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3. Employment & Entrepreneurship

Last update: 28 November 2023

Most of the measures specific to the Romanian employment policy are not directly and exclusively targeting young people. A small subsidies for employing young graduates, young NEETs and marginalised young people is offered to employers according to the law on employment and unemployment (about 470 Euro/month). Special services are provided by the Public Employment Services to young NEETs and marginalised young persons. However, stating in 2009, the National Employment Agency implemented in a large number of projects funded by the European Social Fund, streamlining youth in employment policies. Since 2021, the Ministry responsible for youth policy is also implementing projects funded by the European Social Fund aiming at stimulating the employment of young NEETs.


All these measures for youth employment and measures to develop youth entrepreneurship have been included in the Youth Guarantee national scheme and in some cases allocation and subsidies have been raised as a result of this focus on young people within the European framework of the youth guarantee. European Funds remain the most important funding source and incentive for the continuation of youth employment and entrepreneurship policies.