EU funding for Roma integration
For the 2014-2020 period, Denmark will receive €326 million (current prices) in European Social Fund (ESF) and European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) funds. At least 50% 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.
ESF and ERDF Managing Authorities
Facts and figures
The Council of Europe estimates that there are approximately 5,500 Roma living in Denmark (0.1% of the population). For more data on the situation on Roma in this country, please see the overview published by the European Agency for Fundamental Rights.
National Roma Integration Strategy
Denmark’s policy on the Roma is based on equal treatment, to ensure that the Roma and Travellers have access to all mainstream services.
Denmark’s national Roma integration strategy is not a strategy as such, but rather an integrated set of policy measures within Denmark’s social inclusion policies. The Danish strategy stresses the importance of regular dialogue with major stakeholders concerned with Roma integration, and the involvement of municipal and local authorities.
Assessment of Denmark’s strategy implementation
In Spring 2014, the Commission assessed 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.
National contact point
The contact point for the national Roma integration strategy for Denmark is the Ministry for Children, Gender Equality, Integration and Social Affairs
Contact person: Tue Schou Pedersen - email@example.com