The plan of the Ministry of the Interior for the integration of the Roma into the society has the support of the EU


Marginalized, that is excluded, Roma communities today face various forms of exclusion simultaneously, which is manifested in several interrelated areas of life. Therefore, if their integration is to be successful, it must be consistently and coherently managed by the policies to promote the access to education, employment, healthcare, housing and social infrastructure. The Ministry of the Interior comes with such ambition as the Intermediate Body for Operational Programme Human Resources and the programming period 2014-2020 is supported by the EU funds projects to promote the social work field, pre-primary education, health education, assistance in settlements and the legalization of land, increased financial literacy and the employment of the Roma. The Ministry of the Interior will also support the construction of infrastructure in the municipalities with the presence of the marginalized Roma communities. It will support the projects aimed at improving the quality of housing, the expansion of kindergarten capacity, community centers and infrastructure improvements.

One of the central priorities of the Operational Programme is to increase education levels and to ensure the access to inclusive education for the members of Roma communities. "We want to focus on the education of Roma children from an early age in nurseries, which builds children's basic habits. If they come to primary schools unprepared, their employability in the labour market is significantly reduced," says Ruth Erdélyiová, the General Director of the European Programmes of the Ministry of the Interior. The investments will be given, for instance, to the activities of teaching assistants, the activation of Roma parents, their cooperation with teachers, but also to the kindergarten expansion and capacity building.

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