First International Conference on

Social Inclusion and Equal Opportunities

Employment for Young People: Challenges and Opportunities

May 24 – 27, 2012

Timisoara, Romania

Organized by

The Department of Social Work: Faculty of Sociology and Psychology, West University of Timisoara

In partnership with

Bethany Social Services Foundation

Association of Citizens “Duga” Ada

Former State Fostered Children’s Association

Objective of the Conference:

The Conference aims to provide an international forum for researchers, academics and practitioners from various countries and regions to share and disseminate their knowledge, experience and expertise in the field of enhancing employment opportunities for young people.

Emphasis will be placed on identifying and promoting at an international level functional methodologies and efficient solutions that can be adapted to different cultural contexts and applied to a variety of situations.

Also, within the Conference sections, special attention will be granted to employment of young vulnerable groups (roma young people, youngsters that have left the placement centers, young people with disabilities etc.)

The Official Language of the Conference is English.

Main Donor:

European Union – Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity – PROGRESS (2007-2013).

This initiative is supported by the European Union - Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity - PROGRESS (2007-2013).

This programme is implemented by the European Commission. It was established to financially support the implementation of the objectives of the European Union in the employment, social affairs and equal opportunities area, and thereby contribute to the achievement of the Europe 2020 Strategy goals in this field.

The seven-year Programme targets all stakeholders who can help shape the development of appropriate and effective employment and social legislation and policies, across the EU-27, EFTA-EEA and EU candidate and pre-candidate countries.

The information contained in this publication does not necessarily reflect the position or opinion of the European Commission.

For more information see:

Organizing Committee

Mircea Alexiu, Associate Professor Phd. – Honorary Coordinator of the Organizing Committee

Loreni Baciu, Assistant Lecturer Phd. – Coordinator of the Organizing Committee

Andreea Birneanu, Junior Teaching Assistant

Ramona Bran, Assistant Lecturer

Venera Bucur, Assistant Professor Phd.

Liana Chiroiu, Communication and Visibility Expert

Theofild Lazar, Assistant Lecturer Phd.

Alexandru Neagoe, Associate Professor Phd.

Adrian Pascuta, Assistant Lecturer Phd.

Mihaela Tomita, Assistant Professor Phd.

Loredana Tranca, Junior Teaching Assistant Phd.

Liviu Vasies, Information Technology Expert