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April 2nd 2015


Press Release


A Trans-national Partnership Agreement was signed April 2nd 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, andPublic Employment Agency of City Hall Madrid, Spain.

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.

Public Employment Agency is the homologated placement agency of Madrid City Hall, Spain (no. 1300000002) which, in coordination with public employment services offers improoved, free of charge, personalized services for entreprises and unemployed. The Agency is an autonomous organism within Madrid mayoralty and has 8 regional centers (Area Agencies) and a center specialized in the food field. The Agency offers support to unemployed in order to enter the labour market through training courses, placement programmes, courses with employment commitment, career monitoring and councelling. At the same time, the Employment Agency offers support to companies that are looking for personnel through offering counselling and informing services and recruitment services, through publishing job advertisements with personalized service or by concluding collaboration agreements.

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