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 (EN), Inter-ministerial Commission for Roma Community Affairs | Rada vlády pro záležitosti romské men (CZ), Rada vlády pro záležitosti romské menšiny je stálým poradním a iniciačním orgánem vlády v oblasti romské integrace.

Contact person: Ms Klára Jůnová - junova.klara@vlada.cz