European Network on Social Inclusion and Roma under the Structural Funds
Structural Funds: Investing in Roma
European Union Member States have committed today to implementing a set of recommendations, following the European Commission’s proposal, to boost the economic and social integration of Roma communities.
The Committee of the Regions recalls that local and regional governments must be offered more political and financial support to tackle discrimination and achieve full integration of Roma people in Europe’s communities.
On Dec. 2 the European Union’s Council adopted the regulation laying down the European Union's Multiannual Financial Framework for 2014-2020. This decision follows the adoption of the Cohesion Policy Package by the European Parliament on November 19th.
EURoma, a European Network made up of representatives of twelve Member States, is determined to promote the use of Structural Funds (SF) to enhance the effectiveness of policies targeting the Roma and to promote their social inclusion.
Current Member States: Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Finland, Greece, Italy, Hungary, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Slovakia and Sweden.