RND - RURAL NETWORK PARTNERSHIP FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Funding stream: Sectoral Operational Programme
Human Resources Development 2007 2013, Romania
The project pursued the sustainable development of two regions of Romania: South-Muntenia (a poor one) and Bucharest-Ilfov (a rich one), building on the process of establishing a rural partnership network for sustainable development in 4 counties: Calarasi, Giurgiu, Ialomita and Ilfov.
The project initiated and organized four groups of specialists in rural sustainable development (design, implementation, evaluation), one for each county; established part time Job Centers in each county, where intermediation for employment took place, presentation of available part-time jobs in the 4 counties (from RND’s and partner’s databases), for dissemination of results from the two researches on the labour market in the two regions (an initial one and a final one). Lectures, professional training courses, seminars and practical activities for initiation and development of entrepreneurial skills for 3 target groups were delivered.
There was a practical aspect of the project, considering the fact that 60 of the graduate-clients of the RND project became permanent members of the established networks in the 4 counties. The role of BRCCI was to assist with the transfer of experience through organizing study tours for the Romanian graduates to meet counterparts from several rural areas in Bulgaria.
The project was implemented in partnership with 8 Romanian agencies and development associations.
Period of implementation: January 2011- May 2013