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EACEA National Policies Platform: Youthwiki


7. Health and Well-Being

Initiatives for health and well-being of young people are coordinated at national level by the Ministry of Youth and Sports, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education. While this ensures the existence of a large number of strategic and policy documents, the coordination in the field of health and well-being of young people is not generalised and it is still done on specialised policy fields, as it is in accordance with the Strategy for the Mental Health of Children and Adolescents for 2016-2020.


Sport and physical activities among the young people are promoted by the Sports for All Programme of the Ministry of Youth and Sports. The programme is granted to the National Federation of Sports for All and it was launched in 1998. A Multiannual Plan for Health and Health Education have been developed in 2016 by the Ministry of Health and the Presidential Administration. The Multiannual Plan includes as the first activity the development of the legal framework for planning and managing national initiatives in the field of health promotion and health education, this field being decentralised at the moment in Romania.


According to Law no. 272/2004 on the Protection and Promotion of Child Rights, article 46, life education, including sex education shall be provided in schools. However, health education is an optional subject that can be chosen by the schools as a separate subject, usually taught by professors of biology or other related mandatory disciplines.