Part I

Claudia Ana (MOARCĂŞ) COSTEA, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Bucharest Considerations on the Protection and Employment of Youth
Social inclusion of young people has revealed new aspects as of the beginning of the financial recession. Data collected at European and global level indicate a vertiginous rise of unemployment rates among the young, particularly between 2008 and 2012. While searching a structural support for the integration of young people into the labour market, member states of the European Union have prioritized their youth-related policies, thus acknowledging the need for an integrated approach and concerted actions. An analysis of the existing legal standards at international and regional (EU) level, both from a diachronic perspective and from the point of view of the level of protection granted to young people, outlines a constant preoccupation for the education, professional training and re-conversion of the young and their integration into the labour market. Romanian legislation is not (yet) fully aligned to the European requirements in this respect, as there is no stable framework regulating the social inclusion of the young. In the context where, after more than 4 years of global recession, unemployment represents one of the most acute social and financial problems, solutions and supplementary directions need to be sought, for stimulating both employers and young people to integrate and stabilise the labour market.

Key-words: protection granted to young people, labour integration, unemployment, minimal age, education, occupation, professional training
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