Only 48% of Romanian citizens aged 16-54 have basic data skills

In the TRIO project, partners are committed to empowering citizens of different ages and levels of education by providing an integrated approach to health, digital, and data competences and skills. This empowers individuals to navigate the world of eHealth effectively.

Through meticulous desk research and insightful interviews, the Romanian TRIO partners have conducted a comprehensive analysis of the current state of digital, health, and data literacy in Romania. The findings highlight the need of making aware the Institutions and policy makers in Romania of the extremely important role of monitoring digital, health and data literacy of the adult population, and of the promotion of relevant educational activities.

Among the key findings, information and data literacy rates in Romania are very low (48%), being on the last place in this regard among the European countries This reflects significantly in the Romanian citizens lifestyle and health outcomes (e.g. high number of avoidable deaths from preventable and treatable causes).

Through interviews conducted, it was possible to highlight that regarding the basic accessibility of medical and healthcare services in Romania, the majority of the participants identified a number of disadvantaged groups: people with low income and/or low education level, older people and people living in rural areas.

As a conclusion of this analysis, a list of suggested learning needs, divided into target groups, was presented. The results are summarized in the national report.