EU funding for Roma integration
As in other EU countries, Denmark’s structural funds are dedicated to all disadvantaged people, including the Roma.
Denmark's funding at a glance
Over the 2007-2013 funding period, Denmark received €613 million under the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the European Social Fund (ESF), and a further €444 million through the Rural Development Fund. Denmark did not allocate a special ESF budget towards integrating disadvantaged people. These funds support a wide range of sectoral investments, including those that concern Roma such as financial help for housing and school infrastructures.
For the 2014-2020 period, Denmark will receive €326 million (current prices) in ESF and ERDF funds. At least 50% of this amount will be spent on the ESF, with at least 20% of that going towards the promotion of social inclusion and combating poverty. The latter amount could also finance Roma-related measures.
- Communication in 2015 on the implementation of the EU Framework for National Roma Integration Strategies
ESF and ERDF Managing Authorities
Danish Business Authority, Vejlsøvej 29, DK-8600 Silkeborg
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. Denmark's 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).