EU grants

Employee professional training support II (POVEZ II)

The POVEZ II project is involved in the adaptability of the company workforce in the constantly changing situation of the market. In order to increase their competitiveness and expand their operations, employers must have a qualified workforce. The POVEZ II project therefore addresses both the problem of inconsistency between skills and qualifications offered and required, i.e. the inadequate flexibility of the workforce (including professional flexibility), and the reluctance of employers to invest in the training of their employees.

Objectives of the project

The main objective of the project is to help employers in the professional training of their current and newly hired employees, and entrepreneurs themselves, to enable them to respond flexibly to the changing situation and conditions of the market. The project strives to maintain and increase the competitiveness and adaptability of companies and employees, including the adaptability of older workers. For company development and their economic growth, it opens up space for maintaining existing jobs and creating new ones. Employers intending to expand their operations into new areas, possibly transfer to a new production program, are likewise able to become involved in the project. The intermediate objectives of the project include supporting business potential and speeding up the economic activities of Czech companies towards stable growth and development; for employees, it means improving the ability to maintain their employment, develop their careers and increase their professional mobility. In general, the project is supposed to lead to an increase in the flexibility of the workforce and likewise decrease in any considerable mismatch in the labor market between what the workforce offers and what employers need in terms of qualifications for job openings. In order to maintain the effectiveness of the desired training, the employer’s financial contribution is fixed at 15% of the eligible costs for training.

Relationship to other projects

The POVEZ II project builds on a series of projects that have been carried out in the Czech Republic since 2009 to promote the professional development of employees. It directly follows up the POVEZ project and replaces the project “Educate yourselves for growth!”, which proved themselves as instruments of support for the further education and enhancement of the competitiveness of the workforce in the labor market of the Czech Republic.

Main changes compared to the POVEZ project in OP LZZ

  • Easing the conditions for entry to the project (no income statement demonstrated, employers not supported according to CZ-NACE, indebtedness particularly demonstrated)
  • 15% co-financing of training activity on the part of the employer
  • Involvement of potentially new employees
  • Point preferences for employees 54 and older
  • The training must commence within six months of approval of the application
  • Applications can be submitted electronically via the data mailbox

Who the grant is intended for

  • Manufacturing companies
  • Logistics companies
  • Construction companies
  • and more...

What you receive

  • 12,000,000 CZK for training.
  • 6,000,000 CZK refund of the salaries of the trainees.
  • The money can be drawn until 2020.

Who is a successful applicant

  • New and current employees of companies.
  • A company with new technologies.
  • A company with new machines.
  • An expanding company.


In each region we organize a free half-day seminar two to three times per year.
Right now we are preparing new schedule for this year.

About our company

The unique Palatinum Campus is the largest training agency in the Czech Republic, prided on long-term collaboration with services customized according to the wishes and needs of our customers. We provide multidisciplinary training (soft and hard skills). With the help of our partners, we are able to get educational funding from grant programs.

We help companies increase the education of their employees, thereby strengthening their stability and competitiveness on the market, decreasing both complaints made for their finished products and production scrap, and last but not least obtaining certification for employees.

  • We train over 30,000 employees every year.
  • We have more than 400 certified instructors.
  • Our instructors are teachers of secondary, vocational and higher education.
  • We have more than 100 courses accredited by the Ministry of Education.
  • Our coverage is nationwide.
  • We are the largest training agency in the market.
  • We have extensive experience with projects financed by ESF.
  • We provide our own administration of ESF projects.


Trained companies


Total trained employees


Training days per day

Our products and courses

We train managerial, commercial, technical and specialized professions. You will find that we offer more than 1000 courses; certainly we have one for you. With our partners, we help arrange financial subsidies not only for employee training, but also for your company’s investment plans.

  • Training courses

    • CNC
      Crane operator, rigger, forklift driver
      Food industry
      Quality tools
      Manufacture of plastics
      Painting (wet, powder)
      Metal fitting
      and more...

  • Managerial courses

    • The manager and his skills
      Business skills
      Project management
      Professional skills
      Managing companies
      Human resources development
      and more...

  • EU products for manufacturing companies

    • Insurance subsidies
      Investment subsidies from the Ministry of Industry
      Educational grants from the Ministry of Education
      ... and we can provide much more for our clients through our partners.

Most commonly trained professions

  • Workers
  • Production operators
  • Maintenance workers
  • Adjusters
  • Warehouse workers
  • Bricklayers
  • Crane operators
  • Riggers
  • Machinists
  • Welders
  • CNC machinists
  • Fitters
  • Carpenters
  • Painters
  • Weavers, dressmakers, sewers
  • Hotel workers
  • Spa workers
  • Electricians
  • Fitters
  • Technologists
  • Crane operators
  • Construction site manager
  • Foremen
  • Designers
  • Leaders
  • Designers
  • Traders
  • Managers

Most commonly trained topics

Contact information

Palatinum Campus s.r.o.

  • Na Plzeňce 2, 150 00, Praha 5