Roma integration by EU country
As in most other EU countries, Poland's Structural funds are dedicated to all disadvantaged people, including the Roma.
Poland's funding at a glance
Over the 2007-2013 funding period, Poland was allocated €67 billion under the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the Cohesion Fund and European Social Fund (ESF), and a further €13 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. Poland allocated 11.2% (€1 billion) of its total ESF budget towards integrating disadvantaged people.
For the 2014-2020 period, Poland will be allocated a total of €72.8 billion in EU funds, out of which €53.4 billion will come from the ESF and the ERDF. Of this amount, at least 24% will be spent on the ESF, with 20% of that going to the fight against poverty and social exclusion. The latter could also finance Roma-related measures.
ESF managing authority
Department for ESF Management, Department for ESF Management, Ministry of Infrastructure and Development.
Relevant ERDF managing authorities
- Council of the Kujawsko-Pomorskie voivodship, Marshal's Office of the Kujawsko-Pomorskie voivodship (OP 'Kujawsko-Pomorskie'), Plac Teatralny 2, PL-87-100 Torun
- Council of the Lubelskie Voivodeship, Marshal's Office of the Lubelskie Voivodeship (OP Lubelskie), ul. Spokojna 4, PL-20-074 Lublin
- Council of the Mazowieckie voivodship, Marshal's Office of the Mazowieckie voivodship (OP, Mazovia), ul. Jagielońska 26, PL-03-719 Warszawa
- Council of the Podkarpackie voivodship, Marshal's Office of the Podkarpackie voivodship (OP Podkarpackie), Al. Cieplińskiego 4, PL-35-010 Rzeszów
- Council of the Podlaskie Voivodeship, Marshal's Office of the Podlaskie Voivodeship (OP Podlaskie),ul. Wyszyńskiego 1, PL-15-888 Białystok
- Council of the Pomorskie voivodship, Marshal's Office of the Pomorskie voivodship (OP Pomerania)
- Council of the Łódzkie Voivodeship, Marshal's Office of the Łódzkie Voivodeship (OP 'Łódzkie'), al. Piłsudskiego 8, PL-90-051 Łódź
- Council of the Świętokrzyskie voivodship, Marshal's Office of the Świętokrzyskie voivodship (OP Świętokrzyskie), Al. IX Wieków Kielc 3, PL-25-516 Kielce
- Department of regional development, Lower Silesian Marshal Office (OP Lower Silesia), ul. Wybrzeże Słowackiego 12-14, PL-50-411 Wrocław
- Lubuskie Region Management Board, Marshal's Office of the Lubuskie Region (OP Lubuskie), ul. Podgórna 7, PL-65-057 Zielona Góra
- Ministry of Regional Development, (OP development eastern Poland) Wspólna 2/4, PL-00-926 Warszawa
- Marshal's Office of the Opolskie voivodship (OP Opolskie), ul. Piastowska 14, PL-45-082 Opole
- Marshal's Office of the Warminsko-Mazurskie voivodship (OP Warminsko-Mazurskie), Ul.Emilii Plater 1, PL-10-562 Olsztyn
- Małopolska Region Management Board, Marshal's Office of the Małopolska voivodship (OP Lesser Poland), Basztowa 22, PL-31-156 Kraków
- Ministry of Regional Development, Department for the Management of the Competitiveness and Innovativeness Programmes (OP Innovative economy), ul. Wspólna 2/4, PL-00-926 Warszawa
- Ministry of Regional Development, Department for the Management Coordination of Infrastructural Programmes (OP Infrastructure and environment), Wspólna 2/4, PL-00-926 Warszawa
- Ministry of Regional Development, Department of Aid Programmes and Technical Assistance (OP Technical assistance), Ul. Wspólna 2/4, PL-00-926 Warszawa
- Wielkopolska Region, Marshal’s Office of the Wielkopolska Region (OP Greater Poland), al. Niepodległości 18, PL-61-713 Poznań
- Zachodniopomorskie region Management Board, Marshal's Office of the Zachodniopomorskie voivodship (OP Zachodniopomorskie), ul. Korsarzy 34, PL-70-540 Szczecin
- Śląskie region Management Board, Marshal's Office of the Slaskie voivodship (OP Silesia), ul. Ligonia 46, PL-40-037 Katowice
More info on Poland's Operational Programmes.
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).