CARDS 2002 "Local Partnerships for Employment" Project
Project type: Services Project Budget: 890,604 euros.
Project location: Local Project Status: Finished
Project Source of Funding: This project is funded by the European Union
Project Donor: EU
Implementing partner: Consortium of BBJ Consult AG, Aarhus Technical College and Employment Service of Slovenia
[01-10-2004 - 16-06-2006] (Croatia)
Short description: The aim of this project was to increase the match between professional education and the existing and estimated labour market demands in order to significantly decrease the unemployment rate.
The goals of the projects were:
to improve the insight into the labour market on the county level,
to strengthen the development of human potential,
to lower the unemployment rate,
to improve the insight into the principles, mechanisms, as well as rules and procedures of the European Social Fund.
Achieved results: The project was implemented in Sisak Moslavina County, Vukovar-Srijem County, Zadar County and Šibenik Knin County. Based on the empirical research conducted in the framework of the project, an analysis of the local labour markets was made from which arose a strategy for the development of human potentials and employment within the individual counties participating in the project. Aside from this, workshops were organized and local partners and CES employees were trained in the principles, mechanisms, as well as rules and procedures of the European Social Fund. Internet pages were also created within the CES web site (www.hzz.hr) where important information regarding the project and its implementation, as well as relevant documents and handbooks, which emerged from the project, may be found. The project was successfully completed with the forming of local partnerships for the purpose of increasing employment in the form of Regional Labour Market Councils. The Management Board of the CES recognized these councils as advisory bodies that will monitor the development of the labour market and the Active Employment Policy at the county level.