School dropout is one of the most serious problems of the Romanian educational system. According to Eurostat data, the early school dropout rate is 18.5%, which places Romania on the third place in the top European countries. The main cause of this phenomenon is poverty. In addition to early school leavers, there are children who never went to school in the first place. More than 28 years of experience in social projects dedicated to children have shown us that the only real way to break the vicious circle of poverty is access to education.
According to the NSI, more than 3.25 million people in Romania are aged over 65, and the accelerated demographic ageing is a certainty worldwide. Moreover, approximately 1.5 million elderly in Romania are affected by loneliness, to a greater or lesser extent, according to the national survey conducted by GfK for FPMR, in September 2015. The Elderly Line is a project developed in support of seniors across the country, in response to the demographic ageing issue.
Talent is not always enough to be successful in the artistic world. Study, guidance of specialists, as well as financial support are necessary elements for the development of a young artist. Romania loses annually talents that could have otherwise been its cultural ambassadors. Young Talents is a project developed to support Romanian artists with potential, from across the country.