Guidance on European Structural and Investment Funds 2014-2020 Thematic Guidance Fiche: Roma and Marginalised Communities (Thematic objective 9 - Social Inclusion and Poverty)

Since 2010 the European Commission has continuously kept Roma integration high on the political agenda. The Commission put into place a comprehensive set of legal, policy and financial measures, to ensure that the fundamental rights of all EU citizens, including Roma, are effectively promoted and protected. The Commission first and foremost focuses on the effective implementation of these measures.

This document compiles information on the rationale for the policy and its objectives. It also reflects on how to operationalize the policy theory with regard to the funds and suggests interventions in the four main fields for Roma inclusion. Main issues face are tackled as well as lesson learnt. The last part of the fiche comprises examples and a bibliography.


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