The applicant’s guide “Increasing the qualification level of employees through continuous training programs correlated with the needs of the labor market” had been published

The Managing Authority for the Human Capital Operational Program (POCU), from within the Ministry of European Funds (MEF), published the applicant’s guide entitled Increasing the qualification level of employees through training programs related to the needs of the labor market, proposed by the MA for the Human Capital Operational Program 2014 -2020, through Priority Axis 6 Education and skills, Specific objective 6.12 – Increased participation in continuing vocational training programs.
The budget of the call for projects is 60 million euros and is dedicated to the less developed regions: North-East, North-West, West, South-West Oltenia, Center, South-East and South-Muntenia. The maximum value of a project will be 1 million euros, and the maximum implementation period – 24 months.
Through this call, the MEF will finance competitive projects that will contribute to the increase of participation in professional training programs. The target group of the projects is represented by employees (including PFA and individual companies), especially those with a low level of qualification, persons over 40 years old, persons belonging to the poor communities in rural areas.

To be eligible, the target group must meet the following conditions:
• have their domicile/residence in one of the 7 less developed regions;
• are employed, including PFA and individual businesses;
• have at least 25 years old;
• are under 65 years of age.

Focus will be placed on training projects in the areas of basic competences such as:
• Communication in the mother tongue;
• Communication in foreign languages;
• Basic competences in mathematics, science, and technology;
• Digital competences;
• Social skills and civic skills;
• Learning autonomy;
• Entrepreneurial skills;
• Cultural expression skills.

Eligible applicants are:
• Members of the Sectoral Committees and Sectoral Committees with legal personality;
• Trade union organizations;
• Employers’ organizations;
• Professional associations;
• Public or private centers for validation/certification of previous learning;
• Authorized, public and private CVT providers;
• Career/career counseling and guidance service providers;
• Chambers of commerce, industry, and agriculture;
• NGOs.

The guide can be consulted here.

Source: Romanian Ministry of European Funds