The USSR presented to Parliament a new project for the opening of schoolyards – 06.16.2022

The USSR, under the signature of Representative Theodore Pope, has introduced a new bill to open schoolyards and give children the chance to play in a safe environment, according to a party press release. The first law introduced by the USSR in this regard was unanimously adopted by Parliament, but was blocked by the Ciuca government by notification to the Constitutional Court, according to News.ro.

“The golden generation was born in the schoolyard. Let us remember that whole generations of children hit the ball in the schoolyard and they, in turn, are Dobrin, Hagi, Rodoshiwo, Lokotosh, Stelia, Belodeci, and closer to us Rodoi and Chivo. Today, most children and young people cannot imagine that they can play in the schoolyard outside school hours. In particular, mayors and local authorities insist on keeping the lock on schoolyard sports grounds and preventing children from going on holidays and holidays under different circumstances. Pretexts. Frankly, it has lost the first choice rule for football and sports in general. “You can perform well if It did not give children and young people a safe place to play. It is their right. And the law states, since 2000, they can use this resource for free. The problem lies in this “pot”. Local authorities may not be renting school sports infrastructure for a lot of money, but I can’t let kids play in the school yard on weekends or holidays. “This is a great hypocrisy and a great loss for everyone,” said USSR lawmaker Todor Pope.

The USSR in May 2021 introduced the first draft free access to school sports grounds, but after its adoption by Parliament, the project was attacked in the Constitutional Court by Prime Minister Nikolai Siuka. The April 2022 CRC decision meant that millions of children could not play in a safe environment, but still played in cars, in dangerous places.

USR also says it does not want to keep the lock on school gates and because we do not accept that it would be unconstitutional for children to play in the school yard after the program, USR is introducing a new bill, after a detailed analysis of the CCR’s arguments.

“We are in the second attempt to solve this problem. Basically, we are in favor of the same thing, in the form that we have presented it with greater clarity. Thus, we have expanded the article saying that our own sports rules can be available, free or paid, to local communities or natural persons or legal entities, stipulates that access can only be made on the basis of regulating access and use, and that the establishment of this regulation is, in fact, a characteristic of local authorities. The Physical Education and Sport Act, which states that these entities are obligated to support sport for all and sport performance and to ensure the organization and materials for the practice of physical education and sport in communities, we have clearly introduced a 30-day period of issuance in order to crystallize the regulation of access and employment,” added Theodore Pope, According to the mentioned source.

The cited source also specifies that Romania is one place among the member states of the European Union in terms of sports and exercise. Eurostat statistics for 2019, for example, show us that only 8% of Romanians play sports, while the European average is 44%. According to the Eurobarometer itself, 63% of the population of Romania do not play sports or play sports at all. Most physical activity takes place in informal settings, such as parks and outbuildings (40%), at home (32%), or on the way between home and work, school or shopping.

The situation has been exacerbated by the last two years of the epidemic, in which the lack of physical activity and the social and emotional relationship has negative effects on the development and well-being of children, through inactivity and a sedentary lifestyle, prolonged use of various screens, poor sleep and nutrition. This leads to weight gain, problems with vision, muscles, posture, and decreased bone density, but also affects mental health, through the appearance of feelings of fear, anxiety, irritability, nervousness, intolerance to rules and frequent changes in mood.

Current legislation allows children and adults to access school sports grounds, free or for a fee, and leaves it to local authorities and pre-university education administrators on how to open school yards and to whom. However, in the past five years, there have been fewer than 10 local council decisions regulating access to outdoor sports venues, school responsibilities, users, access program, and penalties. In the event of non-compliance with the HCL, the cited source concludes.

USR PLUS mayors were the first to work, from the first months of their term, so that children could play safely in school yards. Decisions in this regard were taken by the Mayor of Brasov, Alain Kuliban, Mayor of Timisoara, Dominic Fritz, Mayor of Sector 2, Radu Mihau, Mayor of Sector 1, Clotilde Armand, Mayor of Alba Yulia, Gabriel Plecha, and Mayor of Victoria (Brasov), Camelia Berti Thus, the doors of dozens of schools were opened.

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