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Roma integration by EU country

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

Romanias' funding at a glance

Over the 2007-2013 funding period, Romania was allocated €19.7 billion under the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the Cohesion Fund and the European Social Fund (ESF). These funds support a wide range of sectoral investments, including those that concern the Roma, such as financial help for housing and social infrastructure.

For the 2014-2020 period, Romania will be allocated €22.9 billion in EU funds (at current prices), out of which €15.95 billion will come from the ESF and the ERDF.  Of this amount, at least 30.8% 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.


ESF managing authorities

Relevant ERDF managing authority

The Managing Authority for the Regional Operational Programme is the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Administration, Str. Apolodor 17, Sector 5, Bucharest. The Ministry for European Funds is the co-ordinator for the management of European Structural and Investment Funds.

More info on Romanian Operational Programmes: ESF OPs and ERDF OPs.

A layman’s guide to EU funding

  • FAQ: Does the EU earmark funds for Roma integration?
    EU funds are earmarked for specific disadvantaged groups, but not on ethnic criteria. 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. Romania’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).

For more FAQs, visit the European Social Fund or the European Regional Development Fund.