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Roma integration by EU country

The Czech Republic is one of 12 EU countries to have specifically earmarked funding for Roma inclusion policy measures.

Czech Republic's funding at a glance

Over the 2007-2013 funding period, the Czech Republic was allocated €27 billion under the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the Cohesion Fund and European Social Fund (ESF), and a further €2.8 billion through the Rural Development Fund. These funds support a wide range of sectoral investments, including those that concern the Roma, such as financial help for housing and school infrastructures. The Czech Republic has earmarked funding for Roma inclusion policy measures.

For the 2014-2020 period, the Czech Republic will be allocated a total of €22 billion in EU funds (current prices), out of which €16 billion will come from the ESF and the ERDF. At least 22.1% of this amount will be spent on the ESF, with at least 20% of that going towards promoting social inclusion and combating poverty. The latter could also finance Roma-related measures.


ESF managing authorities

  • Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (OP Human Resources and Employment), Na Poříčním právu 1/376, 128 01 Praha 2
  • Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (OP Education for Competitiveness), Karmelitská 7, CZ-118 12 Praha 1

List of relevant ERDF managing authorities

  • Ministry for Regional Development (Integrated OP), Staroměstské náměstí 6, CZ-110 15 Praha 1
  • Prague City Hall, Department of EU Funds (OP Prague - Adaptability), Mariánské nám. 2, CZ-110 00 Praha 1

More information on Czech regional policy Operational Programmes and European Social Fund 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. The Czech Republic’s contact details can be found on the websites of the European Social Fund and the European 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.