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EU funding for Roma equality, inclusion and participation

Funding opportunities and further information on financing for projects that contribute to Roma inclusion across Europe. 

Funding programmes

The EU supports the work of EU countries to improve the lives of all vulnerable people, including the Roma, through the European Structural and Investment Funds, principally the European Social Fund (ESF), the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD).

Allocation of funds

The distribution of funding and the management of the programmes are the responsibility of national authorities. Funding comes in 2 forms: shared management (managed jointly by the EU and EU countries) and direct management (managed directly by the European Commission).

The multiannual financial framework 2014-2020 made it easier for EU countries to use EU funds for Roma integration.

Sources of direct funding

Funding opportunities directly managed by the European Commission can be found under the following programmes

Shared management

Information on EU countries where shared management projectsoccur is presented for each EU country and includes Roma national strategy, funding, contacts details, and promising practices.

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