Roma integration by EU country
As in most other EU countries, Lithuania’s structural funds are dedicated to all disadvantaged people, including the Roma.
Lithuania's funding at a glance
Over the 2007-2013 funding period, Lithuania was allocated €6.8 billion under the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the Cohesion Fund and European Social Fund (ESF), and a further €4.2 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. Lithuania allocated 5.7% (€59 million) of its total ESF budget towards integrating disadvantaged people.
For the 2014-2020 period, Lithuania will be allocated a total of €6.8 billion in EU funds, out of which €4.7 billion will come from the ESF and the ERDF. Of this amount, at least 24.2% 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
The managing authority for all operational programmes is the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania, Tumo-Vaižganto g. 8a/2, LT-01512 Vilnius.
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 the national managing authority. 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).