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Promote rights of citizens belonging to national minorities (RO0073)



Action Plan: Romania Action Plan 2020-2022

Action Plan Cycle: 2020

Status: Active


Lead Institution: Department for Interethnic Relations - General Secretariat of the Government

Support Institution(s): Central and local public administration Ministry of Internal Affairs, Ministry of Public Works, Development and Administration, local councils, mayors, decentralized public services - local public administration authorities and decentralized public services provided by Government Emergency Ordinance no. 57/2019 regarding the Administrative Code Civil Society Citizens' organizations belonging to national minorities members of the Council of National Minorities

Policy Areas

Access to Justice, Civic Space, E-Government, Justice, Marginalized Communities, Subnational

IRM Review

IRM Report: Pending IRM Review

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Pending IRM Review

Relevant to OGP Values: Pending IRM Review

Potential Impact: Pending IRM Review

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review


Which public issue will be addressed by this obligation? Inadequate and insufficient application of the linguistic rights of citizens belonging to national minorities. The legal framework regarding the right of citizens belonging to a national minority to use their mother tongue in public administration was modified by the adoption of Government Emergency Ordinance no. 57/2019 on the Administrative Code, with subsequent amendments and completions.

Description of the commitment What is the obligation? Components: - Initiating a campaign to disseminate the recognized rights to citizens belonging to national minorities in Romania, a campaign that will be posted on the website and social media page of DIR, based on the need to be aware of the existence and exercise of these rights by those who are recognized. At the same time, the campaign is addressed to citizens belonging to the majority, knowledge of these rights being essential for achieving an effective dialogue between national minorities and the majority. - Continuing the data collection process initiated by DIR in 2017 regarding the application of legal provisions on the right of citizens belonging to a national minority to use their mother tongue in local public administration, in localities where the threshold of citizens belonging to a national minority exceeds 20% of the population. The 28 DRI will ask the local public administration authorities, the public institutions subordinated to them, as well as the decentralized public services a series of questions. The questions contained in the questionnaire submitted to these entities will be formulated based on the provisions of the Government Emergency Ordinance no. 57/2019 on the Administrative Code, with subsequent amendments and completions. Background: this commitment is an integral part of the DRI initiative to disseminate the rights recognized to citizens of national minorities 2020 – 2021

How will the fulfilment of the obligation contribute to the solving of the public problem? - building awareness among the citizens of national minorities of the importance of the existence and application of the rights recognized to them; increasing confidence in local and central authorities who have an obligation to enforce these rights and raising awareness of the role that these entities play in the system of protection of national minorities; - ensuring a single point of access to information on the centralized collection and publication of data on the application of the provisions governing the right of citizens belonging to national minorities to use their mother tongue in local public administration, contained in the Administrative Code in order to improve / increase fair application and exercise of these rights.

What is the main objective? Implementation by the authorities of the legal framework governing the linguistic rights recognized to citizens belonging to national minorities

Goals/activities Responsible (institution / partner) Start date End date Development of information materials - citizens' organizations belonging to national minorities members of the Council of National Minorities will be informed about the amendments and completions to the normative acts in force in the field, the evolution of the legislative system on the rights of national minorities; it will be done through the specialized commissions of the CMN and within the plenum of the CMN. The information activity will be carried out permanently, whenever necessary, depending on the legislative changes and the appearance of new normative acts in the DIR permanent permanent 29 field. Creating messages / texts / images on "rights categories". For example, language rights - the right to learn in the mother tongue, the right to express in the mother tongue before the courts, the right to be given medical information in the mother tongue, to use the mother tongue in relations with local public administration authorities, to transmit or receive information in the mother tongue. DIR 2021 August 2020 Applying questionnaires to local public administration authorities and decentralized public services and collecting data transmitted by them in response to the questionnaire. (questionnaire / meeting / consultations with public institutions) DIR 2021 April 2021 Collection and analysis based on data provided by local government institutions and decentralized public services, in response to the questionnaire submitted DIR 2021 December 2021 Publication of data and analysis on monitoring the application of the provisions governing the right of citizens belonging to national minorities to use their mother tongue in local public administration, contained in the Administrative Code. DIR 2021 April 2022 Developing a platform and a web and mobile application that facilitates the dissemination of information about national minority communities and their rights. The app will contain a section dedicated to official forms in the languages of national minorities (with the possibility of completing and digital signature), respectively a function for DIR 2021 December 2022 30 notifying the violation of the rights of national minorities. Promoting, by publishing on the DIR website, cases of good practice in the field DIR permanent June 2022


