REF Position Paper on EU Funds in the Area of Cohesion


Authored in 2018, this Position Paper by the Roma Education Fund explains the challenges and explores the next steps that can be made by the European Union to mitigate and improve the use of European Structural Funds to advance Roma integration and inclusion. It covers the instruments and mechanisms for a binding approach, assuring funding, remote areas access to EU funds, EU funding procedures and constraints, and suggests remedies derived from REF's thirteen years of experience, with recommendations for the European Commission and Member States.