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Save the Children Romania
This study is part part of the ‘Governance fit for children’ project, and aims to examine the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child’s ’General measures of implementation’ (GMI) in five EU countries and in EU institutions. The studies carried out in Sweden, Romania, Lithuania, Italy and the United Kingdom, examine implementation at national and local level, and the present study is the examination of the situation in Romania. Main findings of the research conducted in Romania reveal that the strategies related to the rights of the child are currently facing real implementation problems, as a result of the anti-crisis measures. The lack of coordination is also an issue when it comes to data collection and monitoring the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
The research also shows that public institutions and non-governmental organisations should strengthen their cooperation and integrate children’s participation in their activities. At the end, the publication makes a series of recommendations to public institutions and the civil society, with a view to ensuring a wider enforcement of all the rights that all children in Romania should enjoy.