Representatives of civil society want to sound the alarm regarding the assistance and social protection system in Romania, said the President of the Senate, Anca Dragu, after a meeting with organizations involved in the field, according to AGERPRES.
According to Anca Dragu, representatives of the Center for Legal Resources, FONSS, the Tonal Association, the Foundation for Civil Society Development, the Resource Center for Public Participation, Code4Romania and ActiveWatch reported on existing problems in the system and presented special examples of the situation where people with disabilities are cared for.
"A key institution is the Council for Monitoring the Implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Disabled Persons. This institution must ensure that the rights of disabled persons are respected. (...) The transparency of the process of selecting the President of the Council has been an important issue. In accordance with the recommendations of the ECHR, Romania must strengthen its collaboration with civil society," Dragu wrote on Facebook on Wednesday.
Senators Monica Anisie, Radu Mihail, Stefan Palarie and Cosmin Poteras were also present at the meeting.
The Senate initiated the procedure for selecting the chairperson of the Monitoring Council.