The European Territorial Cooperation Programme Greece-Bulgaria 2007-2013

Project: Skills in Fashion

The project Skills in Fashion is funded under the European Territorial Cooperation Programme Greece - Bulgaria 2007-2013. The project's area of Intervention is: Support and Valorisation of Human Resources - Support of Preparatory Actions in view of the Open Labour Market.

The general objective of the project is the development of a system for improving and certifying the human resourcesʼ quality and facilitating labor force mobilization in the cross-border region through pilot advisory actions and e-learning practices. The sub-objectives of the project are the following:


  1. The establishment of a Greek-Bulgarian cross-border partnership that will: assess and transfer knowledge regarding common methodologies and best practices implemented
    -   in the EU regarding human resources specialization and workers mobilization focused on cases of cross-border or interregional collaboration,
    -   identify needs and certify qualities in the specific target groups (mid-level and upper level executives, experts and legal outsourcing entities in fashion sectors)
    -   develop relevant support tools and structures offering mentoring, advising and professional orientation services.

  2. The establishment of an electronic database/portal/matchmaking tool/info center that can be used as a labor demand and supply matching tool which will be linked with ACTE, EURES, EUROPASS etc.

  3. The establishment of a network of Helpdesks regarding human resources issues.

  4. The pilot application of innovative actions and practices for skills enhancement, which will be addressed to businesses and employees of the sector in the area.

  5. The increase of professional opportunities for the human capital that will make use of the advisory actions.

  6. The organization of 2 seminars for adult educators for the identification of needs in skills and qualities and the skills certification system.

  7. The facilitation of the sectoral human capital for movement in individual job markets in the cross-border region through the proposed matchmaking procedures (i.e. Career Days, e-partenariat).

  8. The promotion of business cross-border cooperation through attracting 3rd countriesʼ stakeholders (labor force and enterprises).