Youth Engagement Index

Youth Engagement Index (study)


Youth in Romania are considered to be a vulnerable group and risk social exclusion.

The Youth Engagement Index is a research oriented project, aiming to provide employers, decision-makers, NGOs and youth workers a better understanding of the Romanian youth.


1.Identifying and evaluating the level of young population involvement in the development of the Romanian society, their values, attitudes and perception of success.

2.Identifying and evaluating the individual, professional and social values required by employers from the young graduates before entering the labor market.

3.Evaluating the degree of availability, the conditions and the means through which the employers would directly involve in the measures undertaken by the Academic and ONG environments in order to increase the young population interest in developing the Romanian society.

The European Foundation for Engaged Youth (EFEY) invites all Romanians to join the campaign “De 1 Decembrie, ROMANESTE-TE!”.

During the period November 20 – December 10 2013, all Romanians are invited to give Romania a gift for its anniversary.


Target Group: youth aged 14-25; selection and recruitment specialists.
Duration: 4 months
Budget: 20.000 euros


The main goal of the Education and Skills Training priority is to ensure the development of a knowledgeable, self-reliant, skilled, disciplined, and a healthy population with the capacity to drive and sustain the socio-economic development of the nation. The programs EFEY develops under the Education and Skills Training priority are expected to:
  • enhance youth access and participation in informal/nonformal education/skills training;
  • support the students in responsibly investing in their self-development;
  • stimulate youth to become more self-determined and to wisely weight on their career choices;
  • furnish opportunities for graduates to become proactive and engage in internships programs and in work-based learning programs for all students;
  • enable the youth to have access to reliable and adequate labor market information;
  • capacitate the youth to discover wealth-creating opportunities in their backyards and environment;
  • empower parents as partners in promoting self-determination and career development skills;
  • make the development and delivery of education and skills training more responsive to the labour market;
  • use education to narrow the generation gap.