Central European Review of Economics and Management (CEREM)



Guest Editors:

Diana M. Pociovalisteanu, “Constantin Brancusi” University of Targu-Jiu , Romania, diana.pociovalisteanu@gmail.com

Jose Picatoste, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain, jose.picatoste@uam.es

Isabel Novo-Corti, Universidade da Coruña, Spain, Isabel.novo.corti@udc.es


Sustainable development is a major goal for all societies. The inter- and intra-generational aspects of sustainable development (social, economic and environmental sustainability) are often supposed to develop in a harmonious way. However, in reality the economy is open to different shocks and crises. As is evident in countries like Spain and Greece, certain groups are more vulnerable to such crises. In this context, youth (un-)employment is an important issue. While providing future generations with a clean and liveable environment is an obligation for the current generation, also a suitable social and economic framework should be created for living a decent life. Without creating the conditions for a decent life, engagement in sustainable development is likely to be limited (Narksompong, Limjirakan 2015). Lack of youth employment negatively influences sustainable economic and social development (Ofei-Manu, Shimano 2012), green behavior (Novo-Corti et al. 2015) and people’s wellbeing  (Novo-Corti et al. 2015, Novo-Corti et al. 2017). This makes employment policies a crucial matter (Pociovalisteanu et al. 2015).


We invite papers on the following issues (but not limited to):

  • Public policies for youth employment.
  • Trade-offs and synergy effects between youth employment (social sustainability) and actions for environmental sustainability.
  • Youth employment and sustainable development.
  • Youth employment and emigration.
  • Opportunities for youth labour market development.
  • Entrepreneurship and youth employment.
  • Economic crises and youth employment.


Please send the abstracts to:

Diana M. Pociovalisteanu, University of Targu-Jiu, Romania, diana.pociovalisteanu@gmail.com,

Jose Picatoste, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain, jose.picatoste@uam.es, and/or

Isabel Novo-Corti, Universidade da Coruña, Spain, Isabel.novo.corti@udc.es, and/or

Important dates:

10 May 2018  – Submission of Abstract
20 May 2018  – Notification of status invitation to submit full paper
30 June 2018  – Deadline for submission of full paper
1  August 2018  – Notification of acceptance or invitation for revision of paper
1 October 2018  – Final version of paper
March 2019  – Publication


The abstracts should have the following structure:

Aim: The author(s) should shortly explain the reason or motivation for taking up the research problem (why is the topic important?), and what is the objective or aim of the research. The aim should be clearly formulated, and be specific enough to be achieved within the range of the paper.

Design / Research methods: The authors should clearly explain the way in which the aim or objective is achieved. The main research methods as well as the approach to the research should be provided that enable effective dealing with the paper’s aim.

Conclusions / findings: What are the main results of the research? The authors should refer to the analysis, discussion or results of the paper in order to show the main findings.

Originality / value of the article: Within the context of the current state of the art in science, what is new or what is the scientific value added of the paper? For whom would the paper be of interest?

Implications of the research (if applicable): How and to what extent can the results of the research be applied to practice? What are the consequences of application of the findings of the research to practice?

Limitations of the research  (if applicable): Does the research imply directions or suggestions for future research? What are the limitations of the research methods used? What are the limitations of the implications of the research findings:

Keywords: maximum 8 keywords

JEL codes:


Please refer to the Journal information for author guidelines:




The Central European Review of Economics and Management (CEREM) is an open-access scientific journal, focusing on state-of-the-art theoretical as well as empirical studies in the field of economics and management. It aims to create a platform for exchange of knowledge and ideas between research, business, governmental and other actors. Besides more traditional scientific papers, the journal welcomes conceptual papers, opinion papers and policy discussions from academic, corporate, governmental and civil society representatives.

An important aim of CEREM is to stimulate open-minded discussion of new ideas, new applications of old ideas as well as development of interdisciplinary approaches to current challenges in economics and management. This is of particular importance in the substantial changes that have taken place and are expected to take place in the world.

The principle of double-blind peer review applies. Contributions should be original and previously unpublished. Articles submitted to the Central European Review of Economics and Management should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere.



Narksompong, J., & Limjirakan, S. (2015). Youth participation in climate change for sustainable engagement. Review of European, Comparative & International Environmental Law, 24(2), 171-181.

Novo-Corti, I., González-Laxe, F., & López-Arranz, A.Consequences of public policy in the perception of social and individual welfare of people working at the spanish port system. Towards Green Marine Technology and

Transport – Proceedings of the 16th International Congress of the International Maritime Association of the Mediterranean, IMAM 2015, 921-924.

Novo-Corti, I., González-Laxe, F., & Pociovalisteanu, D. (2015). The economic analysis of maritime catastrophes in sensitive areas: The assessment and calculation of damages in the environment and population’s way of life. Journal of Cleaner Production, 107, 267-278. doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2015.04.084

Novo-Corti, I., López-Arranz, A., González-Laxe, F., & Picatoste, J. (2017). Wellbeing at work: Self-perception of workers from a gender perspective.3 (51), 161-177.

Ofei-Manu, P., & Shimano, S. (2012). In transition towards sustainability: Bridging the business and education sectors of regional centre of expertise greater sendai using education for sustainable development-based social learning. Sustainability, 4(7), 1619-1644.

Pociovalisteanu, D., Novo Corti, I., Aceleanu, M., Serban, A., Grecu, E., Pociovălișteanu, D., & Șerban, A. (2015). Employment policies for a green economy at the european union level. Sustainability, 7(7), 9231-9250. doi:10.3390/su7079231