Press Release – Working visit for Transnational Partnerships 05-10 July 2015, Madrid-Spain

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13 of July 2015


Press Release


Between 5-10 of July 2015, Novapolis Association – Center for Analysis and Development Initiatives together with the Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Protection and Elderly, Social Dialogue Department, went to Madrid, Spain to conclude partnerships agreements for exchange of experience and best practices in order to facilitate access for young people to the labor market. The working visit benefited of FEDROM support.

The activity took place within the project “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!

During this visit Novapolis Association – Center for Analysis and Development Initiatives together with the Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Protection and Elderly, Social Dialogue Department were discussed and signed transnational agreements with the following partners in Spain: Envera Foundation, European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN) – Spain and the National Agency of Employment Agencies (ANAC).

Furthermore, to strengthen cooperation within the project Pro Juvenes, the Romanian delegation met with representatives of the Immigration and Social Policies Directorate – Autonomous Community of Madrid and the new leadership of Arganda del Rey City Hall and participated at the launch of phase 2 of the program „Lanzadera de Empleo”.

Transnational Partnerships Agreements are valid until September 2017 and contribute to the objective of the project – strengthening policies and practices regarding employment and networking at European level and strengthening the capacity of labor market actors (trade unions, employers and government authorities, NGOs) to be actively involved in promoting employment and social inclusion of young people by implementing policies aimed at their employment – volunteering law, the internship law, apprenticeship law etc.

Transnational partners will be involved in joint activities at European, national or regional level, accordance with the objectives of the „Pro Juvenes – Transnational Partnership for inclusive labor market for youth”.

For this purpose, they will provide support in the activities dedicated to the target group, namely: development of a thematic network on human resources development and social inclusion with a focus on migration and the role of social dialogue in the integration of young people and development of a inclusive labor markets for young people; organizing exchanges of experience and transfer of best practices; developing a European comparative study on issues of social inclusion and labor market integration of young people – an approach to analysis of a series of issues related to mobility and migration of young people into the labor market; realization of a working group and a round table discussion designed to bring important issues regarding mobility and migration of young labor force, as well as collaboration and cooperation between main entities from employment: authorities, unions and NGOs.

All these activities will support the information and innovations transfer on an inclusive labor market; transfer of experiences and best practices regarding training adaptation to new technologies, including mentoring; transfer of experiences and best practices for human resources development; promote the transfer of expertise on inclusion and employment of long term unemployed; developing a labor market more permissive, flexible and inclusive; development of joint programs for promoting employment; development of new methods for combating discrimination and inequalities on the labor market; dissemination of innovative methods to other actors involved in combating discrimination; identifying the best ways to use the funds for human resource development; promoting the development of comparative studies and exchanges of experience at European level; identify the most appropriate ways to teach entrepreneurship through practical methods.

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