BRCCI researches the labor mobility between Bulgaria and Romania

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BRCCI researches the labor mobility between Bulgaria and Romania


The Bulgarian-Romanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry starts a unique research on cross-border labor mobility between Bulgaria and Romania, which will be the basis for providing new services to the business. There are no previous researches or available data for the employment perspectives, obstacles and opportunities for labour mobility in the cross-border region.


The research will envelop the whole cross-border region between the two countries that includes 8 Bulgarian regions and 7 Romanian counties. It is directed towards the long-term perspectives for workforce mobility, taking into account the trends for economic development and the changes in the labour market in the next 5 years at minimum and identifies common obstacles for regional employment, including hiring in the country.


More precisely, the research shall focus on analysis of strategic documents and plans for regional development, as well as statistical information, empirical data from inquiries, meetings and interviews with key companies and institutions, investors’ assessment for the current and future need of workforce and the attitude of the business for hiring people from the other country. An estimation of the need of the business for key competences in a situation of cross-border employment is also planned, as well as the collection of information for educational institutions, which can provide the necessary vocational training. The research shall also summarize and analyse the policies, programmes and employment measures, qualifications of the workforce and labour mobility.


The research is the first initiative starting within project “VISA – Cross-border Labour Mobility Agency”, which is being implemented by BRCCI in partnership with the Association for Sustainable Development – Slatina (Romania, Olt county) with financing from the Interreg V-A Romania – Bulgaria Programme.

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