Thursday, January 26th 2012 at 10 a.m. at Complex Herestrau in Bucuresti will take place the regional conference and workshop The importance of local and regional partnerships in the sustainable development of human resources in rural areas organized by ANTREC Romania as partner and SC RGIC CONSULTANTA SRL as beneficiary within the project “Human resource, a valuable investment in the Romanian rural tourism!" ID 36694 Invest in People! co-financed by the European Social Fund through Sectoral Operational Programme Human Resources Development 2007-2013. 

The conference followed by a workshop is part of a series of activities organized within the project, whose main objective is the development of human resources in the field of rural tourism. The project, which started in August 2009 and runs until august 2012, aims to realize training programmes for 830 people from rural areas in the regions North-West, North-East, West, South-Muntenia and Center, that have been selected from a target group of 2030 people. 

The trainees are employees from rural tourism, as well as unemployed people or people engaged in subsistence agriculture, in order to increase efficiency of employment process in non agricultural occupations. The beneficiaries will attend courses for occupations such as guest house manager, maid, cook and waiter. 

The conference and workshop will be attended by representatives of local authorities and nongovernmental organizations which act in the region South-Muntenia and have as main activity the development of human resources, and local actors on the market of rural tourism: guest house and cottage owners. 

The conference and workshop The importance of local and regional partnerships in the sustainable development of human resources in rural will debate the strategic partnerships which ANTREC Romania, as regional coordinator of the project, can conclude with city halls, county councils, employment agencies, tourism agencies, NGOs and other relevant institutions from the South-Muntenia region. 

For Ms Otilia Manta, Project manager, the partnerships concluded from the beginning of the project represent a key factor for the success of the project. “The partnerships concluded by ANTREC Romania with the main local and regional actors from both the public and private sectors involved in the rural tourism or human resources development, are extremely useful for an ongoing extensive project such as ours, aiming at long terms results. Good communication and good collaboration between partners contribute to the fulfillment of the project’s objectives and to its long term sustainability after implementation because an interregional network of institutions is created, contributing at the increase in quality of professional competences"