Roma integration by EU country
As in other EU countries, Slovenia’s structural funds are dedicated to all disadvantaged people, including the Roma.
Slovenia's funding at a glance
Over the 2007-2013 funding period, Slovenia was allocated €4.2 billion under the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the Cohesion Fund and European Social Fund (ESF), and a further €900 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.
Slovenia allocated 5.9% (€41 million) of its total ESF funds towards integrating disadvantaged people.
For the 2014-2020 period, Slovenia will receive a total of €3 billion in EU funds, (at current prices) out of which €2.1 billion will come from the ESF and the ERDF. At least 29.3% 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.
The managing authority for projects funded by the ESF, the ERDF and the Cohesion Fund is the Government Office for Development and European Cohesion Policy, Kotnikova 5, SI-1000 Ljubljana.
More info on some of Slovenia’s Operational Programmes (in English).
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).