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1 Crossing the Borders COOPERATION AND BEST PRACTICES SUPPORTING GROWTH AND JOB CREATION IN THE EU REGIONS By Ľuba Pavlovová Regional Development Agency Senec – Pezinok, Bratislava Self-Governing Region, Slovakia

2 Who are we? Established in 2002 Established in 2002 Member of the Integrated Network of RDAs, managed by the Ministry of Construction and Regional Development Member of the Integrated Network of RDAs, managed by the Ministry of Construction and Regional Development Operational on the territory of the Bratislava Self-Governing Region Operational on the territory of the Bratislava Self-Governing Region

3 Where are we? Location of operation

4 RDA as a catalyst for regional development and absorption of EU funds Based on a wide partnership Public-Private-Non-governmental sectors Bratislava Self-Governing Region Bratislava Self-Governing Region City of Pezinok and City of Senec City of Pezinok and City of Senec Regional Association of cities and villages Podunajsko Regional Association of cities and villages Podunajsko Slovak Chamber of Commerce and Industry Slovak Chamber of Commerce and Industry Slovak Chamber of Entrepreneurs Slovak Chamber of Entrepreneurs

5 The Mission To secure and coordinate activities aimed at social and economic development To secure and coordinate activities aimed at social and economic development To ensure preparation and implementation of projects and programmes which are focused on regional development and investment in the targeted areas – structural funds ERDF and ESF -ensure sustainable development To ensure preparation and implementation of projects and programmes which are focused on regional development and investment in the targeted areas – structural funds ERDF and ESF -ensure sustainable development To activate social partners and other stakeholders operating in the region to be capable to get EU funding - main focus on structural funds, programmes and initiatives of the Community; support for partnership establishment To activate social partners and other stakeholders operating in the region to be capable to get EU funding - main focus on structural funds, programmes and initiatives of the Community; support for partnership establishment

6 What do we do?1 Tailor-made education and training for all 3 sectors Tailor-made education and training for all 3 sectors Project activities, action development plans, strategies,... Project activities, action development plans, strategies,... Surveys, analysis, databases and information Surveys, analysis, databases and information PR, publicity, etc. PR, publicity, etc. Contact Point for Brussels BSGR Representation – looking for business development and common projects Contact Point for Brussels BSGR Representation – looking for business development and common projects International cooperation International cooperation

7 What do we do?2 NETWORKING - creation of effective networks which bring together all key partners NETWORKING - creation of effective networks which bring together all key partners Full information service for potential beneficiaries (SF and other EU programmes) Full information service for potential beneficiaries (SF and other EU programmes) Development and maintaining of the Agency's Training Centre aimed at capacity building of stakeholders Development and maintaining of the Agency's Training Centre aimed at capacity building of stakeholders

8 FOCUS on Urban and Rural Development Increasing the QUALITY OF LIFE: development of infrastructure and services Increasing the QUALITY OF LIFE: development of infrastructure and services Human Resources Development Human Resources Development Strengthening the regional products and specialities Strengthening the regional products and specialities Support for business activities Support for business activities

9 FOCUS ON THE PARTNERSHIP Is it a must or utopia? Public sector Private sector NGO sector ESF funds

10 Human resources development through education & training TO achieve positive change – more and better job, sustainable growth and development Systematically Systematically Targeted Targeted With long term impact With long term impact

11 Working towards a common objective across the borders – lessons learnt (photos)

12 Partnership building across the borders – the catalyst for growth and job creation Common goal, objectives and vision Common goal, objectives and vision TRUST and CONSENSUS TRUST and CONSENSUS Long-term process Long-term process Public Private Partnerships – key issue for Public Private Partnerships – key issue for Cross-sector partnerships Cross-sector partnerships International partnerships International partnerships Positive & negative experience Positive & negative experience

13 FOCUS on PPP and Social partners Unique opportunities for: Prepare good meaningful projects meeting important needs of the society Prepare good meaningful projects meeting important needs of the society Increasing the long-term competitiveness of economy Increasing the long-term competitiveness of economy Prepare efficient and qualified labour force Prepare efficient and qualified labour force Well functioning SMEs Well functioning SMEs Developed international relations with employers and employees representatives at EU level Developed international relations with employers and employees representatives at EU level Common international projects via European Territorial Cooperation (Interreg, Urban, Leader+,...) Common international projects via European Territorial Cooperation (Interreg, Urban, Leader+,...)

