Statistical data on people with disabilities in Romania

05.01.2022 The latest statistics of the National Authority for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Children and Adoptions (ANDPDCA) show that in our country there are over 861 thousand people with disabilities. Of these, 98% are in the care of families or live independently and only 2%, - 16,738 people are institutionalized.

The highest number of people with disabilities is registered in Bucharest (73,522 people) followed by Prahova county (37,909 people) and Argeş county  (32,227 people), and the smallest number is registered in Covasna county (6,442 pple). Women represent 53.34% (459,270) of the total number of people with disabilities. The number of people over the age of 50 represents 72.76% (571,327) of the total. 40.30% of all people have severe disabilities, 47.73% have medium disabilities and 11.97% have small disabilities.

December 3th - International Day of Persons with Disabilities

03.12.2021 December 3th was proclaimed International Day of Persons with Disabilities by the UN General Assembly, in 1992.

This year, the theme of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities is “Leadership and Participation of Persons with Disabilities in a Post World COVID-19 inclusive, accessible and sustainable”.

People with disabilities are among the most excluded from society and among those most affected by the health crisis in terms of the number of deaths. The pandemic has affected people with disabilities and their family members, so persevering effort based on solidarity and trust is needed in order to eliminate the effects.

The National Authority for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Children and Adoptions is being reorganized

27.11.2021 The National Authority for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Children and Adoptions is reorganized by partial division, and the Authority for the Protection of Persons with Disabilities and the Authority for the Protection of the Rights of the Child and Adoption will be established.

The Authority for the Protection of Persons with Disabilities takes over the activities, positions, related staff and the corresponding patrimony in the field of protection and promotion of persons with disabilities.

The Authority for the Protection of Persons with Disabilities is subordinated to the Ministry of Labor and Social Solidarity and is headed by a President with the rank of Secretary of State and a Vice President with the rank of Undersecretary of State, appointed and released under the law.

As a result of the partial division, the National Authority for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Children and Adoptions changes its name to the Authority for the Protection of the Rights of the Child and Adoption and becomes subordinate to the Ministry of Family, Youth and Equal Opportunities, in the field of child protection and adoption.

The Authority for the Protection of the Rights of the Child and the Adoption is headed by a President with the rank of Secretary of State and a Vice-President with the rank of Undersecretary of State, appointed in accordance with the law.

New social legislation in Bulgaria

In Bulgaria, new social legislation is in force, including a new Law on Social Services, the unofficial translation of which into English can be found in the Documents section.

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