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Prosper BSR

 

Prosper BSR
  • Name: Prosper BSR (Promoting Perspectives for the promising potential workforce in the Baltic Sea Region)

  • LCCI role: Partner

  • Total budget: 493 280.00 EUR

  • LCCI budget: 86 400.00 EUR

  • Project period: 01.10.2022 - 30.09.2024

  • Programme: Interreg Baltic Sea region programme 

  • Partner countries: Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia

  • Project website: https://prosper-bsr.eu/

The current wave of millions of refugees from Ukraine poses a great and sudden challenge, especially to the Baltic Sea countries. However, this should not only be seen as a burden for the systems but especially as an opportunity. Due to demographic change, all Baltic Sea countries complain about a massive shortage of skilled workers, in almost all sectors. Successful integration of refugees into the labour market not only relieves the social systems but also returns some dignity and perspective. Effective inclusion of refugees and immigrants makes societies inherently more resilient to further challenges and is therefore particularly relevant.

This can only succeed if the relevant institutions, especially the business support organizations (BSOs), which act as intermediaries between the business community and the public authorities, take on this important task. The BSOs in PL, LT and LV so far lack the institutional knowledge on how to connect refugees and immigrants with their local labour markets and how to establish local networks with public administrations in this field. The institutional knowledge in the BSOs will be established.

The project will implement  three measures to tackle this challenge:

  1. Network: building a solid network for the integration of refugees into the labour markets
  2. Capacity building: strengthening institutional capacities in the BSOs by upskilling staff
  3. Digitalization: the creation of an app and further transfer to other Baltic Sea countries

Lead partner:

Hanse-Parlament, Germany

Project partners: 

  • DANMAR Computers SP Zoo, Poland
  • Chamber of Commerce, Poland
  • Vilnius Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Crafts, Lithuania
  • Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Latvia
 

Contact person

Līga Sičeva
Head of EU project department
Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
liga.siceva@ltrk.lv  
+371 28625443
Kr.Valdemāra 35, Riga Latvia, LV-1010

 

Kristīne Robežniece
Policy department expert
Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
kristine.robezniece@ltrk.lv 
+371 29120640
Kr.Valdemāra 35, Riga, Latvia, LV-1010