14 PUTTING THE LISBON AGENDA IN PRACTICE SUCCESS STORIES FROM BSGR Competencies Development through Self-learning in services SME Project CompServSME is approved by the programme Leonardo da Vinci; Project CompServSME is approved by the programme Leonardo da Vinci; Project duration of 2 years; Project duration of 2 years; 12 partners from 6 countries (Slovakia, Portugal, UK, Germany, Malta, Denmark); 12 partners from 6 countries (Slovakia, Portugal, UK, Germany, Malta, Denmark); Strategic partners: GAB, AMU, CECOA, MMS, GO Strategic partners: GAB, AMU, CECOA, MMS, GO Technical partners: ISOB, LEDA, FOI, City of Munich, SZK, BSGR Technical partners: ISOB, LEDA, FOI, City of Munich, SZK, BSGR

15 Competencies Development through Self- learning in services SME Main Goal To support the emergence of a new professional profile for facilitators of training addressing SMEs in services sector Specific objectives: To improve the quality and the work organisation towards a learning organisations; To focus learning processes on more flexible and customer oriented services; To create a new professional profile for facilitators of training processes addressing SME in services sector; To develop and test a package of methodology and instruments for facilitators of learning processes; To support employees innovative self-learning approaches and activities.

16 Targets Primary – trainers of training providers who will develop competencies of learning facilitators, employees of the SME in services. Primary – trainers of training providers who will develop competencies of learning facilitators, employees of the SME in services. Secondary – vocational learning providers, training institutions, SME, self-governing bodies, chambers of entrepreneurs and commerce, etc. Secondary – vocational learning providers, training institutions, SME, self-governing bodies, chambers of entrepreneurs and commerce, etc.

17 Competencies Development through Self- learning in services SME Results Reports – the State of the art per country; Reports – the State of the art per country; Synthesis report on the analysis of the state of art – Letting learning out of the box; Synthesis report on the analysis of the state of art – Letting learning out of the box; Facilitation guide to support implementation of learning process and innovation in SMEs; Facilitation guide to support implementation of learning process and innovation in SMEs; Trained facilitators and test in the companies; Trained facilitators and test in the companies; Final package with facilitation guide and self-learning instruments for learning in services SME according to the commonalities & specificities of the sub- sectors involved; Final package with facilitation guide and self-learning instruments for learning in services SME according to the commonalities & specificities of the sub- sectors involved; Web-site – Web-site –

18 From our results

19 Working together photos photos

20 European Certificate in Renovation and Reconstruction in the Construction Sector EU.CERTI.CON GOOD PRACTICE IN LIFELONG LEARNING IN THE CENTRE IS IN THE CENTRE IS Construction sector

21 the real needs Construction sector Has potential to absorb high investments, both from public and private sectors Has potential to absorb high investments, both from public and private sectors can create high number of new jobs and/or maintain existing jobs can create high number of new jobs and/or maintain existing jobs enormous request for high quality works in professions enormous request for high quality works in professions

22 decreasing demolition works of historical buildings, decreasing CO2 decreasing demolition works of historical buildings, decreasing CO2 public request for European trained specialists in construction areas which deal with the abolishment of hazardous materials public request for European trained specialists in construction areas which deal with the abolishment of hazardous materials opens a job door for those who are in disadvantage position on the labour market – 45 or opens a job door for those who are in disadvantage position on the labour market – 45 or

23 EU.CERTI.CON Main Objective to support the development of a new professional European Certificate for Renovation & Reconstruction (ECRR), which currently does not exist in the construction sector Main goal is planned to be achieved throughout development of a new VET modules for single professions in the sector, but on a basis of integrated approach

