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Roma integration by EU country

As in most other EU countries, Croatia's structural funds are dedicated to all disadvantaged people, including the Roma.

Croatia's funding at a glance

For the 2014-2020 period, Croatia will receive a total of €8 billion in EU funds, out of which €5.8 billion will come from the ESF and the ERDF. Of this amount, at least 24.6% will be spent on the ESF, with 20% of that going to the promotion of social inclusion and combatting poverty. The latter could also finance Roma-related measures. ESF and ERDF funds are not exclusively dedicated to the Roma.


  • For the 2007 - 2013 period, the managing authority for the ESF OP Human Resources Development is the Ministry of Labour and Pension System, Ulica grada Vukovara 78, 10000 Zagreb.
  • For 2014 - 2020, the managing authority for the ESF OP Efficient Human Resources is the Ministry of Labour and Pension System.

Relevant ERDF managing authorities

  • Ministarstvo regionalnoga razvoja i fondova EU (OP Regional Competitiveness), Račkoga 6, HR-10000 Zagreb
  • Ministarstvo zaštite okoliša i prirode (OP Environment),  Ulica Republike Austrije 14 Zagreb
  • Ministarstvo prometa, pomorstva i infrastructure (OP Transport), Prisavlje 14, HR-10000 Zagreb
  • For 2014-2020: Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds - MRDEUF (ERDF OP Competitiveness and Cohesion) 

More information on Croatia's Operational Programmes: ESF OPs and ERDF OPs

A layman’s guide to EU funding

  • FAQ: Does the EU earmark funds for Roma integration?
    No, EU funds are not earmarked for specific groups of people. They support projects in such areas as education, employment, training and social infrastructure.
  • FAQ: What kind of support do EU funds provide?
    EU funds can finance investment in education, training or infrastructure, for example.
  • FAQ: How are the Funds allocated?
    See EU Funding.
  • FAQ: Who should I contact to obtain EU funding for a project in my country?
    EU funding is mainly channelled via national or regional managing authorities. Contact details can be found at the European Social Fund or at the Regional Development Fund.
  • FAQ: Can I obtain funding for a new project in 2014?
    Information about funding opportunities can be obtained by contacting the managing authorities (see above).

For more FAQs, visit the European Social Fund or the European Regional Development Fund.