  1. Streamline processes of consulting and involving citizens in innovative policy-making

    RO0066, 2020, Capacity Building

  2. Increase youth involvement in decision-making processes

    RO0067, 2020, E-Government

  3. Extend open government initiatives to the local level

    RO0068, 2020, Capacity Building

  4. Improving access to social services for vulnerable citizens

    RO0069, 2020, Capacity Building

  5. Create centralized public database for non-reimbursable financing

    RO0070, 2020, E-Government

  6. Analyze and increase availability of data on public allocations and procurements

    RO0071, 2020, Anti-Corruption

  7. Publish information about projects financed by Romania in the Republic of Moldova

    RO0072, 2020, Aid

  8. Promote rights of citizens belonging to national minorities

    RO0073, 2020, Access to Justice

  9. Assess and draft recommendations to improve health services

    RO0074, 2020, Access to Information

  10. Analyze data and train health professionals in reducing patient risk

    RO0075, 2020, Capacity Building

  11. Eliminate unnecessary bureaucratic procedures at central government level

    RO0076, 2020, E-Government

  12. Increase amount of open data

    RO0077, 2020, Access to Information

  13. Standardize Public Consultation Practices

    RO0048, 2018, E-Government

  14. Open Local Government

    RO0049, 2018, Capacity Building

  15. Citizen Budgets

    RO0050, 2018, Capacity Building

  16. Youth Participation

    RO0051, 2018, Capacity Building

  17. Register of Civil Society Proposals

    RO0052, 2018, E-Government

  18. Access to Information – Local

    RO0053, 2018, Capacity Building

  19. Online Business Sector Information

    RO0054, 2018, Capacity Building

  20. Digital Consular Services

    RO0055, 2018, Capacity Building

  21. Transparency in the Funding of Political Parties

    RO0056, 2018, Access to Information

  22. National Investment Fund Transparency

    RO0057, 2018, Access to Information

  23. Civil Servant Training

    RO0058, 2018, Capacity Building

  24. Raise Awareness About Corruption

    RO0059, 2018, Capacity Building

  25. Transparency of Seized Assets

    RO0060, 2018, Access to Information

  26. Access to Social Services

    RO0061, 2018, E-Government

  27. Open Access to Research

    RO0062, 2018, Access to Information

  28. Open Education

    RO0063, 2018, Access to Information

  29. Evaluate Open Data

    RO0064, 2018, Access to Information

  30. Open Data

    RO0065, 2018, Access to Information

  31. Improving the Legal Framework and Practices Regarding Access to Public Interest Information

    RO0030, 2016, Access to Information

  32. Centralized Publishing of Public Interest Information on the Single Gateway Transparenta.Gov.Ro

    RO0031, 2016, Capacity Building

  33. Promoting Open Parliament Principles

    RO0032, 2016, Capacity Building

  34. Starred commitment Improved Management of the Applications Submitted for Granting Citizenship

    RO0033, 2016, Capacity Building

  35. Standardization of Transparency Practices in the Decision-Making Procedures

    RO0034, 2016, Capacity Building

  36. Centralised Publication of Legislative Projects on the Single Gateway Consultare.Gov.Ro

    RO0035, 2016, Capacity Building

  37. Citizens Budgets

    RO0036, 2016, Capacity Building

  38. Improve Youth Consultation and Public Participation

    RO0037, 2016, Capacity Building

  39. Subnational Open Government

    RO0038, 2016, Capacity Building

  40. Promoting Transparency in the Decision-Making Process By Setting Up a Transparency Register (RUTI)

    RO0039, 2016, Anti-Corruption

  41. Access to Performance Indicators Monitored in the Implementation of the National Anticorruption Strategy (SNA)

    RO0040, 2016, Access to Information

  42. Improve Transparency in the Management of Seized Assets

    RO0041, 2016, Access to Information

  43. Annual Mandatory Training of Civil Servants on Integrity Matters

    RO0042, 2016, Anti-Corruption

  44. Improving Access to Cultural Heritage

    RO0043, 2016, Capacity Building

  45. Open Data and Transparency in Education

    RO0044, 2016, Access to Information

