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.
In 2022: 2,688 disadvantaged young people, adults and parents received socio-professional counseling in order to access a qualification course, obtain a job and for better social integration:
■ 2,354 young people, adults and parents in difficulty received social, vocational, psychological and legal counseling in order to integrate socio-professionally;
■ 2,155 people received specific material aid (food, clothing, footwear, hygiene products);
■ 743 people benefited from counseling for employment and integration on the labor market;
■ 102 people qualified in various fields, participating in professional qualification courses and 314 people were employed;
■ 334 young people from vulnerable backgrounds included in the entrepreneurial skills development program participated in vocational counseling, personal development or career mentoring sessions with the support of 25 teachers, trained to provide these services;
■ 124 homeless people improved their lives and were integrated into the community;
■ 74 young people received scholarships for up to 3 months and followed a training / job shadow internship;
■ 55 single mothers received shelter or social assistance to overcome difficult times.