EU funding for Roma integration
For the 2014-2020 period, Slovakia will receive €9.5 billion from the European Social Fund (ESF) and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
Of this, around €400 million can be used for social inclusion measures and fighting poverty.
EU funding is not earmarked for specific groups of people, such as the Roma.
Facts and figures
Slovakia is using EU funding to help its Roma community of around 500,000 (9% of the population).
National strategy for Roma integration
Slovakia's national Roma integration strategy addresses poverty and social exclusion in Roma communities. It focuses on education, employment, health and housing.
There is a special emphasis on changing people's attitudes towards Roma communities.
The strategy relies on cooperation with a range of groups. These include NGOs, churches, the media, academic institutions and Roma communities.
Assessment of Slovakia’s strategy implementation
The Commission regularly assesses how Slovakia is implementing its national Roma integration strategy.
It looks at 4 key areas: education, employment, healthcare and housing.
- Assessment - Slovakia's national Roma integration strategy (2015)
- Assessment - Slovakia's national Roma integration strategy (2014)
- Assessment - Slovakia's national Roma integration strategy (2012)
- Implementing the EU framework for national Roma integration strategies – 2015 report
- The European Union and the Roma - Slovakia factsheet
National contact point
The national contact point for Slovakia’s Roma integration strategy is the Slovak government plenipotentiary for Roma communities.
Contact person : Mr Albert Németh - Albert.Nemeth@minv.sk