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Roma integration by EU country

As in other EU countries, Estonia’s structural funds are dedicated to all disadvantaged people, including the Roma.

Estonia's funding at a glance

Over the 2007-2013 funding period, Estonia was allocated €3.4 billion under the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the Cohesion Fund and European Social Fund (ESF), and a further €714 million 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. Over the same period, Estonia allocated 0.8% (€3 million) of its total ESF budget towards integrating disadvantaged people.

For the 2014-2020 period, Estonia will receive a total of €3.6 billion in EU  Cohesion funds (current prices), out of which €2.46 billion will come from the ESF and the ERDF. At least 23.8% of this amount will be spent on the ESF, with 22.8% of that going towards promoting social inclusion and combating poverty. No specific plans are foreseen to finance Roma-related measures.


ESF managing authorities

Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Estonia, Suur-Ameerika 1, EE-15006 Tallinn.

Relevant ERDF managing authorities

  • Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Estonia (All  ERDF/ESF OPs), Suur-Ameerika 1, EE-15006 Tallinn.
  • Estonian Ministry of the Interior (OP Estonia-Latvia), Pikk tn 61, EE-15065 Tallinn.

More info on Estonia'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.