Entrepreneurship - An Excellent Career Alternative (ACE)

Increasing employment by supporting non-agricultural businesses in the urban area by promoting entrepreneurial culture and developing entrepreneurial and managerial skills and knowledge in South Muntenia region (Argeș, Călărași, Dâmbovița, Giurgiu, Ialomița, Prahova, Teleorman counties)

Funded by: Project co-financed by the European Social Fund under the Human Capital Operational Program 2014-2020, POCU / 82/3/7/105905

Duration: 2017 - 2020 (3 years)

Budget: 11.757.901,42 lei

Project Objectives

The Overall Objective: Increasing employment by supporting non-agricultural businesses in the urban area by promoting entrepreneurial culture and developing entrepreneurial and managerial knowledge and skills among 300 individuals (unemployed, inactive, job-seekers and start-ups) in order to create new jobs in South Muntenia region (Argeș, Călărași, Dâmbovița, Giurgiu, Ialomița, Prahova, Teleorman counties), facilitating the start of new business, thus encouraging entrepreneurship and self-employment.

Specific Objective 1: Encouraging entrepreneurship through the development of entrepreneurial skills. The achievement of this objective is to provide a training program for the development of entrepreneurial skills for 300 people (unemployed, inactive people, people who have a job and wish to set up a business to create new jobs) that meet cumulatively the following conditions: they intend to set up a non-agricultural business in the urban area, have their residence or domicile in the rural or urban area of ​​the Center region. Out of targeted 300 people, 70 people will be unemployed, 160 inactive and 70 people who want to start a job in order to create new jobs.

Specific Objective 2: Stimulate self-employment by developing and funding 40 business plans and by providing support and expert advice for startup business. Setting up a support hub for organic and sustainable business initiation and development (strategically positioned to allow easy access for all potential beneficiaries in the region). The direct benefit resulting from this objective is the establishment of at least 40 enterprises (based on a business ideas contest), which will receive technical, financial support, support for implementing business plans. Also, another direct benefit is that at least 80 jobs will be created within the 40 start-ups.

Target Group

300 individuals who fall into one of the following categories:

- unemployed

- inactive people aged 18-64 who fall neither in the employed or unemployed (students, householders, retirees to the extent that they can be eligible for one of the target group categories of the call

- people who have a job and set up a business to create new jobs, including self-employed persons (authorized individuals, owners of individual businesses and members of family businesses).

In order to be eligible, individuals must cumulatively fulfill the following conditions:

- intends to set up a non-agricultural business in the urban area

- have their residence or domicile in rural or urban areas in the South Muntenia region.

Out of targeted 300 people, 70 people will be unemployed, 160 inactive and 70 people who want to start a job in order to create new jobs. At the same time, at least 150 persons (50% of the target group) will be women.

Activities

1st Stage – Entrepreneurial training 

Through these sub-activities, the target groups will be informed, selected and trained in setting up and running a company's business, efficient planning & management of the businesses to be set up. This first stage of the project will run for 12 months, between January 2018 and December 2018

A1. Project management

A2.1. Information campaign

A2.2. Target group selection

A2.3. Running the Entrepreneurship Training Program

A2.4. Business plans selection

A2.5. Internships

2nd Stage Business Plans Implementation 

This stage has the role to support the beneficiaries of the selected business plans in order to start their activity by providing consultancy services in different areas of interest for the beneficiaries. Individuals whose business plans will be selected under the first stage will receive financial support in the form of de minimis aid of € 40,000 for the purpose of implementing their business plan. This stage will take place over a period of 18 months, between January 2019  and June 2020.

A3.1. Provision of personalized counseling, & mentoring services

A3.2. Ensuring the start-up of businesses

A3.3. Monitoring business operation set up

3rd  Set up businesses monitoring during the sustainability period

This stage will take place over a period of 18 months, between July 2020 and December 2020.

A4.1 Monitoring the functioning and development of the funded businesses during the sustainability period

Outcomes

300 people identified and recruited - at least 20 people identified and recruited from each county of the Implementation Region

300 people in the target group participating in the entrepreneurial training course

40 participants in internships

30 information and promotion events (conferences, workshops, webinars, videoconferences etc.)

40 selected business plans (at least 2 selected business plans from each county of the implementing region)

40 companies funded with approximate 40,000 euros each

Project Updates

A1. Project management

A2.1. Information campaign

  • information regarding the objectives of the project
  • information regarding the criteria for choosing the target groups
  • launching the online application form

News

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Start Up Plus Romania in the South Muntenia region

ADEPT Transilvania Foundation, E.CECA SRL and the ASURA Association are implementing the Entrepreneurship - an Excellent Career Alternative (ACE) project in the South Muntenia region, between December 29, 2017 - December 28, 2020.

23 January 2018

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Events

Informative Event, Slobozia, Ialomița, 27 April

27April 2018, "Ionel Perlea" Unesco Cultural Centre , Cinemateca, ground floor, B-dul Matei Basarab, no. 26.
Send an email to proiect.ace.muntenia@asociatia-asura.ro to book a seat. Free participation.

Informative Event, Ploiești, 20 April

20 April 2018, IP5 meeting room, Oil and Gas University, Bdul Bucuresti, no. 39, Ploiesti, starting with 16:00.
Send an email to proiect.ace.muntenia@asociatia-asura.ro to book a seat. Free participation.

Informative Event Pitești, 27 March

27 March 2018, Pitești, County Hall Meeting Room, starting with 14.00.
Send an email to proiect.ace.muntenia@asociatia-asura.ro to book a seat. Free participation.

Informative Event Giurgiu, 6 March

6 March 2018, County Hall Meeting Room, Giurgiu.
Send an email to proiect.ace.muntenia@asociatia-asura.ro to book a seat. Free participation.

Informative Event, Călărași, 23 February

23 February 2018 County Hall Meeting Room, Călărași.
Send an email to proiect.ace.muntenia@asociatia-asura.ro to book a seat. Free participation.

Documents

ACE Pre-Registration Form
ACE Target Group Registration Form
ACE Registration Form
ACE Declaration on Personal Data Usage
ACE Target Group Eligibility
ACE Double Financing Avoidance
ACE Engagement
ACE Unemployed Persons

Managing Body & Contact

Cristi Gherghiceanu

Executive President - Fundatia ADEPT Transilvania

Ciprian Manea

President and Founder Asociația ASURA

Tel: 004 (0) 749 310 735
ciprian.manea@asociatia-asura.ro

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