice and training to facilitate access to employment, internships, exchange of best practices, volunteering programs and European projects.

 

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