Delegation of the European Union
to the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

European Union supporting Social Inclusion through employability enhancement

On Thursday, 11 May 2017, starting at 10.00hrs, presentation and round table discussion of the European Union funded project: "Take action for better competitiveness on the labour market” will take place at the premises of the National Red Cross in Skopje. The project is funded under the Human Resource Development Programme IPA I and is implemented by the Red Cross in partnership with the Chamber of Crafts of the City of Skopje.

 

At the event, official addresses will be delivered by:

 

Mr Ibrahim Ibrahimi, Acting Minister of Labour and Social Policy
Mr Samuel Zbogar, Head of the Delegation of the European Union
Mr Sait Sait, Secretary General of the Red Cross
Mr Nikola Petrov, President of the Crafts Chamber of Skopje

 

The project supports better participation into labor market of socially disadvantaged people aiming at their better inclusion and reduces of unemployment. Out of 210 persons around 40 have been selected as final beneficiary who will he receive various training on soft skills aimed at improving their capacities and competitiveness in the labor market. The project is implemented in the municipalities of Kisela Voda, Gorce Petrov and Gazi Baba and hence at this stage of the project roundtables addressing opportunities and challenges for employment of socially vulnerable people are organized in each of them. The Round tables will be  attended by representatives of Ministry of Labor and Social Policy, Employment Service Agency, municipalities officials, NGOs and other stakeholders.

 

Please find enclosed the Agenda of the event.

 

Journalists and photographers are kindly invited to follow the event.

 

For information relating to this press release please contact Mr Konstantin Jovanovski, Press and Information Officer, Delegation of the European union, tel: +389 (0)2 3248 500; e-mail: Konstantin.JOVANOVSKI@eeas.europa.eu

 

 

AGENDA


09:45 to 10:00 Press statement (MRC Secretary General, Acting Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, President of the Chamber of Crafts Skopje)
 

10:00 to 10:20 Foreword


Ibrahim Ibrahimi, Acting Minister of Labor and Social Policy
Samuel Zbogar, Head of the Delegation of the European Union
Sait Sait, Secretary General of the Red Cross
Nikola Petrov, President of the Crafts Chamber of Skopje

10:20 to 10:35 Presentation of the results so far within the project "Take action for better

                         competitiveness on the labor market"
                         Ljupka Petkovska associate for social and humanitarian activities in the Red        

                         Cross

10: 35-10: 45 Break
 

10:45 to 11:00 Role of the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy of policy for employment of  

                        vulnerable categories of citizens
                        Lence Kocevska, State Counselor at the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy

 

11:00 to 11:15 Implementing active measures, programs and employment services
 

                        Pavlina Kostovska - Grujoska, Employment Center of Skopje, Employment

                        Agency

11:15 to 12:00 Challenges in the training and employment of vulnerable groups
 

                        Marina Mateska, local coordinator of the project
                        open discussion