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EU Launches € 1.1 million Project to support Employment Service

The objective of the € 1.1 million project is to provide complex institutional and capacity building to empower the ESS and the Ministry of Labour, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia and other relevant staff to effectively fulfil its mission and duties and deliver well-targeted, high-quality, gender-sensitive and cost-effective services to job seekers.

During 18 months experts and specialists from Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Georgia will work together to build the capacity of the Social Service Agency of Georgia (SSA) with key actions including training, employment service for job-seekers and employers, and promoting entrepreneurship.

The project will also contribute to establish a well-functioning Labour Market Information System and a fully functional customer system of the EES, well known as Worknet in Georgia.

The outcomes of the project will also help meet the obligations arising from the Association Agreement between the European Union and the Government of Georgia, including the re-establishment of the functionalities of a modern EU-style Public Employment Service in the country which is bridging the employers with job-seekers. Mr. Zaza Sopromadze Deputy Minister, Ministry for Labour, Health and Social Affair, Director of the Social Service Agency will open the conference together with Mr. Branislav Ondrus State Secretary, Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Family of Slovakia, Consortium Leader from the EU Member States side. Attending the conference will also be representatives from the Ministry for Labour, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia, the three EU member states, as well as the European Union Delegation to Georgia.