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Factsheet for measure RO-2022-25/3195 – measures in Romania

Support for mothers and children from vulnerable groups

Sprijin pentru cuplurile mama-copil din categoriile dezavantajate

Country Romania , applies nationwide
Time period Temporary, 15 June 2022 – 31 December 2027
Context COVID-19, European Semester, Cost of Living Crisis
Type Legislations or other statutory regulations
Category Measures to prevent social hardship
– Protection of vulnerable groups (beyond employment support)
Author Victoria Stoiciu, Nicoleta Voicu (Association Center for Public Innovation) and Eurofound
Measure added 02 June 2023 (updated 13 June 2023)

Background information

Considering the fact that one of the most affected categories by COVID-19 crisis are the mothers who gave birth starting with 2022, the Government adopted a measure that identifies mothers as a vulnerable group. By defining mothers in this category, they will be eligible for financial support from the government.

Content of measure

The measure offers a financial support to vulnerable mothers by issuing an electronic social ticket/voucher worth RON 2,000 (€400). The voucher is granted in a single instalment for each newborn, over a period of 4 years (2024-2027). The measure targets mothers who gave birth after 2022 and who are following in one of this categories: mothers who are beneficiaries of social aid (guaranteed minimum income), mothers who are part of families receiving family support allowance; mothers at risk; victims of calamities, domestic violence, dependents; mothers who do not have identity documents and cannot access civil rights; underaged mothers.

The list of final recipients for each locality is done by the social assistance service and sent to the prefect's institution, which centralises the lists at the level of each county. Social vouchers on electronic support for newborns are issued by units authorised by the Ministry of Finance and can be used only for the purchase of care products for newborns, in the network of establishments affiliated to the program, within six months from the date of its issuance.

In the period 2024 - 2027, the budget for the social vouchers intended for mothers with newborns is €120 million.

Use of measure

In the period 2024 - 2027, social vouchers intended for mothers with newborns will be financed through the Social Inclusion and Dignity Program, the total budget dedicated to this measure being €120 million. Throuthout this period, the value of the ticket will be RON 2,000 and will be granted in a single installment for each newborn, over a period of 4 years (2024-2027).

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Does not apply to workers Does not apply to businesses Single parents
People on low incomes

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
National government
European Funds
National Recovery and Resilience Facility

Social partners

Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:

Trade unions Employers' organisations
Role Unknown Unknown
Form Not applicable Not applicable

Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:

  • Unknown
  • Main level of involvement: N/A


No information about the involvement of social partners in the design or implementation of the measure.

Views and reactions

No public position was formulated or expressed publicly by social partners.



Eurofound (2023), Support for mothers and children from vulnerable groups , measure RO-2022-25/3195 (measures in Romania), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin,


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