For the first time in Romania, 20 sports clubs in the country have signed a public commitment according to which they will take additional specific measures to protect all children who train and play sports. Terre des hommes, in partnership with the National Authority for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Children and Adoptions (ANDPDCA), the Romanian Football Federation, the Romanian Gymnastics Federation and together with specialists in child protection have developed these safety and child protection procedures within the European project "Keeping children safe in sports".
The first clubs that have made this official commitment at the invitation of Terre des hommes Romania are: Liceul cu program sportiv – Deva, ACS Allmotion – Cluj, Club Sportiv Minaur Baia Mare, Asociatia Municipală Pentru Sport – Bucuresti, Asociația Municipală pentru Sport – Ilfov, Club Sportiv Educațional Olimpic Triumf, Academia de Handbal Dinamo, Club Sportiv Scolar 2 București, Club Sportiv Scolar 6 – Bucuresti, ACS Academia de Fotbal Luceafarul Cluj Napoca, Luceafarul Fotbal Star – Cluj Antrenor, Club Sportiv Luceafărul Cluj Napoca, Club Sportiv Școlar Gloria Arad, CSM Resita, CSM Timisoara, Asociația Judeteana de Gimnastică Timișoara, Societatea Sportivă Universitară Politehnică Timișoara, Radaway Cluj, ACS Dream team, Clubul Sportiv Scolar Reșița
The "Keeping children safe in sports" Gala celebrated this event in the Bragadiru Palace Garden (Bucharest), where a double premiere took place:
- Launch this certification for the sports clubs that best protect children
- Awards were offered to the children who created drawings in the contest "Become the creator of the logo Child safety in sports!", for the logo of this certification
The event was attended by over 50 children and dozens of representatives of sports clubs from the country and from Bucharest. The project partners were represented by Adina Codreș, Senior Adviser at the National Authority for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Children and Adoptions, Carmencita Constantin, President of the Romanian Gymnastics Federation, Diana Pirciu, Education Manager within the Romanian Football Federation, Laura Sava-Ghica, Deputy Director Terre des hommes Romania.
This event takes place after in August the Romanian Football and Gymnastics Federations signed the same policy for child safeguarding, a notion now introduced by Terre des hommes in the sports environment in Romania.
"Keeping Children Safe in Sports" is a project co-financed by the European Union's Rights, Equality and Citizenship Program (REC 2014-2020) and coordinated by the Terre des hommes Romania Foundation, in partnership with Terre des hommes Greece and Terre des hommes Hungary.