European Network on Social Inclusion and Roma under the Structural Funds
Structural Funds: Investing in Roma
These handbooks, which provide an in-depth and technical analysis of two topics identified as among the most challenging ones, aim to serve as practical resources for Managing Authorities, Intermediate Bodies and other relevant stakeholders involved in the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of ESI Funds. Together with the “Joint report on the use of Structural Funds for Roma inclusion” released in 2014, the handbooks are the key tools of the Network to achieve its goal of transferring the knowledge gained on the use of Structural Funds for Roma inclusion during the 2007-2013 programming period to the 2014-2020 period.
The Commission seeks expressions of interest to participate in piloting Integrity Pacts in projects co-financed by the Structural and Cohesion Funds.
The publication "Making use of European Structural and Investment Funds for Roma inclusion. A Guide for local authorities” is now available in English, Croatian, Bulgarian and Spanish. The Czech version will be released soon.
The analysis reviews the impact of the economic and financial crisis, and the austerity measures imposed in response thereto, on the fundamental rights of individuals. Several mentions are made to vulnerable groups in general and Roma specifically as groups particularly affected by the measures adopted.
During its two years of operation, the Network has focused on achieving, through transnational cooperation, higher political commitment for the planning process of the 2014-2020 programming period and ensuring that the lessons learnt during the 2007-2013 programming period are incorporated as policy decisions in the new period.
12-15 October 2015 - Brussels (Belgium)
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.