ILO, with the Europan Union support, prepares Call for Proposals which aims to ensure the creation and implementation of programs for activation and integration of unemployed persons into local labour markets by local employment partnerships.
The Call for Proposals is intended for all labour market actors who are members of existing employment partnerships in Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as those who intend to form partnerships in order to increase opportunities for formal employment at the local level.
The final beneficiaries of all actions should be unemployed individuals registered with public employment services with equal representation of both sexes.
Local employment partnerships should analyse the problems related to the imbalance of supply and demand in the local labour market and see to what extent the needs of employers for a trained workforce are met. To this end, partnerships can identify the lack of technical skills in the local labour market, including the barriers that the unemployed face in the process of retraining and additional training for the occupations in demand. Only a full understanding of the needs of the unemployed, in particular the hard-to-employ groups, as well as the obstacles they face, can enable a local partnership to identify appropriate active labour market measures.
The overall indicative amount made available under this Call for Proposals is EUR 3.2 million to be distributed among at least 20 local employment partnerships. Grants will be awarded to LEPs that most credibly demonstrate the association of key stakeholders in order to increase formal employment at the local level through the development and implementation of programs for activation and integration of the unemployed into the labour market in accordance with specific community needs.
The Call for Proposals will be published on the project website on 17 May 2021.