Promoting Financial Stability and Independence
More than 30% of Romania’s population is exposed to the risk of poverty and social exclusion, according to data from the National Institute of Statistics. Also, the latest data, published by Eurostat, show that a significant percentage (20.2%) of young people between the ages of 20-34 in Romania are not employed on the labor market, nor are they following any form of education.
Young people from foster care, single parents, people with disabilities or the homeless have no real chance to break the cycle of poverty and face several types of social exclusion, either because of their low level of education or because they lack legal documents necessary for employment and access to information.
■ 2,362 young people, adults and parents in difficulty received social counselling,
psychological and legal to integrate socially;
■ 1,754 vulnerable people received specific material aid (food, clothing, footwear, hygiene products);
■ 454 people benefited from counseling for employment and integration on the labor market;
■ 125 people qualified in various fields, participating in professional qualification courses;
■ 396 people were employed;
■ 246 young people from vulnerable backgrounds benefited from vocational counseling, personal development and career mentoring within the “Innomate” program;
■ 186 homeless people improved their lives and were integrated into community;
■ 41 single mothers received shelter and social assistance to help them to evercome the difficult period;
■ 32 young people received scholarships for up to 3 months and followed a training/jobshadow internship