Considerations on Law no. 78/2014 regarding the Regulation of the Volunteering Activity in Romania

AuthorTache Bocaniala
PositionSenior Lecturer, PhD, 'Danubius' University of Galati, Romania
Abstract: In this paper we aim at highlighting the progress in the regulation of volunteering activity
in Romania through the recent adoption by the Parliament of the Law no. 78/2014 on the regulation of
volunteering in Romania. The new legislative act, which replaced Volunteering Law no. 195 / 2001
(republished) tries and we believe t hat it actually succeeds in providing consistent and harmonized
solutions at European level to problems of organizations working with volunteers and thus creating a
modern legal framework, appropriately adapted to the national and European context in the field of
Keywords: volunteer; host organization; beneficiary, volunteering contract; volunteering certificate
1. Introduction
Being present in the social life in our country before the 1989 Revolution, the
volunteering activity began to be promoted especially after this historic moment
and it gained an impulse especially with the adoption of volunteering Law no. 195 /
2001 (republished).
According to Eurobarometer data from the spring of 2010, Romania had
approximately 4.4 million volunteers i.e. about 20% of the population being
involved in such activities specific mainly to people under 35 years, and those
involved or included in the educational system. According to statistics, the
European average on the involvement in volunteering has reached to 40% and it
culminates in Norway where 80% of the population is involved in such activities.
Senior Lecturer, PhD, “Danubius” University of Galati, Romania. Address: 3 Galati Boulevard,
800654 Galati, Romania. Tel.: +40.372.361.102, fax: +40.372.361.290. Corresponding author:
Official Monitor of Romania, Part I, no. 276 of 25/04/2007.
AUDJ, vol. 10, no. 2/2014, pp. 24-30
Considerations on Law no. 78/2014
regarding the Regulation of the
Volunteering Activity in Romania

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