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1 STAND.UP: Strengthening Twinning Agreements and Networking for Development. United in Partnership ”Fighting the Poverty: from Innovative Idea to Cooperation” Riga, Latvia, April 2011 Romanian Municipalities facing poverty

2 EUROPEAN UNION approach: EUROPEAN UNION approach: - Lisbon Treaty: primary objective of the EU’s development policy is the eradication of poverty - Europe 2020 Strategy: European Platform Against Poverty and Social Exclusion - November 2010 Green Paper: EU development policy in support of inclusive growth and sustainable development: Improving the impact of EU development cooperation

3 Romanian Municipalities facing poverty Romania - National level – Governmental and NGO’s - National Plan Anti Poverty and for Promoting Social Inclusion - Regional level – counties and development regions - Regional and counties plans - Social protection specialized departments - Local level – municipalities, towns, communes (villages) - Social protection specialized departments - Measures and projects

4 Romanian Municipalities facing poverty Romanian Municipalities Association Head office in Bucharest: 3-5 Academiei Str., 3rd District, , Bucharest, ROMANIATel/Fax: ; ; ; +4 / AMR representation office in Bruxelles:Square de Meeûs 1, B Brussels - Kingdom of BelgiumTel: +32 (0) Fax: +32 (0)

5 Romanian Municipalities facing poverty Characteristics of poverty issue due to economic crisis in Romania Characteristics of poverty issue due to economic crisis in Romania Rapid Assessment of the social and poverty impacts of the economic crisis in ROMANIA FINAL REPORT ROUND 2 (November 2009) Lead researcher : Manuela Sofia Stănculescu Researcher : Monica Marin Prepared for UNICEF and the World Bank

6 Romanian Municipalities facing poverty Innovative projects: - “Social - “SocialAmbulance” Municipality of Bucharest, District No.2 Romaniahttp://www.ps2.ro

7 Romanian Municipalities facing poverty “Social Ambulance” Municipality of Bucharest, District No.2 Romania

8 Romanian Municipalities facing poverty Medical assistance for disadvantaged persons; Medical assistance for disadvantaged persons; Prevention of illness, maintaining health and precocious hunting out of illness at persons exposed to social marginalization; Prevention of illness, maintaining health and precocious hunting out of illness at persons exposed to social marginalization; Improving social assistance activities, by multiplying the services offered to citizens; Improving social assistance activities, by multiplying the services offered to citizens; Decreasing the number of applications for social institutionalization; Decreasing the number of applications for social institutionalization; Decreasing the number of illness due to old age, solitude and poverty; Decreasing the number of illness due to old age, solitude and poverty; Maintaining and improving the physical capacities of assisted persons; Maintaining and improving the physical capacities of assisted persons; Reducing the hospitalization costs; Reducing the hospitalization costs; Prevention of physical and social degradation of single and dependent persons. Prevention of physical and social degradation of single and dependent persons. “Social Ambulance”

9 Romanian Municipalities facing poverty Innovative projects: - Giurgiu Social Inclusion Complex Center

10 Romanian Municipalities facing poverty Giurgiu Social Inclusion Complex Center Giurgiu Social Inclusion Complex Center General objective is to create and develop a network of communitarian complex services for counseling, practical preparation and professional orientation for youth and adults with in partnership with mental health problems, for an easier access on labor market. - Free services for psychological, psychiatric, legal, social, occupational, and vocational counseling - Participation to therapeutic activities or other types of activities.

11 Romanian Municipalities facing poverty Innovative projects: “Counseling Council of Focşani City”

12 Romanian Municipalities facing poverty “Counseling Council of Focşani City” - Main objective is to increase citizens’ involvement in decision making process, as social responsibility of each member of community.

13 Romanian Municipalities facing poverty Innovative projects: “Strengthening social partnership for vulnerable groups participation on labor market” “Strengthening social partnership for vulnerable groups participation on labor market”

14 Romanian Municipalities facing poverty “Strengthening social partnership for vulnerable groups participation on labor market” Main objective: Development of social capital through the activation of a permanent relationship among local administration, social companies and other forms of social economy, financial institutions and companies orientated on profit. Specific objective: Identification of target groups’ needs, services providing plan, information services and professional orientation, practical methodology for creating and operating social companies, Business Center for Social Economy.

15 Romanian Municipalities facing poverty Innovative projects: “Pass on the gift” - “Dorna” Mountain Farmers’ Federation - Vatra Dornei

16 Thank you for your attention! Dan Mihai Cazaciuc President of Communicators Professional Body Romanian Municipalities Association


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