In Romania, the National Anti-Drug Strategy 2013-20 and Action Plan (2013-16) endorse scientific evidence as a basis for the development of the integrated prevention and support system. In order to standardise the activities of drug use prevention, Romania has implemented the European Drug Prevention Quality Standards, as part of the final evaluation of the prevention programmes conducted at national level.
The 2008 Common Order of Ministry of Public Health, Ministry of Labor, Family and Equal Opportunities and the Ministry of Interior and Administrative Reform provides a framework of minimum standards for dependence-related services delivered through the national system of medical, psychological and social care. This document defines the criteria and methodology for opening treatment centres and includes compulsory minimum standards for their organisation and operation.
The National Training and Documentation Centre on Drugs implements programmes of continuing education for its staff and other professionals (physicians, psychologists, social workers, teachers, police, etc.), coordinates and monitors the information sessions and training in the field of drugs, and accredits training programmes proposed by other training providers under the Framework Program of Training on Drugs Field. The University of Bucharest has introduced a masters programme in the field of harm reduction entitled ‘Prevention of trafficking and illicit drug use’.
The 2008 Common Order provides a framework of minimum standards for dependence-related services delivered through the national system of medical, psychological and social care