MoCA experts exchange meetings with the Ministry of Labour and Social Justice of Romania and the Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Policy of Poland, September 13th - 20th, 2017
Continuing the work plan foreseen for 2017, Component 3 of the EU-China SPRP Project supported the Ministry of Civil Affairs P.R.China with EU-China knowledge and practical exchanges. A study visit coordinated by Ministry of Labour and Social Justice of Romania and the Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Policy of Poland focused on standards and accessibility of benefits and services (for poor people; families with children; elderly and the disabled) in social assistance as well monitoring tools used in social assistance schemes. MoCA officials (central and provincial level) held several exchanges with central and local government staff as well as took part in a field visits to social services providers (NGOs). The delegation was also hosted by the National Agency for Payments and Social Inspection and the Prahova county in Romania where several social assistance institutional support schemes for vulnerable groups and monitoring tools used for social assistance were presented. In Poland local Social Assistance Office (Warszawa Praga); day care center and NGO – Otwarte Drzwi have been visited.
The main goal of the study visit was sharing information on policy design, payment and financing schemes, legal and institutional framework as well as defining main challenges for the social assistance.
MoCA delegation had the opportunity to learn the latest achievements of the social assistance system and reform planned in these two countries as well to share knowledge on social assistance progress in China.