Authorities and Partners – Private Sector

Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Project IMMIJOBS (Building the Capacity of Intermediary Organizations to Support the Employment of Third Country Nationals)

The main aim of the project is to build the capacity of intermediary organisations (chambers of commerce, employer associations, employment agencies, etc.) and VET centres to connect newly arrived migrants with the job market.

Among the main activities which BCCI will implement within the scope of the project are the development of training material and delivery of training courses addressed to intermediary and VЕТ organisations on a series of themes related with labor market integration of refugees. The training is going to be organized both face to face and through the use of e-learning platform which is going to be developed within the scope of the project.

After completing the training the intermediary organisations are going to organise targeted action for employers which will include information campaigns, training addressed to employers, development of a web portal addressed to employers, provision of support to matching. In order to strengthen the work experience and work based training of the migrants the project foresees the organisation of apprenticeships for 150 refugees based on the needs and the skills acquired in the local labor markets.

Project ERIAS

The general objective of the project is to foster the successful integration of third-country nationals in the labour market using the ERIAS approach (comprehensiveness and multi-stakeholder), providing business support organisations and businesses with innovative ways and tools, informing stakeholders about the European Partnership for Integration and its objectives.

The expected impact of the Action is a major awareness among business support organisations and businesses about Third-Country Nationals skills potential, and the positive contribution they can make to the economy, leading on the medium and long term to higher TCN employment rates. The benefits of a multi-stakeholder approach in the field of TCN labour market integration will have been demonstrated through concrete and realistic actions on the ground.

The 14 project partners will reach out to their respective networks at European, national and regional level to well over 1500 stakeholders who will be informed about and/or associated to the activities. Over 350 TCN will benefit from 4 skills assessments, 25 trainings, 3 counselling and guidance activities, putting them on the employment path. On the enterprise side, over 500 enterprises will be informed and invited to contribute to the activities, via 8 workshops, 2 surveys, some 40 meetings, 1 matchmaking session and a yet undefined number of individual contacts. The major outcomes will be new multi-stakeholder alliances, tailored training services for TCN and practical tools for enterprises that will help the latter in smoothly integrating TCN in the workforce. The expected impact will be a major awareness of the benefits of the rapid labour market integration of TCN, a shift in mindsets (from foe to friend) with business organisations and businesses across Europe.

Catro Bulgaria

Project REST – Refugee Employment, Support and Training

The project activities include consultancy, knowledge and skills oriented training seminars for successful refugee employment and an internet platform linking refugees (job seekers, employees) and employers (HR, trainers, managers).

More information on the official website of the project.

Project COME IN – Competences in Enterprises on Integration

COME IN is a European is a 2-year project (01.10.2017 – 30.09.2019) funded by the ERASMUS+ Programme.The project seeks to create and apply a comprehensive training to support enterprises and organisations and their responsible staff members in integrating refugees at their workplaces.

More information on the official website of the project.

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Human in the Loop

Human in the Loop is a social enterprise which employs and trains refugees to provide outsourcing services. These include image categorization and annotation, data analysis, and others, used for the purposes of computer vision and artificial intelligence.

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Cnet Group

Project Refutools

The aim of the project is to contribute to reducing existing social barriers for refugees and facilitating their integration.


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