• Eliza Mihaela Spătărelu Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, University of Bucharest


Volunteering is one of the subjects that asks for an increased interest in the context of pursuing the insertion of the youth on the labor market. Volunteers are mostly free from marginalization, improving by  practice their skills which eventually will be turned to account on the labor market. The Northern and Western European countries, which have a culture that encourages volunteering, tend to have lower percentages of young people that are not involved neither in education and training, nor in employment (NEET). Even more, these countries invest a higher percentage from GDP (PIB) in education compared to the other EU countries. Proving a high degree of responsibility toward the education and schooling of the youth is accompanied by a higher interest from youth in involving actively in the life of the society through volunteering and through an easier transition to a workplace.


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