European Integration - Realities and Perspectives. Proceedings 2017
The Socio-Professional Insertion of Young People who Leave the Child
Diana- Mihaela Malinche 1
Abstract: As result of the social problems diversification, the Romanian authorities created new structures
and institutions specialized in social assistance in order to diminuate the severity of the social problems.
Starting from this, in this study we intend to investigate the socio - professional evolution of disadvantaged
teenagers coming from the protection system after they leave the centers of protection. We decided to deal
with this issue because we believe the public institutions and the members of the romanian society doesn't pay
enough attention to th is subject. By using the content analysis, the data reported in this topic draws attention
to the need of these vulnerable teenagers to be helped by the authorities to prepare themselves for the life
beyond the walls of the institutions by encouraging their skills and knowledge acquisition both in the
institution and school environment, which will be useful for them in the futu re. Therefore, all the elements
presented in this paper has the purpose of establishing the legal and institutional framework that it is
considered to support the socio- professional integration of teenagers leaving the social protection system as
well as highlighting policies and social assistance measures to support and encourage an independent life for
this disadvantaged young people.
Keywords: social problems; disadvantaged people; socio- professional evolution; protection system;
For collecting and interpreting the data necessary for the elaboration of this article, we used the
method of content analysis research, taking into account the theoretical concepts of social procedures
at national level as well as the legislative provisions adopted at European level to solve social
According to Prof. Chelcea Septimiu, the content analysis is considered to be: “... a set of qualitative
research techniques, regarding verbal and nonverbal communication, for objective and systematic
identification and description of the manifest and/ or latent content, in order to draw conclusions about
the individual, society and the communication between them, as a pr ocess of s ocial intercourse.”
(Chelcea, 2007, p. 573) Without a specific reference period or a socio- cultural space of their
existence, the romanian communities have been constantly confronted with various impediments due
to the lack of economic funds, their inefficient distribution, and the excesses and low interest at the
level of the Romanian communities from the representatives of the political structures as well as the
lack of their efficient governance.
1 Master Student, Danubius University of Galati, Romania, Address: 3 Galati Blvd., Galati 800654, Romania, Tel.:
+40372361102, Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org.