Causeni Local Employment Partnership creates conditions for job creation and business launch in the district
The representatives of the Territorial Commission for Consultations and Collective Bargaining and other public and private actors of the Causeni district, signatories of the Local Employment Partnership (LEP), met today in an online meeting to discuss the six Actions provided within Causeni LEP.
The implementing partners of Causeni LEP presented the results obtained in the last two months of Actions’ implementation. Thus, the National Youth Council, involved in identifying inactive youth and groups of people affected by Covid-19 (returning migrants, seasonal and informal workers) reported the identification of 152 persons (82 women and 70 men) and their registration by the local employment subdivision to benefit from employment services and programs, as well as from the opportunities offered by Causeni LEP. In total, the project provides for the identification of 1000 people.
The local and national Association of Beekeepers has identified 55 people, including 20 women, who will be trained in beekeeping and entrepreneurship. After the training course, the participants will have the opportunity to participate in a competition of business plans and 25 of them will get grants in the form of hives and bee families for launching and registration of their own business.
Within the national programs „Start for Youth” and „Women in Business”, implemented in partnership with ODIMM, 19 people were identified, including 6 women, who will benefit from training, mentoring and funds in proportion of 100% for the initiation of a business.
The Association of Savings and Lending has identified 15 employers, who want to expand their business and benefit from subsidies for hiring unemployed people.
Within Causeni LEP, a collaboration with the „Pro Familia„ maternal Centre was initiated. The Centre offers support and accommodation to women, victims of domestic violence. 10 beneficiaries of the Centre have been identified to benefit from training and assistance with regard to initiation a business in order to gain financial independence from the aggressors.
“This partnership is a useful tool for local public authorities as well as for other public and private actors engaged in recovering the consequences of the pandemic and developing economic resilience for both enterprises and population who have lost any source of income” said Mr. Nicolae Ermurache, chairman of the Causeni Territorial Commission for Consultations and Collective Bargaining.
We kindly remind that Causeni Local Employment Partnership was launched on February 24, 2021, in partnership with the Ministry of Health, Labour and Social Protection, Causeni district Council and local stakeholders and is provided to be implemented during 2021. Causeni LEP is designed and is realized under the auspices of the Territorial Commission for Consultations and Collective Bargaining – a social dialogue platform that brings together the representatives of local public administration authorities, trade unions and employers’ organizations. This platform acts as a catalyst for labour market stakeholders in determining specific actions for removing the barriers to job creation and transition from informal to formal employment.
The implementation of Causeni LEP provides for the participation of about 15 public and private partners at the national and local level, including civil society organizations, financial, educational and vocational formation institutions, the employment service, associations of producers, enterprises and investors. The implementation of Causeni LEP costs about 241,009 US dollars. The International Labour Organization provides financial support amounting 148,679 US dollars, of which over 90, 000 US dollars are provided by Austrian Development Agency, from the funds of the Austrian Development Cooperation, for different intervention lines through the project “Reactivating social dialogue for an effective Covid-19 response in Moldova and applying it to local job creation through Local Employment Partnerships". The Organization for Development of Small and Medium Enterprises (ODIMM) will provide grants to complement the intervention lines oriented to businesses development and setting up of small enterprises. The remaining amount includes the contributions of local partners involved in Causeni LEP, i. e. public and vocational formation institutions, enterprises, producers' associations.
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