The projects are all funded by the EU’s financial framework

WYG has been awarded EU-funded contracts worth up to €6.6m (£5.6m) in Poland and Turkey

The first is to provide support to a €50m (£42m) per year Polish programme to help unemployed workers back into work, based out of two regional labour offices.

WYG will provide training and job placement assistance to groups of unemployed people,in a deal worth €2.0m (£1.7m) over 18 months.

Meanwhile in Turkey, WYG has been awarded three technical assistance projects worth a combined €5.4m (£4.6m).  

The first, known as GETAM, is a €2.3m (£1.9m) two-year project to support SMEs and entrepreneurs working primarily in Turkey’s leather, jewellery and electronic components markets.

WYG has also won two further contracts in the Black Sea province of Rize, worth a combined €3.1m (£2.6m) over 18 months, to boost the economic competitiveness of the region and expand a logistics centre.

Paul Hamer, chief executive of WYG, said: “We remain encouraged by our pipeline of opportunities as EU funds flow under the new multiannual financial framework, and our well established, market leading businesses are very well placed to take advantage of these opportunities.”