  46. Virtual School Library and Open Educational Resources

    RO0045, 2016, Capacity Building

  47. Open Contracting

    RO0046, 2016, Anti-Corruption

  48. Increasing the Quality and Quantity of Published Open Data

    RO0047, 2016, Access to Information

  49. Publishing the Public Interest Information on a Single Government Portal: Transparenta.Gov.Ro

    RO0019, 2014, Access to Information

  50. Making an Inventory of the Datasets Produced by the Ministries and Subordinate Agencies

    RO0020, 2014, Access to Information

  51. Starred commitment Ensuring the Free Online Access to National Legislation

    RO0021, 2014, E-Government

  52. Amending Law 109/2007 on the Re-Use of Public Sector Information

    RO0022, 2014, Access to Information

  53. Opening Data Collected from the National Health System

    RO0023, 2014, Access to Information

  54. Opening Data Collected from the Monitoring of Preventive Measures as Part of the National Anticorruption Strategy 2012-2015

    RO0024, 2014, Access to Information

  55. Open Contracting

    RO0025, 2014, Anti-Corruption

  56. Opening up Data Resulted from Publicly-Funded Research Projects

    RO0026, 2014, E-Government

  57. Increasing the Quality and Quantity of Published Open Data

    RO0027, 2014, Access to Information

  58. Human Resource Training in the Field of Open Data

    RO0028, 2014, Access to Information

  59. Disseminating Information on the OGP Principles and Promoting the Open Data Concept in an Accessible Manner

    RO0029, 2014, Public Participation

  60. Designating a Person Responsible for Publishing Open Data in Each Public Institution

    RO0001, 2012, Access to Information

  61. Identifying Regulatory Needs, Logistical and Technical Solutions

    RO0002, 2012, Access to Information

  62. Making an Inventory of Available (High-Value) Data-Sets

    RO0003, 2012, Access to Information

  63. Priority Publishing on the Web Pages of Public Institutions of Specific Data-Sets

    RO0004, 2012, Access to Information

  64. Initiating Pilot-Projects, in Partnerships

    RO0005, 2012, Access to Information

  65. Organizing Public Debates on the Utility of Open Data, in Partnerships

    RO0006, 2012, Access to Information

  66. Uniform, Machine-Readable Publishing Format for Open Data

    RO0007, 2012, Access to Information

  67. Procedures for Publication of Data-Sets Based on Civil Society Recommendations

    RO0008, 2012, Access to Information

  68. Procedures for Citizen Complaints Pertaining to Open Data

    RO0009, 2012, Access to Information

  69. Consultation Mechanism Between Suppliers and Beneficiaries of Open Data

    RO0010, 2012, Access to Information

  70. Creating a Rating System for the Assessment of High-Value Data-Sets

    RO0011, 2012, Access to Information

  71. Routinely Publishing Specific Data-Sets on Web Pages of Public Institutions

    RO0012, 2012, Access to Information

  72. Integrating Open Data from Public Institutions in a Single National Platform

    RO0013, 2012, Access to Information

  73. Inventories of Data, in Order to Facilitate Public Access

    RO0014, 2012, Access to Information

  74. Institute a Monitoring Mechanism of Compliance for Open Data

    RO0015, 2012, Access to Information

  75. Stimulating the Market for Innovative Use of Open Data

    RO0016, 2012, Access to Information

  76. Routinely Publishing Data-Sets on the National Platform, 25% High-Value

    RO0017, 2012, Access to Information

  77. The Public Procurement Electronic System (SEAP). the Electronic Allocation System for Transports (SAET)/B.1 C) Expanding the On-Line Submission of Fiscal Forms. Ensuring the Free On-Line Access to National Legislation. Developing Electronic Tools to Manage Subpoenas and Facilitate Access Toinformation Regarding Legal Proceedings. Developing Electronic Tools to Manage the Procedures Related to Obtaining the Romanian Citizenship. Developing Electronic Tools to Manage the Procedures Related to the Creation of Non-Profit Legal Persons. the Integrated System for Electronic Access to Justice (SIIAEJ)

    RO0018, 2012, Access to Justice

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