Romania's Child Guarantee National Action Plan - An overview
2021 was a turning point in the fight against child poverty, with the launch of two landmark initiatives, the EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child and the European Child Guarantee.
As EU Member States submit their Child Guarantee National Action Plans, Eurochild will share highlights from each plan that members, children's rights advocates and influencers can use in their own work to ensure children's rights remain high on the political agendas across Europe.
The Romanian government submitted Romania's Child Guarantee National Action Plan (NAP) on 31 October 2023.
The Romanian Child Guarantee National Action Plan focuses on:
- Social services: Address day centres, residential centres, counselling centres and rehabilitation centres; Curve the severe shortage of staff, especially in rural areas and increase specialised staff
- Health and nutrition: School Programme for the provision of fruits and vegetables, dairy and bakery products; pilot programme providing hot meals in communitiesto reduce early school leaving; regular preventive examination once a year; community health nurse in every rural community lacking healthcare services
- Housing: National Housing Strategy 2022-2050 leaning on inclusive housing, affordable housing and quality public services, green transition, administrative capacity building
- Education: “Educated Romania” Programme to ensure early childhood education and care; ensure training and professionalisation of the staff, extended childcare
Eurochild and its members will continue to call on Member States to release their plans and to work on ensuring the Child Guarantee National Action Plans helps end child poverty.
This overview presents highlights extracted from the National Action Plan (NAP) from Romania. It is not exhaustive nor does it evaluate the NAP and uses the same terms as those in the NAP. It is intended to summarise key elements & to signpost stakeholders to other relevant analyses.