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Factsheet for measure RO-2022-27/2892 – measures in Romania

Access to university education for beneficiaries of temporary protection

Continuarea studiilor pentru copiii și studenții ucraineni beneficiari de protecție temporară în România - învățământ universitar

Country Romania , applies nationwide
Time period Open ended, started on 29 June 2022
Context War in Ukraine
Type Legislations or other statutory regulations
Category Measures to prevent social hardship
– Access to childcare and education
Author Victoria Stoiciu, Nicoleta Voicu (Association Center for Public Innovation) and Eurofound
Measure added 14 September 2022 (updated 26 September 2022)

Background information

The emergency ordinance establishes exceptional measures in the fields of health, education, employment, housing, vulnerable persons and children and young people, in order to facilitate the inclusion of displaced persons from Ukraine into Romanian society. The National Plan of Measures for the Protection and Inclusion of Displaced Persons from Ukraine, Beneficiaries of Temporary Protection in Romania includes:

  • Cross-cutting measures to address the need for information, identification and facilitation of access to services for displaced persons from Ukraine - beneficiaries of temporary protection in Romania,
  • Measures aimed to develop mechanisms to prevent the risks associated with human trafficking, given the context of vulnerability in which these persons find themselves and the fact that approximately 70% of them are women and mothers with minor children. The Emergency Ordinance also aims to amend Law No 678/2001 9 (on preventing and combating trafficking in human beings), the measure being motivated by the need to improve the National Mechanism for the Identification and Referral of Victims of Trafficking in Human Beings, thus making it more effective and legally binding.

Content of measure

The measure includes specific activities as:

  • The Ministry of Education allocates places financed from the state budget for displaced persons from Ukraine, beneficiaries of temporary protection in Romania who wish to continue their studies in state higher education institutions in Romania.
  • Subsidies for the target group accommodated in higher education institutions of 50 lei/day for accommodation and 20 lei/day for meals, for a period of up to 90 days.
  • Organisation of Romanian language courses.
  • Equivalence of study periods for students.
  • Encouraging universities to organize counselling and assessment activities, InfoPoint information, induction programs (Orientation week), remedial activities, non-formal activities and integration into the university community and Romania, including the implementation of a buddy system.

Use of measure

No information to date.

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Does not apply to workers Does not apply to businesses Migrants or refugees

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
National government
European Funds

Social partners

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

Trade unions Employers' organisations
Role No involvement No involvement
Form Not applicable Not applicable

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

  • No involvement
  • Main level of involvement: N/A


The only public information is that working groups were established at the level of the Ministries but there is no information about the members of the working groups.

Views and reactions

There is no publicly available information about the social partners' views or reaction on the measure.

Sectors and occupations

    • Economic area Sector (NACE level 2)
      P - Education P85 Education

This case is not occupation-specific.



Eurofound (2022), Access to university education for beneficiaries of temporary protection, measure RO-2022-27/2892 (measures in Romania), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin,


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