1. Social Assistance System Modernisation Project (SASMP)
  2. Making Social Economy Visible in Romania (MSEVR)
  3. EU-China Social Protection Reform Project
  4. Policies for an Aging Workforce in EU (PAWEU)
  5. Implementing a policy-making system in the field of social inclusion at the level of MLSJ
  6. Social audit
  7. Evaluation of Social Services' functioning and efficacy
  8. Support the consolidation of the institutional capacity of the Ministry of Labour and Social Justice of Romania (MMSJ) to develop an integrated Management Information System in social services domain

  1. Social Assistance System Modernisation Project (SASMP)

MLSJ implemented, between August 2012 and December 2017, the Project on the modernization of the social assistance system in Romania, financed under the Loan Agreement between Romania and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, dated July 8, 2011 (loan no 8056-RO) ratified by Law no. 68/2012 for the ratification of the Loan Agreement between Romania and IBRD, signed in Bucharest on July 8, 2011.

The project aimed at improving the performance of the social assistance system in Romania by strengthening performance management, improving administrative fairness and efficiency and reducing errors and fraud.

The loan is a financial instrument of the World Bank (WB), based on the fulfillment of result indicators. Disbursement of the loan amounts (EUR 500 million) is made once the results agreed with the WB are achieved (25 DLIs are met) in order to modernize the social assistance system.

The project focuses on governmental programs for social assistance benefits for low-income families, people with disabilities, as well as families with children.

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  1. Making Social Economy Visible in Romania (MSEVR)

Between May 2013 and July 2014, the Ministry of Labor and Social Justice implemented the project Making Social Economy Visible in Romania (MSEVR), in partnership with the Civil Society Development Foundation (Leader of the partnership) and the National Training Center in Statistics.

The project was funded by the European Commission (DG Enterprise and Industry) and aimed at developing a specific methodology to provide the operational framework for the creation of satellite accounts for social enterprises correlated to the development of national accounts, which was considered by the European Commission as a model of innovative best practice.

At the same time, through the Social Economy Atlas - 2014 edition, the project brings to the attention of all stakeholders both a series of general data and economic data (income, fixed assets, employees, financial results, etc.) of the social economy entities.

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Social Economy Atlas

 

  1. EU-China Social Protection Reform Project

Between 2015 and 2018, the European Commission finances the EU-China Social Protection Reform Project,  implemented by a Consortium of 6 EU Member States, where Romania is represented by MLSJ through the Social Services Policies Directorate.

The aim of the project is to propose a reform for the China's national social protection system to promote the inclusive development of Chinese society and social equity.

The project activities are supporting the Chinese government in contributing to the improvement and inclusiveness of China’s social protection system through the strengthening of the institutional capability for developing policies, the implementation of legal & regulatory frameworks and the supervision of systems related to social insurances, social assistance and financial management in the area of social security.

The main purpose of the project will be achieved through the following three components:

Component 1: Consolidation of institutional capacity for social protection policy development and reforms in collaboration with the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC).

Component 2: Enhancing the institutional capacity for financial management and supervision concerning social security funds in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance (MoF).

Component 3: Improving the legal framework and policy for social assistance in collaboration with the Ministry of Civil Affairs (MoCA).

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  1. Policies for an Aging Workforce in EU (PAWEU)

Between November 2015 and April 2017, the Social Services Policies Directorate implemented the project Policies for an Aging Workforce in EU (PAWEU), as member of an European consortium made of Italy (consortium leader), Belgium and Romania.

The project was funded by the European Commission through DG EMPL, EMPL D-Europe 2020: Social Policies, Activation and Social Protection Systems and aimed to support social protection systems reform strategies in IT and RO, through a comparative analysis of the EU Member States in terms of legislation and policies in the field of social protection for older workers, focusing on IT and RO, in order to compare and assess the capacity of national social protection systems and policies to protect this target group from unemployment and / or social exclusion.

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  1. Implementing a policy-making system in the field of social inclusion at the level of MLSJ

Between April 2016 and April 2018, MLSJ implements, in partnership with the National Institute for Economic Research "Costin KiriĊ£escu" (INCE), the project Implementing a policy-making system in the field of social inclusion at the level of MLSJ, co-financed by the European Social Fund through the 2014-2020 Administrative Capacity Operational Program.

The project aims to develop a set of strategic planning tools (maps on social services, related infrastructure, maps on the need for social infrastructure and social services and methodologies) to support the citizen-oriented decision-making process.

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  1. Social audit

Between March 2018 and February 2019, MMJS implements the "Social Audit" project, funded by the European Commission under the Structural Reform Support Programme 2017-2020.

The project, with a funding of 60,000 Euros, aims to improve the quality of social services by providing support to MMJS to develop the social audit system.

The specific objectives are the following:

  • Increasing the knowledge of the Romanian Authorities and of the Ministry of Labour and Social Justice in particular regarding existing various audit models for providers of social services in European Union countries and identifying good practices of how these models are implemented;
  • Enhance the dialogue between all actors and stakeholders active in social protection policies and in the provision of social services in Romania on the models of social audit that would be suitable within the context of the country;
  • Adoption of a model for social audit; and
  • Strengthen the ability of the competent authorities to operationally implement social audit.

These results will be achieved by providing consultancy for supporting the efforts of MLSJ to define and implement appropriate processes and methodologies by taking into account good practices of and lessons learned by other countries in addressing similar situations, in line with Article 5(1)(c) of the SRSP Regulation.

 

  1. Evaluation of Social Services' functioning and efficacy

Between March 2018 and February 2019, the MMJS implements the project "Assessment of the Function and Efficiency of Social Services" funded by the European Commission in the framework of the Structural Reform Support Program 2017-2020.

The project, with a funding of 50,000 Euros, aims to improve the quality of social services by developing a system for monitoring and assessing the quality of social services in terms of effectiveness, efficiency, beneficiaries’ satisfaction level and social impact.

The specific objectives of the project are:

  • Adoption of a set of qualitative indicators by which the MMJS monitors and evaluates social services at national level;
  • Implementation of a practical evaluation exercise;
  • Using effective methods and procedures to collect data on these indicators by creating tools;
  • Improving the professional capacity of MMJS experts to fulfill their monitoring and evaluation responsibilities.

 

  1. Support the consolidation of the institutional capacity of the Ministry of Labour and Social Justice of Romania (MMSJ) to develop an integrated Management Information System in social services domain

Between March 2018 and July 2018, the Ministry of Labor and Social Justice implements the project "Support to strengthen the institutional capacity of MMJS to develop an integrated IT management system in the field of social services" financed by the European Commission through the STRUCTURAL REFORM SUPPORT PROGRAMME 2017-2020, with a budget of EUR 15,000, provided for consultancy services contracted by COM.

The project seeks to increase the quality of data available to MMJS to accurately assess the situation of public social assistance services (SPAS) at all levels (communes, municipalities, cities and counties) regarding their ICT capability and to identify their needs for improvement, to support the fulfillment of their tasks related to the management, monitoring and reporting of social services in the territory.

The specific objectives of the project are:

  • carrying out an analysis at the level of all public social assistance services (SPAS, DGASPC) on: software infrastructure, hardware, telecommunication infrastructure, specialized human resource (IT specialists, social assistance staff - as end users) , how to manage the data of the beneficiaries of social services;
  • intervention proposals to strengthen SPAS capacity.

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