Romania: physical activity policy snapshot

This snapshot presents strengths and weaknesses of national physical activity policy actions in Romania. Compare Romania with other European countries in our MOVING policy index.

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Romania implements policy actions in only 2 out of the 6 policy areas of the MOVING framework. The highest assessment received was fair for initiatives that promote physical activity in schools, community and recreation (M) and increasing physical activity through public communication which builds behaviour change skills (N).

Within policy areas, weaknesses are identified throughout, but particularly on policies in promoting physical activity for all ages and abilities (M) and public awareness campaigns promoting physical activity (N). Gaps in national government actions were seen in physical activity outside of school hours and financial incentives (M), and physical activity guidelines (N).

No action was taken in 4 out of the 6 policy areas, therefore greater action needs to be taken in these policy areas to improve the overall environments enabling physical activity in Romania. All types of policies within physical activity opportunities in the workplace and training (O), structures and surroundings which promote physical activity (V), promote public and active transport (I), training on physical activity within healthcare (G) need action by the national government.

Download a full analysis and breakdown of Romania’s results (pdf, English)

This country snapshot presents detailed results of the MOVING policy index for Romania. Full index results are outlined in the MOVING policy brief (pdf), which compares Romania with other European countries and explains the methods for producing this snapshot and the index.

The index assesses if national government policy actions exist across all areas of the MOVING framework and, if so, how well designed they are. We produced this assessment by benchmarking policies from Romania, collected through a comprehensive scan. You can view all benchmarked policies in our MOVING database.

Overview of physical activity policy status in Romania

Romania MOVING overview

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