EU Funding for Roma integration

For the 2014-2020 period, the Czech Republic will be allocated a total of €22 billion in EU funds (current prices), out of which €16 billion will come from the European Social Fund (ESF) and the European Regional Development Funb (ERDF). At least 22.1% of this amount will be spent on the ESF, with at least 20% of that going towards promoting social inclusion and combating poverty. The latter could also finance Roma-related measures.

Contacts

ESF managing authorities

  • Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs  (OP human resources and employment), Na Poříčním právu 1/376, 128 01 Praha 2
  • Ministry of education, youth and sports (OP education for competitiveness), Karmelitská 7, CZ-118 12 Praha 1

ERDF managing authorities

  • Ministry for regional development (integrated OP), Staroměstské náměstí 6, CZ-110 15 Praha 1
  • Prague City Hall, Department of EU Funds (OP Prague - Adaptability), Mariánské nám. 2, CZ-110 00 Praha 1

More information on Czech regional policy operational programmes and European Social Fund OPs .

Facts and figures

The Council of Europe estimates that there are approximately 250,000 Roma living in the Czech Republic (1.93% of the population).

National Roma integration strategy

Among the strategy’s top priorities is the peaceful co-existence of members of Roma communities and the rest of society.

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Assessment of the Czech Republic’s strategy implementation

In 2014 the Commission adopted its assessment on the progress made in the implementation of the national Roma integration strategies in the 4 key areas of education, employment, healthcare and housing, as well as in the fight against discrimination and the use of funding.

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National contact point

The contact point for the national Roma integration strategy is the Office of the government council for Roma minority affairs, Ministry of human rights, equality and legislation.

Contact person: Mr Martin Martínek - martinek.martin@vlada.cz