24 THE MODULES will be the ground for the new European Certificate applicable to the Construction Sector will be the ground for the new European Certificate applicable to the Construction Sector will be tested as a package of instruments for existing and potential labour force in the Construction Sector will be tested as a package of instruments for existing and potential labour force in the Construction Sector will comprise 8 comprehensive modules for 8 professions: mason, plasterer, carpenter/roofer, painter, fitter, tiler, electrician, heating engineer will comprise 8 comprehensive modules for 8 professions: mason, plasterer, carpenter/roofer, painter, fitter, tiler, electrician, heating engineer 8 modules will be also integrated into one Integrated Module of Renovation and Reconstruction 8 modules will be also integrated into one Integrated Module of Renovation and Reconstruction

25 PROJECT RESULTS 1 a) - Project Inter EU Platform document including system, methods and procedures for work a) - Project Inter EU Platform document including system, methods and procedures for work b) - 6 Reports per country on the state of play regarding single professions, practices and requirements b) - 6 Reports per country on the state of play regarding single professions, practices and requirements c) - 1 integrated report on the analysis (bringing together synthesis from all the countries involved plus EU experience) c) - 1 integrated report on the analysis (bringing together synthesis from all the countries involved plus EU experience) d) – 8 comprehensive modules for 8 professions - mason, plasterer, carpenter, roofer, fitter, tiller, electrician, heating engineer d) – 8 comprehensive modules for 8 professions - mason, plasterer, carpenter, roofer, fitter, tiller, electrician, heating engineer e) – 1 Integrated Module of Renovation and Rebuilding e) – 1 Integrated Module of Renovation and Rebuilding f) – 1 Handbook on Renovation & Rebuilding of Cultural Monuments & Heritage - a package of instruments aimed at specific requirements, integrated skills and knowledge for renovation & rebuilding of such sites f) – 1 Handbook on Renovation & Rebuilding of Cultural Monuments & Heritage - a package of instruments aimed at specific requirements, integrated skills and knowledge for renovation & rebuilding of such sites g) – 6 Reports on testing modules per country involved g) – 6 Reports on testing modules per country involved

26 PROJECT RESULTS 2 h) – 1 Analytical Report on testing results, adjustments & improvements in line with commonalities and taking into account different conditions h) – 1 Analytical Report on testing results, adjustments & improvements in line with commonalities and taking into account different conditions i) – 1 Inception Report, 3 Progress Reports incl. information on the progress in the project implementation & 1 Final Report i) – 1 Inception Report, 3 Progress Reports incl. information on the progress in the project implementation & 1 Final Report j) – 1 Set of documents & procedures for accreditation and recognition of the European Certificate for Renovation & Rebuilding in Construction Sector j) – 1 Set of documents & procedures for accreditation and recognition of the European Certificate for Renovation & Rebuilding in Construction Sector k) – 1 common Internet website, including discussion forum during the project live and after, especially aimed at valorisation of achieved results in the selected sectors and further exploitation by other stakeholders and sectors k) – 1 common Internet website, including discussion forum during the project live and after, especially aimed at valorisation of achieved results in the selected sectors and further exploitation by other stakeholders and sectors l) – 1 E-Platform for ensuring on-line wide forum for professional in the sector, as well as for all interested parties in order to get proper feedback and include all meaningful commentaries. l) – 1 E-Platform for ensuring on-line wide forum for professional in the sector, as well as for all interested parties in order to get proper feedback and include all meaningful commentaries.

