The central aim of this guide is to provide guidelines and practical suggestions to local authorities, Managing Authorities, National Roma
Contact Points and other relevant actors on the use of the Structural Funds for Roma inclusion at the local level. In particular, the Guide:
›› Stresses the potential role of local institutions in the integration of Roma and the implementation of the Roma integration strategies.
›› Highlights the problems and challenges for local Roma inclusion policies and explains how ESI Funds can be used to foster these
›› Analyses existing barriers to access ESI Funds and gives practical tips to overcome them.
›› Gives concrete recommendations on successful approaches, good practices and lessons learnt from other experiences at local level.