Romania - HEPA Policy Making
According to the Law no 69/2000, the Ministry of National Education is the Governmental structure responsible for organizing the physical education and sport activities and related policies in the pre-university and university system.
The Ministry of Youth and Sport and its structures (i.e. national sport federations) are responsible for organizing the performance sport and the sport for all policies at national level (Law no 69/2000, Physical Education and Sport Law, strenghten in 2009).
The local representatives of the national governmental structures have the role of administrating and implementing the governmental programs in the fields of sport (i.e. the County Youth and Sport Department) and education (i.e. the County School Inspectorate).
Stakeholders involved in local HEPA policymaking in Romania
At local level, HEPA policymaking in Romania is dominated by two categories of stakeholders:
(1) The local representatives of national institutions – i.e. the County Public Health Department (Ministry of Health), the County School Inspectorate (Ministry of Education), and the County Youth and Sport Department (Ministry of Youth and Sport) plus the local administration authorities – i.e. the City Council and the County Council represent administrators that have the role allocating financial and other resources (e.g. human, infrastructure) and
(2) Civil Society and Private Sector institutions that are applying for funds, are initiating local HEPA policies, programs, or events and are conducting the implementation of these initiatives. The role of the public institutions is of collaboration in the implementation phase of these privately initiated policies and programs. However, there is no actor assuming a central role in the local HEPA policymaking process and the collaborations between actors generally don’t have a formal background, or a systematic character.