Roma integration by EU country
As in other EU countries, Spain’s structural funds are dedicated to all disadvantaged people, including the Roma.
Spain's funding at a glance
Over the 2007-2013 funding period, Spain was allocated €35 billion under the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the Cohesion Fund and European Social Fund (ESF), and a further €7.2 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. Spain allocated 6.7% (€536 million) of its total ESF budget to the integration of disadvantaged people.
For the 2014-2020 period, Spain will be allocated a total of €28 billion (at current prices) in ESF and ERDF funds. At least 27.7% of this amount will be spent on the ESF, with at least 20% of that to be allocated to the promotion of social inclusion and combating poverty, which can include Roma related measures.
- Communication in 2015 on the implementation of the EU Framework for National Roma Integration Strategies
ESF managing authority
Ministerio de Empleo y Seguridad Social, Unidad Administradora del Fondo Social Europeo, C/Pío Baroja 3, ES-28009 Madrid
Relevant ERDF managing authorities
- Ministerio de Hacienda y Administraciones Públicas Madrid, España, Dirección General de Fondos Comunitarios, Subdirección General de Administración del FEDER, Paseo de la Castellana 162, E-28071 Madrid
- Ministerio de Hacienda y Administraciones Públicas Madrid, España, Dirección General de Fondos Comunitarios, Subdirección General de Fondo de Cohesión y Cooperación Territorial Europea, Paseo de la Castellana, 162E-162. 28046 Madrid
- Subdirección General de Fondo de Cohesión y Cooperación Territorial Europea, Paseo de la Castellana, E-162. 28046 Madrid
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).