27 The partners Project PROMOTER – Bratislava Self- governing Region-SK Project PROMOTER – Bratislava Self- governing Region-SK RDA Senec-Pezinok-SK RDA Senec-Pezinok-SK Handwerkskammer-Trier-DE Handwerkskammer-Trier-DE ACES-SK ACES-SK NASMB-BG NASMB-BG TASA –RO TASA –RO CE NOVA-CZ CE NOVA-CZ KMU-AT KMU-AT

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29 Target groups: SME - employers and employees, SME - employers and employees, job seekers, job seekers, students, students, unemployed craftsmen and craftsmen looking for further education, unemployed craftsmen and craftsmen looking for further education, self-employed persons, self-employed persons, VET providers, VET providers, employers organisations in the construction sector; employers organisations in the construction sector; the municipal sector as indirect end-user of works provided by the construction the municipal sector as indirect end-user of works provided by the construction

30 Valorisation = Dissemination + Exploitation of results key elements 1) DIRECT TESTING 2) STEERING COMMITTEE (top level representatives) 3) TECHNICAL COMMITTEE (technical content & tasks) 4) ADVISORY COMMITTEE (SMEs operating in the sector) 5) DIRECT INVOLVEMENT OF ALL KEY PLAYERS

31 Would you like to know more? Bratislavský samosprávny kraj (BSK) (Bratislava Self-governing region) Sabinovská Bratislava 25 Slovakia Contact person : Contact person : Mrs. Elena Globanová, Project Manager Address for mailing: Address for mailing: Hontianska Bratislava Telephone: / Fax: / Mobile : Website:

32 Project: Sub-regional Employment Strategy Bratislava - Vienna To stabilise existing and create new jobs and reduce unemployment in CENTROPE region To stabilise existing and create new jobs and reduce unemployment in CENTROPE region Create structures for systematic coordination of regional players providing for effective labour services Create structures for systematic coordination of regional players providing for effective labour services Know how transfer in clusters for business sector and improvement of business environment Know how transfer in clusters for business sector and improvement of business environment Cooperation development among public sector representatives and regions to work on integrated tools aimed at employment Cooperation development among public sector representatives and regions to work on integrated tools aimed at employment

33 Wide partnership: 14 partners Bratislava Self-governing Region Bratislava Self-governing Region Bratislava Municipality Bratislava Municipality National Labour Office National Labour Office 4 Labour Offices in Bratislava, Trnava, Pezinok and Malacky 4 Labour Offices in Bratislava, Trnava, Pezinok and Malacky Slovak Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Bratislava Branch Slovak Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Bratislava Branch 5 Austrian partners incl. Vienna Municipality, companies, representatives of employees and labour offices 5 Austrian partners incl. Vienna Municipality, companies, representatives of employees and labour offices

34 activities Creation of cross-border qualification programme Creation of cross-border qualification programme Support for know how transfer for business clusters Support for know how transfer for business clusters Language abilities for selected professions Language abilities for selected professions Stages of vocation schools graduates at companies Stages of vocation schools graduates at companies

35 Seminars/workshops Working together towards more and better jobs – project planning photos

36 Our work shall lead to: Consultancy and advices Consultancy and advices Training and education Training and education Partnership building Partnership building Cooperation and exchange of experience Cooperation and exchange of experience To strategic thinking and new horizons To strategic thinking and new horizons Deep knowledge, experience and skills for capacity building Deep knowledge, experience and skills for capacity building Long-term vision and plans, programme/projects based on real needs, people involved in processes and new sources Long-term vision and plans, programme/projects based on real needs, people involved in processes and new sources Increasing motivation and bringing new ideas & inspirations, transfer of know how and innovation Increasing motivation and bringing new ideas & inspirations, transfer of know how and innovation

37 Through systematic work with partners to create conditions for: sustainable development and economic growth, exchange of good practice and learning from each other experience, better use of all available resources at local, regional, national and EU level to ensure economic growth, more dynamics and jobs and increase of the quality of life in urban and rural areas

38 Working together across the borders is A Great Challenge A Great Challenge A Great Chance A Great Chance A base for creation and transfer of innovation A base for creation and transfer of innovation A path to a great success and strong regions in Europe A path to a great success and strong regions in Europe Why not to try, when it is worth of doing it?

39 Thank you for your attention Contact: RDA Senec – Pezinok Bratislava Selg-governing Region Hontianska Bratislava tel.: (21, 22, 24) GSM: mail:

40 ANY QUESTIONS – NOW OR LATER.... The floor is Yours! ANY QUESTIONS – NOW OR LATER.... The floor is Yours!


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