Introduction of BRCCI
Introduction of BRCCI
The Bulgarian-Romanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BRCCI) is a private association of companies interested to develop their business in Bulgaria and/or Romania. Our members are mainly Bulgarian and Romanian companies, but dozens of companies around the globe seek our assistance to get to know the two neighboring markets.
One of the most frequently asked questions by potential investors in Bulgaria and Romania is whether there are enough trained specialists in our countries. They are looking not only for digital knowledge and skills, which are largely possessed by the younger generation, but also employees with experience and understanding of the offline environment. We know that the staffing problem is one of the most serious for the local business, and the difference between the generations deepens it. Our experience in the cross-border region shows that employers are looking for staff from the neighboring country, but there are a number of obstacles to labour mobility. That is why we have created the VISA-Cross-Border Labour Mobility Agency, which deals with the main challenges facing cross-border employment between Bulgaria and Romania. We have been actively working on this topic for several years, and we do realize that there are differences in the perception of the two nations, despite the close geographical relationship. To be even more useful, we have licensed a professional training center within the Chamber, where at the request of employers and individual participants, we deliver various trainings – professional, key skills such as communication in a foreign language, communications, digital marketing. These trainings bring together employees of a specific company or people, who want to change their professional qualification at different age, who by the end of the training build intergenerational relationships and manage to exchange experience.
We believe that international business relations become successful when we invest in our future – the children. Our social mission and corporate responsibility is the Bulgarian-Romanian Kids Fund, which provides opportunities for Bulgarian and Romanian children and young people to meet and communicate, to make friends and to overcome cultural barriers. The development of the links between generations and more valuable communication is one of the long-term goals of the Bulgarian-Romanian Children’s Fund.