Sweden and Romania cooperate on social policy
On Friday 5 June, Åsa Regnér, Sweden’s Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality and Rovana Plumb, Romania’s Minister of Labour, Family, Social Protection and Elderly signed a joint declaration on social policy.
The joint declaration focuses on upholding the rights of and support for vulnerable groups, not least children and young people. It deals with exchanging knowledge, experience, good practices and future projects to enhance the lives of our citizens. State Secretary Pernilla Baralt and national coordinator for vulnerable EEA citizens, Martin Valfridsson, also took part in the visit to Bucharest.
Cooperation was initiated in January in Stockholm
The aim was to follow up the January meeting in Stockholm when Ms Plumb visited Ms Regnér and initiated cooperation on issues concerning social vulnerability. Discussions included the need for successful working methods and a desire for increased coordination between civil society, municipalities and central government. During the visit in January, the Ministers also agreed to draft the joint declaration which has now been signed.